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22 Nov
A two-day strike by local taxi associations began in Cape Town on Monday. But as commuters queued for buses, two were set ablaze.
25 Jul
A surgical team led by Dr Tim Forgan uses the da Vinci Xi robot to assist in removing a cancerous rectal tumour from a female patient at Tygerberg public hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The robot, which has four 'arms' and is controlled in real time by Forgan via an immersive 3D consul, is the most advanced surgical robot in Africa.
28 Jun
Authorities in South Africa are seeking clues after 21 teenagers died in a packed bar. Also, the G7 is to mobilise $600 billion of investment in global infrastructure projects in the next five years, including in Africa, in a bid to counter China's initiatives. Finally, we speak to DJ and curator Mo Laudi about the "Globalisto" exhibition by African artists in the French city of Saint-Etienne.
23 Jun
South Africa's Khoi community is divided on how to best protect its heritage on a site in Cape Town earmarked to house Amazon's African headquarters. Judges ordered a halt to construction, but some indigenous locals are eager for the jobs that the site could bring. Also, we see how Libyan artisans are working painstakingly around the clock to restore old copies of the Koran.
2 Jan
A fire erupted at the South African parliament in Cape Town on Sunday, with media coverage showing flames coming from the roof of the building and a plume of smoke that could be seen from some miles away. It wasn't immediately clear if anyone was in the building. The fire was on the third storey of the building and initial reports indicated that it started in the office space and spread towards a gym, said Jean-Pierre Smith, a Cape Town mayoral committee member responsible for safety and security.
30 Dec 2021
Musical memorial and interfaith tributes were shared at a special ceremony in Capet town on Wednesday that celebrated the life and philosophy of the late South African archbishop, Desmond Tutu.
11 Apr 2021
In Cape Town, a handful of purists practice bodysurfing, a type of surfing without boards or bragging, the closest you can possibly get to the waves. It is a little-known sport, which historians trace back to the origins of surfing.
21 Mar 2021
In Cape Town, South Africa, a handful of purists practice bodysurfing, a type of surfing without boards or bragging, the closest you can possibly get to the waves. It is a little known sport, which historians say traces back to the origins of surfing.
19 Mar 2020
A cruise liner and a cargo vessel are being held in Cape Town after a crew member on one of the ships showed signs of coronavirus.
1 Dec 2019
Cape Town is widely regarded as one of the world's top tourist destinations, but not all of its residents are sharing in its success. Rising rents are pricing multiple generations out of their traditional neighborhoods, leaving them no choice but to occupy abandoned buildings.
10 Nov 2019
It is believed that more than two million penguins once lived along the coast of Namibia and South Africa. Now only a tiny fraction remains. An organization in Cape Town is trying to put a stop to the downward spiral of the seabird's population.
6 Nov 2019
Refugees in Cape Town are protesting increased xenophobia. But demonstrations have been violently broken up and now migrants are seeking shelter in an overcrowded church, reports Adrian Kriesch.

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