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.
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.
31 Oct 2019
Police in Cape Town using water cannon have dispersed scores of migrants who'd camped for weeks outside a UN refugee office after deadly riots. South African media showed small children among those dragged away.
10 Sep 2019
Angola’s government is confident that the International Monetary Fund will disburse the next tranche of money from its $3.7 billion program. Aia-Eza Nacilia Gomes Da Silva, budget state secretary in the Finance Ministry said the recent second disbursement of about $248 million, which brought the total to about $1.24 billion was big accomplishment. She spoke with Bloomberg Television's Manus Cranny at the World Economic Forum in Cape Town.
4 Sep 2019
Tasting grilled scorpion and a bowl of crunchy insects mixed with garlic and spices on a trip to Thailand four years ago "grossed out" chef Mario Barnard but also helped inspire him to experiment and open South Africa's first pop-up restaurant serving insect-only meals.
19 Jul 2019
South African soldiers deployed to gang-ridden Cape Town suburbs on Thursday in a bid to help quell escalating gang violence that has killed hundreds since January and which officials have likened to a "war zone," a Reuters cameraman and community activists said.
6 May 2019
A 13-year-old boy successfully hacked a drone on Monday in a stunt aimed at showing how vulnerable web-connected devices are to attacks. Reuben Paul, who calls himself "Cyber Ninja", took control of the drone in front of an audience at a global cybersecurity conference in Cape Town, South Africa.
27 Mar 2019
Collectors from America and Europe are scouring Cape Town's booming art market in search of deals as diverse as a traditional oil portrait by South Africa's Irma Stern or a sculpture assembled from bottle caps by Ghana's El Anatsui.