Cape Town’s new 10 year water strategy

Cape Town, June 18, 2019 – Planning for the worst-case scenario. While Cape Town’s water supply has stabilised significantly over the last year, the City’s approved a new 10-year strategy. This includes a permanent desalination plant.

Children removed from facility

Cape Town, June 16, 2019 – The Western Cape Social Development Department has had to remove a group of children from a care facility in Cape Town. This follows a number of reports that the children, aged between 11 and 17, were being abused. Courtesy #DStv403

On a wing and a prayer

Cape Town, June 15, 2019 – Twenty ambitious teenagers are finally seeing their hard work take to the skies. The group built a Sling-4 aircraft themselves and now are flying it across the continent. They took off from Cape Town International this morning and their five-week journey will end in Cairo. eNCA’s Pheladi Sethusa caught up with the young pilots before they left.

Good coffee gives good hope

Cape Town, June 2, 2019 – Cape Town’s coffee culture is being showcased at a weekend festival at the Castle of Good Hope. The international festival is taking place on the African continent for the very first time this year. Over 4,000 people are expected to roam the festival grounds with cups of free coffee.

Blood in the sky

Cape Town, May 31, 2019 – Medical technology is taking blood delivery to the skies. The South African National and Western Cape Blood Services are joining forces in this pilot project. The aim is for much-needed blood to speedily reach even the furthest corners of the country.

The cost of burnout

Cape Town, May 30, 2019 – Feeling stressed and burned out? Well, it will soon be considered a diagnosable chronic medical condition. The World Health Organisation this week announced persistent work-related stress is a serious problem across the world.  It’s now altered its definition of burnout, to legitimise the experiences of those seeking help. Full story from 02:25

15,000 domestic worker jobs lost in 2019 first quarter

Cape Town, May 20, 2019 – Fifteen-thousand domestic workers have lost their jobs in the first quarter of this year. Widespread economic insecurity is a key reason, as households scramble to cut costs. Industry players are encouraging creative solutions like cutting back hours or work days instead of completely letting workers go. 

CT owes contractor R51 million

Cape Town, May 15, 2019 – Cape Town owes a whopping R51-million to a private contractor for a desalination project. Quality Filtration Systems, which runs the V&A Waterfront plant, is now taking the City to court. Not only has the City been refusing to pay, it’s also not using the water produced at the plant. The contractor believes the City is trying to force it to close down.

Muslim community vows to fight noise complaint

Cape Town, May 12, 2019 –

he Islamic call to prayer can be heard five times a day in cities and towns the world over. In Cape Town, a resident has complained that the call is “too noisy”. Members of the Muslim community are incensed that a formal investigation will now be pursued.