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Cape Town (English)
Kaapstad (Afrikaans)
iKapa (Xhosa)
Panorama of the Cape Town city bowl from the Waterfront to Table Mountain
Flag of Cape Town (English)
Flag
Nickname: The mother city, or The Tavern of the Seas
Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for "Good Hope")
Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province
Coordinates: 33°55′S 18°25′E / -33.917, 18.417
Country South Africa
Province Western Cape Province
Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality
Founded 1652
Government [1]
 - Type City council
 - Mayor Helen Zille
 - City manager Achmat Ebrahim
Area [2]
 - Total 2,454.72 km² (947.8 sq mi)
Population (2007)[3]
 - Total 3,497,097
 - Density 1,425/km² (3,690.7/sq mi)
Time zone SAST (UTC+2)
Postal code 8000
Area code(s) +27 (0)21
Website: http://www.capetown.gov.za/

Cape Town (Afrikaans: Kaapstad; Xhosa: iKapa) is the second most populous city in South Africa, forming part of the metropolitan municipality of the City of Cape Town. It is the provincial capital of the Western Cape, as well as the legislative capital of South Africa, where the National Parliament and many government offices are located. Cape Town is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, including such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities because of its geography, Cape Town is one of the most popular South African destinations for tourism. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (7566x1500, 8825 KB) Taken by myself Andres de Wet on 27 December 2006 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Cape_Town. ... The Flag of Cape Town. ... // A nickname is a name of an entity or thing that is not its proper name. ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links CPT_locator. ... The area governed by the City of Cape Town, shown within the Western Cape. ... Note: This list is incomplete This is a list of Mayors of Cape Town in South Africa: Metropolitan Council (Unicity) (2000 - Present) Helen Zille (March 2006 - present) (DA) Nomaindia Mfeketo (October 2002 - March 2006) (ANC) Gerald Morkel (November 2001 - October 2002) (DA) Peter Marais (December 2000 - November 2001) (DA) Transitional... Helen Zille (b. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Time zones of Africa: Striped colours indicate countries observing daylight saving South African Standard Time, or SAST, is a time zone used by all of South Africa, in addition to Lesotho and Swaziland. ... Eastern European Time Central Africa Time Israel Standard Time South Africa Standard Time Central European Summer Time West Africa Summer Time Category: ... A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating telephone number ranges to countries, regions, areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks such as mobile phone networks. ... Look up Appendix:Afrikaans and Dutch Swadesh lists in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Xhosa people, see Xhosa. ... In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation. ... The area governed by the City of Cape Town, shown within the Western Cape. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ... Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Premier Ebrahim Rasool Area - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 35/km² Elevation Highest point: Seweweekspoort Peak at 2325 meters (7628 feet) Lowest point: sea level Languages Afrikaans (55. ... A Legislature is a type of representative deliberative assembly with the power to create, amend and ratify laws. ... The Parliament of South Africa is South Africas legislature and is composed of the National Assembly of South Africa and the National Council of Provinces. ... The Cape floristic region is a floristic province of South Africa. ... This article is about Table Mountain in South Africa. ... Cape Point. ... Tourist redirects here. ...


Cape Town was originally developed as a victualling (supply) station for Dutch ships sailing to Eastern Africa, India, and the Far East more than 200 years before the construction of the Suez Canal in 1869. Jan van Riebeeck's arrival on 6 April 1652 established the first permanent European settlement in South Africa. Cape Town quickly outgrew its original purpose as the first European outpost at the Castle of Good Hope. It was the largest city in South Africa until the growth of Johannesburg. Categories: Africa geography stubs | Eastern Africa ... This article is about the Asian regions. ... For other uses, see Suez (disambiguation). ... Arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town painted by Charles Davidson Bell Johan Anthoniszoon Jan van Riebeeck (21 April 1619–18 January 1677), was a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. ... is the 96th day of the year (97th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... // Events April 6 - Dutch sailor Jan van Riebeeck establishes a resupply camp for the Dutch East India Company at the Cape of Good Hope, and founded Cape Town. ... The Castle of Good Hope is a fortification in the centre of Cape Town, South Africa. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...


According to the 2007 Community Survey, the city has a population of 3.5 million.[3] Cape Town's land area of 2,455 square kilometres (948 sq mi) is larger than other South African cities, resulting in a comparatively lower population density of 1,425 people per square kilometre (3,689/sq mi).[2] Cape Town is twinned with Nice in France and Haifa in Israel. Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... This article is about the French city. ... Hebrew Arabic حَيْفَا Government City District Haifa Population 266,300 (city) 1,039,000 (metropolitan area) Jurisdiction 63,666 dunams (63. ...

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History

Main article: History of Cape Town

There is no certainty as to when humans first occupied the area prior to the first visits of Europeans in the 15th century. The earliest known remnants in the region were found at Peers cave in Fish Hoek and date to around 12,000 years ago. Little is known of the history of the region's first residents, since there is no written history from the area before it was first mentioned by Portuguese explorer Bartolomeu Dias in 1486. Vasco da Gama recorded a sighting of the Cape of Good Hope in 1497, and the area did not have regular contact with Europeans until 1652, when the Netherlands' Jan van Riebeeck and other employees of the Dutch East India Company (Dutch: Verenigde Oost-indische Compagnie, VOC) were sent to the Cape to establish a way-station for ships travelling to the Dutch East Indies. The city grew slowly during this period, as it was hard to find adequate labour. This labour shortage prompted the city to import slaves from Indonesia and Madagascar. Many of these became ancestors of the first Cape Coloured communities. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Fish Hoek (Vishoek in Afrikaans, meaning roughly Fish Corner) is a beach resort on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. ... See also: Age of Sail and Afro-Asiatic age of discovery For the computer wargame, Age of Discovery, see Global Diplomacy. ... Statue of Dias in Cape Town, South Africa Bartolomeu Dias, sometimes Bartolomeu Dias de Novais (pron. ... For other uses, see Vasco da Gama (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Cape of Good Hope (disambiguation). ... Arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town painted by Charles Davidson Bell Johan Anthoniszoon Jan van Riebeeck (21 April 1619–18 January 1677), was a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. ... This article is about the trading company. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Cape Coloureds are modern-day descendants of slaves imported into South Africa by Dutch settlers. ...


During the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars, the Netherlands was repeatedly occupied by France, and Great Britain moved to take control of Dutch colonies. Britain captured Cape Town in 1795, but the Cape was returned to the Netherlands by treaty in 1803. British forces occupied the Cape again in 1806. In the Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, Cape Town was permanently ceded to Britain. It became the capital of the newly formed Cape Colony, whose territory expanded very substantially through the 1800s. The French Revolution (1789–1815) was a period of political and social upheaval in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to forms based on... ... The Anglo-Dutch Treaty of 1814, also known as the Convention of London (one of several) was a treaty signed between the United Kingdom and the United Provinces in London on August 13, 1814. ... Anthem: God Save the Queen Cape Colony Capital Cape Town Language(s) English and Dutch1 Religion Dutch Reformed Church, Anglican Government Constitutional monarchy Last Monarch King George VI Last Prime Minister  - 1908 – 1910 John X. Merriman Last Governor  - 1901 - 1910 Walter Hely-Hutchinson Historical era 19th century  - Dutch East India...

A painting of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in Table Bay (by Charles Bell)
A painting of the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in Table Bay (by Charles Bell)

The discovery of diamonds in Griqualand West in 1869, and the Witwatersrand Gold Rush in 1886, prompted a flood of immigrants to South Africa. Conflicts between the Boer republics in the interior and the British colonial government resulted in the Second Boer War of 1899-1901. Britain won the war. In 1910, Britain established the Union of South Africa, which unified the Cape Colony with the two defeated Boer Republics and the British colony of Natal. Cape Town became the legislative capital of the Union, and later of the Republic of South Africa. Arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town painted by Charles Davidson Bell Johan Anthoniszoon Jan van Riebeeck (21 April 1619–18 January 1677), was a Dutch colonial administrator and founder of Cape Town. ... Cape Town, False Bay (top) and Table Bay (right) from space, February 1995. ... Charles Davidson Bell self-portrait Lt-Gen. ... This article is about the mineral. ... The Griqua are a subgroup of South Africas Coloured population, descended from an admixture of European settlers and the Khoisan peoples they encountered on their initial arrival at the Cape. ... The Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the establishment of Johannesburg, South Africa are closely connected. ... This article is about the Boer people (Boerevolk). ... Combatants British Empire Orange Free State South African Republic Commanders Sir Redvers Buller Lord Kitchener Lord Roberts Paul Kruger Louis Botha Koos de la Rey Martinus Steyn Christiaan de Wet Casualties 6,000 - 7,000 (A further ~14,000 from disease) 6,000 - 8,000 (Unknown number from disease) Civilians... Motto Ex Unitate Vires (Latin: From Unity, strength} Anthem Die Stem van Suid-Afrika Capital Cape Town (legislative) Pretoria (administrative) Bloemfontein (judicial) Language(s) Afrikaans, Dutch, English Government Constitutional monarchy Monarch  - 1952-1961 Queen Elizabeth II Governor-General  - 1959-1961 Charles Robberts Swart Prime Minister  - 1958-1961 Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd... The Colony of Natal was a British colony in south-eastern Africa. ... The Republic of South Africa is a large republic located at the southern tip of the continent. ...


In the 1948 elections, the National Party won on a platform of apartheid (racial segregation). This led to the Group Areas Act, which classified all areas according to race. Formerly multi-racial suburbs of Cape Town were either purged of unlawful residents or demolished. The most infamous example of this in Cape Town was District Six. After it was declared a whites-only region in 1965, all housing there was demolished and over 60,000 residents were forcibly removed.[4] Many of these residents were relocated to the Cape Flats. Under apartheid, the Cape was considered a "Coloured labour preference area", to the exclusion of "Bantus", i.e. blacks. The National Party (Afrikaans: Nasionale Party) (with its members sometimes known as Nationalists or Nats) was the governing party of South Africa from June 4th 1948 until May 9th 1994, and was disbanded in 2005. ... A segregated beach in South Africa, 1982. ... The Group Areas Act of 1950 (Act No. ... For other uses, see District Six (disambiguation). ... Landsat image of Cape Town and environs, looking roughly east. ... In the South African, Namibian, Zambian and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruin Afrikaners in Afrikaans) refers to a heterogeneous group of people who posess some degree of sub-Saharan ancestry, but not enough to be considered Black under South African law. ... Map showing the approximate distribution of Bantu (light brown) vs. ...

Nobel Square at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
Nobel Square at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

Cape Town was home to many leaders of the anti-apartheid movement. On Robben Island, a penitentiary island 10 kilometres out to sea from the city, many famous political prisoners were held for years. In one of the most famous moments marking the end of apartheid, Nelson Mandela made his first public speech in decades on 11 February 1990 from the balcony of Cape Town City Hall hours after being released. His speech heralded the beginning of a new era for the country, and the first democratic election was held four years later, on 27 April 1994. Since 1994, the city has struggled with problems such as HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, and a surge in violent drug-related crime. At the same time, the economy has surged to unprecedented levels due to the boom in the tourism and the real estate industries. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 536 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 536 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... V&A shopping complex Official V&A logo on flag View showing new Waterfront apartments The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Towns working harbour is South Africas most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. ... Robben Island (Afrikaans Robben Eiland) is an island in Table Bay, 12 km off the coast from Cape Town, South Africa and is located at . ... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... is the 42nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Cape Town City Hall (Afrikaans Kaapstad Stadsaal) is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre. ... Mural of the election in Cape Town. ... is the 117th day of the year (118th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) The year 1994 was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by the United Nations. ... Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... For other uses, see AIDS (disambiguation). ... Tuberculosis (abbreviated as TB for tubercle bacillus or Tuberculosis) is a common and deadly infectious disease caused by mycobacteria, mainly Mycobacterium tuberculosis. ... DEA Operation Mallorca, 2005 Drug deal Illegal drugs are related to crime in multiple ways. ... Tourist redirects here. ... Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ...


Geography

Cape Town seen from Spot satellite
Cape Town seen from Spot satellite

The centre of Cape Town is located at the northern end of the Cape Peninsula. Table Mountain forms a dramatic backdrop to the city bowl, with its plateau over 1,000 m (3,300 ft) high; it is surrounded by near-vertical cliffs, Devil's Peak and Lion's Head. Sometimes a thin strip of cloud forms over the mountain, and owing to its appearance, it is colloquially known as the "Tablecloth". The peninsula consists of a dramatic mountainous spine jutting southwards into the Atlantic Ocean, ending at Cape Point. There are over 70 peaks above 1,000 feet (300 m) (the American definition of a mountain) within Cape Town's official city limits. Many of the suburbs of Cape Town are on the large plain of the Cape Flats, which joins the peninsula to the mainland. The Cape Flats lie on what is known as a rising marine plain, consisting mostly of sandy geology which shows that at one point Table Mountain itself was an island. Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation, showing the Cape Peninsula in the foreground. ... This article is about Table Mountain in South Africa. ... Devils Peak and Table Mountain from roughly the north. ... Lions Head from Cape Town. ... Cape Point. ... For other uses, see Mountain (disambiguation). ... Landsat image of Cape Town and environs, looking roughly east. ...

Climate

A NASA satellite image of Cape Town and its environment taken by a Landsat satellite in February 2000
A NASA satellite image of Cape Town and its environment taken by a Landsat satellite in February 2000

The Cape Peninsula has a Mediterranean climate with well-defined seasons. In winter, which lasts from May to September, large cold fronts come across from the Atlantic Ocean with heavy precipitation and strong north-westerly winds. The winter months are cool, with an average minimum temperature of 7 °C (45 °F). Most of the city's annual rainfall occurs in wintertime, but due to the mountainous topography of the city, rainfall amounts for specific areas can vary dramatically. The suburb of Newlands which is to the south of the city is the wettest place in South Africa. The valleys and coastal plains average 515 millimetres (20 in) of rain per annum, while mountain areas can average as much as 1,500 millimetres (60 in) per annum. Summer, which lasts from November to March, is warm and dry. The Peninsula gets frequent strong winds from the south-east, known locally as the Cape Doctor, because it blows away pollution and cleans the air. The south-easterly wind is caused by a high-pressure system which sits in the South Atlantic to the west of Cape Town, known as the South-Atlantic High. Summer temperatures are mild, with an average maximum of 26 °C (79 °F). The only times when Cape Town can be uncomfortably hot is when the Berg Wind, meaning "mountain wind" blows from the Karoo interior for a couple weeks in February or early March. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2184x1377, 1499 KB) NASA satellite image of South Africa taken by Landsat in February 2000. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2184x1377, 1499 KB) NASA satellite image of South Africa taken by Landsat in February 2000. ... For other uses, see NASA (disambiguation). ... This article is about artificial satellites. ... The Landsat program is the longest running enterprise for acqusition of imagery of Earth from space. ... For other uses, see Cape of Good Hope (disambiguation). ...  Areas with Mediterranean climate A Mediterranean climate is one that resembles the climate of the lands in the Mediterranean Basin, which includes over half of the area with this climate type world-wide. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... For the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, see Cold Front (Enterprise). ... For other uses, see Celsius (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Fahrenheit (disambiguation). ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... Cape Doctor is the local name for the strong southeast wind that blows on the South African coast. ... A pressure system is a region of the Earths atmosphere where air pressure is unusually high or low. ... For other uses, see Atlantic (disambiguation) The Atlantic Ocean is Earths second-largest ocean, covering approximately one-fifth of its surface. ... The Karoo is a semi-desert region of South Africa. ...

Weather averages for Cape Town
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 37 (99) 38 (100) 39 (102) 39 (102) 35 (95) 29 (84) 29 (84) 32 (90) 34 (93) 32 (90) 34 (93) 38 (100) 39 (102)
Average high °C (°F) 26 (79) 26 (79) 25 (77) 22 (72) 19 (66) 18 (64) 17 (63) 18 (64) 18 (64) 21 (70) 23 (73) 24 (75) 20 (68)
Average low °C (°F) 17 (63) 17 (63) 15 (59) 12 (54) 9 (48) 8 (46) 7 (45) 8 (46) 9 (48) 11 (52) 13 (55) 14 (57) 11 (52)
Record low °C (°F) 7 (45) 5 (41) 6 (43) 3 (37) -1 (30) -2 (28) -2 (28) -1 (30) 1 (34) 1 (34) 4 (39) 5 (41) -2 (28)
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Government

The Cape Town City Hall, located in the City Bowl
The Cape Town City Hall, located in the City Bowl
Main article: City of Cape Town

Cape Town's local government is the City of Cape Town, which is a metropolitan municipality. Cape Town is governed by a 210-member city council, which reports to a 28-member executive council. The executive council, in turn, is presided over by a city manager and an executive mayor. The city is divided into 105 electoral wards; each ward directly elects one member of the council, whilst the other 105 councillors are elected by a party-list proportional representation system. The mayor is chosen by the city council. Image File history File links CapeTownCityHall. ... Image File history File links CapeTownCityHall. ... Cape Town City Hall (Afrikaans Kaapstad Stadsaal) is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre. ... The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... The area governed by the City of Cape Town, shown within the Western Cape. ... The area governed by the City of Cape Town, shown within the Western Cape. ... In South Africa, a metropolitan municipality or Category A municipality is a municipality which executes all the functions of local government for a city or conurbation. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... Party-list proportional representation systems are a family of voting systems used in multiple-winner elections (e. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...


The current mayor is Helen Zille of the Democratic Alliance. In the most recent local government elections, the Democratic Alliance was the largest single party with 90 of the 210 seats on the council, ahead of the African National Congress's 81 seats, but with no party holding a majority. A subsequent by-election has increased the DA's seats to 91.[5] The DA has now increased its majority, by introducing the Independent Democrats (South Africa) to the coalition, and so the DA-led council now has a majority of 22 seats. Helen Zille (b. ... The Democratic Alliance (DA) is a liberal South African political party, and the official opposition to the ruling African National Congress. ... The 2006 South African municipal elections were held on March 1, 2006, to elect members to the local governing councils in the municipalities of South Africa. ... For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ... The Independent Democrats are a South African political party, formed by former Pan Africanist Congress member Patricia de Lille in 2003. ...


Before the unification of Cape Town's local government into the so-called "Unicity", it was divided into six regional "Administrations"; many functions of the Unicity are still divided according to the old Administrations. The administrations include Cape Town, which has the regions of the City Bowl, the Atlantic Seaboard, the southern suburbs, Pinelands, Langa and Mitchell's Plain. The South Peninsula includes Hout Bay, Wynberg, Constantia, Fish Hoek, Kommetjie, Noordhoek and Simon's Town. The Blaauwberg region includes Milnerton, Tableview, and Bloubergstrand. Tygerberg has its own region, with Durbanville, Bellville, and Khayelitsha added to it. Oostenberg includes Kraaifontein, Brackenfell, Kuilsrivier, Blue Downs, and Eerste Rivier. The last administration, Helderberg, includes Somerset West, Strand, and Gordon's Bay. The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... Pinelands is a garden city suburb located in the southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Langa is a township found in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Mitchells Plain is a coloured township 20kms from the city of Cape Town. ... Hout Bay as seen from Chapmans Peak Drive at sunset. ... Wynberg is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Constantia is a district in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Fish Hoek (Vishoek in Afrikaans, meaning roughly Fish Corner) is a beach resort on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula, South Africa. ... Kommetjie is a suburb of Cape Town situated around a natural basin shaped inlet, hence its name meaning little basin, in the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Simons Town Harbour, looking roughly to the south and showing the waters of False Bay Simons Town (also widely written Simonstown and, in Afrikaans, Simonstad), is a village and a naval base in South Africa, near Cape Town. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Tableview or Table View is a west coast suburb of Cape Town, South Africa, named after its view of Table Mountain. ... Bloubergstrand is a suburb of Cape Town located on the shores of Table Bay to the north of the city centre. ... Tygerberg is one of the northern suburbs of Cape Town in South Africa. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Bellville was originally called 12 Mile Stone, as it is located 20 km from Cape Town city centre. ... Khayelitsha Township in the Cape Flats Khayelitsha (IPA: ) is a partially informal township in South Africa, on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Cape Flats. ... Kraaifontein is a town in the Western Cape region of South Africa. ... Brackenfell is one of the northern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Kuils River is a town in the Western Cape province, South Africa. ... Blue Downs is a suburb of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Eerste Rivier (Afrikaans for First River) is a suburb of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Somerset West from Sir Lowrys Pass Somerset West (Afrikaans Somerset-Wes) is a town in the Western Cape province in the Republic of South Africa. ... Sandy beach with tidal pool along the Beach Road in Strand with Gordons Bay and the Hottentots Holland Mountains in the background Strand (Afrikaans for beach) is a seaside resort town situated on the eastern edge of False Bay and at the foot of the Hottentots Holland Mountains. ... Gordons Bay is a harbour town in the Western Cape province of South Africa, close to Strand. ...


Demographics

Geographical distribution of home languages in Cape Town

According to the South African National Census of 2001, the population of Cape Town is 2,893,251 people. There are 759,767 formal households, of which 87.4% have a flush or chemical toilet, and 94.4% have refuse removed by the municipality at least once a week. 80.1% of households use electricity as the main source of energy. 16.1% of households are headed by one person.[6] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (943x638, 65 KB) Summary All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (943x638, 65 KB) Summary All Stats SA products are protected by copyright. ... South African National Census of 2001 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... For other uses, see Toilet (disambiguation). ... This article is about waste matter. ... Electricity (from New Latin Ä“lectricus, amberlike) is a general term for a variety of phenomena resulting from the presence and flow of electric charge. ...


Coloured people account for 48.13% of the population, followed by Black Africans at 31%, Whites at 18.75%, and Asians at 1.43%. 46.6% of the population is under the age of 24, whilst 5% are over the age of 65. The median age in the city is 26 years old, and for every 100 females, there are 92.4 males. 19.4% of city residents are unemployed; 58.3% of the unemployed are black, 38.1% are Coloured, 3.1% are White and 0.5% are Asian.[6] In the South African, Namibian, Zambian and Zimbabwean context, the term Coloured (also known as Bruinmense, Kleurlinge or Bruin Afrikaners in Afrikaans) refers to a heterogeneous group of people who posess some degree of sub-Saharan ancestry, but not enough to be considered Black under South African law. ... This article is about the color black; for other uses, see Black (disambiguation). ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Asian people[1] is a demonym for people from Asia. ... CIA figures for world unemployment rates, 2006 Unemployment is the state in which a person is without work, available to work, and is currently seeking work. ...


41.4% of Cape Town residents speak Afrikaans at home, 28.7% speak Xhosa, 27.9% speak English, 0.7% speak Sotho, 0.3% speak Zulu, 0.1% speak Tswana and 0.7% of the population speaks a non-official language at home. 76.6% of residents are Christian, 10.7% have no religion, 9.7% are Muslim, 0.5% are Jewish and 0.2% are Hindu. 2.3% have other or undetermined beliefs.[6] Look up Appendix:Afrikaans and Dutch Swadesh lists in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Xhosa people, see Xhosa. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Sesotho (Sotho, Southern Sotho or Southern Sesotho[1]) is a Bantu language spoken primarily in South Africa, where it is one of the 11 official languages, and in Lesotho, where it is the national language. ... Zulu (called isiZulu in Zulu), is a language of the Zulu people with about 10 million speakers, the vast majority (over 95%) of whom live in South Africa. ... Tswana (Setswana), is a Bantu language. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations Ecumenism · Relation to other religions Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ...


4.2% of residents aged 20 and over have received no schooling; 11.8% have had some primary school; 7.1% have completed only primary school; 38.9% have had some high school education; 25.4% have finished only high school and 12.6% have an education higher than the high school level. Overall, 38.0% of residents have completed high school. The median annual income of working adults aged 20–65 is ZAR 25 774. Males have a median annual income of ZAR 28 406 versus ZAR 22 265 for females.[6] South African primary school children South African high school students, 2005. ... A primary school in ÄŒeský Těšín, Czech Republic. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... ISO 4217 Code ZAR User(s) Common Monetary Area: Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa, and Swaziland Inflation 5. ...


Economy

Cape Town is the economic centre of the Western Cape and serves as the regional manufacturing centre. It also has the primary harbour and airport in the Western Cape. The large government presence in the city, both as the capital of the Western Cape and the seat of the National Parliament, has led to increased revenue and growth in industries that serve the government. Cape Town hosts many conferences, particularly in the new Cape Town International Convention Centre, which opened in June 2003. The city has recently enjoyed a booming real estate and construction market, with many people buying summer homes in the city as well as relocating there permanently. The central business district is under an extensive urban renewal programme, with numerous new buildings and renovations taking place under the guidance of the Cape Town Partnership.[7] The central business district is expecting a private-sector investment influx of ZAR30-35billion (US$5-6billion) over the next 5 years, confirmed by the Partnership. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 979 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Cape Town International Convention Centre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 979 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Cape Town International Convention Centre Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from... Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a new convention centre in Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Parliament of South Africa is South Africas legislature and is composed of the National Assembly of South Africa and the National Council of Provinces. ... Meetings are sometimes held around conference tables. ... Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a new convention centre in Cape Town, South Africa. ... For other uses, see Construction (disambiguation). ... A public-private partnership with Cape Town businesses, the City Improvement District and the City of Cape Town local government. ...


Cape Town has four major commercial nodes, with Cape Town Central Business District containing the majority of job opportunities and office space. Century City, the Bellville/TygerValley strip and Claremont commercial nodes are well established and contain many offices and corporate headquarters as well. Most companies headquartered in the city are insurance companies, retail groups, publishers, design houses, fashion designers, shipping companies, petrochemical companies, architects and advertising agencies. // Main Canal within Century City, Table Mountain in the background Century City is a new suburb of Cape Town conforming to the new urbanism of creating integrated neighbourhoods including entertainment, residential, retail and office components. ... Bellville is a city in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ... Claremont is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ...


High school attendance rates and the city's well-established higher education infrastructure have helped Cape Town to attract foreign investors, as the education system has produced people with internationally-recognised certifications and diplomas.[citation needed]


The Western Cape also generates a quarter of the South African agricultural sector's total gross income and more than half of South Africa's exports.[citation needed] Much of the produce is handled through the Port of Cape Town or Cape Town International Airport. Most major shipbuilding companies have offices and manufacturing locations in Cape Town.[8] The Province is also a centre of energy development for the country, with the existing Koeberg nuclear power station providing energy for the Western Cape's needs. Recently, oil explorers have discovered oil and natural gas off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean.[9] The Port of Cape Town is the port of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is an airport in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Koeberg nuclear power station gets its name from the small mountain Koeberg (pronounced: Kooburg) and is located 30 km north of Cape Town and the suburb of Melkbosstrand on the West coast of South Africa. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Sarnia, Ontario Petroleum (from Greek petra – rock and elaion – oil or Latin oleum – oil ) or crude oil is a thick, dark brown or greenish liquid. ... For other uses, see Natural gas (disambiguation). ...


The Western Cape is an important tourist region in South Africa; the tourism industry accounts for 9.8% of the GDP of the province and employs 9.6% of the province's workforce. In 2004, over 1.5 million international tourists visited the area.[10]


Tourism

The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with Table Mountain and its characteristic tablecloth in the background
The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront with Table Mountain and its characteristic tablecloth in the background
The Clock Tower (built 1883) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The Clock Tower (built 1883) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
The distinctive Cape Malay Bo-Kaap is one of the most visited areas in Cape Town.
The distinctive Cape Malay Bo-Kaap is one of the most visited areas in Cape Town.

Cape Town is the most popular tourist destination in South Africa due to its good climate, natural setting, and relatively well-developed infrastructure.[citation needed] The city has several well-known natural features that attract tourists, most notably Table Mountain,[11] which forms a large part of the Table Mountain National Park and is the back end of the City Bowl. Reaching the top of the mountain can be achieved either by hiking up, or by taking the Table Mountain Cableway. Cape Point is recognised as the dramatic headland at the end of the Cape Peninsula.[12] Many tourists also drive along Chapman's Peak Drive, a narrow road that links Noordhoek with Hout Bay, for the views of the Atlantic Ocean and nearby mountains. It is possible to either drive or hike up Signal Hill for closer views of the City Bowl and Table Mountain.[13] Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2266 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 2266 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... V&A shopping complex Official V&A logo on flag View showing new Waterfront apartments The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Towns working harbour is South Africas most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. ... This article is about Table Mountain in South Africa. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (1810 × 1240 pixel, file size: 572 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 548 pixelsFull resolution (1810 × 1240 pixel, file size: 572 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1279x853, 148 KB) Summary The Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2006. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1279x853, 148 KB) Summary The Bo-Kaap in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2006. ... The Cape Malays are an ethnic group who can claim descent from slaves brought to South Africa from Indonesia starting from 1667. ... Bo-Kaap street The Bo-Kaap is a picturesque area of Cape Town in South Africa formerly known as the Malay Quarter. ... This article is about Table Mountain in South Africa. ... Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on May 29, 1998 for the purpose of protecting natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation. ... The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... Cape Town, Signal Hill, Table Bay and Robben Island as seen from the upper cable station of the Table Mountain Cableway. ... Cape Point. ... Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation, showing the Cape Peninsula in the foreground. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Noordhoek, meaning north corner in Afrikaans is a suburb of Cape Town located on the Cape Peninsula to the south of the city itself. ... Hout Bay Hout Bay is a beautiful valley that was once a sleepy fishing village in on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. ... Signal Hill is a famous hill located in Cape Town, next to Lions Head and Table Mountain. ...


Many tourists also visit Cape Town's beaches, which are popular with local residents. Due to the city's unique geography, it is possible to visit several different beaches in the same day, each with a different setting and atmosphere. Beaches located on the Atlantic Coast tend to have very cold water as the water is mostly glacial melt from Antarctica. The water at False Bay beaches is often warmer by up to 10 °C (18 °F).[14] Both coasts are equally popular, although the beaches in affluent Clifton and elsewhere on the Atlantic Coast are better developed with restaurants and cafés, with a particularly vibrant strip of restaurants and bars accessible to the beach at Camps Bay.[14] Boulders Beach near Simon's Town is known for its colony of African penguins.[15] Surfing is popular and the city hosts the Red Bull Big Wave Africa surfing competition every year. East Coast Gordons Bay Strand Muizenberg Kalk Bay Fish Hoek Glencairn Simonstown Boulders West Coast Blouberg Sea Point Glen Beach Clifton Camps Bay Llandudno Noordhoek (Long Beach) Kommetjie (Long Beach) Hout Bay ... Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia Argentina Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland Icebergs breaking off glaciers at Cape York, Greenland This article is about the geological formation. ... The Cape Peninsula, False Bay (top) and Table Bay,with Robben Island (right), from space, February 1995. ... Lions head from Clifton 4th Beach Clifton is a suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Camps Bay in early spring Camps Bay is a popular and affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Category: ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) The African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus), also known as the Black-footed Penguin (and formerly as the Jackass Penguin), is found on the south-western coast of Africa, living in colonies on 24 islands between Namibia and Algoa Bay, near Port Elizabeth, South Africa, with the largest... For other uses, see Surfing (disambiguation). ... The Red Bull Big Wave Africa is a Surfing competition held annually in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ...


The city has several notable cultural attractions. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, built on top of part of the docks of the Port of Cape Town, is one of the city's most popular shopping venues, with several hundred shops and the Two Oceans Aquarium.[16][17] Part of the charm of the V&A, as it is locally known, is that the Port continues to operate and visitors can watch ships enter and leave. The V&A also hosts the Nelson Mandela Gateway, through which ferries depart for Robben Island.[18] It is possible to take a ferry from the V&A to Hout Bay, Simon's Town and the Cape Fur Seal colonies on Seal and Duiker Islands. Several companies offer tours of the Cape Flats, a mostly Coloured township, and Khayelitsha, a mostly black township. An option is to sleep overnight in Cape Town's townships. There are several B&Bs where you can spend a safe and real African night.[19] V&A shopping complex Official V&A logo on flag View showing new Waterfront apartments The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Towns working harbour is South Africas most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. ... St Petersburg Docks in the early morning smog. ... The Port of Cape Town is the port of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The ferryboat Dongan Hills, filled with commuters, about to dock at a New York City pier, circa 1945. ... Robben Island (Afrikaans Robben Eiland) is an island in Table Bay, 12 km off the coast from Cape Town, South Africa and is located at . ... Hout Bay Hout Bay is a beautiful valley that was once a sleepy fishing village in on the Atlantic Seaboard of Cape Town. ... Simons Town (Afrikaans Simonstad) is a suburb of Cape Town located on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula to the south of Cape Town. ... Binomial name (Schreber, 1775) Distribution of the Cape Fur Seal, dark blue: breeding colonies; light blue: non-breeding individuals The Cape Fur Seal (also known as the South African Fur Seal and the Australian Fur Seal) is a species of fur seal. ... Landsat image of Cape Town and environs, looking roughly east. ... Children in a township near Cape Town in 1989 In South Africa, the term township usually refers to the (often underdeveloped) urban residential areas that, under Apartheid, were reserved for non-whites (principally black Africans and Coloureds, who were put into separate townships or locations) who lived near or worked... Khayelitsha Township in the Cape Flats Khayelitsha (IPA: ) is a partially informal township in South Africa, on the outskirts of Cape Town in the Cape Flats. ...


Cape Town is noted for its architectural heritage, with the highest density of Cape Dutch style buildings in the world. Cape Dutch style, which combines the architectural traditions of the Netherlands, Germany and France, is most visible in Constantia, the old government buildings in the Central Business District, and along Long Street.[20][21] The annual Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, also known by its Afrikaans name of Kaapse Klopse, is a large minstrel festival held annually on January 2 or "Tweede Nuwe Jaar" (Afrikaans: Second New Year). Competing teams of minstrels parade in brightly coloured costumes, either carrying colourful umbrellas or playing an array of musical instruments. The Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts venue in Cape Town. A typical Cape Dutch styled house in Stellenbosch Cape Dutch architecture is an architectural style found in the Western Cape of South Africa. ... Constantia is a district in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Coon Carnival is a yearly minstrel festival in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Look up Appendix:Afrikaans and Dutch Swadesh lists in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the 18th century American form of music and performance known as minstrelsy, see minstrel show. ... is the 2nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see New Year (disambiguation). ... Artscape Theatre Centre is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. ...


Night life in the city caters for all tastes and preferences, with a range of restaurants and cafes that are generally recognised as including some of the finest eateries in South Africa (both in food quality and decor terms). Night clubs and bars abound with popular areas including the top end of Long Street and its immediate surrounds, as well as the redeveloped Cape Malay quarter, De Waterkant. Varied accommodation for tourists is also abundant, ranging from well located backpackers hostels to hotels that have been rated at the top of their class in world terms. The Cape Malays are an ethnic group who can claim descent from slaves brought to South Africa from Indonesia starting from 1667. ...


Cape Town's transport system links it to the rest of South Africa; it serves as the gateway to other destinations within the province. The Cape Winelands and in particular the towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek are popular day trips from the city for sightseeing and wine tasting.[22][23] Whale watching is popular amongst tourists: Southern Right Whales are seen off the coast during the breeding season (August to November) and Bryde's Whales can be seen any time of the year.[24] The nearby town of Hermanus is known for its Whale Festival, but whales can also be seen in False Bay.[24] Heaviside's dolphins are endemic to the area and can be seen from the coast north of Cape Town; dusky dolphins live along the same coast and can occasionally be seen from the ferry to Robben Island.[24] The Cape Winelands is a region of the Western Cape Province of South Africa. ... Stellenbosch is the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape Province, South Africa after Cape Town, and is situated about 50 kilometers away along the banks of the Eerste River. ... Paarl is one of the three oldest European settlements in South Africa and forms part of the Western Cape Province. ... Franschhoek Valley Franschhoek (Dutch (spelling before 1947): French corner) is a small town in the Western Cape Province and one of the oldest towns of the Republic of South Africa. ... Wine degustation is the tasting of wine. ... Whale watching off the coast of Bar Harbor, Maine. ... Species  Balaena mysticetus  Eubalaena australis  Eubalaena glacialis  Eubalaena japonica Northern Right Whale range Southern Right Whale range The right whales are marine mammals belonging to the family Balaenidae. ... Binomial name Balaenoptera brydei Olsen, 1913 Balaenoptera edeni Anderson, 1879 Brydes Whale range Bryde’s Whales are the least-known and in many ways the most unusual of the rorquals. ... Cliffs with whale watchers seen from the old harbour. ... Binomial name Cephalorhynchus heavisidii Gray, 1828 Heavisides Dolphin range Heavisides Dolphin (Cephalorhynchus heavisidii) is a small dolphin that is found off the coast of Namibia and the west coast of South Africa. ... Binomial name Lagenorhynchus obscurus Gray, 1828 Dusky Dolphin range The Dusky Dolphin (Lagenorhynchus obscurus) is a highly gregarious and acrobatic dolphin found in coastal waters in the Southern Hemisphere. ...


Approximately 1.5 million tourists visited in Cape Town during 2004, bringing in a total of R10 billion in revenue.[citation needed] The forecasts for 2006 anticipate 1.6 million tourists spending a total of R12 billion.[who?] The most popular areas for visitors to stay include Camps Bay, Sea Point, the V&A Waterfront, the City Bowl, Hout Bay, Constantia, Rondebosch, Newlands, Somerset West, Hermanus and Stellenbosch, as well.[25] Camps Bay in early spring Camps Bay is a popular and affluent suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Sea Point is Cape Towns most densely populated suburb, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Cape Towns CBD. Sea Point has long had a reputation for being multi-cultural and multi-racial - during apartheid, many Sea Point residents defied the Group Areas... V&A shopping complex Official V&A logo on flag View showing new Waterfront apartments The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Towns working harbour is South Africas most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country. ... The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... Hout Bay as seen from Chapmans Peak Drive at sunset. ... Constantia is a district in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Rondebosch is one of the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Newlands is an upmarket suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Somerset West is a town in the Western Cape province in the Republic of South Africa. ... Cliffs with whale watchers seen from the old harbour. ... Stellenbosch from Botmaskop mountain looking towards Cape Town Stellenbosch (IPA: ) is the second oldest European settlement in the Western Cape Province, South Africa after Cape Town, and is situated about 50 kilometers (30 mi) away along the banks of the Eerste River. ...


Communications and media

The Naspers Building, which is the headquarters of Naspers, the largest media company in Africa
The Naspers Building, which is the headquarters of Naspers, the largest media company in Africa

Several newspapers, magazines and printing facilities have their offices in the city. Independent News and Media publishes the major English language papers in the city, the Cape Argus and the Cape Times. Naspers, the largest media conglomerate in South Africa, publishes Die Burger, the major Afrikaans language paper.[26] Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 905 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Naspers Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 905 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Naspers Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or... Naspers building in the Cape Town CBD Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSNY) is a South Africa-based multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media (including the publishing, distribution and printing of magazines... Naspers building in the Cape Town CBD Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSNY) is a South Africa-based multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media (including the publishing, distribution and printing of magazines... Independent News & Media (INM) is a media organisation based in Dublin, Ireland with interests worldwide. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The Cape Argus is a daily newspaper published by Independent News & Media in Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Cape Times is an English language morning newspaper published in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Naspers building in the Cape Town CBD Naspers (NASDAQ: NPSNY) is a South Africa-based multinational media company with principal operations in electronic media (including pay-television, internet and instant-messaging subscriber platforms and the provision of related technologies) and print media (including the publishing, distribution and printing of magazines... Die Burger is a daily Afrikaans language newspaper, published by Naspers. ...


Cape Town has many local community newspapers. Some of the largest community newspapers in English are the Athlone News from Athlone, the Atlantic Sun, the Constantiaberg Bulletin from Constantiaberg, the City Vision from Bellville, the False Bay Echo from False Bay, the Helderberg Sun from Helderberg, the Plainsman from Michells Plain, the Sentinel News from Hout Bay, the Southern Mail from the Southern Peninsula, the Southern Suburbs Tatler from the Southern Suburbs, Table Talk from Table View and Tygertalk from Tygervalley/Durbanville. Afrikaans language community newspapers include the Landbou-Burger and the Tygerburger. Vukani, based in the Cape Flats, is published in Xhosa.[27] Athlone is a suburb of Cape Town located to the east of the city centre on the Cape Flats to the south of the N2 highway. ... The Atlantic Sun is a local newspaper for the West Coast region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Constantiaberg Bulletin is a local newspaper in the Constantia and surrounding regions of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Constantiaberg is a region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The City Vision is a local newspaper in the Bellville region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Bellville was originally called 12 Mile Stone, as it is located 20 km from Cape Town city centre. ... The False Bay Echo is a local newspaper in the False Bay region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Cape Peninsula, False Bay (top) and Table Bay,with Robben Island (right), from space, February 1995. ... The Helderberg Sun is a local newspaper in the Helderberg region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Helderberg is a region of Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Plainsman is a local newspaper in the Mitchells Plain region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Sentinel News is a local newspaper in the Hout Bay region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Southern Mail is a local newspaper from the South Peninsula region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Southern Suburns Tatler is a local newspaper in the Southern Suburbs region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Southern Suburbs refers to a group of suburbs in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Table Talk is a local newspaper in the Table Bay region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Tygertalk is a local newspaper in the Tygerberg region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Landbou-Burger is a local newspaper for farmers from around Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Tygertalk is a local newspaper in the Tygerberg region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Vukani is a local newspaper in the Cape Flats region of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Landsat image of Cape Town and environs, looking roughly east. ... For the Xhosa people, see Xhosa. ...


Cape Town is a centre for broadcast media and has several radio stations that only broadcast within the city. 94.5 Kfm (94.5 MHz FM) and Good Hope FM (94–97 MHz FM) mostly play pop music. Heart FM (104.9 MHz FM), the former P4 Radio, plays Jazz and R&B, while Fine Music Radio (101.3 FM) plays classical music and jazz. Bush Radio is a community radio station (89.5 MHz FM). The Voice of the Cape (95.8 MHz FM) and Cape Talk (567 kHz MW) are the major talk radio stations in the city.[28] K-FM is a radio station based in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Good Hope FM is a radio station, based in Cape Town, South Africa. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... FM broadcasting is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation (FM) to provide high-fidelity sound over broadcast radio. ... The Voice of the Cape is a radio station based in Cape Town, South Africa. ... 567 CapeTalk is a Cape Town based talk radio station in South Africa, broadcasting on 567 MW. It is sister-staion to Joburgs Talk Radio 702 External links (http://www. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions serves as the most common band for broadcasting. ... For other uses, see Talk Radio. ...


The SABC (South African Broadcasting Corporation) has a small presence in the city, with satellite studios located at Sea Point. e.tv has a greater presence, with a large complex located at Longkloof Studios in Gardens. M-Net is not well represented with infrastructure within the city. Numerous productions companies and their support industries are located in the city, mostly supporting the production of overseas commercials, model shoots, TV-series and movies. The local media infrastructure remains primarily in Johannesburg. SABC is an abbreviation for either South African Broadcasting Corporation - in South Africa or Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council - in the United Kingdom ... Sea Point is Cape Towns most densely populated suburb, situated between Signal Hill and the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Cape Towns CBD. Sea Point has long had a reputation for being multi-cultural and multi-racial - during apartheid, many Sea Point residents defied the Group Areas... The title of this article should be e. ... The Gardens Gardens in an inner-city suburb of Cape Town located just to the south of the city centre located in the higher elevations of the City Bowl. It is located directly beneath Table Mountain and Lions Head. ... M-Net (originally an abbreviation for Electronic Media Network) is a subscription-funded television channel in South Africa, established in 1986 by a consortium of newspaper companies, including Naspers. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ...


Sports teams and stadiums

Club Sport League Stadium
Ajax Cape Town Football Premier Soccer League Philippi Stadium
Cape Cobras Cricket Standard Bank Cup Series Newlands Cricket Ground
Santos Football Premier Soccer League Athlone Stadium
Stormers Rugby union Super 14 Newlands Stadium
Western Province Rugby union Currie Cup Newlands Stadium

Cape Town's most popular sports by participation are cricket, association football, swimming, and rugby union.[29] The Stormers represent Western Province and Boland in the Southern Hemisphere's Super 14 rugby union competition. Cape Town is the home of the Western Province Rugby Union, who play at Newlands Stadium and compete in the Currie Cup. Cape Town also regularly hosts the national team, the Springboks, and hosted matches during the 1995 Rugby World Cup, including a semi-final. Ajax Cape Town is a South African Premier Soccer League team based in Parow, Cape Town. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Premier Soccer League is the trading name of the National Soccer League of South Africa, also known by its initials (PSL). Exernal link PSL official web site Categories: Stub ... The Philippi Stadium is located in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa and is used for Soccer matches. ... The Nashua Cape Cobras is the official name of the first class cricket team that represents the Western Cape Province and Boland area of South Africa, with home grounds in Newlands, Cape Town and Boland Park, Paarl. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Standard Bank Cup is the premier domestic one-day cricket competition of South Africa, the only one-day competition to currently have List A status granted by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. ... Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. ... Santos Football Club or simply Santos, also known under their sponsored title as Engen Santos, is a professional South African football (soccer) club based in Lansdowne, Cape Town. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Premier Soccer League is the trading name of the National Soccer League of South Africa, also known by its initials (PSL). Exernal link PSL official web site Categories: Stub ... Athlone Stadium is a multi-use stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. ... The Stormers, for sponsorship reasons referred to as Vodacom Stormers, are a South African rugby union team competing in the Super 14 competition (formerly Super 12). ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of four state teams from Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, and Western Australia), five New Zealand franchises, each of which is comprised by a number of provinces (the resulting teams are based in... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... For the cricket competition originally known as the Currie Cup, see SuperSport Series. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... This article is about the sport. ... Soccer redirects here. ... Swimmer redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Stormers, for sponsorship reasons referred to as Vodacom Stormers, are a South African rugby union team competing in the Super 14 competition (formerly Super 12). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... Boland is a District Municipality in Western Cape Province in South Africa The Boland District Municipality covers the Witzenberg, Drakenstein, Stellenbosch, Breede Valley, and Breede River / Winelands Local Municipalities. ... southern hemisphere highlighted in yellow (Antarctica not depicted). ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of four state teams from Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, and Western Australia), five New Zealand franchises, each of which is comprised by a number of provinces (the resulting teams are based in... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... The Western Province, are a South African rugby union team that participates in the annual Currie Cup tournament. ... A Stormers Super 14 rugby match at Newlands. ... For the cricket competition originally known as the Currie Cup, see SuperSport Series. ... First international South Africa 4 - 0 British Isles (30 July 1891) Largest win South Africa  134 - 3  Uruguay (11 June 2005) Worst defeat  England 53 - 3 South Africa  (23rd November, 2002) World Cup Appearances 4 (First in 1995) Best result Champions, 1995 and 2007 Springboks redirects here. ... The 1995 Rugby World Cup was the third Rugby World Cup. ...


Football, which is better known as soccer in South Africa, is also popular. Two clubs from Cape Town play in the Premier Soccer League (PSL), South Africa's premier league. These teams are Ajax Cape Town, which formed as a result of the 1999 amalgamation of the Seven Stars and the Cape Town Spurs; and Santos. Cape Town will also be the location of several of the matches of the FIFA 2010 World Cup, which is to be held in South Africa. The Mother City is building a new 70,000 seat stadium in the Green Point area. A football team is the collective name given to a number of players who play together in a football game, be it association football (soccer), rugby, Australian football, American football, Gaelic football, or other version of football. ... Premier Soccer League is the trading name of the National Soccer League of South Africa, also known by its initials (PSL). ... Ajax Cape Town is a South African Premier Soccer League team based in Parow, Cape Town. ... The Seven Stars is a former football team from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... Ajax Cape Town is a South African Premier Soccer League team based in Parow, Cape Town. ... Santos Football Club or simply Santos, also known under their sponsored title as Engen Santos, is a professional South African football (soccer) club based in Lansdowne, Cape Town. ... The 2010 Football World Cup will take place in South Africa. ...


In cricket, the Cape Cobras represent Cape Town at the Newlands Cricket Ground. The team is the result of an amalgamation of the Western Province Cricket and Boland Cricket teams. They take part in the Supersport and Standard Bank Cup Series. The Nashua Cape Cobras is the official name of the first class cricket team that represents the Western Cape Province and Boland area of South Africa, with home grounds in Newlands, Cape Town and Boland Park, Paarl. ... Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town is a South African cricket ground. ... The Western Province Cricket Association is the governing body for cricket in the Cape Town region. ... The Boland Cricket Team is a former Cricket team from Boland, a region in the Western Cape province of South Africa. ... The SuperSport Series is the main domestic cricket competition in South Africa, first contested (as the Currie Cup) in 1889/90. ... The Standard Bank Cup is the premier domestic one-day cricket competition of South Africa, the only one-day competition to currently have List A status granted by the Association of Cricket Statisticians and Historians. ...


Cape Town has Olympic aspirations: in 1996, Cape Town was one of the five candidate cities shortlisted by the IOC to launch official candidatures to host the 2004 Summer Olympics. Although the games ultimately went to Athens, Cape Town came in an impressive third place, edging out Stockholm and Buenos Aires in the first three rounds of voting. There has been some speculation that Cape Town is seeking the South African Olympic Committee's nomination to be South Africa's bid city for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. Alternative meanings at IOC (disambiguation) The International Olympic Committee is an organization based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organize this sports event every four years. ... The ceremony for the lighting of the flame is arranged as a pagan pageant, with priestesses dancing. ... This article is about the capital of Greece. ... For other uses, see Stockholm (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Sports event experience

The city of Cape Town has vast experience in hosting major national and international sports events.


The Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour is the world's largest individually timed cycle race – and the first event outside Europe to be included in the International Cycling Union's Golden Bike Series. It sees over 35 000 cyclists tackling a 109 km route around Cape Town. The Absa Cape Epic is the largest full-service mountain bike stage race in the world.


Some notable events hosted by Cape Town has been the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup, and World Championships in various sports such as athletics, fencing, weightlifting, hockey, cycling, canoeing, gymnastics and others.


Cape Town is also a host city to the 2010 FIFA World Cup from 11 June to 11 July 2010, further enhancing its profile as a major events city.

Year Event Venue
Annual (since 1960) Berg River Canoe Marathon Berg River, Paarl
Annual (since 1970) Old Mutual Two Oceans marathon Start: Newlands, Finish: University of Cape Town
Annual (since 1978) Cape Argus Pick 'n Pay Cycle Tour Start: City Centre, Finish: Green Point stadium
1995 IRB Rugby World Cup Newlands stadium (50,000), Danie Craven stadium (20,000)
1996 24th IAAF World Cross Country Championships Stellenbosch
1996 Atlanta 1996 Olympic Hockey qualifying tournament Hartleyvale stadium (3,000)
1996 Modern Pentathlon World Cup Final Stellenbosch
1997 Fencing World Championships Culemborg exhibition centre(6,000)
2001 World Junior Weightlifting Championships N/A
2002 World Women’s Hockey Championships Ice station (1,000)
2003 ICC Cricket World Cup Newlands cricket stadium (25,000)
2003 World Road Championships Various
2003 World Marathon Canoeing Championships Berg River
2003 World Mountain Bike Championships N/A
2004-2006 Swatch FIVB World Tour Camps Bay Beach
2004-2008 Volvo ocean race Cape Town harbour
2006 8th African Gymnastics Championships Bellville Velodrome
2007 UCI B World Cycling Championships Bellville Velodrome(track)
2007 ICC World T20 Championship Newlands cricket stadium (25,000)
2007 ITTF World Cadet Challenge and World Junior Circuit Finals Good Hope Centre
2008 UCI World Junior Cycling Championships Bellville Velodrome
2008 World Rope Skipping Championships Good Hope Centre (6,000)
2010 2010 FIFA World Cup Green Point stadium (68,000)
2011 9th World Junior Women's Softball Championships Turfhall Softball Stadium (2,500)
2012 ITTF World Junior Table Tennis Championships Grand Arena (6,000)

Education

Public primary and secondary schools in Cape Town are run by the Western Cape Education Department. This provincial department is divided into seven districts; four of these are "Metropole" districts – Metropole Central, North, South, and East – which cover various areas of the city.[30] There are also many private schools, both religious and secular, in Cape Town. Capital Cape Town Largest city Cape Town Premier Ebrahim Rasool Area - Total Ranked 4th 129,370 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 5th 4,524,335 35/km² Elevation Highest point: Seweweekspoort Peak at 2325 meters (7628 feet) Lowest point: sea level Languages Afrikaans (55. ...


Tertiary education

The University of Cape Town's main campus
The University of Cape Town's main campus

Cape Town has a well-developed higher education system of public universities. Cape Town is served by three public universities: the University of Cape Town (UCT), the University of the Western Cape (UWC) and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). Stellenbosch University, while not in the city itself, is 50 kilometres from the City Bowl and has additional campuses, such as the Tygerberg Faculty of Health Sciences and the Bellville Business Park closer to the City. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1394x905, 1001 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town University of Cape Town Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1394x905, 1001 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town University of Cape Town Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... UCT redirects here. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... UCT redirects here. ... The University of the Western Cape (UWC) is a university located in the Bellville suburb of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Cape Peninsula University of Technology was formed when the merger of Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon, in January 2005, occurred. ... Stellenbosch University (Afrikaans: Universiteit van Stellenbosch) is an internationally recognised university which is situated in the town of Stellenbosch, South Africa. ...


Both the University of Cape Town and Stellenbosch University are leading universities in South Africa. This is due in large part to substantial financial contributions made to these institutions by both the public and private sector. UCT is an English speaking institution. It has over 25,000 students and has an MBA programme that is ranked 51st by the Financial Times in 2006.[31] Since the African National Congress has come into governmental power, some restructuring of Western Cape universities has taken place and as such, traditionally non-white universities have seen increased financing, which has benefitted the University of the Western Cape.[32][33] For political parties with similar names in other countries, see Northern Rhodesian African National Congress and Zambian African National Congress. ...


The public Cape Peninsula University of Technology was formed on January 1, 2005, when two separate institutions – Cape Technikon and Peninsula Technikon – were merged. The new university offers education primarily in English, although one may take courses in any of South Africa's official languages. The institution generally awards the National Diploma. is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Cape Technikon is a former Technikon, situated in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The Peninsula Technikon is a former Technikon, situated in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... The National Diploma is awarded by Technikons in South Africa. ...


Transport

The N2, also known as the Eastern Boulevard, as it enters the City Bowl and ends in the Central Business District
The N2, also known as the Eastern Boulevard, as it enters the City Bowl and ends in the Central Business District
The M3 as it passes the University of Cape Town. The M3 is the major link between the City Bowl and the southern suburbs.
The M3 as it passes the University of Cape Town. The M3 is the major link between the City Bowl and the southern suburbs.
Cape Town taxi rank above train station
Cape Town taxi rank above train station
Air

Cape Town International Airport serves both domestic and international flights. It is the second-largest airport in South Africa and serves as a major gateway for travellers to the Cape region. Cape Town has direct flights to most cities in South Africa as well as a number of international destinations.[34] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1116 KB)Andres de Wet - Taken by myself in January 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2592x1944, 1116 KB)Andres de Wet - Taken by myself in January 2006 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... N2 is the main coastal highway of South Africa linking the extreme east of KwaZulu-Natal Province to Western Cape. ... The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 921 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Cape Town Railway Station Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 921 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town Cape Town Railway Station Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the... The interior of Cape Town Railway Station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 886 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town M3 (Cape Town) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 886 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Cape Town M3 (Cape Town) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... The M3 is an expressway connecting the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa, to the southern towns of Muizenberg and Simons Town. ... UCT redirects here. ... The Cape Town city bowl as seen from Table Mountain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 367 KB) Cape Town taxi rank above the train station. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1000x667, 367 KB) Cape Town taxi rank above the train station. ... Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is an airport in Cape Town, South Africa. ...


As of June 2006. Cape Town International Airport is being upgraded to handle an expected increase in air traffic as tourism numbers will increase in the lead-up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup.[35] The renovations include several large new parking garages, a revamped domestic departure terminal and a new international terminal plus a new double-decker road system. The airport's cargo facilities are also being expanded and several large empty lots are being developed into office space and hotels. The 2010 FIFA World Cup will be the 19th FIFA World Cup, an international tournament for football, that is scheduled to take place between 11 June and 11 July 2010 in South Africa. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


The Cape Town International Airport was among the winners of the World Travel Awards for being Africa's leading airport.[36]

Sea

Cape Town has a long tradition as a port city. The Port of Cape Town, the city's main port, is located in Table Bay directly to the north of the central business district. The port is a hub for ships in the southern Atlantic: it is located along one of the busiest shipping corridors in the world. It is also a busy container port, second in South Africa only to Durban. In 2004, it handled 3,161 ships and 9.2 million tonnes of cargo.[37] The Port of Cape Town is the port of the city of Cape Town, South Africa. ... Cape Town, False Bay (top) and Table Bay (right) from space, February 1995. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... This article is about transported goods. ...


Simon's Town Harbour on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula is the main base of the South African Navy. Simons Town (Afrikaans Simonstad) is a suburb of Cape Town located on the False Bay coast of the Cape Peninsula to the south of Cape Town. ... The Cape Peninsula, False Bay (top) and Table Bay,with Robben Island (right), from space, February 1995. ... Landsat Image over SRTM Elevation, showing the Cape Peninsula in the foreground. ... South African Navy Ensign The South African Navy (SAN), is the navy of South Africa. ...

Rail

The Shosholoza Meyl is the passenger rail operations of Spoornet and operates two long-distance passenger rail services from Cape Town: a daily service to and from Johannesburg via Kimberley and a weekly service to and from Durban via Kimberley, Bloemfontein and Pietermaritzburg. These trains terminate at Cape Town Railway Station and make a brief stop at Bellville. Cape Town is also one terminus of the luxury tourist-oriented Blue Train. Shosholoza Meyl is the name for the long-distance passenger services unit of Spoornet, the South African main-line railway operator. ... Spoornet, formerly South African Railways and Harbours, is the name of the South African railway system. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Kimberley is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... Kimberley is a town in South Africa, and the capital of the Northern Cape. ... Bloemfontein (pronounced , Afrikaans and Dutch for spring of Bloem (bloom), flower spring or fountain of flowers is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. ... Pietermaritzburg is the capital and second largest city of the province of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa. ... The interior of Cape Town Railway Station. ... Bellville was originally called 12 Mile Stone, as it is located 20 km from Cape Town city centre. ... The Blue Train travels in South Africa between Pretoria and Cape Town. ...


Metrorail operates a commuter rail service in Cape Town and the surrounding area. The Metrorail network consists of 96 stations throughout the suburbs and outskirts of Cape Town. A Metrorail train pulling out of Kalk Bay station in Cape Town Metrorail (Western Cape) operates commuter and suburban rail services in the Cape Town metropolitan area, as well as some services to nearby towns. ... A Connex commuter train stands by the platform in Melbourne, Australia Regional rail systems, or commuter rail systems, usually provide a rail service through a central business district area into suburbs or other locations that draw large numbers of people on a daily basis. ...

Road

Three national roads start in Cape Town: the N1 which links Cape Town with Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Pretoria and Zimbabwe; the N2 which links Cape Town with Port Elizabeth, East London and Durban; and the N7 which links Cape Town with the Northern Cape Province and Namibia. The N1 and N2 both start in the Central Business District, and split to the east of the CBD, with the N1 continuing to the north east and the N2 heading south east past Cape Town International Airport. The N7 starts in Mitchells Plain and runs north, intersecting with the N1 and the N2 before leaving the city. The National Road System is a network of highways that link all the major population centres in South Africa. ... Route map of the N1 Route The N1 is a South African National Road, running from Cape Town to Beit Bridge on the border with Zimbabwe. ... Bloemfontein (pronounced , Afrikaans and Dutch for spring of Bloem (bloom), flower spring or fountain of flowers is the capital city of the Free State Province of South Africa. ... This article is about the city in South Africa. ... Motto: Praestantia Praevaleat Pretoria (May Pretoria Be Pre-eminent In Excellence) Country Province Established 1855 Area  - Total 1,644 km² (634. ... N2 is the main coastal highway of South Africa linking the extreme east of KwaZulu-Natal Province to Western Cape. ... Port Elizabeth is a city in South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province, at 33°58′ S 25°36′ E. The city is located on Algoa Bay, and is one of the major seaports in South Africa. ... East London (Afrikaans: Oos-Londen, Xhosa: Imonti) is a city in southeast South Africa, situated in the Eastern Cape Province at 32. ... For other uses, see Durban (disambiguation). ... The N7 is a freeway connecting Cape Town, South Africa to Vioolsdrif, the border post to Namibia. ... Northern Cape is a province of South Africa, created in 1994 when the Cape Province was split up. ... Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) (IATA: CPT, ICAO: FACT) is an airport in Cape Town, South Africa. ... Mitchells Plain is a coloured township 20kms from the city of Cape Town. ...


Cape Town also has a system of freeway and dual carriageway M-roads, which connect different parts of the city. The M3 splits from the N2 and runs to the south along the eastern slopes of Table Mountain, connecting the City Bowl with Muizenberg. The M5 splits from the N1 further east than the M3, and links the Cape Flats to the CBD. The R300, which is informally known as the Cape Flats Freeway, links Mitchells Plain with Bellville, the N1 and the N2. For specific systems, such as the Autobahns of Germany, see list of highway systems with full control of access and no cross traffic. ... This early German Autobahn uses a dual carriageway design. ... The M3 is an expressway connecting the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa, to the southern towns of Muizenberg and Simons Town. ... This article is about Table Mountain in South Africa. ... Changing huts for bathers on the beach at Muizenberg. ... The M5 is an expressway running through Cape Town, South Africa. ... The R300 is a Regional Route in South Africa that connects Mitchells Plain with the N1 at Bellville. ... Mitchells Plain is a coloured township 20kms from the city of Cape Town. ... Bellville was originally called 12 Mile Stone, as it is located 20 km from Cape Town city centre. ...

Buses

Golden Arrow Bus Services operates scheduled bus services throughout the Cape Town metropolitan area. Several companies run long-distance bus services from Cape Town to the other cities in South Africa. The Golden Arrow Bus Services runs throughout South Africa. ...

Taxis

Cape Town has two kinds of taxis: metered taxis and minibus taxis. Unlike many cities, metered taxis are not allowed to drive around the city to solicit fares and instead must be called to a specific location. In practice, though, taxis tend to congregate at popular tourist destinations and nightspots. For specific countries see Taxicabs around the world. ... The introduction of this article does not provide enough context for readers unfamiliar with the subject. ...


Minibus taxis are the standard form of transport for the majority of the population who cannot afford private vehicles.[38] Although essential, these taxis are often poorly maintained and are frequently not road-worthy. These taxis make frequent unscheduled stops to pick up passengers, which can cause accidents.[39][40] With the high demand for transport by the working class of South Africa, minibus taxis are often filled over their legal passenger allowance, making for high casualty rates when minibuses are involved in accidents. Minibuses are generally owned and operated in fleets, and inter-operator violence flares up from time to time, especially as turf wars occur over lucrative taxi routes.[41] There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ...


Sister cities

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Notes

  1. ^ Pollack, Martin (2006-05-31). Achmat Ebrahim is the new city manager of Cape Town. City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality. Retrieved on 2007-03-25.
  2. ^ a b Municipal Demarcation Board, South Africa Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  3. ^ a b Statistics South Africa, Community Survey, 2007, Basic Results Municipalities (pdf-file) Retrieved on 2008-03-23.
  4. ^ Recalling District Six. SouthAfrica.info (19 August 2003).
  5. ^ City of Cape Town, 2006 Local Government Elections: Seat Calculation Summary. Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa (3 April 2006).
  6. ^ a b c d Statistics South Africa: 2001 Census Results.
  7. ^ City of Cape Town: Economic Statistics.
  8. ^ South African Boatbuilders Business Council.
  9. ^ South African Department of Minerals and Energy.
  10. ^ Annual Report 2004/2005 (PDF), Cape Town Routes Unlimited. ISBN 0-621-35496-1. 
  11. ^ Table Mountain Aerial Cableway.
  12. ^ Cape Point, South Africa.
  13. ^ Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
  14. ^ a b Cape Town Beaches. SafariNow.com.
  15. ^ The African Penguin.
  16. ^ The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.
  17. ^ The Two Oceans Aquarium.
  18. ^ Robben Island.
  19. ^ Township stays.
  20. ^ Cape Dutch Architecture. Encounter South Africa.
  21. ^ (1977) A Comparative Evaluation of Urbanism in Cape Town. University of Cape Town Press, 20–98. ISBN 0-620-02535-2. 
  22. ^ Cape Winelands.
  23. ^ The Western Cape wine lands.
  24. ^ a b c Cape Town Whale Watching. Afton Grove.
  25. ^ Cape Town Tourism Statistics. Cape Town Direct.
  26. ^ South Africa Newspapers. ABYZ News Links.
  27. ^ South Africa Newspapers. Daily Earth.
  28. ^ Radio companies. BizCommunity.Com.
  29. ^ (2006) Time Out: Cape Town. Time Out Publishing, 127–130: Sports. ISBN 1-904978-12-6. 
  30. ^ Education Management and Development Centres (EMDCs). Western Cape Education Department. Retrieved on 2008-04-10.
  31. ^ Competitiveness factors. City of Cape Town.
  32. ^ Cape Town Society. CapeConnected.
  33. ^ Education Cosas critical of education funding. Dispatch Online.
  34. ^ Cape Town International Airport. SouthAfrica.info.
  35. ^ Jordan, Bobby. "R150-million upgrade kicks off one of the biggest developments in Cape Town's history", Sunday Times, 17 May 1998. 
  36. ^ Cape Town International Airport. Cape Town Routes Unlimited.
  37. ^ Introducing SAPO. South African Port Operations.
  38. ^ Transport. CapeTown.org.
  39. ^ South Africa's minibus wars: uncontrollable law-defying minibuses oust buses and trains from transit. LookSmart.
  40. ^ Transportation in Developing Countries: Greenhouse Gas Scenarios for South Africa. Pew Center.
  41. ^ Taxing Alternatives: Poverty Alleviation and the South African Taxi/Minibus Industry (pdf). Enterprise Africa! Research Publications.
  42. ^ Saint Petersburg in figures - International and Interregional Ties. Saint Petersburg City Government. Retrieved on 2008-03-23.

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See also

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External links

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Cape Town is the legislative seat of South Africa (the Presidential seat is in Pretoria and the Supreme Court is at Bloemfontein).
Port of Cape Town (1242 words)
Cape Town competes with Alexandria for recognition as the most famous port in Africa and is certainly one of the most beautiful in the world with its magnificent backdrop of Table Mountain framed by the mountainous Peninsular.
Cape Town was established by the Dutch on 6 April 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck was sent to Table Bay to establish a victualing station for ships of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as they sailed to and from the Dutch East Indies.
Cape Town, as the 'Tavern of the Seas' caters for general cargo on a common user basis, and is handling an increasing number of containers and in addition has become an important repair facility, especially for the west coast oil and diamond mining industries.
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