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Cape Town: Legislative capital of South Africa
Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa, after Johannesburg, and also the legislative capital of South Africa. Colloquially named the Mother City, it is the largest city of the Western Cape province and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The Parliament of South Africa is situated in Cape Town. The other two capitals are located in Gauteng and in the Free State. The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is home to 64% of the Western Cape's population. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

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South Africa: Protesters clash outside high school over racism [Video]

South Africa: Protesters clash outside high school over racism

There have been clashes outside a South African high school where people are protesting against alleged racism. Tear gas was used outside the Cape Town school.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 06:51Published
Jos Buttler: England are prepared for different kind of South Africa tour [Video]

Jos Buttler: England are prepared for different kind of South Africa tour

England vice-captain Jos Buttler has emphasised the strength of the off-fieldsupport available to players as they tour under Covid-19 restrictions. Englandtravel to South Africa on Monday for a trip..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:25Published
South Africa rugby fans give their verdict on Championship withdrawal [Video]

South Africa rugby fans give their verdict on Championship withdrawal

Rugby fans in Cape Town are disappointed by the Springboks' decision to pull out of the Rugby Championship in Australia.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:58Published

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Crowds loot trucks in Cape Town a month into COVID-19 lockdown

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'I'd love to score a century at Lord's' - Sibley on his Test goals for England

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How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa

A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around Cape Town, as rival gang leaders stop their endless turf wars and bring food to poor struggling households.
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Africans improvise sanitizers, masks to plug shortages

When panic over the coronavirus spurred a run on hand sanitizer in Cape Town, gin maker Andre Pienaar realized there was something he could do with all the waste alcohol his small distillery produces.
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South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case

South Africa ports authority said on Thursday that tests have come back negative for those onboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel which had been held under quarantine off Cape Town's port limits due..
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Quinton de Kock hits hundred as England thrashed by South Africa

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England thrashed by South Africa in first ODI

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England in South Africa: Hosts frustrate tourists after Dom Sibley century

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Sibley puts England in total control against South Africa

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England fight back against South Africa in Cape Town

England fight back with the ball against South Africa to end day two on top in the second Test in Cape Town.
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South African police arrest 100 people in protest against xenophobia

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Britain's Prince Harry visits Malawi college

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Prince Harry's wife Meghan honors murdered South African student

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Harry, Meghan and baby Archie meet former archbishop Tutu on Africa tour

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Nigeria said on Wednesday it would boycott an Africa economic summit in Cape Town, intensifying a diplomatic row after a series of deadly attacks on foreigners in South African cities.
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