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ConCourt rules Stellenbosch University to use English first

The Constitutional Court has ruled that Stellenbosch University’s policy that makes English the institution’s main language is reasonable and must remain in place. During the ruling, the university said it had initially made the move to provide equal access to all its students and promote a multilingual culture. The language[…]

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Extension of school hours on the cards

More local schooling bodies are being encouraged to consider extending school hours to include after-school programmes to keep impressionable kids in a positive environment rather than exposing them to boredom or free time that could lead to crime or bullying. A Harvard University study found that peak times for victimisation[…]

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‘Petty admin’ preventing some WC fishermen permits

‘Petty administrative reasons’ may have prevented some Western Cape fishermen from getting permits. That’s the admission from government. The process is so difficult that many small-scale fishermen have either given up trying or are fishing illegally. READ: The solution to hidden hunger lies just offshore Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Barbara Creecy, has[…]

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Bush cockroaches infest Cape homes

Western Cape homeowners have been warned to keep a lookout for unwanted guests as summer approaches. Bush cockraoches have been spotted in homes from the city to Bredasdorp, and are regarded as “super roaches”. According to Sebastian Seelig, managing Director of Pest Free SA, bush roaches are a hybrid between[…]

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9 Western Cape wonders

When thinking of the words to describe Cape Town and the Western Cape, ‘unique’ is usually at the top of my list. Nowhere else compares to our beautiful home. From the diversity of Cape Town’s cultures, to the impressive displays that Mother Nature created, living in this city is truly[…]

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SANDF asked to intervene in Dunoon protests

The SANDF has been asked to intervene in the ongoing protest in Dunoon, sparked by disgruntled taxi associations. Taxi owners say they’re being victimised by the City of Cape Town. These protests have had dire consequences for many residents in the township. WATCH: Army deployed in Dunoon following violent protests Taxi associations are[…]

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Western Cape river flows for first time in years

Thanks to the bountiful rains the Western Cape received over the weekend, many areas welcomed much-needed rain. Some of the areas which received downpours include Montagu, where the Keisie River is flowing for the first time in years. Locals were ecstatic to see the Keisie River flowing after an estimated[…]

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