President Cyril Ramaphosa deployed soldiers to help police halt the violence and looting sparked by the jailing of ex-president Jacob Zuma. At least 72 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.
Activist Joanie Fredericks' ladies only taxi service launched last week has already received calls from women requesting a ride to work that will keep them safe.
The roots of this violence and anti-immigrant sentiments run deep and a mélange of factors collide, dissolve and divide, often crisscrossing social, economic and political lines.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says two of the victims were foreigners who were killed during a wave of attacks on foreign-owned stores followed by apparent reprisal attacks in Nigeria.
The project aims to teach young people about broadcast media, and reach out to child patients.
The University of Cambridge will conduct a two-year academic study into how it benefited from the Atlantic slave trade. It is the latest turn in the ongoing debate over how institutions should face their demons.
Dozens of venues, including the Association of Visual Arts Gallery and the converted grain silos of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art (MOCAA), are catering to aficionados seeking a good investment as well as the general public.
Opener Dean Elgar scored an unbeaten 24 as the home side added to their victory in Pretoria last month and will be looking to sweep the series in the third match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
The disgraced Australian ex-captain has kept a low media profile since the scandal in South Africa. However, he's been playing Twenty20 tournaments in Canada and the Caribbean, and padding up for his Sydney club side Sutherland.
Bo Kaap, declared a Muslim-only area during apartheid, is the scene of a bitter battle between residents and property developers in recent months.
Even with a burgeoning population, crime rates remain low in the city by the Bosphorus in comparison to other big metropoles around the world.
Although delays in release of government disbursements has created a challenging monetary situation for Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, it continues to provide weekly rehearsals to the Capetonians.
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