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Cape Town readies neighbourhood watch app

The city extends its assistance to neighbourhood watches, with a planned mobile app to help enhance community safety.


Cape Town vows to continue renewable energy fight

The city will keep standing up for residents and businesses whose livelihoods depend on a reliable energy supply, says mayor Dan Plato.


Blow for Cape Town’s bid to buy own renewable energy

Judge Leonie Windell finds the city failed to follow a formal intergovernmental dispute process before litigating and asks for an out of court settlement.


Cape Town emerges as a start-up powerhouse

The city now ranks among the top 100 emerging start-up ecosystems in the world, coming in second on the African continent.

Jun 26, 2020

Telkom loses ConCourt battle on cellphone masts

The Constitutional Court dismisses Telkom’s bid to be allowed to install telecoms stations at locations of its choice without prior approval from local authorities.

Jun 2, 2020

Solar industry wants clarity on generation capacity

The South African Photovoltaic Industry Association says the draft regulations on generation capacity continue to fall short of addressing municipalities’ needs.


MyCiTi app notches up 21 000 downloads

Four months into its lifecycle, the MyCiTi bus app proves to be a hit among commuters, with 21 000 downloads recorded.


Cape Town turns attention to IT-intensive sectors

Three of the city’s top five high-growth economic sectors are IT-intensive, presenting impressive growth potential for the city’s economic efforts.

Jan 22, 2020

ANC lekgotla lauds renewables, 4IR as new growth areas

It is agreed to build new growth sectors as the ruling party takes a friendly approach towards renewable energy independent power producers.

Dec 12, 2019

Cape Town seeks urgent permission to buy renewable energy

The city intends seeking permission from the courts for an expedited hearing on its energy case to allow it to buy energy from IPPs.


Cape Town eyes boosting customer support with chatbot

The city hosted a hackathon, in partnership with SAP SA, in the hopes to create a live chatbot for its Web site.

Nov 14, 2019

Airbnb welcomes City of Cape Town's bylaw approval

The city’s amended bylaw will make it easier for home-owners to rent out their properties on home-sharing platforms, says Airbnb.

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