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City of Cape Town scoffs at R32m gun tech wastage claims

The city says the ShotStopper gunshot detection system allowed for a more frequent, faster and accurate response to gunshots.


Cape Town’s Ombud rolls out SMS-based information line

The city’s residents can use the SMS service for general queries and to get advice on how to lodge complaints.


A shot for youth to enter BPO sector as training opens

Cape Town opens applications for the next cohort of young people to receive training in order to join the business process outsourcing sector.


Cape Town positions itself as remote working destination

To get the tourism sector back on its feet and boost economic activity, Cape Town unveils a Digital Nomad initiative to make it an attractive destination for remote working.

Feb 22, 2021

Cape Town’s call centre sector makes employment inroads

More than 6 000 new business process outsourcing sector jobs were created in the City of Cape Town last year alone.


Cape Town’s IT-intensive push yields investment gains

Despite the COVID-19-induced lockdown, some of the city’s IT-intensive sectors, such as business process outsourcing and green tech, helped lock-in billions in investments in 2020.


Cape Town urges residents to opt for e-billing services

The city appeals to customers to make the switch to e-billing, amid the second wave spike in COVID-19 infections.


Cape Town establishes academy to boost BPO talent pool

The city officially opens its business process outsourcing academy at the College of Cape Town, as it sets out to create a talent pipeline for the fast-growing sector.

Oct 29, 2020

Durban residents demand 123 MTN cell masts be taken down

A lobby group seeks a review of an alleged secret deal between the Ethekwini municipality and MTN, which paved the way for the cell mast installation.


Cape Town plans to boost BPO sector skills

The city partners with the National Skills Fund to enable upskilling and placement of young people in employment opportunities in the BPO sector.


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.

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