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But the terms of the request are being renegotiated.
The Western Cape has a lot to offer, including an amazing smorgasbord of food heritages to experience.
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The presidency has not received a request for the deployment of troops to Gauteng and the Western Cape.
Six of the suspects arrested for the Cape Town massacre say they will sue for wrongful arrest after being detained and allegedly beaten by the police.
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For starters, the chance of avian flu affecting humans is slim. So we can all relax.
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But can the minister ask the SANDF directly to deploy its soldiers?
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The tension between Patricia de Lille and JP Smith could have wider implications for the DA.
Community members are leaving the Cape Town informal settlement in droves following gang violence.
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An advert specified that 'only white candidates' should apply
Western Cape Premier's visits to Vietnam and Thailand were unnecessary, says ANC Western Cape chief whip Pierre Uys.
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"Maybe even ghosts are voting."
"This is testament... that Muslim women are struggling to assert their rights."
The DA said they had missed the deadline for a secret ballot on Thursday.
Western Cape ANC to meet with top officials
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"People think they own the ANC, people who do not subscribe to the traditions of the ANC."
Once again, poor political leadership has been blamed.
How on earth do you start to rebuild your life when you've lost everything?
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The fire has displaced thousands and is the most destructive fire in a built up area in the Western Cape in recent memory, the WC Disaster Management Centre said on Thursday.
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The cold front making its way through the province has not yet reached its peak.
The sector has shown recovery across the country apart from the Western Cape.
The city is bracing for mudslides, flash floods and gale force winds ahead of a massive anticipated storm.
Cosatu asks President Jacob Zuma to take urgent steps.
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he party's provincial stronghold is holding a congress in Worcester on Saturday.
Did the department seriously not see this coming?