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Cape Town: Legislative capital of South Africa
Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa after Johannesburg and also the legislative capital of South Africa. Colloquially named the Mother City, it is the largest city of the Western Cape province and forms part of the City of Cape Town metropolitan municipality. The Parliament of South Africa sits in Cape Town. The other two capitals are located in Pretoria and Bloemfontein. The city is known for its harbour, for its natural setting in the Cape Floristic Region, and for landmarks such as Table Mountain and Cape Point. Cape Town is home to 64% of the Western Cape's population. The city was named the World Design Capital for 2014 by the International Council of Societies of Industrial Design.

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Federer out for rest of 2020 season after second knee surgery [Video]

Federer out for rest of 2020 season after second knee surgery

Federer announces that he is out for the rest of the 2020 season

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Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes [Video]

Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete, says Forbes

Roger Federer is the world's highest-paid athlete for 2020 with Lionel Messi knocked off the top spot amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Cricket players will need more mental health support, says coach Upton [Video]

Cricket players will need more mental health support, says coach Upton

Paddy Upton believes the coronavirus lockdown has been traumatic for many cricketers and teams will have to change their approach to mental health when the game resumes.

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Crowds loot trucks in Cape Town a month into COVID-19 lockdown

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How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa

A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around Cape Town, as rival gang leaders stop their endless turf wars and bring food to poor struggling households.
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Africans improvise sanitizers, masks to plug shortages

When panic over the coronavirus spurred a run on hand sanitizer in Cape Town, gin maker Andre Pienaar realized there was something he could do with all the waste alcohol his small distillery produces.
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South Africa clears quarantined vessels after suspected coronavirus case

South Africa ports authority said on Thursday that tests have come back negative for those onboard a cruise liner and cargo vessel which had been held under quarantine off Cape Town's port limits due..
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