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  • Military history of South Africa

    The history of South Africa chronicles a vast time period and complex events from the dawn of history until the present time. It covers civil wars and wars of aggression and of self-defense both within South Africa and against it ...

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  • Koopmans-de Wet House

    # Koopmans-de Wet House is a former residence and current museum in Strand Street, Cape Town, South Africa. The house became part of the South African Museum in 1913 and was opened to the public on 10 March 1914 ...

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  • Mutual Building

    The Mutual Building , in Cape Town, South Africa, was built as the headquarters of the South African Mutual Life Assurance Society, now the "Old Mutual" insurance and financial services company. It was opened in 1940, but before the end of the 1950s—less than 20 years later—business operations were ...

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  • Cape Town Stadium

    The Cape Town Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa is a newly built stadium that was used for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. During the planning stage, it was known as the Green Point Stadium, which was the name of the previous stadium on the site, and this name was also used frequently during World Cup ...

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  • Parliament of South Africa

    The Parliament of South Africa is South Africa's legislature and under the country's current Constitution is composed of the National Assembly and the National Council of Provinces. It has undergone many transformations as a result of the country's tumultuous history ...

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  • Table Mountain National Park

    Table Mountain National Park, previously known as the Cape Peninsula National Park, is a national park in Cape Town, South Africa, proclaimed on 29 May 1998, for the purpose of protecting the natural environment of the Table Mountain Chain, and in particular the rare fynbos vegetation ...

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  • Castle of Good Hope

    The Castle of Good Hope (; Afrikaans: Kasteel die Goeie Hoop) is a star fort built in the 17th century in Cape Town, South Africa. Originally located on the coastline of Table Bay, following land reclamation the fort is now located inland ...

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  • Observatory, Cape Town

    Observatory is a suburb in Cape Town, South Africa,http://www.capetown.travel/attractions/entry/Observatory/ bordered by Mowbray to the south, and Salt River to the north. The area is best known as student neighbourhood, most of whom attend the University of Cape Town located close by, and for being ...

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  • Western Cape Education Department

    The Western Cape Education Department (abbreviated WCED) is the department of the Government of the Western Cape responsible for primary and secondary education within the Western Cape province of South Africa. The political leader of the department is the Provincial Minister of Education; this is ...

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  • South African National Gallery

    The South African National Gallery is the national art gallery of South Africa located in Cape Town. Its collection consists largely of Dutch, French and British works from the 17th to the 19th century. This includes lithographs, etchings and some early 20th century British paintings ...

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  • St. George's Cathedral, Cape Town

    St George's Cathedral (in full, The Cathedral Church of St George the Martyr) is the Anglican cathedral in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Cape Town. The cathedral was designed by Sir Herbert Baker and the foundation stone was laid in 1901 ...

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  • Groote Schuur Hospital

    Groote Schuur Hospital is a large, government-funded, teaching hospital situated on the slopes of Devil's Peak in the city of Cape Town, South Africa. It was founded in 1938 and is famous for being the institution where the first human heart transplant took place, conducted by University of Cape ...

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  • HMS Sceptre (1781)

    HMS Sceptre was a 64-gun third-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy, launched on 8 June 1781 at Rotherhithe. ...

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  • Cape Town City Hall

    Cape Town City Hall is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre which was built in 1905. It is located on the Grand Parade to the west of the Castle and is built from honey-coloured oolitic limestone imported from Bath in England. ...

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  • Western Cape High Court

    The Western Cape High Court, Cape Town (formerly the Cape Provincial Division and commonly known as the Cape High Court) is one of the High Courts of South Africa. Located in central Cape Town, it has general jurisdiction over the Western Cape province ...

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  • Rhodes Memorial

    Rhodes Memorial on Devil's Peak in Cape Town, South Africa, is a memorial to English-born South African politician Cecil John Rhodes (1853-1902) designed by Sir Herbert Baker. ...

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  • Noon Gun

    The Noon Gun has been an historic time signal in Cape Town, South Africa since 1806. The gun is situated on Signal Hill, close to the centre of the city. ...

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  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

    The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in the historic heart of Cape Town's working harbour is South Africa's most-visited destination, having the highest rate of foreign tourists of any attraction in the country.Sovereign Publications article on the Waterfront. http://www.sovereign-publications ...

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  • Somerset Hospital (Cape Town)

    The Somerset Hospital in the Green Point area of Cape Town, South Africa opened in 1864 and has been declared a provincial heritage site. The hospital replaced one of the same name in Chiapinni Street, which had been founded by Dr Samuel Bailey in 1818 as the first civilian hospital in Cape Town ...

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  • Green Point Stadium

    The Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa was an 18,000 seat multi-purpose stadium. The stadium was used mainly for football matches, and was the home ground of Santos Football Club and Ajax Cape Town at different points ...

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  • Artscape Theatre Centre

    Artscape Theatre Centre (formerly Nico Malan Theatre Center) is the main performing arts centre in Cape Town, South Africa. It was opened in 1971 and is located on reclaimed land in the Foreshore area. The inaugural performance was scheduled to be Verdi's Aida but illnes struck the title-role singer ...

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  • Western Cape Department of Health

    The Western Cape Department of Health is a department of the Government of the Western Cape, responsible for providing public healthcare to the population of the Western Cape province of South Africa. The political head of the department is the Provincial Minister of Health; this is Theuns Botha of ...

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  • Molteno Dam

    Molteno Dam is a small but historic dam on the lower slopes of Table Mountain in Western Cape, South Africa. Still in service, it was established in 1877 and is now located in the suburb of Oranjezicht, Cape Town ...

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  • Gallery Mau Mau

    Gallery Mau Mau (1996–1998) was a counter-culture "art space" situated in Cape Town, South Africa. Although short-lived, the experimental space provided low-cost access to the arts for artists of all races, broke boundaries and defined the period in which a visual arts culture saw enormous growth in ...

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  • Fort de Goede Hoop

    The Fort de Goede Hoop ('Fort of Good Hope') was the first military building to be erected in what is now Cape Town. It was built in 1652, and was in use until 1674 when it was superseded by the Castle of Good Hope ...

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  • Cape Town Civic Centre

    The Cape Town Civic Centre is a building in central Cape Town, South Africa that serves as the headquarters of the City of Cape Town, the municipality that governs Cape Town and its suburbs. It was completed in 1978, and is made up of two blocks ...

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  • Adderley Street

    Adderley Street is a famous street in Cape Town, South Africa. It is considered the main street of the central business district (downtown) of Cape Town. The Christmas lights, night markets, main train station and numerous shops and restaurants and office towers are on this thoroughfare. ...

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  • Cape Town International Convention Centre

    The Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) is a convention centre in Cape Town, South Africa. The centre opened in June 2003. It hosted the Final Draw of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa It is currently undergoing an expansion, with more exhibition space nearing completion on the ...

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  • Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works

    The Western Cape Department of Transport and Public Works is a department of the Government of the Western Cape. It is responsible for the development of the transport system in the Western Cape province of South Africa, and for constructing and maintaining buildings and other structures for the ...

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  • Cape Talk

    567 CapeTalk is a commercial AM radio station based in Cape Town, South Africa, broadcasting on AM/MW 567 to Cape Town. The station is also webcast via its website. It claims to be Cape Town's number one news and talk station, offering news, sport, business and actuality programming, with plenty of ...

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  • Palm Tree Mosque

    Palm Tree Mosque, or the Church of Jan van Bougies is a former residence and current mosque in Long Street, Cape Town, South Africa. It is the oldest substantially unaltered building in Long Street. The building stands on land once owned by Hermanus Smuts, south-west of a block of land granted to ...

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  • Grand Parade (Cape Town)

    The Grand Parade is the main public square in Cape Town, South Africa. The square is surrounded by the Cape Town City Hall, the Castle of Good Hope, and the Cape Town railway station. The square is generally used as a market place and parking area but has also been the venue of major political ...

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  • Redoubt Duijnhoop

    The Redoubt Duijnhoop was a square demi-bastioned clay and timber Redoubt built fort constructed at the mouth of the Salt River, leading into Table Bay, South Africa in January–February 1654. It formed part of the defences of the Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie 'VOC' replenishment station, which ...

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  • Two Oceans Aquarium

    The Two Oceans Aquarium is an aquarium located at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. The aquarium opened on the 13 November 1995 and comprises seven exhibition galleries with large viewing windows: ...

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  • Hospital Bend

    Hospital Bend is a major freeway junction, located to the east of the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa. It is the junction between the N2 national route and the M3 metropolitan expressway. Its unusual design led to notoriety as a traffic bottleneck and a frequent accident ...

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  • Disa Park

    Disa Park is one of the most notorious pieces of architecture in the Vredehoek area of Cape Town, South Africa. Built by the construction company Murray and Roberts in the 1960s, these three 17 story, cylindrical towers, called Blinkwater, Platteklip and Silverstroom, are nestled on the slopes of ...

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  • Long Street (Cape Town)

    Long Street is a major street located in the City Bowl section of Cape Town, South Africa. It is famous as a bohemian hang out and the street is lined with many book stores, various ethnic restaurants and bars. Restaurants include African restaurants such as Zula, and Indian restaurants such as ...

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  • Strand Street (Cape Town)

    Strand Street is one of the main streets in the central business district of Cape Town, South Africa. It runs northwest-southeast through the centre from Green Point to Woodstock, passing the Golden Acre shopping centre, the Cape Town railway station, the central bus terminal, and the Castle of Good ...

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  • Huguenot Memorial Building

    The Huguenot Memorial Building, located at 48 Queen Victoria Street, Cape Town, is a provincial heritage site in Cape Town in the Western Cape province of South Africa. In 1980 it was described in the Government Gazette as The grounds for the memorial were not easily obtained ...

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  • Greenmarket Square

    Greenmarket Square is a historical square in the centre of old Cape Town, South Africa. The square was built in 1696, when a burgher watch house was erected here. In 1761, the watch house was demolished and the Old Town House built in the site. This building functioned as the city hall for a while ...

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  • Leeuwenhof

    Leeuwenhof is an estate in the Gardens area of Cape Town, South Africa. It is the official residence of the Premier of the Western Cape. Leeuwenhof was originally a farmhouse dating to the time of the Dutch East India Company's rule of Cape Town ...

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  • Nurul Islam Mosque

    The Nurul Islam Mosque is a mosque in the Bo-Kaap area of Cape Town, South Africa. When it was founded in 1844, the structure could hold 150 worshipers. Renovated in 2001, it can now hold 700 worshipers. official website ...

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  • Good Hope Centre

    The Good Hope Centre in Cape Town, South Africa (1976) by Pier Luigi Nervi, is an exhibition hall and conference centre, with the exhibition hall comprising an arch with tie-beam on each of the four vertical facades and two diagonal arches supporting two intersecting barrel-like roofs which in turn ...

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  • Bush Radio (South Africa)

    Bush Radio is a popular and pioneering community radio station in South Africa. It broadcasts from Cape Town on 89.5 MHz FM, with a music and talk format aimed at the 18 to 39 age group. ...

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  • Glen Beach

    Glen Beach lies immediately to the north of Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town, South Africa. The two beaches are only divided by a rock outcrop that extends from the land to the shore-line. As summer months progress, sand deposits tend to build up at the shore-line, widening both Glen and Camps Bay ...

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  • Labia Theatre

    The Labia Theatre is an independent movie house located in Gardens, Cape Town, South Africa. The theatre has two locations, the original 68 Orange Street location which features four screens and two modern screens in the Lifestyle Centre at 50 Kloof Street ...

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