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Very Interesting: Could Cape Town Challenge Joburg As South Africa's Economic Hub?

This question is not the real issue: If you are in Cape Town or intent to migrate to Cape Town or just want to visit Cape Town you'll know Cape Town is great and getting better.
The article refers to geographical issues but what it does not give credit to is the local Cape Town and Western Cape Government. Without these Cape Town's success would not be the same.
And keep tabs on Tim Harris Do you think he just appeared? He got there because of people who want to run Cape Town well.
Tim Harris said to Moneyweb: 
1) Cape economy is on a different trajectory
2) Migration to Cape Town: People seeing economic opportunity
3) GDP growth Cape Town have been exceeding the national average by 0.5%,
4) Unemployment is 10% lower than national average
5) Business confidence in the Western Cape is also currently higher than it is nationally
6) Opportunity: Cape Town's strategic location for economic benefit are tourism and the oil and gas sector
With us being a Cape Town self catering agency ( ) we have a good idea on the tourism accommodation market. And this is a good time to invest in Cape Town tourism. Making great accommodation available as self catering cannot be easier. But you have to buy right. Location, and configuration are critical. 
You should read the full story here:
The Tim Harris interview continues: 
"It already appears that the Western Cape economy is on a different trajectory to the rest of the country. The region is attracting a great deal of internal migration, which is a clear indication of people seeing economic opportunity.
“In the Western Cape, we are proud of the areas in which we currently out-perform in a national context,” say's the CEO of Wesgro Tim Harris. “In GDP growth we have been exceeding the national average by 0.5%, and unemployment is 10% lower here than the national average. This is a province of opportunity.”
He adds that business confidence in the Western Cape is also currently higher than it is nationally. The economic momentum in the region is demonstrated by how the number of new building approvals that are being granted. This tracked the national average until last year, from which point there has been a distinct up-tick.
“This shows the economic momentum that we have down here,” says Harris. “People are moving to our province to seek economic opportunity.”
Two areas that highlight the Cape’s ability to make use of its strategic location for economic benefit are tourism and the oil and gas sector.
#capetown #capetownfuture #capetowneconomics #capetowntourism #capetownfuture #capetownselfcatering #capeholidays #timharris
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If this is true: Cape Town is leading the race to be named the world's greatest city? Then I ask...

Why do our potential guest at just his budget for self catering accommodation as flows:
"My budget or what i want to spend per day is R 1500 -2000 being from Europe this are prime rates in south of France...and then it got to be in order".
The Telegraph says ( ):
"There are 14 categories in all, each voted for by readers, but among the most prestigious is the award for the world's best city. New York picked up the title in 2011, but since then one destination has reigned supreme: Cape Town".
 The top 10 so farCape TownVeniceVancouverNew YorkSydneyTokyoSan FranciscoRioSevilleBarcelonaAdd to this that National Geographic decided to list Cape Town as the second best Beach City in the World.
Another question?
How can Safarinow say Margate is more popular than Cape Town?
Someone is not very well informed.
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Wanting to do a wine tour at next to nothing?

You can pay for a dedicated tour, hit the train and walk or jump on the red bus. 
This is what this blogger suggested and here she continues. Obviously on a budget and a little upset about it. 
But still a great idea to drink wine - or is it taste wine - and not having to drive; 
"Finally, we succumbed to the only viable option: the big, red, double-decker, open-top, Hop-On-Hop-Off tourist-toting bus. Yeah, I’m not a fan. They might be a great option for many travelers, but I personally have found them to be overpriced and rarely going where public transportation doesn’t. The City Sightseeing Cape Town bus might be the one exception. The one-day, online ticket cost $13.50 USD, which is astronomically more than the public bus, but it includes unlimited travel for the day and – most importantly – a specifically designated wine route.
#capetown #hoponhopoff #redbus #capetownwinetour #capeholidays #holidays
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South African Visa Changes To Be Implemented After Billions Lost. 

Eventually this dude came to his senses. 
He is called a Minister. 
It was though. 
The man has an ego.
And he works for No1
After South Africa lost a lot of money from potential tourists:
"Figures from the Airline Association of South Africa reveal a whopping loss of R7.5 billion being projected for 2015 with the root cause being the draconian visa regulations that have resulted in colossal job losses. Statistics South Africa has recently predicted a loss of 9 300 jobs for 2015 with R4.1 billion already lost to the economy". read more here
Gigaba and his boss made this mistake and now they are correcting the issue. 
Latests News
"Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said during a discussion on visa regulations that his department has “taken note of recent statements concerning actions taken regarding concessions that Cabinet had made to ease the implementation of the amended immigration legislation and regulations”
Gigaba said these concessions would be made within a three-month period, from November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016. The concessions would include the capturing of biometrics in a pilot phase at ports of entry into South Africa." read more here
#southafrica #tourism #southafricavisas, #gigaba #capeholidays
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Cape Town Jazz Festival April 2016

One of the most popular festivals in Cape Town where the jazzers get together and have a lot of fun. They come from all over. And most look for accommodation to late 
Today espAfrika, organiser of the annual (CTIJF), shared more of the glittering names that will join the all-star line-up at next year’s festival happening on 1 and 2 April 2016. Africa’s Grandest Gathering, now celebrating its 17th year, just got grander. American singer and songwriter Cassandra Wilson will grace the Rosies stage with her tribute to Billie Holiday – for jazz lovers this rich and sublime experience is not to be missed. Many critics acknowledge Wilson as the pre-eminent jazz singer of our time and her highly anticipated performance at CTIJF 2016 is set to be a feature for many Festinos.
Read more here  
#capetown #capetownevents #capetownwjazz #jazz #capeholidays
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So you are old. Who cares? You? 
Get those dancing shoes on.
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What will you do if you only have 4 nights in Cape Town?
 Ling Tan Travelled with 2 children, aged 9, 11 on on their maiden trip to South Africa. 

Although 4 nights is short I must urge you to do the Hop On Hop Off Bus
Read Ling's 4 day Cape Town itinerary here
#travelwithkids #kidthingstodoincapetown #capetownitinerary #capetowntravel #capetownredbus #noma
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Top Ten to-dos in Kalk Bay by Candice May

See it in all here
#1: Have coffee and a croissant at C’est La Vie
#2: Enjoy classic fish and chips at Kalky’s
#3: Indulge in fine wine and seafood at Live Bait, Harbour House and Polana
#4: Go shopping at ANPA Jewellery
#5: Get artsy at The Potter’s Workshop
#6: Unleash your inner book lover at Kalk Bay Books
#7: Sip cocktails at Brass Bell and La Parada (and Harbour House)
#8: Tuck into a breakfast, lunch or dinner special at Olympia Café & Deli
#9: Treat yourself to the best ice-cream at Ice Café
#10: Watch a play at Kalk Bay Theatre
Read the full story here*
#kakbay #capetown #capetownthingstodo #capeholidays #capetownrestaurants *
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