Cape Town

Do You Call Customer Service for Help or Just Tweet?

Mark Hillary | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark Hillary

About a decade ago, many companies in the UK pushed their customer service centres offshore to new call centres located far away - often in India or the Philippines. The aim was to save money because the captains of industry bought into the idea that distance was dead - work in call centres can be performed anywhere by anyone.

Winter Sun Getaways for New Year

Jerrine M Lowe | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jerrine M Lowe

As temperatures begin to plummet in Blighty, it can only mean it's time to pack your bags and head to warmer climates, where spectacular beaches, exotic food and sunshine are a plenty.

The Elephant March

Elaine Ross | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK
Elaine Ross

Friday 4th October 2013 will be an historic day. I know this because it cannot not be. In some ways it's just simple predictive history, in others it's a stirring, a surge or the tremors that result in a tsunami. Either way, it will be an historic day. For on this day that thing will happen that pushes a wedge of change, whether it be in the corridors or power or in the thoughts of the individual.

Cape Town:Two Sides Of The Same Coin

A.J. Higginson | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK
A.J. Higginson

Many South Africans still oppose gay marriage and homosexuality. Conservative churches have vocally stated their opposition, and many traditional groups denounce homosexuality as "un-African", but despite this there's a noticeable increase in people of colour attending Pride events.

WATCH: Obama Visits Mandela's Prison Cell

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

Barack Obama has paid a "humbling" visit to the Robben Island prison cell in which Nelson Mandela was jailed for 18 years. Accompanied by the first...

Matt Roper Is Being Held Upside Down By Mother Nature

Matt Roper | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Comedy
Matt Roper

I'm here to perform character comedy for the annual comedy festival at the Baxter Concert Hall in the grounds of the University of Cape Town. I'm on with some very well known South African comics, a brilliant Canadian clown and one or two of my comrades from the UK.

The South Africa Diaries - Part III

June Sun | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK Universities & Education
June Sun

The sun was shining, and Cape Town looked so beautiful from up high. I no longer doubted how much I loved this country, and how much it taught me. For giving me this gift that can never be robbed, I am grateful to the Gladstone Memorial Trust.

Wish You Were Here: Five Picture Postcard Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 23.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Holiday envy. If we're honest I'm sure we can all admit to experiencing this at least once in our lives. Here are five picture postcard holiday destinations that will make you the envy of your friends

London Food Blogger Missing In Cape Town

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK

Police in Cape Town are searching for a London food and drink blogger, Wilkes McDermid, who has gone missing during a trip to South Africa over Christ...

Shrien Dewani 'A Husk Of A Man' After Wife's Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.12.2012 | UK

A businessman wanted in South Africa over the murder of his wife whilst they were honeymooning is a "husk" of his former self, a court has heard. ...

Fan Dies At Linkin Park Show

WENN | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Linkin Park have offered their condolences after a fan died before their show in Cape Town, South Africa on Wednesday when scaffolding collapsed. A...

Shrien Dewani 'To Apply For Mental Health Treatment On NHS Ward'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK

Shrien Dewani, the businessman accused of murdering his wife on their South African honeymoon, is to apply to be treated on an open NHS ward after an ...

Body Found In Landing Gear Of 747 At Heathrow

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Police are working to identify a body that was found inside a British Airways passenger aircraft which landed at Heathrow on Thursday. British Airw...

'Middleman' Accused Of Helping British Newlywed Kill Bride Denies Receiving Payment

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

A man accused of helping British newlywed Shrien Dewani orchestrate the murder of his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town claimed he did not receive...

Man Denies Being Hired By British Newlywed Shrien Dewani To Murder Wife

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK

A man accused of being hired by British newlywed Shrien Dewani to kill his bride on their honeymoon in Cape Town has denied the charge and is going in...

Dying In Silence: Corrective Rape

A.J. Higginson | Posted 22.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
A.J. Higginson

Many lesbians in South Africa are living in fear as rape and murder become a daily threat to them.A silent epidemic known as 'corrective rape' is sweeping the country, where the victims are being brushed aside as society frowns upon them and their lifestyle. Men rape lesbians in what they see as an attempt to 'correct' their sexual orientation.

Dewani 'Needs Rest' To Recover Before Extradition

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | UK

A businessman wanted in South Africa for the honeymoon murder of his wife needs 12 months to recover from depression and post-traumatic stress disorde...

Why Kim Jong-Il's Death Got Me Thinking Of Football.

Matthew Handley | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Matthew Handley

With Kim Jong-Il's death part of the seemingly impenetrable opacity of North Korea may have just been breached. Maybe one day the world will get to see 'the real Korea'. Until then however, we have to find alternate ways of understanding this most complex of regimes; I'd argue that football isn't a bad place to start.

Coldplay Spotted in Elephant Heads

Coldplay Roadie #42 | Posted 13.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Coldplay Roadie #42

A few days after the Cape Town stadium, which was literally at sea level, we pull into the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg and are reminded by stage manager Gary Currier that we're 1,700 metres above sea level. This means thin air, which in turn means it's very easy to get out of breath. Still - at least we're moving up in the world...

Coldplay's Amazing African Debut

Coldplay Roadie #42 | Posted 11.12.2011 | UK Entertainment
Coldplay Roadie #42

The crowd are truly astonishing. This fires the band up and the cycle continues. During a brief breather to chat to the audience, Chris thanks them all for turning up and apologises for taking 12 years to make it to South Africa.

British Man Mauled By Great White In South Africa

PA | Posted 28.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- A Briton has been mauled by a shark while swimming in South Africa, authorities said. The 42-year-old man is fighting for his ...

Honeymoon Husband Shrien Dewani 'Wanted Hitman'

PA | Posted 20.11.2011 | UK

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Businessman Shrien Dewani sought a hitman to murder his new wife on their honeymoon, a court in South Africa has heard. Dewani...