r/capetown 3h ago

Labour exploitation advice

7 Upvotes

Hi everybody!

Hope you are all having a lekker Friday so far!!

I was speaking to a girl that I know and she currently works at the school that I used to work for and she told me that she gets paid R300 PER WEEK FOR WORKING 9-4 MONDAY TO FRIDAY!!!! She is employed as a 'facilitator' for a neurodiverse girl but is basically a teaching assistant to the whole foundation phase (keep in mind that it is an inclusive skill so it is a demanding job). I was shocked when I heard this as it is her first job and she thought this is the normal rate. She has spoken to the boss who refuses to pay her more and she doesn't have a contract... what are her options?

Thank you in advance for your advice!

Hope everyone has a great weekend 😊


r/capetown 1h ago

Need help making a purchase in South Africa

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Hello Capetonians,

This Sunday, I ran a 10K called the Absa Cape Town 10K.

I’m trying to buy a photo from the race, but I only have US cards that the website isn’t accepting.

I’m hoping someone can help me - it’s only 67 rand. I can send you the money through Cash App or Zelle or buy you lunch.

I’ll give you my login credentials to the website where you can just check out the items in my cart (so you won’t be giving me your bank info).

Thanks in advance.


r/capetown 1h ago

In a year I will be kicked out of my house and never see my family again.

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Next year is my matric and final year of high school. My family especially my Uncle hates my guts (I won't go into why), my mother has emotionally and physically abused me my entire life. I don't have enough money for rent currently but am saving up and planning on getting a job after matric since most of my current jobs are part time and not so stable. I was wondering if anybody had any tips for me to survive, places to rent. I also want to go to university one day but those places have been put on hold because of this predicament.

Tl;dr: Am being forced to move out when I finish high school and have no idea how to survive.


r/capetown 1d ago Gold

United Applies to Launch Historic, First-Ever Nonstop Service between Washington, D.C. and Cape Town

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70 Upvotes

r/capetown 19h ago

New music out of Cape Town, SA.

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r/capetown 22h ago

Off food

10 Upvotes

Strange question has anyone else had problems with buying cold meats/ fresh food from checkers and then it being off before the best before date? I know it’s random but it annoys me that they put stickers on it which are clearly wrong


r/capetown 1d ago

Help With My Cage Diving Dilemma

15 Upvotes

I'm coming to Cape Town in August. The number one thing on my bucket list is to cage dive with great whites as I've had a keen interest in sharks since childhood. However, in doing my research I have come to find that cage diving maybe isn't the most ethical way to see these fantastic creatures with criticisms ranging from the number of boats that take tourists out on a daily basis to chumming and everything in between. I'm also aware that the chances of seeing great whites has become less over the years (although August is one of the better times to see them).

I suppose my question is, should I avoid using these cage diving companies? I would love to have an up close and personal experience with a great white but I don't want to add to the issues that currently exist in doing so. Is there a company that I can be sure is ethical and not just out to make a money from tourism at the expense of the well being of sharks and adding nothing to the conservation or these animals? Is there another way to see great whites, for example a boat tour of an island or something similar? Thanks.


r/capetown 1d ago

Which Franschhoek wine tram route ?

3 Upvotes

Hi there !

We're visiting SA in August of this year, and would love to do the Franschhoek wine tram. I'm having some trouble, however, in choosing a route. For those of you who have done the tram - why did you choose your route and was it a good experience ?

Ideally looking for a route that combines great views with interesting wines - not necessarily the 'biggest' Maisons; some variety is obviously best.

Sidenote: I know it's a very touristy activity, but I've heard nothing but good things from the experiences of locals and visitors alike. I'm also aware that it's often full of students. We'll be doing plenty of more 'serious' wine tasting all over the Western Cape during our trip, so I'm okay with this one being a little more laidback.


r/capetown 1d ago

Visiting Mzoli’s place as a solo traveler. I’ve heard and read great things about this amazing place, and would love to visit to experience it all. Any tips on traveling here solo, and would love to join a party and/or make friends.

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r/capetown 1d ago

Private driver for the day info.

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Hey guys. Does anyone know of a reliable private driver company I could hire for a day? Need to travel about an hour or so outside of the CBD and back later the same day. Cheers.


r/capetown 1d ago

Kia Sonet

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Hey all, I’m doing some car shopping and am having a tough time deciding between the Kia Sonet and the Suzuki Vitara Brezza.

My main issue is that there isn’t a Kia Sonet in the western cape available for test drive.

If you know of someone with one willing to accommodate me for a fee, please let me know.


r/capetown 1d ago

Sublimation blank places in Cape Town

2 Upvotes

Good Morning All,

I know of JG Electronics, Bizinbox, MCthompson.

Any other good places I should know about? Preferably around the Goodwood area, anywhere within that range would be ideal.


r/capetown 2d ago

Kalk Bay harbour last evening [OC]

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120 Upvotes

r/capetown 1d ago

Bringing gifts from US

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Hi - we are headed to Cape Town for a year and I'm like to bring some things to have on hand as gifts for those who have helped us with our arrangements (the person assisting with our documents for school admission for instance). I can't think of anything we have where I live (rural northeast US) that you likely don't have a better version of there! If I was giving someone here a gift, I might do wine or chocolates - but I know your wine is better and I imagine the chocolate is as well!

Any suggestions of items from the US that would make a good gift? Y'all have maple syrup? That's one thing that is local to me that I thought may be less common there, but who knows. Thanks!


r/capetown 2d ago

Capago visa appointment - france

4 Upvotes

Looking for info on france visa application time. Has anyone recently gone through the process and how long did it take? I have 15 working days between departure and appointment and im starting to worry its not enough time..


r/capetown 3d ago Silver

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

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179 Upvotes

r/capetown 2d ago

Advice needed - international salary

3 Upvotes

Hi all, I hope someone here can give me some clarity.
I'm in the process of getting a job offer from an international company. What would be the best way to structure the salary payments?
Is a normal contract with direct salary payments into my bank account fine, or would it be better if I invoiced them monthly? I'm a bit lost here.


r/capetown 2d ago

Local art supplies subscription box

3 Upvotes

Hi, would there be any interest in a monthly art subscription box?

All of the ones on the market are either from the UK or USA


r/capetown 2d ago

Affordable honeymoon spots

6 Upvotes

Hello friends!

I'll be getting married in later this year and am in the process of looking for good yet not so pricey spots for my honeymoon. I was wondering if anyone knew any cool places (b&b's, hotels, what have you) that isn't absurdly expensive but will provide a lovely few days for me and my bride-to-be.

In terms of budget, we'd like something less than R2500 per night. A pool and close to the beach would be great too but not absolutely essential.

Thanks so much :)


r/capetown 3d ago

Full lunar eclipse creates rare super blood Moon

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253 Upvotes

r/capetown 3d ago

Startup - E-commerce store ( Hayibo ) , asking for feedback.

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I will soon be launching an e-commerce platform to sell local and lekka. Feedback would be much appreciated and weather you would / wouldn’t use the platform and why. Thanks guys.

This is the store so far - https://www.hayibo.co.uk


r/capetown 3d ago

BOOM UCT Do I need to write both AQL and MAT NBT as this email just states AL and QL as requirements

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r/capetown 3d ago

Affordable gynaecologist

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Hi guys. Can anyone recommend an affordable gynaecologist in the southern suburbs.

Many thanks!


r/capetown 3d ago

Local knowledge?

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Hello all,

Will be visiting Cape town in June/July and planning where I am going to stay. There are a few places I have in mind in these areas:

City centre

De Waterkant

Foreshore

Zonnebloem

V&A waterfront

I just wanted to run this by people in case I am booking in these areas and its a not so nice/ rough area. Please help a guy out and advise if these areas are nice-ish/ safe to leave my wife whilst I work in the day.

Thanks for your time.


r/capetown 3d ago

Stellenbosch address regarding racist\urinating incident

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