Interesting Facts About Cape Town If You Would Like To Work There

Cape Town is South Africa’s Legislative Capital, being one of the beautiful and diverse towns in South Africa it offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to explore and discover its beauty. The town’s economic activity is driven by the Hospitality Industry, Mining and Quarrying, Logistics, Wholesales and Trade, Finance and Real Estate and Public and Social Services.

Many people consider relocating to a new job in Cape Town, both internationally and nationally, if you are perusing vacancies in Cape Town, here are some interesting facts about Cape Town:

  1. The Mother City was named the World Design Capital in 2014 (New York Times), The Second Best African City to Visit 2014 (Travellers Choice Awards) and the Sea Point Swimming Pool is rated amongst the Top 10 Swimming Pools in the World
  2. Afrikaans is the most spoken language in the city followed by isiXhosa and English and the population consists of 50, 9% women
  3. The fist heart transplant was performed by Christian Barnard at the Groote Schuur Hospital in 1967
  4. The city is equally run by the ANC and the DA, effectively running the Western Cape and is considered one of the most equal cities in South Africa
  5. There is a diverse range of floral diversity and the Cape Floral Kingdom is home to 7000 plants which can be found across the world
  6. Table Mountain is a sought after wedding location as 2 couple get married there on a monthly basis
  7. The average summer temperature is 24.3 ºC and the average winter temperature is 18.5 ºC
  8. In Cape Town, you can travel by rail, bus, taxi, maxi taxis and private cars and the city is constantly developing new transport routes and systems
  9. Famous people from Cape Town include Nobel literature laureate JM Coetzee, Singer Brenda Fassie, swimmer Natalie du Toit and entrepreneur Mark Shuttleworth
  10. Cape Town was founded in 1652 when Jan van Riebeeck of the Dutch East India Company, based in The Netherlands, arrived to set up a halfway point for ships travelling to the East