Not enough to ski

Not enough to ski
It's never (to my knowledge) snowed in Cape Town before. It did however snow on top of Table Mountain a few years back, but as far as I know, never in the city itself.

Today's photo is of one of the peaks in the Boland Mountain range. This mountain range is Cape Town's visual thermometer. When its peaks are white, it's freezing cold outside and generally a good idea to remain indoors.

Homes in and around Cape Town (and more so in informal settlements) are generally not very well equipped to deal with temperatures below about 10 degrees Celsius. Most homes don't have central heating, air conditioning or proper insulation. The energy crisis and rising cost of electricity in South Africa also makes many reluctant to switch on electricity-based forms of heating.

This has me wondering whether or not anybody has done a study to ascertain whether or not Cape Town has a mini baby-boom each year around April and May...

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