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Nelson Mandela 27 for Freedom Race
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Nelson Mandela Videos: Madiba’s greatest film moments

We’ve collected the 20 best Mandela moments caught on tape

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Origin Coffee Roasters in Cape Town
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The Rise of Coffee Culture in Cape Town

We travel back in time to trace the fresh aroma of the much-loved java bean in the Mother City

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MyCiTi Bus Station Artworks 4
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Cape Towns MyCiTi Stations Are Canvasses

The Mother City has transformed its public bus stops with incredible artworks

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Female Rappers in Cape Town 1a
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Representation, Rhymes and Cape Town’s Fiercest Femcees

Palesa Maloisane speaks to three of Cape Town’s rising stars to talk about representation in hip-hop and breaking into South Africa’s music industry.

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Sweetie Pie Mint
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Sweetie Pie, you’re Mint to be…

Beyers’ most recent addition to the much-loved chocolate coated marshmallow family

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Kalk Bay Roadworks 4
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Kalk Bay’s Stop-and-Go Traffic System To Be Suspended

Is this finally the end to the coastal town’s terrible roadworks? 

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Influenza Apocalypse
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How to Survive the Flu Apocalypse in Cape Town

If you’ve succumbed to the shakes and aches, here are ten ways to survive…

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Driver’s Licence Renewal in Cape Town

A step-by-step guide to renewing or replacing your South African driving permit

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Cape Flats Smile Passion Gap Dental Modification
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... Passion Gaps?

The toothy truth behind the Cape Flats smile

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How to Apply for a South African Retirement Visa

Everything you need to know about applications for retired temporary and permanent residency in Mzansi

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How to Apply for a Work Permit in South Africa

Everything you need to know about work visa application and temporary residency

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Cape Town
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Your Guide to Cape Town Slang

Awê, get the low-down on the Mother City’s colourful colloquialisms and sayings, ek sê...

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The Ins and Outs of a Minibus Taxi Trip in Cape Town

Dudu Luthuli embarks on a rather interesting journey using one of the Mother City’s most valuable transport modes – minibus taxis.

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Djembe Drumming in Cape Town
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The African Djembe Drum & Drumming Circles in Cape Town

The story behind one of Africa’s oldest instruments, and how to get your hands on the ‘talking drum’ in the Mother City

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Erf 81 new
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A Short History of Erf 81

Erf 81 is a historic gem in Tamboerskloof. Volunteer at the foster farm, work in the Tyisa Nabanye garden or visit the Sunday market to make a difference.

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Cape Town Maker Movement
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How to survive a robot uprising (hint: join the Maker Movement)

The Maker Movement has arrived on our shores offering way more than just child’s play and tinkering in your garage 

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Museums in Cape Town

The best museums in Cape Town and the Surrounds

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Kaaps Afrikaans San Khoi People
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… Kaaps?

A brief look at the history of Kaaps and the origins of Afrikaans

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desmondtutufoundation1
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...Rainbow Nation?

"Each of us is as intimately attached to the soil of this beautiful country" – Nelson Mandela

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Toyi Toyi 2
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...Toyi-toyi?

You can take everything away from South Africa, but you can’t stop us from dancing

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30 day to world cup 5
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The Kaapse Klopse

A look into the colourful, cultural Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

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Gumboots 1
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...Gumboot Dancing?

Stomp, spin and step got you confused?

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South African English
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...South African Languages?

Howzit bru? Here’s the lekker lowdown on local lingos and the official language of South Africa  

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devilspeak2
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...Devil's Peak?

A myth of mountainous proportions

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Nelson Mandela Release
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...Nelson Mandela?

Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, living legend , great toyi-toyer, icon of a nation, all while wearing a funky shirt

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sangoma2
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...Sangomas?

South African traditional healers under the moral microscope

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Nelson Mandela Release
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...Ubuntu?

The word "Ubuntu’’ gets thrown around a lot, but what does it actually mean?

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100 Days
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...Diski Dancing?

Wondering about the World Cup Waltz? We investigate the 2010 soccer dance

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Jeroen vuvu
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...Vuvuzelas?

Ever wondered about the instrumental madness that has swept South Africa?

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zola 7
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…Kwaito?

Ever wondered what the deal is with the style of song dominating the local music scene?

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...Shosholoza?

Introducing South Africa's inspirational soccer anthem to the world

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Cape Town
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...Cape Town Mother City?

Ever wondered why Cape Town is referred to as the Mother City?

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Craft Beer glasses
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Why South Africans have beer bellies

Local and lekker – Taste the difference in South African beer

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Desmond Tutu
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…Desmond Tutu?

Celebrate South Africa’s spiritual leader, Desmond Tutu, the man who coined the term ‘Rainbow Nation’

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Table Mountain JO City of Cape Town considers renaming De ...

Mother City considers name change in honour of Phillip Kgosana

StartupbootcampStartupbootcamp launches in Cape Town

First Africa-based program launched April 2017

LindtThe Lindt Chocolate Studio at Silo 2

Chocolate making classes and a window into Charlie’s world, Lindt ...

Table Mountain JO Cape Town named one of the world's most ...

With affordable beer and fabulous festivals, the Mother City wins over the ...

FanCon Cape TownWorker’s Day Events

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National Alpaca Day - 5National Alpaca Day

These little fluffies are too adorable for words!

Craft Beer on Lawns - 3Craft Beer on the Lawns

Local craft beer enjoyed with a view of the Atlantic Ocean

Autumn(ism) - 2Autumn(ism) with Binah

Be a part of Autism Awareness Month

Slug Kloof 2Tequila Tuesday Drinks Special at Slug and Lettuce Kloof Street

Discounted shots and cocktails right before hump day

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell Theatre“Kaapse Stories” at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

kiff kombi toursCheap Tuesdays with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 20% discount on your next Kiff Kombi Tour when booking for 5 people or more

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Tight Ass Tuesday Karaoke Nights

'Bray' the night away with some super specials to lubricate your lungs

PPG - 1Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition

Sugar, spice and everything alternative

I Love Big Bay Spring MarketI Love Big Bay Market

Put a spring in your step at this fabulous evening market

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser tag activity

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

AfrikaBurn1Afrikaburn Festival

The dusty Karoo desert comes alive to host one of the most radical festivals on the festival lover’s calendar

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town Venues

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars on the Weekends

The Galileo Open Air Theatre Hillcrest QuarryThe Galileo Open Air Cinema at Hillcrest Quarry

Grab your popcorn and settle down at this unique Durbanville location for the 2016-2017 outdoor movie season

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands Live Music 2Happy Hour Special at the Live-Inn Room

Pop in to Park Inn Newslands Hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of the week or weekend

WSDC Shark 5White Shark Diving Company’s Killer Cage Diving Special

Come face-to-face with the ocean’s most fearsome fish for a truly otherworldly bucket-list experience and pay less when booking with these sharky Gansbaai-based experts

Haute Cabriere TerraceTrue Marriage of Food and Wine at Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Enjoy a specially curated Pinot Noir-inspired pairing of exquisite vino and gourmet fare at this Franschhoek eatery

HintHunt Escape Game LogoCape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist Attraction: HintHunt

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City bucket list

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and music offering

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that won’t break the bank

Decor at Cafe Mojito city centreLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved Cuban restaurant and cocktail bar

Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the HaircutterHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the Haircutter

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ambience at this Parisian-inspired Cape Town steakhouse’s #DateNight special

Manga Sushi 22-for-1 Sushi Special at Manga Restaurant

Save on sashimi, salmon roses and more every Tuesday at this contemporary Asian fusion hotspot in Mouille Point

table mountain chocolate 3Table Mountain Chocolate Bar Special

Buy five of the flat-topped bars and pay for four when you mention CapeTownMag

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when booking a single or double colour process, cut and blow-dry

Slug Kloof 2Tequila Tuesday Drinks Special at Slug and Lettuce Kloof Street

Discounted shots and cocktails right before hump day

Kaapse Stories at The Rockwell Theatre“Kaapse Stories” at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

kiff kombi toursCheap Tuesdays with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 20% discount on your next Kiff Kombi Tour when booking for 5 people or more

Dizzys Camps BayDizzys Tight Ass Tuesday Karaoke Nights

'Bray' the night away with some super specials to lubricate your lungs

PPG - 1Powerpuff Girls Art Factory Exhibition

Sugar, spice and everything alternative

I Love Big Bay Spring MarketI Love Big Bay Market

Put a spring in your step at this fabulous evening market

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser tag activity

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark mini-golf adventure

AfrikaBurn1Afrikaburn Festival

The dusty Karoo desert comes alive to host one of the most radical festivals on the festival lover’s calendar

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town Venues

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars on the Weekends

The Galileo Open Air Theatre Hillcrest QuarryThe Galileo Open Air Cinema at Hillcrest Quarry

Grab your popcorn and settle down at this unique Durbanville location for the 2016-2017 outdoor movie season

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands Live Music 2Happy Hour Special at the Live-Inn Room

Pop in to Park Inn Newslands Hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of the week or weekend

WSDC Shark 5White Shark Diving Company’s Killer Cage Diving Special

Come face-to-face with the ocean’s most fearsome fish for a truly otherworldly bucket-list experience and pay less when booking with these sharky Gansbaai-based experts

Haute Cabriere TerraceTrue Marriage of Food and Wine at Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Enjoy a specially curated Pinot Noir-inspired pairing of exquisite vino and gourmet fare at this Franschhoek eatery

HintHunt Escape Game LogoCape Town’s Most Mysterious Tourist Attraction: HintHunt

Be sure to add this exhilarating live group escape game challenge to your Mother City bucket list

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and music offering

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that won’t break the bank

Decor at Cafe Mojito city centreLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved Cuban restaurant and cocktail bar

Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the HaircutterHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the Haircutter

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ambience at this Parisian-inspired Cape Town steakhouse’s #DateNight special

Manga Sushi 22-for-1 Sushi Special at Manga Restaurant

Save on sashimi, salmon roses and more every Tuesday at this contemporary Asian fusion hotspot in Mouille Point

table mountain chocolate 3Table Mountain Chocolate Bar Special

Buy five of the flat-topped bars and pay for four when you mention CapeTownMag

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when booking a single or double colour process, cut and blow-dry

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