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Cape Confidential

Cape Town State of the Dams: Gamka Dam in Beaufort-West Reaches 45%

This dam has been empty for two years. Levels look set to increase even further, given good rainfall in the mountain catchment areas. Get the latest update on Cape Town's dam levels.

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Nominate A Friend's New Business For R60k's Worth Of Activation

Over the past six years, CapeTownMagazine.com has activated over 300 new businesses. Now you can also support entrepreneurs by nominating a friend’s new business for our #CapeTownMagNew project in association with Yoco

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Free, New and Secret on Bree Street

17 Things to (re)discover on one of Cape Town most-visited streets

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8 Creepy Cape Town Ghost Stories That’ll Send Chills Down Your Spine

Read these at your peril and be prepared to see some of the Mother City’s historical sites in an eerie new light

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Cape Town By Night: Cool Things To Do After Dark

A roundup of awesome and quirky after-dark activities in Cape Town

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A Warm Welcome to the Thrill-seekers Playground

Adventure day tours uncovered in Cape Town and Surrounds

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Now Open: The New Public Skate Park at V&A's Battery Park

World-renowned skatepark designers, epic V&A views from Battery Park and the first images of Cape Town’s newest skate destination

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SA's 90 Best Wines: 15% off Platter's 2019 Guide

Plus: Win an exclusive tasting experience with the Platter's publisher and us as you discover SA's 2019 five star wines for all varietals

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Ideas For Things To Do For Valentine's Day in Cape Town

From a tinder party in Long Street to a spoken word gathering in a bookstore, we’ve rounded up the unique things to do this Valentine’s Day

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Charities in Cape Town

The selfless organisations giving back to our communities

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Discovering Cape Town’s Coffee Shops and Artisan Roasteries

They do it by hand; meet the roasters making our local 'black gold'!

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Spirited away

Jorgensen’s distillery, home of handcrafted spirits and green fairies

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First Look: The Bronze Mandela Statue in the City Hall Balcony

Reconciliation, unity and healing were the topics of the day as the new Mandela statue was unveiled at the City Hall on 24 July 2018.

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Cape Town’s Southern Suburbs

A great place to raise your children, and an even better place for them to go partying in.

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Cool Cape Town Apps

A round-up of the most popular and helpful applications to help you make the most of the Mother City

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From Painting to Photography And Everything In-Between, Here Are Some Great Art Studios

Channel your inner creative with our pick of the best art classes and studios in the Mother City

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6 Ways The Water Crisis Has Inspired Innovation in Cape Town

You’ll find these water-saving ideas from ordinary Capetonians – at universities and schools, in their homes and neighbourhoods – interesting

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Which Heater is Best for Keeping Your Family Warm on A Budget this Winter?

We sized up various heating devices to determine which will keep you the most cosy for the least cash

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The Piano Bar in Cape Town

This soulful De Waterkant haunt is home to the ultimate trio: live music, creative cocktails and tapas

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Ho Ho How to Celebrate Christmas in July

Great ways to ring in ‘the most wonderful time of the year’ during Cape Town’s winter 

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Top Tips to Visiting Table Mountain During Cape Town’s Peak Season

A ‘How To’ guide for anyone planning to visit the Mother City’s New7Wonder of Nature in high season

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Your Guide to Becoming a Braai Master

Everything you need to know about braaing like a seasoned South African

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Where to Recycle in Cape Town?

Your guide to recycling companies and depots in the Mother City, from curb side collection services to civic drop-off sites

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100 Best Videos of Cape Town & Western Cape

Celebrating amateur, aspiring, and professional videographers and their videos – shot from a phone, drone, DSLR or 360 camera.

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Wine

A license for Cape Town to keep drinking wine

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Cost-effective Ways to Keep Warm in Winter

Making cents of staying cosy during Cape Town’s cold season

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Reasons to Do Internships in Cape Town

Oliver Hagan from VACorps explains why the Mother City is the best international internship destination on the planet

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The Green Line
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Best Ways to go Green

Tips by Michelle Garforth Venter and Riaan Venter on how to reduce your carbon footprint

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Table Mountain Myths and Legends

We explore the fables and folktales that surround the Mother City’s flat-topped landmark 

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Wake up with Rooster Mornings: A Social Alarm App

The application making people excited to wake up and hear their morning alarm clock

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How To Survive Cape Town Traffic

Your survival guide to dealing with the Mother City’s dreadful rush hour

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Just Nuisance: Much More Than Just A Dog

The legendary tale of Cape Town’s most famous great dane

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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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19 Ways to Tell You’re a Cape Town Hipster

Grab your oversized non-prescription glasses and find out whether you’re a Mother City trendster 

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The Noon Gun in Cape Town: The Big Bang Story (plus another secret cannon firing)

The tale behind the 12pm boom from Signal Hill and how you can go and experience it

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African live music in Cape Town

African bites with African beats

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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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Cape Town streets, the gallery everyone is invited to

Street art; a powerful tool for urban communication

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Livin’ off the grid

In light of Eskom's ever-increasing electricity tariffs, we spoke to a Noordhoek local who’s giving the parastatal the middle finger by living a more energy efficient lifestyle

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VACorps International Marketing Internships in Cape Town

Find out why South Africa’s famous seaside metropolis makes for the ultimate internship destination for marketing majors and graduates

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VACorps: Internships in South Africa

Meet one of the people behind one of the coolest intern-travel programmes in Cape Town

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Your Guide to Tipping in South Africa

How much does ‘thank you’ cost in the rainbow nation?

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How to Pay Traffic Fines in Cape Town

Your guide to dealing with that dreaded traffic ticket

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Jorgensen’s ginny gin gin

This distillery has added a fifth spirit to their range, an artisan gin with an African twist

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'How else am I gonna meet someone?'...Kingdom of Hearts is Working on it

Kate Shuttleworth on being catapulted to success in just four months

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TEDxCapeTown - A powerful event

Ideas worth spreading, proudly South African

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"I braai for a living" says Jan Braai

The man behind National Braai Day, the 'celebration of the nation', calls all South Africans to action on September 24th

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A Unique Insight into Life in Cape Town

Meet Hazel – matriarch, community figure, pillar of strength and host of the Cape Storytelling Route

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La Cotte Inn

Your wine and cheese needs taken care of

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End off the working week with a braai under the umbrellas in Green Point – food's ready ...

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Every Friday night the Jack Black stage is lit up with local talent

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Cape Town State of the Dams: Gamka Dam in Beaufort-West Reaches 45%

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