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Here’s how Cape Town is celebrating Women’s Day
Drink wine in the moonlight, join a hackathon, laugh out loud + 2 more events
Last updated: 2 August 2022
This month we celebrate national women's day, and there are loads of ways to spend Tuesday, 9 August here in Cape Town. Join a hackathon or a sunset hike with wine, spend the night laughing or learn some boss skills.
GO ON A SUNSET HIKE
For the adventurous (or anyone who enjoys wine with a view), join a full-moon hike, starting at sunset, at Muratie Wine Farm. Pack a picnic basket – you can buy wine by the glass or bottle from the farm; coffee is also available until 8pm. While you’re there, enter a lucky draw to win a Falke sock hamper. The route is 3.5km total and it can take up to 45 minutes to reach the picnic spot.
Date: Tuesday, 9 August 2022; from 4pm
Cost: R100 per adult, R50 for children under 10yrs (include permit for marked route to be done after hours)
Dirtopia Trail Centre | Muratie Farm | Knorhoek Road | Stellenbosch | @dirtopia | Image: Dirtopia
JOIN A HACKATHON
Calling all female IT students and graduates: J to join a hackathon, hosted by Girl Code, to raise awareness of female talent in the industry. There’s a R60 000 cash prize. Participants will collaborate to create a website, game or mobile app that addresses a selected real-world challenge. You’ll meet people who are as passionate as you are about technology and programming, so it’s a great networking opportunity, too. Food and drinks will be provided.
Date: Saturday - Sunday, 6-7 August; 7am - 3pm
Cost: From R50, book here
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BE EMPOWERED AT THIS WORKSHOP
Get clear on what you want to achieve, personally and professionally, at this self-development workshop hosted by life coach Lana Stacey. She'll guide you through a reflexive exercise (please check, does her text actually say reflective? If it does, leave it as is) that can help you make further decisions – plus you'll get complimentary drinks.
Date: Saturday, 6 August; 10am - 1pm
Cost: From R100, book here
Neighbourgood Bree Street | 129 Bree Street | @neighbourgood_sa | Image: Neighbourgood
LAUGH AT A GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT
Join Tracey Lange, Katlego Man and two more comedians (it’s a secret) for a comedy night like no other. Bring your friends and make it a big girls’ night out. The show is 2 hours long and there is no interval, but you can move around and dance to your heart’s content. There’ll also be food trucks onsite.
Date: Saturday, 6 August; 8pm-10pm
Cost: R250, book here
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DRINK BUBBLY AND SUPPORT THIS CAUSE
Players Fund (a non-profit organisation that assists seriously injured rugby players in South Africa) invites all women to join a fundraiser for a good cause – and have fun at the same time. There will be a guest speaker: Mrs Zohra Sooliman, co-founder of Gift of the Givers Foundation. You can expect drinks on arrival, breakfast canapes, Q&A with keynote speakers, a raffle and auction and a morning of networking.
Date: Thursday, 11 August; 9am-12pm
Cost: From R275 book here
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