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Winter is Coming! Say Bye to Summer with these March Events

We're suffering from end-of-summer-time sadness, so here are ten top events in March to say a sweet sayonara to the sun. 

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Jeremy Olivier at The Voice
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10 Questions For: Jeremy Olivier

This Cape Town-based singer-songwriter and recording artist has performed alongside many big names in the music industry including Daniel Bedingfield, Freshlyground, Jimmy Nevis, Beatenberg and Johnny Clegg to name but a few. As a skilled and accomplished guitarist and vocalist, he also has a couple of well-known and much-loved chart-climbing singles under his belt. 

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One Man, One Meal: Jenny Morris 2
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10 Questions For: Jenny Morris

This well-known Cape Town-based celebrity chef and TV personality certainly knows her way around the kitchen. She has several cookbooks under her belt, her own cooking show – she was the first South African to host her own show on the international Food Network channel – and a chef school. Not to mention, she is also the owner of Yumcious restaurant in Green Point. Jenny Morris is a culinary force to be reckoned with.

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Lakota Silva
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10 Questions For: Lakota Silva

Born and bred in Cape Town, Lakota Silva’s vocal talent was first recognised when she featured in Locnville’s hit ‘Closer’ and performed alongside the electro duo as part of the opening act for Justin Bieber’s South Africa tour in 2013. Since then, she has starred alongside big names in the South African music industry including Pascal and Pearce, DeaderThanDisco, Royal K, Ameen Harron and Reason. 

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10 Questions For: Locnville

Meet identical twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin of the award-winning electro hop music duo Locnville. In addition to being singer-songwriters, song producers and musicians, the twins are also guitarists, drummers and entrepreneurs. Not to mention, in 2013 Locnville performed as the opening act for Justin Bieber’s South Africa tour.

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10 Questions For: Umlilo

Since the release of his debut EP, Shades of Kwaai, in 2013, this Mother City performer has gone on to earn local and international acclaim for his unique sound

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Leeorah Hursky artist in Cape Town
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10 Questions For: Leeorah Hursky

Cape Town artist and author Leeorah Hursky creates artistic pieces that reflect her passion for dance. She also hosts monthly social gatherings at her Bree Street gallery, Gallery 301, that combines art and dancing in a unique and beautiful way.

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Jonathan Roxmouth Sweeny
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10 Questions For: Jonathan Roxmouth

Jonathan Roxmouth is an award-winning actor, vocalist and musician. Many will recognise him as the lead in Pieter Toerien and KickstArt’s 2016 production of the musical thriller Sweeney Todd. Other career highlights include his role as the Phantom in Pieter Toerien and The Really Useful Group’s record-breaking return production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom of the Opera, his role as Danny Zuko in Pieter Toerien and David Ian’s Grease, and as the male lead, Tony, in the Fugard Theatre’s production of West Side Story at the Artscape in Cape Town, to name a few.

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5 Cape Town Questions for Our Team

As CT insiders, we decided to share our favourite summer activities, plans and hot spots with you!

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10 Questions For: Dalin Oliver

This Cape Town-based comedian delights audiences with his energetic brand of humour and wit. He’s been on Comedy Central and performed at the National Arts Festival and at the Baxter Theatre, and is fast becoming a familiar face on the country’s entertainment scene. He is also the sports presenter on Good Hope FM’s breakfast show every weekday morning.

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10 Questions For: Graeme Richards

From television and the stage to leading roles in global commercial campaigns and films, this presenter, actor, MC, voiceover artist and model is a prominent personality on the South African social and entertainment scene. Catch him every morning on SABC3’s Expresso Morning Show. 

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Shimmy Isaacs
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10 Questions For: Shimmy Isaacs

Drawing material from her life story, this award-winning Worcester-born comedienne has quickly become one of the most sought-after acts on the local comedy circuit. Widely regarded as one of the Mother City’s funniest female comedians, she has performed alongside top artists such as Rob van Vuuren, Mark Lottering, Kurt Schoonraad and more.

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10 Questions For: Grant Hinds

YouTube marketer, professional geek and gaming guru Grant Hinds is the video games and tech contributor on South African TV shows Top Billing, Expresso, Tech Report and Hectic Nine 9. He is also the video games contributing editor for GQ magazine and a GoodHope FM radio personality. What’s more, recently his YouTube channel reached one million views – an accolade only a few South Africans have achieved.

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10 Questions For: Zoë Brown

A girl of many talents, this TV presenter, radio personality, voice-over artist and model is host of the popular early morning ‘Feel Good Breakfast Show’ – Expresso – on SABC3 as well as of her own radio show on the much-loved Cape Town station KFM

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Travelling Through Africa: An Inspiring Journey

Dayana Dreke and Tresor Ilunga Mukuna, along with their daughter Benisha, will embark on an empowering year-long adventure through the world’s second largest continent to promote the African philosophy of Ubuntu

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Katlego Maboe
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10 Questions For: Katlego Maboe

Host of the popular SABC3 early morning show Expresso and the much-loved Strictly Come Dancing South Africa (season 7 and 8), this Cape Town-based TV presenter, singer, voice-over artist, MC, model and actor is certainly making his mark in the South African media industry

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Freddy Djanabia Actor, Model Cape Town
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10 Questions For: Freddy Djanabia

Freddy Djanabia is an actor, model and personal trainer based in Cape Town. He does what makes him happy and celebrates life.

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Stand-up Comedian Yaaseen Barnes from Cape Town
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10 Questions For: Yaaseen Barnes

We got to know ‘The Prince of One-liners’, an up-and-coming Muslim stand-up comedian from the heart of Athlone

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10 Questions For: Sibongile Mlambo

Sibongile is an actress, model and dancer based in Cape Town. She plays the role of Eme in the Michael Bay produced Black Sails.

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10 Questions For: Grant Almirall

Many will recognise actor Grant Almirall from his stellar performance as Don Lockwood in Pieter Toerien’s 2015-2016 rendition of Singin’ in the Rain at the Artscape in Cape Town. Since his debut performance in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats over a decade ago, Grant has starred in various other well-known stage productions including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, We Will Rock You, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar and Jersey Boys to name a few.

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10 Questions For: Lucy Kruger

Since the release of her debut album, Cut Those Strings, in 2012, this Mother City- based singer/songwriter has become one of South Africa’s most-watched and prolific performers. 

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10 Questions For: Zana

Meet Sue and Robyn Britz, co-owners of Zana. They are the mother-daughter team behind the much-loved brand that produces fun and modern textile goods and homewares, that is enjoying local and international recognition.

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10 Questions Bevan Frank
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10 Questions For: Bevan Frank

Born and raised in Cape Town, Bevan Frank’s debut novel, ‘The Mind of God’ is primarily set in the Mother City to encourage readers to visit the beautiful city he grew up in. Despite currently residing in London, Bevan states he is still an avid Stormers rugby supporter and set his new novel in Cape Town to expose the world to its beauty and splendour.  

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The toothy truth behind the Cape Flats smile

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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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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 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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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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Top Bookshops in Cape Town

Feed your inner bookworm by checking out this comprehensive list of bookstores in and around the Mother City

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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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10 Questions For: Amy Louise Wilson

The up-and-coming actress who is quickly becoming one of the country's most in-demand performers thanks to starring in a number of acclaimed theatre productions and international films.  After graduating in 2012, she landed a lead in a Warner Brothers and Ellen Degeneres-produced project before taking on a supporting lead in the Canadian/American miniseries The Book of Negroes, which stars Cuba Gooding Jnr. She performs regularly on the stage and has won numerous awards. Recent performances include award-winning shows such as Wintersweet , Scrape and The Year of the Bicycle.

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Kamini Pather Kitchen
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10 Questions For: Kamini Pather

MasterChef SA winner, food-writer and host of the all-new food-travel show, Girl Eat World – Kamini Pather is making more than just great chow in the food industry

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Creative Office Space to Rent at 210 on Long in Cape Town

Set up your business in this centrally located building in the busy heart of the Mother City

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10 Questions For: Che-V

Che-V is an up-and-coming female rap artist, born and raised in Atlantis, Western Cape. In 2015, she won Die Burger Suidoostefess rap category and her music is currently play listed on Heart FM and on GoodHope FM.

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10 Questions For: Nicky Greenwall

Born and bred in Cape Town, Nicky Greenwall is well known as one of South Africa’s top entertainment journalists and television producers. She’s travelled the globe reporting live from various award ceremonies such as The Academy Awards and Cannes Film Festival and has conducted one-on-one interviews with the likes of Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron.

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10 Questions For: Davey du Plessis

Living with a bullet lodged in his heart after being ambushed and shot on his solo kayaking expedition attempting to navigate the Amazon from source to sea, this passionate adventurer draws from his personal experiences and knowledge to inspire others to explore their unique gifts and potentials.

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10 Questions for Megan Wylie Body Painting
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10 Questions For: Megan Wylie

Armed with an equal dose of talent and determination, this young Cape Town-based make-up artist is making her mark in the majestic realm of body painting

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Top Gyms in Cape Town

A selection of the best places to keep fit in Cape Town and surrounds

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Elan Lohmann
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10 Questions For: Elan Lohmann

Meet the man behind the 30-day Reboot Challenge – Elan Lohmann, Founder and CEO of SleekGeek SA. SleekGeek SA is a social community that activates, motivates and supports its members to achieve their healthy lifestyle goals, one rep at a time. 

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10 top music schools in Cape Town

Music and vocal training for beginners to professionals

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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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Yann Macherez photographer
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10 Questions For: Yann Macherez

This talented photographer and journalist has worked for a range of prominent publications also has an incredible passion for people and places

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Khanya Siyengo
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10 Questions For: Khanya Siyengo

This GoodHope FM radio presenter, who can also be called Kyeezi or ‘The Tall Wonder’, is also a basketball coach and has an infectious passion for life

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10 Questions For: Jonny Barber Joel

This travelling barber is all about sharp cuts and snazzy do's in the Mother City while pioneering his own Scoot 'n Cut service on two wheels

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10 Incredible Photos That Prove Cape Town Is The Most Beautiful Place On Earth

Our monthly selection of gorgeous and creative Instagram images that capture the unparalleled beauty, heart and uniqueness of the Mother City

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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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10 Best Cycling Routes in Cape Town and Surrounds

A selection of the best cycling routes in Cape Town and surrounds

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Sne Dladla Comedian
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10 Questions For: Sne Dladla

This award-winning performer is also a witty comedian, puppeteer and musician who is all about making a difference in the world using his multidimensional set of skills

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Brad Ball chef peddlars & co constantia
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10 Questions For: Brad Ball

This award-winning chef is also the mastermind behind the successful four-in-one dining experience, Peddlars & Co in Constantia, which combines different culinary tastes together to create locally lekker choices for patrons. 

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Catherine Saint Jude
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10 Questions For: Dope Saint Jude

We get to know the genderqueer rap artist, former drag king and social activist who is making waves in the industry

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Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

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From craft gins and beers to big wine farms

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Get your wedding back on track and attend a virtual bridal fair

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Make edible flower cakes, flower crowns, and floral flat breads

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Find old gems, childhood classics, best sellers and out-of-print books.

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