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7 Reasons You Should Spend Your summer in Cape Town

Here’s why the Mother City’s summer sun will light up your life this festive season – and why you won’t be able to get enough of it.

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10 Questions For: Shelley Nicole Christians

Talk about a quadruple threat! Cape Town-born-and-based actress, model, dancer and choreographer, Shelley Nicole Christians, surely knows how to keep an audience entertained. She is also well-known as one of the Top 16 contestants on the second season of the SABC1 reality dance show, So You Think You Can Dance. 

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Wine or Beer Ice Lollies, Anyone?

Keep cool this summer with these tasty alcoholic frozen-treats from NOMAD Bistro Fusion in Cape Town

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Pod Of 60 Humpback Whales Spotted In Cape Town

Incredible Footage Of 60 Humpback Whales Having A Feeding Frenzy.

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Mother City’s Housing Project Wins First Place

Cape Town and partners' housing project named best in South Africa.

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10 Questions For: Moyin Oloruntoba

Moyin Oloruntoba is a Cape Town-based fashion, celebrity news and pop culture blogger and vlogger. The Nigerian-born 25-year-old is certainly making her mark in the world of media after being named the 2016 Fairlady Magazine Rising Star. What’s more, her popular YouTube channel The A1 has got the attention of an international audience. 

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Christmas gift ideas inspired by Cape Town

A selection of unique and thoughtful Christmas gift ideas that don’t cost the earth

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10 Questions For: Vincent Ntunja

Cape Town born and based South African basketball player, model, actor and philanthropist Vincent Ntunja is not only tall, dark and handsome, but also a man of many talents. Aside from being a star in his own right, this youth enthusiast seeks to make a great impact on young lives. 

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Cape Town Summer Playlist

Get into that warm season vibe with some of Cape Town’s finest musicians and beat makers. 

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2015 Restaurants and Hot Spots in Cape Town and Surrounds

Our round-up of the latest eateries, bars, shops, pubs and clubs to launch in the Mother City in 2015

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10 Questions For: Claire Winstanley

There is more to this model-turned-chef than meets the eye. After falling in love with food, Claire began her own website and YouTube Channel called ‘Good Looking and Cooking’, where she aims to inspire people to create simple, delicious dishes.

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Danilo Acquisto
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10 Questions for: Danilo Acquisto

Vivacious and passionate, Danilo Acquisto wears many hats with ease. With his infectious energy, unrivalled talent and ability to make you take note and listen it’s no surprise that everything he touches turns to gold. Find this multidisciplined man presenting SABC3’s Afternoon Express and Goodhope FM’s the #MusicLab. 

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The City of Cape Town Launches Solar Academy

maxx-solar in partnership with SARETEC opens solar academy in Bellville

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10 Incredible Photos Of The Supermoon In Cape Town

Cape Town skies makes way for the Supermoon

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Rare Dwarf Sperm Whale Spotted in V&A Waterfront Harbour

Rare sightings of a whale generated a lot of interest from guests of nearby restaurants at the Waterfront Harbour.

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10 Questions For: Amy Samuels

Cape Town-based Amy Samuels is a girl of many talents. In addition to being a Sports Reporter for eNCA, Amy believes in the gift of giving back and has volunteered for the Reach for a Dream Foundation and has a vision as a Philanthropist.

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R11,4 Million Strand Pavilion Upgrades Gets Underway

The City is pleased to announce that a contractor has been appointed for the R11,4 million Strand Pavilion Precinct upgrade project.

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Cape Town is the Smartest City in Africa

The Mother City snatches yet another top honour for its forward-thinking practices 

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Koeberg Safety Exercise On The Cards

The Mother City will participate in the National Nuclear Regulator’s (NNR) emergency safety exercise.  

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10 Questions For: Sandi-lee Permall

This passionate makeup artist is an inspiration to all. Although she has been wheelchair bound since birth, Sandi-lee continues to do what she loves and is the creator of a make-up app called ‘Tempted by Make-Up’.

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Absa PSL News in Cape Town

Get all the latest news from the Absa Premier Soccer League right here

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10 Questions For: Josie Gailey

This Cape Town-based artist expresses her creativity through her Youtube channel. Her talent is also showcased through her exceptional photography.

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Nante Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD) Opens in Athlone

An innovative Cape Town educational facility for children

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Cape Town Ranked in World’s Top Ten Best Shorelines

The Mother City’s gorgeous beaches are making waves once again

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10 Questions For: Stephen Mandes

This Cape Town-based chef is a culinary virtuoso. After winning the title of SABC3’s Ultimate Braai Master in Season 3, Stephen went on to become the Head Chef at the V&A Waterfront’s illustrious Mondiall Kitchen & Bar.

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Cape Town is the 2nd Best Travel Destination for 2017

Travel gurus Lonely Planet rate the Mother City as the second greatest city to explore in 2017 

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Cape Town’s Most Luxurious Hotel According to Conde Nast Traveller

The Mother City’s Ellerman House ranked as the 13th best hotel in the world

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10 Questions For: Genna Galloway

This passionate Cape Town-based performer has played the character of Yitzhak in the musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and was also part of the first full-scaled acapella musical Noah of Cape Town in 2009.

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Cape Town to Welcome a Halaal Industrial Park

The Mother City will be home to the country’s first halaal hub 

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Hope@PaulCluver Summer Festival

Support a very worthy cause as you enjoy a spectacular concert and good company in a majestic forest theatre in the Elgin Valley

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10 Questions For: Sechaba G

After being selected for a radio workshop at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival in 2005, Sechaba Gqeba went on to work for SAFM, Radio 2000 and Kaya FM. In addition to hosting her own show on KFM, Sechaba has been the MC for Mariah Carey’s Sweet, Sweet Fantasy Tour and Lionel Richie’s All the Hits All Night Long Tour. 

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10 Questions For: Kyle Petersen

This Cape Town-born artist is a man of many talents. In addition to being a keyboardist and vocalist, Kyle Petersen is also the singer for the band ‘Life’.

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10 Questions For: Lychelle Lill

Meet Lychelle Lill, creator of the ‘Go Tinkle’ device which provides an alternative to public restrooms for women and children.

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Exploring the Robertson Wine Valley

Indulge your inner hedonist with a weekend in the Winelands 

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10 Questions For: DJ Ready D

This sensational South African DJ, producer and turntablist was once the DJ for popular Cape Town hip-hop crew Prophets of Da City. In addition to DJing at major SA music events such as Synergy and Rocking the Daisies, DJ Ready D has also performed alongside international artists like Akon, Black Eyed Peas and Will Smith.

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Cape Town is a 2016 C40 Cities Awards Finalist

The Mother City has been recognised for its climate change initiatives

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10 Questions For: Hezron Chetty and Jono Tait

Cape Town-based Violinist and Songwriter Hezron Chetty creates a  psychedelic and electrical style of sound that lends hand to the New Age genre. Along with Jono Tait, a member of the acoustic folk rock band ‘Hatchetmen’, these two talented musicians will be performing at the Interplanetary Folk Festival, which will take place at Blah Blah Bar from Monday, 26 September to Sunday, 2 October 2016.

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And the 2016 South African of the Year goes to… Wayde van Niekerk

Cape Town-born Olympic gold medallist and SA sprint sensation is the country’s number one according to a Twitter poll

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10 Questions For: Simon van Gend

This Cape Town-based folk band also creates music that combines elements of the rock and indie genre. They will be performing at the Interplanetary Folk Festival, which will take place at Blah Blah Bar from Monday, 26 September to Sunday, 2 October 2016. Acoustic guitar player, singer and songwriter Simon van Gend answered our 10 Questions.

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10 Questions For: Laurie Levine and Josie Field

This talented duo’s latest video ‘Same Eyes’ features Cape Town’s spectacular view from Signal Hill. They will be performing together at the Interplanetary Folk Festival, which will take place at Blah Blah Bar from Monday, 26 September to Sunday, 2 October 2016.

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New Skyscraper: “The Tallest Building in Cape Town”

An innovative 42-storey addition to the Mother City skyline

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10 Questions For: Matthew Miszczak

This Cape Town-based photographer is not only insta-famous but also insta-fabulous! Before discovering his talent in snapping incredible photographs that he posts to Instagram, Matthew tried his hand at a cooking channel on YouTube.

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10 Questions For: Anton Goosen

This well-known Afrikaans musician and songwriter has become known as the father of Afrikaans rock. He will be performing at the Interplanetary Folk Festival, which will take place at Blah Blah Bar from Monday, 26 September to Sunday, 2 October 2016.

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10 Questions For Paige Mac

The leading lady behind this sensational South African band combines a cappella music with soft-rock in order to create soulful sounds. You can listen to their sweet tunes at the Interplanetary Folk Festival, which will take place at Blah Blah Bar from Monday, 26 September to Sunday, 2 October 2016

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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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10 Questions For: Liezel van der Westhuizen

This proudly Capetonian actress, model and presenter believes that the key to success lies in commitment, passion and action. By adhering to this motto, Liezel has been voted the SADC Regional Winner for Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for Media

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Cape Town: Best Overseas City for Restaurants and Bars

The Mother City’s vibrant culinary scene has been voted number one in the world by The Conde Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2016

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10 Questions For: Zena Wood

After attending the Waterfront Theatre School, this talented Cape Town-born producer furthered her studies at the New York Film Academy in the US, where she currently resides. Some of her works include directing Samuel Beckett’s ‘Happy Days’ for the 2014 Cape Town Fringe Festival.

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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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10 Questions For: Trenton Birch

Meet vocalist and songwriter behind the highly acclaimed band ‘Trenton and Free Radical.’ Along with the band’s bass player Thabo Mobo, the duo run an NPO called ‘Bridges for Music’ which aims to use music to break barriers of racial division and uplift underprivileged communities in Cape Town.

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Bring the kids for a show and games and get some good eats too

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The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

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Sample the best that Cape Town’s booming craft beer industry has to offer (and let ...

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Tuck in while you soak in the atmosphere of the city centre

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Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

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Get sushi and noodle specials three days a week

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Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

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