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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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Pinguine Boulders Beach
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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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La Rocca
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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 at Paul Cluver Summer Festival
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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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Guy Fawkes Day in Cape Town

Don’t get caught on the wrong side of the law: safe sites to discharge and enjoy fireworks on Guy Fawkes Day 2016 in Cape Town!

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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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Wine & Dine

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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C40 Cities Awards 2016
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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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Wayde van Niekerk 2016 SA of the Year
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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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CBD Cape Town
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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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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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James Sedgwick Distillery
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The James Sedgwick Distillery in Wellington

Africa’s first commercial whisky distillery is now open to the public for tours and whisky pairings

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10 Questions For: Jamie Marais

This extreme endurance athlete has set a new world record for the greatest number of summits of Table Mountain ever attempted over two days. Jamie reached the top of the Mother City’s most iconic landmark 22 times in 28 hours on Thursday, 25 August, as part of his #FourGiantsChallenge to help people with physical disabilities.

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10 Questions For: Mohale Mashigo

This Cape Town-based author is a powerful and inspiring lady. Her debut novel ‘The Yearning’ tells a fascinating story of a young woman’s journey that blurs the lines between past and present.

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Western Cape’s Paralympians Depart For The 2016 Paralympic Games

Farewell and good luck to our spectacular Mother City atheletes

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10 Questions For: Mishka Patel

Ambitious Cape Town-based TV presenter, model and business maven Mishka Patel is one inspiring woman. In addition to being one of the top 12 finalists in the 2014 Miss South Africa Pageant, Mishka has also started her own business called Mishka Patel Success Classes.

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10 Questions For: Alfred Thorpe

This talented Cape Town-based photographer, otherwise known as Vuurtoring (which means ‘lighthouse’), sees light as the foundation of his work, inspiration and beliefs.

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In Honour of Our Olympic and Paralympic Heroes and Heroines

The City of Cape Town hosts a celebration in tribute of our local athletes

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10 Questions For: Tammy B Awesome

Meet on-air personality Tamsyn Brown - better known as Tammy B Awesome. This fearless female, who is a presenter for 2oceansvibe Radio, shows us exactly how to be unapologetically honest and fabulous

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10 Questions For: Muriel Marco

Argentinian-born Muriel Marco is a woman of many talents. Residing in Cape Town for the past twenty years, this keyboardist, singer and composer’s style ranges from Jazz and World to Alternative.

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10 Questions For: Guy McDonald

This Cape Town-based radio presenter is certainly one punny Guy! When he isn’t thinking of witty phrases and comebacks, he spends his time as Magic 828 AM’s Breakfast Radio DJ.

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10 Questions For: Pap Culture

Meet Bongeka Masango, Nwabisa Mda and Thembe Mahlaba. These young and inspiring ladies are taking the Mother City by storm with their well-known show ‘Pap Culture’, which focuses on addressing popular youth cultures in South Africa.

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Wine & Dine

Openwine in Cape Town

The Mother City’s first enoteca offering a wide selection of proudly South African wine

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10 Questions For: Lola Nicholls

Meet passionate winemaker Lola Nicholls. Along with her husband, she owns and manages the boutique winery Mitre’s Edge, which is situated between Paarl and Stellenbosch.

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10 Questions For: Laurence Esteve

As the co-founder and CEO of the Zip-Zap Circus School, this phenomenal woman strives to use her passion to inspire South Africans. Not only was she awarded the Knight of the National Order of Merit by the French President in 2012, but in 2017 she will also join the judging panel at the Festival Mondial du Cirque de Demai in Paris.

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Head to the V&A Waterfront for free music, entertainment, creative hubs, food ...

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Live music and DJs at no charge + half-price drinks + R50 pizza until late

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Learn how to handle yourself on camera

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Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

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Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

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It’s a 6-sleeper with panoramic views of the Breedkloof valley.

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Stay in a luxury guesthouse and learn about more than 1200 flower species

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

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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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Discover the mysterious Lavender Lady, an unsinkable coffin, butchering barbers, exhumed ...

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Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

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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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Experience the best wines the Western Cape has to offer, all while having fun with Wine ...

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Enjoy this interactive excursion to the bustling community of Langa

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

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Embrace your inner yogi outdoors

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Chill jazzy beats while you enjoy dinner, then the dance floor opens at 9pm till late

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Forget the traffic: watch the sun set to cool SA house vibes with after-work sundowners ...

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And now they have added couture alcoholic cocktails to the menu at this all-day cafe

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Make your kids’ birthday party extra special with outdoor laser tag with Battlefield ...

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A sketch art exhibition retelling stories of Greek mythology from a women’s perspective

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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Bass … Brazilian bass … Plus a touch of techno and afro-house too

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

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Inspired by 'The Greatest Showman', this local circus tells the story of how the ...

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Live music and DJs at no charge + half-price drinks + R50 pizza until late

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Learn how to handle yourself on camera

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Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

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Yoga, meditation and rosé on tap at this Women’s Day brunch in Milnerton

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Stay in a luxury guesthouse and learn about more than 1200 flower species

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With music by Cyndi Lauper, several Tonys and a Laurence Olivier Award

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All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

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Up close with wild Cape fur seals in small, intimate excursions that are super special, ...

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The course includes live demo training, camera equipment to hire plus an official ...

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

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Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

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Bring the kids along to experience the Duck Parade

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