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10 Questions For: Laura Clacey

The proudly South African cider brand, SXOLLIE has made its first international mark by bagging three coveted awards at the prestigious International Cider Challenge in April 2016 – gold for Design and Packaging as well as the title of Supreme Champion in the same category and bronze for Flavour. Co-founder Laura Clacey answers our 10 Questions.

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10 Questions For: Karol Ostaszewski

The proudly South African cider brand, SXOLLIE has made its first international mark by bagging three coveted awards at the prestigious International Cider Challenge in April 2016 – gold for Design and Packaging as well as the title of Supreme Champion in the same category and bronze for Flavour. Co-founder Karol Ostaszewski answers our 10 Questions.

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10 Questions For: Nicolene Mostert

Founder of the non-profit organisation (NPO) One Chance At Life (OCAL) Global, this inspiring innovator believes “that our success is not measured by our own achievements in life, but rather what we have helped others to achieve and accomplish”.

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City News

Wescape City close to Cape Town

A new R140-billion development for the Western Cape. Will you be living in this new metropolitan outside the Mother City in 10 years?

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La Colombe Ranked 76 Best Restaurant in the World

We have some of the best restaurants in the world - and this announcement proves that!

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10 Questions For: Dion Vengatass

Cape Town-based chef Dion Vengatass was cast into the culinary spotlight after winning the 2011 Unilever Food Solutions Chef of the Year competition. This humble and down-to-earth chef learnt the tricks of the trade at the Swiss Hotel School, where he studied management, but his love and passion lies with cooking. Drawing inspiration from nature and his surroundings, Dion’s cooking talent landed him the position of resident chef at Cape Town’s illustrious Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel.

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Idiom Restaurant and Wine Tasting Centre in the Helderberg

A new exclusive Winelands destination with majestic mountain-top views

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10 Questions For: Texas Battle

You might know him as heartthrob Marcus Forrester on American soap opera The Bold and the Beautiful. Beyond his character, actor and philanthropist Texas Battle is down-to-earth and extremely humble. He has made South Africa his second home since 2013. The actor’s love for helping the less fortunate has his heart glued to Cape Town, where he founded the Texas Battle Foundation. 

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Wine & Dine

Green vegetable curry with fried haloumi

Veggie.buntch.net shares a surprisingly easy recipe packed full of flavour and perfect for winter.

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Cape Confidential

Just Nuisance: Much More Than Just A Dog

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

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10 Questions For: Shamilla Miller

This Cape Town-born actress is no stranger to the spotlight and is most well-known for her starring role as Ayesha Ibrahim in the SABC 1 youth drama television series, Amaza. 2016 Top Actor Africa finalist, Shamilla Miller is a force to be reckoned with and a true proudly Capetonian star.

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10 Questions For: Claire Allen

Fun-loving foodie and Chef Claire Allen is a face you won’t be forgetting. You probably already recognise her from M-Net’s MasterChef South Africa, where Claire was a season three top 12 contestant, or from her blog Food is Love, where she shares mouth-watering recipes. Claire also cooks alongside Sipho Mdlankomo and this entertaining cooking duo is known as ‘Short Chef Skinny Chef’. Known as ‘The Foodie in Love’, Claire’s outlook is as simple as her blog name: To her food is, essentially, love and she has taken the time to participate in our 10 Questions Project, showcasing her warm-loving personality.

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Franschhoek Artisan Food Route
Wine & Dine

The Franschhoek Artisan Food Route

Find your inner foodie and eat all things artisan in this pretty culinary capital

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10 Questions For: Aisha Baker

You might recognise this pretty face from Glamour Magazine, where Aisha Baker was one of the 2016 winners for Most Glamourous. Her blog ‘Baked The Blog’, which she started as her personal escape whilst studying at university, has rapidly become a top ranking one-stop spot for everything from the latest fashion looks to make-up tutorials. Aisha recently travelled to Los Angeles for the 2016 Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards, where she was nominated in the category of Favourite African Blogger.

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Mervyn Africa
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10 Questions For: Mervyn Africa

Drawing from his rich cultural and musical background, this legendary pianist has both a strong reputation as a solo performer and band leader and is one of the greatest names in the African jazz biz. Well-known for his charming piano improvisations and unique compositions, Mervyn’s influences range from classic and carnival music through to township jazz and Malay musical heritage.

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10 Questions For: Neill Anthony

This Cape Town-based private chef has cooked for the likes of Madonna, Victoria Beckham, Elton John and U2, to name but a few well-known celebs. Trained in the kitchens of Gordon Ramsay and Marcus Wareing, Zimbabwe-born Neill now gets invited to cook in the homes of local celebrities, socialites and friends and family transforming their dinner experiences into exclusive dining extravaganzas. He also has his own TV show; Private Chef, which is broadcast both nationally and internationally on the Food Network channel.

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10 Questions For: Nigel Pierce

Good Hope FM presenter of the Nigel Pierce Show, this well-known Cape Town radio personality is a bit of a fitness freak, has a deep love for travelling and is an avid sports-fanatic in his spare time.

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Tomorrowland UNITE in South Africa

BREAKING NEWS: THE WORLD'S BIGGEST & BEST EDM FESTIVAL IS COMING TO JOHANNESBURG! 

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Holiday

Using a Cell Phone while Overseas in South Africa

Everything you need to know about calling internationally, chatting locally, buying a prepaid SIM card and cruising the Web

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Tashna B
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10 Questions For: Tashna B

Cape Town hip-hop vocalist Natasha Olckers, otherwise known as ‘Tashna B’, caught the attention of Heart FM with her song titled ‘No More Running’. Born and raised in Atlantis, Western Cape, this up-and-coming female songstress has worked with other local talented musicians such as Jody Williams and Emo Adams and is set to win South Africans hearts.

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10 Questions For: Confidential SA

You’ll recognise these five faces from the popular reality television series SA’s Got Talent, where Brent, Herschel, Junaid, Niyaaz and Faeez were semi-finalists. Having met in high school, friendship wasn’t the only thing that blossomed between these talented Capetonians and their shared passion for music led to the formation of their band, Confidential SA.

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Table Mountain Cableway Wi-fi Lounge in Cape Town

Stay connected 1085m above the Atlantic Ocean at this epic new FREE wireless internet hotspot

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10 Questions For: Steven McKellar

Lead singer Steven McKellar, together with his brother Andrew McKellar on guitar, Richard Wouters on drums and Kevin Dailey on keys and guitar form the much-loved internationally recognised band, Civil Twilight. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee, the Cape Town-origin group is living proof of what happens when one lets go of the aspiration to be the chosen one and creates music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day. 

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10 Questions For: Rob van Vuuren

Established as one of the most creative players in the South African entertainment industry, this multi-award winning stand-up comedian – he is also a theatre director, producer, actor, playwright and MC – certainly knows how to captivate audiences far and wide.  

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Three Overviews that Show why Cape Town is Conde Nast Traveler’s Best Food City in the World

We're the big cheese, the bees' knees and the cat's pyjamas of culinary capitals according to this new survey!

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Noah Swinney
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10 Questions For: Noah Swinney

Changeling’s siblings, Noah and Ruby Swinney have collaborated with Heroine’s Roxy Caroline to form the South African psychedelic rock band The Psalms. Changeling and Heroine are two already established Cape Town-based underground bands. In March 2016 The Psalms released their debut EP titled Your Karma Reversed Over My Dogma. Cape Town musician Noah Swinney takes the time to answer our 10 Questions Project.

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10 Questions For: John Grundlingh

Meet Ultimate Braai Master Season 4 winner, John Grundlingh. Together with his braai partner Piet Marais they formed the winning team Weskus Annas and took home the Ultimate Braai Master title in 2015. 

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10 Questions For: Thomas Cartwright

This Toronto-born, Cape Town-based artist specialises in painting urban landscapes in oil on gesso with a limited palette of between three and five colours. He expertly builds up layers by rubbing paint away and laying it back on to create depth and rich colour. Thomas’ work is held in collections across the globe including in Cape Town, New York, London, Toronto and Mexico City.

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Jeremy de Tolly Piano
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10 Questions For: Jeremy de Tolly

This award-winning Cape Town-based musician was the lead singer of the much-loved South African band The Dirty Skirts (2004 – 2013). He now splits his time between various musical projects and commercial works as well as is currently singing and writing songs for experimental electronica band Original Swimming Party.

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Cellucity B4I.Travel: Buying a Prepaid SIM Card in South Africa

The most affordable, hassle-free cell phone solution for tourists who need to call home or locally and surf the web while in SA

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10 Questions For: Zola Nene

This Cape Town chef and food stylist is renowned for the culinary skills she showcases on the popular SABC3 Expresso ‘Feel Good Breakfast Show’ every weekday morning. Zola released her debut cookbook Simply Delicious in February 2016 as another means of sharing her passion for food and cooking.

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Leigh-Anne Williams
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10 Questions For: Leigh-Anne Williams

Good Hope FM radio presenter, Expresso Morning Show host, actress and model, Leigh-Anne Williams does it all and is fast becoming a rising star in the South African entertainment industry. She was even runner-up of SABC3’s Strictly Come Dancing South Africa Season 8. 

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10 Questions For: Justin Bonello

Justin Bonello is a filmmaker, presenter, author and cook, not to mention also the Head of Production at one of South Africa’s leading film production companies, Cooked in Africa Films. Cooked in Africa has produced over 21 television series across various national and international broadcasters including South Africa’s first original reality-based television cooking formatted series, Ultimate Braai Master. Other shows include Charly’s Cake Angels, Global Wheeling, Around Iceland on Inspiration, Beer Country and Surfs Cooking to name but a few.

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Exploring De Hoop Nature Reserve: A Detailed Travel Log

Dodge dung beetles and wave to whales in season at this special Cape Nature reserve

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Lionel Richie Concert South Africa

Let Lionel croon tunes to make you swoon during his South Africa tour

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10 Questions For: Theodora Lee

Known by her fans for being “honourably open” when talking about awkward topics, Theo – as she prefers to be called – has a YouTube channel where she tackles coming-of-age issues that educate and inspire hundreds of thousands of teenagers across the globe. What’s more, in 2015 Theo won Best YouTube Channel at the African Blogger Awards and was a finalist for Best African Blogger at the 2016 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. 

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10 Questions For: Sumaiya De’Mar

A forerunner in the South African fashion law industry, fashion lawyer Sumaiya De’Mar helps designers protect their brands and businesses. Fashion law is a specialised area of law that covers issues relating to the business of fashion from conception to brand protection. Extending to other related areas such as public relations, modelling and photography, the field of fashion law is continually growing and is fast becoming a necessary industry in our country.  

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10 Questions For: Devin Gray

This Cape Town-based comedian has made audiences laugh on various platforms including Comedy Central, Cape Town Comedy Club and Parker’s Comedy and Jive, as well as at various major music festivals. When he isn’t telling jokes Devin likes to eat ice cream. It doesn’t matter what flavour really, just as long as it is ice cream.

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Of Monsters And Men Concert in Cape Town

The world-renowned Icelandic indie/folk band will perform in the Mother City

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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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George Benson Concert Live in Cape Town at GrandWest

The world-renowned jazz legend will put some soul back into the Mother City at his concerts.

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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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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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How to Make Friends in Cape Town

Follow these tips to find life-long companions in this pretty city

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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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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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