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The Cape Town Lockdown Diaries

Things to do, moments of joy, tips to stay mentally strong, and get inspired

Last updated: 16 April


Today is day 21 of the national lockdown, and South Africans have some together to do some truly amazing things. Listen to South Africa's most iconic songs sung by 50 Stageworx performing arts students, find out how a man in a tiger-striped helicopter is helping South Africa’s most vulnerable people, and learn how to Kizomba with two live DJ's tonight at 8:30 pm.

DAY 21: THURSDAY 16 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION 
Connect with us on social media and share your answers to our daily question. We want to hear what you’re up to, what you’re thinking, and how you’re doing. Click on the post below to get involved.

SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: THE ULTIMATE SA SONG MEDLEY
Watch as 50 students from Stageworx Performing Arts School in Johannesburg take to YouTube to thank all the frontline healthcare workers by singing the ultimate medley of 28 iconic South African songs.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: A PILOT DROPS OFF FOOD AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES
People living in rural communities are struggling to get access to essentials such as food and medical attention. Seasoned pilot Menno Parsons has volunteered to deliver groceries, medication, and medical volunteers.

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: THE BOOK LOUNGE
The Book Lounge, like many small businesses, has taken a  massive hit during the national lockdown. The Book Lounge needs our help to make it to a post-COVID-19 Cape Town. You can purchase a voucher to use once lockdown is over, or make donations, via The Book Lounge website.

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: LEARN TO KIZOMBA AT HOME
Paradiso Academy is hosting a free live virtual dance party tonight at 8:30 pm for anyone who wants to learn how to Kizomba. Join in on a livestream through their Facebook page and dance to music set by DJs Mars and El Tumbao right in your living room.

DAY 20: WEDNESDAY 15 APRIL 2020


YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: INTRODUCING FAT GIRL SLIM
Internationally renowned DJ Fatboy Slim handed over the decks to his daughter Nelly, who showed us that she also has the chops for mixing. 



MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: MASKS DONATED TO HEALTHCARE WORKERS
Businesses and individuals can help raise money to buy thousands of vital masks for healthcare workers and patients by supporting the Shout4Masks initiative

 

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: LOCALLY DESIGNED GIFTS
Fabricate is a contemporary design gift shop that stocks a wide range of products from jewellery, accessories, homeware, and stationery from over 100 local designers. All online orders will be shipped after the lockdown ends. Start shopping by visiting their website.

 
 
 
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BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.



PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: COMIC RELIEF
Beer House and Kolping Mbumba Comedy bring you live comedy every Wednesday night. Tonight you can catch Cape Town comic Lungelo Ndlovu and rising star, who was recently featured on ShowMax, Boitumelo Tumi Mkha'wana. The show starts at 6pm on the Beer House Instagram page.

 

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: WE ARE RESILIENT
Here’s a reminder that there is life after COVID-19, so use this time to focus on personal growth and look forward to reconnecting with our beautiful country.

 

DAY 19: TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
Connect with us on social media and share your answers to our daily question. We want to hear what you’re up to, what you’re thinking, and how you’re doing. Click on the post below to get involved. 

SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: GROOVE TO THE SOUNDS OF DAVINA GORDON
Discover violinist Davina Gordon, an amazing local talent. If you missed the live performance yesterday, you can still watch it below. 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: A LOCAL CHEF MADE SURE KIDS GOT AN EASTER MEAL
Discover a local Chef Danny paradise who helped prep 2000 meals to feed 1200 children over Easter weekend.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: STOCK UP ON HEALTH PRODUCTS 
Vida Life is open for business during lockdown, and stocks organic food items, health supplements, personal care items and hygiene products. They deliver too, so it's the perfect place to stock up on whatever you need in the lockdown.

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

THING FOR TONIGHT: INSPIRE THE ONLINE FUTURE
Tonight, Annette Muller, Richard Mulholland and Ntsako Mokwena will take to the (virtual) stage to talk about how we need to change in order to embrace our new working environment. The event is presented by Heavy Chef, and there are discounts for entrepreneurs available (plus students get in free).

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: HEAR THE NATIONAL ANTHEM LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Watch the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra play a beautiful rendition of Nkosi Sikelel'iAfrika from their respective homes, reminding us that we’re stronger together.

DAY 18: MONDAY 13 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: THE ROCK TEACHES KIDS HOW TO WASH THEIR HANDS
Dwayne Johnson has melted all of our hearts as he demonstrates to his daughter Tia how to properly wash her hands during COVID-19. But, to make it even sweeter, he does it to the rap portion of the Disney song "You're Welcome" from Moana.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: BECOME A HUNGER HERO
Bamboo Plant Power, a vegan-based restaurant in Cape Town CBD, has made it their mission to help feed thousands of people during lockdown. Their goal is to feed 1,500 people every three days, and need to raise R10 000 for each hunger drive in order to do that. Everyone is encouraged to help and can contact Bamboo Plant Power on 062 969 5566 (WhatsApp) or donate directly via their website.

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: STOCK UP ON DELI GOODS WITH DALEBROOK CAFE
Due to the national lockdown, the restaurant section of Dalebrook Cafe has temporarily closed. But their supermarket is still open and serves homemade bread, pies and quiches with fresh fruits and vegetables that can be picked up or delivered during lockdown. All orders can be made online.

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: A FREE, LIVE MEDITATION CLASS
Debbie Taylor, from The Healing Room, will be holding live meditation classes for 20 minutes to help lower stress levels during lockdown. You can join in for a session of physical, mental and emotional support every day between 4:30pm to 5pm for free with the Healing Room Co-heal Facebook group.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: RAMAPHOSA’S MESSAGE TO THE COUNTRY ON EASTER
President Cyril Ramaphosa gives a short message encouraging all South Africans to continue to work together so that we can weather this storm.

DAY 17: SUNDAY 12 APRIL 2020


YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: BACKSTREET’S STAYING AT HOME
Everyone’s favourite boy band Backstreet Boys are back to perform their hit song “I want it that way” from their respective homes. We know you know all the words, so try not to sing along. We dare you. 


MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: 500 CHILDREN FED DAILY
Masiphumelele Creative Hub started a feeding scheme at the start of the lockdown, providing meals for 500 children a day and delivering food packs to the elderly in Masiphumelele. If you are able to donate money or goods, find out more on their Facebook page or website.



SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: FRESH PRODUCE FROM SMALL FARMS
Granadilla Eats are supporting small businesses, including community farms, to help them get fresh fruit and veggies to you. The veggie boxes contain nine to 12 sustainably sourced seasonal fruit and vegetables. They only deliver in Cape Town and you can order online.

 
 
 
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BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.



PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: HIP HOP BEATS WITH READY D
CapeTownMag brings you another free live set from DJ Ready D. Catch his Hip Hop Bangerz from 5pm on Facebook.
 

 
 
 
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FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: A SLEEPING CITY
You’ll get goosebumps as you journey through empty scenes of the city in this breathtaking film by Cape Town documentary photographer Joshua Rubin. It shows that Cape Town may be asleep, but it’s still very much alive

 
 
 
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The people of Cape Town have all disappeared and the city is more alive than ever before!

A post shared by Joshua Rubin (@joshwideawake) on Apr 5, 2020 at 10:35am PDT



DAY 16: SATURDAY 11 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: WATCH ALAN COMMITTIE EXPLAIN COVID-19
When an armchair commentator shares their uninformed coronavirus knowledge the internet is annoyed. When comedian and actor Alan Committie does it, it’s kak funny. Watch him, in a suit and flipchart in his kitchen, take on the acronym Covid-19.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: THE PRESIDENT (FOR A CHANGE)
President Cyril Ramaphosa announced in his address to the nation on Thursday evening, that he, the deputy president, the ministers and MECs will be donating a third of their salaries to the Solidarity Fund. You can also support the fight against Covid-19 by donating to the Solidarity Fund.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: BY JOINING SA’S BIGGEST ONLINE WORKOUT
JEFF Together is a live Facebook workout group started by Johno’s eFitness Faculty. The group plans to set a record for the biggest online workout in the country. Help them attain that record by Joining on Family Day, Monday, 13 April 8am-9am

 
 
 
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Running clubs are already joining us in their hundreds! ???? Finding a solution to staying fit and healthy during lockdown, they are posting collages of their JEFF Together workouts and challenging other clubs to join in daily. After listening to their suggestions, and in support of those who have trained for the (now cancelled) Two Oceans marathon, we are hosting a running focussed workout this Saturday (tomorrow) called “The World’s Most Beautiful Workout”. ???????????? We’re all set to go, with our Strava club set up (join us to get on the leaderboard - search for JEFF Together) and we’re ready to invite some healthy competition! As Gary Player famously said, “the more I practice, the luckier I get”. So join us tomorrow as we build up to South Africa’s Biggest Online Workout (13 April 2020)! What do you need to do? 1️⃣ Join the JEFF Together Facebook group (???? link in bio), where we’ll be working out with you, live, every day at 8AM and 3PM (all leading up to the main events)! ???? ???? 2️⃣ Challenge a friend to join us this Saturday for “The World’s Most Beautiful Workout” and then again on Monday for #SABiggestWorkout. Let’s help each other remain fit and healthy in this challenging time ????

A post shared by JEFF Johno’s eFitness Faculty (@efitnessfaculty) on Apr 10, 2020 at 1:23am PDT

READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

TONIGHT: DINO MORAN LIVE ON CAPETOWNMAGAZINE.COM
Especially for “Capetonians and lovers of the Mother City from around the world”, Dino Moran promises the hottest dance music this Saturday night. Live stream it from 7pm on Capetownmagazine.com's Facebook page.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: THE BEGINNING OF THE KOLISI FOUNDATION
The Siya Kolisi Foundation, started by Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolis, just donated and delivered 1000 masks to the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital

 
 
 
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For those who know me well you’ll know the important role that women played in my upbringing. When setting up the Kolisi Foundation, it was so important that we focused efforts on supporting women who are going the extra mile for their children. The amazing mothers at Groote Schuur Hospital Neonatal Unit have been travelling by any means necessary to breastfeed their premature babies during this lockdown. These mothers are superstars and the Kolisi Foundation wanted to help. A couple of years ago, Rachel and I visited the unit to donate baby clothes, and I’m proud to announce that this morning, the Kolisi Foundation delivered 1000 masks to the Neonatal Unit at Groote Schuur Hospital. The pictures speak for themselves. ♥️ @kolisi_foundation

A post shared by Siya Kolisi (@siya_kolisi_the_bear) on Apr 10, 2020 at 6:26am PDT

DAY 15: FRIDAY 10 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: THE V&A WATERFRONT'S GREAT EGGSCAPE
We may be under lockdown, but you can still go on an Easter egg hunt at the V&A Waterfront… virtually, of course! There are 20 eggs hidden at three iconic V&A Waterfront locations, Flagpole, Battery Park, and the Clock Tower. Find enough Easter eggs and you also stand a chance to win amazing daily prizes. With each Easter egg found the kids can learn about the history and trivia of each iconic site. Everyone is welcome to join in for free on the V&A Waterfront website.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: LET'S MASK SA
If properly cleaned and correctly used material masks can be an effective way for everyday citizens to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. The challenge comes to making sure that all citizens have a mask of their own. Let's Mask SA has taken up this challenge and calls on the public to help them provide every South African, particularly those less fortunate, with a homemade material mask. With some fabric, elastic and a basic sewing kit, anyone can make a mask. To find out more about how to create, wash and drop off the masks you can visit the Let’s Mask SA website.

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: LIVE MUSIC IN YOUR LIVING ROOM WITH SHOWLIVE
Due to the national lockdown, many local musicians are struggling to make ends meet. The brand new ShowLive website was started by two local musicians, and there are a slew of amazing events coming up. Tonight’s show is Johnny Luck: tickets are only R30 and the show starts at 7pm. Watch their hilarious hand-puppet teaser below, and be sure to like their Facebook page for updates

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: ONE LOVE SA’S FRIDAY NIGHT BOOGIE
To bring South Africa together at a time when we all have to be apart, One Love SA invites everyone for a free Friday night boogie. The line-up includes DJ Castro and DJ Nicky B, and there are various ways to join the fun. Stream it live via Facebook, or tune into Kaya FM 95.9's The World Show with Nicky B. You can also join via Zoom for a more connected boogie. Find all the info you need on the Howler website

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: FOSTERING TEAM SPIRIT WITH THE DHL STORMERS
The DHL Stormers and some of SA's top artists have joined forces to sing Johnny Clegg's 'The Crossing', using music as a way to foster team spirit at a time when it's needed the most. Watch the moving performace below.

DAY 14: THURSDAY 9 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: WHAT’S YOUR LOCKDOWN CHARACTER?
A video game parody all about the coronavirus lockdown has gone viral on social media. Filmmaker Alina Polichuk made this entertaining TikTok clip that tells people to choose their "quarantine character", like you see in most fighting games.



MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: HELPING FOREIGNERS RETURN HOME
Cape Town Stadium is doing its part to assist foreigners that are stranded in the city and would like to get back home.



SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: ORDER HOME-COOKED MEALS
This Green Point deli is now offering home-cooked meals, from beef lasagna to chickpea and cauliflower curry, that can be ordered via WhatsApp and picked up at the store.
 

 
 
 
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Hello from lockdown. We’re slowly getting into a rhythm to be able to offer you Cushty’s home-cooked meals, safely prepared by Roy and Catherine. Our menu may vary slightly week to week based on fresh produce available (watch our stories) but we’re hoping to have a consistent supply of the following: * Beef lasagna * Lamb moussaka * Pork and beef meat balls * Moroccan lamb stew * Mac n cheese with caramelised onions * Roasted butternut, red onion spinach and feta pie * Chickpea and cauliflower curry (vegan) * Chicken leek and mushroom pie * Butter chicken * Fresh salads * Honey mustard sausages with roast veg and green beans Plus more to come. We also have pantry staples such as eggs, bread and croissants, dairy and non dairy milks, treats and other drinks available to purchase. We’re not able to offer deliveries just yet, but you’re welcome to WhatsApp Roy on 072 654-2508 to make a drive-by order and we will bring it to the car with the SnapScan code. Again, thank you all for your ongoing support. Our Cushty family appreciates it so. ???????????????????????? . . . #cushty #means #itsallgood #neighbourhooddeli #greenpoint #capetown #lockdown #homecookedmeals #safelyprepared #flattenthecurve #inittogther

A post shared by Cushty - Neighbourhood Deli (@cushtydeli) on Apr 6, 2020 at 5:45am PDT


BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE

LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.



PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: DJ ALEX CRUZ LIVE SET
The long weekend starts tonight, so celebrate with international DJ Alex Cruz, brought to you by Devil’s Peak Lockdown Sessions. Join the party at 8pm on Zoom, Facebook or Youtube. Find out more on their Facebook page.

 
 
 
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FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: ISOLATION WEDDING
A Cape Town filmmaker did not let public gathering restrictions get in the way of his wedding day. Instead of cancelling their big day, Dan Mace surprised his fiancée Gabi Esterhuizen with guests made out of cardboard, and a friend officiated through a video call. 


DAY 13: WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION 
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: STARS BRING A TWIST TO A LOCAL ANTHEM
Brother Loukmaan and Emo Adams, along with many local talents, are coming together to bring Cape Town a moment of joy and a chance to reminisce. 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: TEARS CONTINUES TO HELP RESCUE PUPS
TEARS is a non-profit that rescues and provides emergency services to animals in need. They did the amazing work of saving over 100 dogs and puppies before the 21-Day lockdown by finding them foster homes within 72 hours. You can help them continue to provide essential services by donating to the Emergency Animal Relief Fund.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: BUY A HEALTHY SNACK AND HELP FEED SA
Green Machine Foods provides a healthy alternative to guilty pleasures snacks. Green Machine Foods partnered with Montagu to create the ultimate snack box for just R450. You’ll get up to 35 delicious treats delivered straight to your door while helping to feed South Africa. One box purchased will help FoodForwardSA feed 20 people. Support the initiative and purchase your snack box.

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel like you’re in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

THING FOR TONIGHT: DINNER AND A SHOW AT THE FUGARD 
The Fugard Theatre is bringing you 14 days of ”Master Harold”… and the Boys for free. Sign up for their newsletter to discover upcoming shows and live streams you can watch.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: HELP DOMESTIC WORKERS WITH SWEEPSOUTH
SweepSouth is making sure their domestic workers are being taken care of with the SweepSouth COVID-19 SweepStar Fund. The fund has received a R6 million donation from the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, and will provide basic essentials and food during lockdown.

DAY 12: TUESDAY 7 APRIL 2020

YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION 
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: PAMELA PUPKINS QUARANTINE WORKOUT
American comedian Laura Clery has released a comical, at-home quarantine workout the whole world is happily taking part in. Click play below for a little giggle.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: BUY-A-CUPPA TO SUPPORT YOUR FAVOURITE SPOTS
A non-profit organization is hoping to assist small local businesses during these uncertain times. You can send the details of your favourite café to their Instagram or Facebook pages, then BuyACuppa will get in touch, so that you can send a small R30 donation through Snapscan or Zapper. So for all those coffee and tea lovers who want to support their favourite coffee bars and cafés during the lockdown, donate to BuyACuppa.

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: YEBO FRESH AND THEIR BULK LOCKDOWN COMBOS 
Yebo Fresh is an online food delivery service that distributes mainstream food brands to areas that generally go unserved by formal retailers such as Imizamo Yethu, Khayelitsha, Langa and Gugulethu. During this lockdown period, bulk combos of food, hygiene and cleaning packages from various retailers can be found on Yebo Fresh

BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE
LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: TUESDAY BLUES DAY WITH ALBERT FROST
Join South African blues-rock musician Albert Frost tonight for a live solo loop show with acoustic and electric guitars from 8pm on his Facebook page.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: A REMINDER THAT WE WILL TRAVEL AGAIN
Hermitage Travel Africa has released a video that has left us feeling inspired about working together to make it through these tough times. Plus it gave all South Africans the opportunity to step outside their homes for a little while.

 

DAY 11: MONDAY 6 APRIL 2020



YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: ISOLATION ANTICS
Watch what South Africans are doing to keep themselves entertained, inside the house and out, while showcasing our unique sense of humour.

 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: FOOD FOR CAPE TOWN’S HOMELESS COMMUNITY
Volunteer-run soup kitchen Ladles of Love is providing food for around 1,000 homeless Capetonians during the lockdown in Cape Town’s CBD. You can get involved and help by donating non-perishable goods or money via their website.

 

 
 
 
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Ladles Of Love Lock-down Question and Answer Q: If I donate R500 to Ladles Of Love, what will my money be used for? A: All monies donated will be used to purchase food and pay for operational expenses in order to keep the organization going. Some of your money may go towards ingredient purchases, or to cooking or transportation costs. If there is any money left over after we are through this crisis period, all funds will be channeled into the everyday running of our soup kitchens and in-school feeding schemes. If you would like to help you can do it in these two ways: 1. Click the link in our bio to donate via @PayFast or @snapscanapp 2. EFT with the following details: Name: Ladles of Love Foundation Bank: FNB Account Number: 62722624013 Branch Code: 201511 Ref: Name/COVID POP: danny@ladlesoflove.org.za #togetherwearestronger #covid #payfast #donate #feedachild #only10rand #feedasoul #giveback #pleasehelp #supportlocalcharity #supportyourcommunity

A post shared by Ladles Of Love (@ladlesoflove) on Apr 6, 2020 at 12:00am PDT

 
SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: ORGANIC FARMING NETWORK
Umthunzi Farming Community is a social business working with around 50 small-scale organic farmers from Khayelitsha, Gugulethu, Nyanga, Mitchells Plain, Philippi, and Malmesbury. They’re currently working out a strategy to allow them to operate with new COVID-19 regulations, but in the meantime, you can support the farmers by making a donation online.

 

 
 
 
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The farmers we work with rely heavily on their incomes from Umthunzi to sustain themselves and their family's basic needs. ⠀ ⠀ Every single day Umthunzi is unable to be fully operational is a significant loss of income and food security, putting a vulnerable community at high risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. ⠀ ⠀ Support the Umthunzi farmer network by making a donation that will have a significant impact on their lives:⠀ ⠀ ???? R3000: income support to one farmer for one month⠀ ???? R750: income support to one farmer for one week⠀ ???? R200: one box of disposable gloves⠀ ???? R180: two locally-made cloth masks⠀ ???? R40 : one liquid handicap or hand sanitizer ​⠀ ⠀ #supportsmallbusiness⠀ #supportsmallscalefarmers⠀ #supportlocal #helplocal⠀ #flattenthecurve #solidarity⠀ #strongertogether #COVIDkindness⠀ #community #capetownmag⠀ #capetownetc #21daysofsolidarity

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BE LEKKER: READ OUR DAILY TIP FOR SELF-CARE

LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.



PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: SWEAT OFF THE WEEKEND MUNCHIES
Join fitness guru Nomvula Khuzwayo for a free live 30-minute high-intensity interval training workout. It’s taking place at 6pm on Canal Walk’s Instagram.

 
 
 
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FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: CONNECTED BY MUSIC
Watch the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra perform the South African national anthem from their respective homes. We love how South Africans are staying connected, even while we’re under lockdown.




DAY 10: SUNDAY 5 APRIL 2020


YOU’RE ONE OF US: JOIN THE CONVERSATION 
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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: COUNTING BLESSINGS
On Day 9 of his funny lockdown updates veteran comedian David Kau helps us count our blessings as a nation. “No Guptas are not responsible for COVID-19… we love politicians and the ruling party,” he quips in his lighthearted post.

 
 
 
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MEET LOCAL HERO: THE SUNSHINE TOUR
There is a big gap in earnings between top professional sportspeople and those lower down, who live on weekly wages. The Sunshine Tour, a men’s professional golf tour, is giving relief packages to players on the lower rung of the earnings scale. They are giving financial aid to 167 men’s golfers, 25 women golfers and 90 caddies for the months of April and May, reports The Daily Maverick

 
 
 
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SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: PERFECT YOUR CRAFTING SKILLS 
Sorbet Slime, which creates children’s play products, like slime and giant bubble making products, is running online kid’s workshops on slime-, kinetic sand making and embroidery. To book your spot call or WhatsApp company founder Kathleen Kischke on +27 82 446 2956 or email hello@sorbetslime.co.za.

 
 
 
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THING FOR TONIGHT: LIVE STREAM ON YOUR HOMETOWN CHANNEL 
Tonight on Captownmagazaine.com catch DJ Ready D as he performs live on your hometown channel. He will be helping us end our weekend in style with a  special selection of chilled hiphop, r&b, rap and jazz at 5pm. 

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: #21DAYSOFARTCHALLENGE
Cape Town-based artist Alice Toich is running the #21DaysOfArtSA, where she challenges anyone and everyone to make art under a certain daily theme. You can paint, draw, sculpt, sew. She posts a challenge every morning and you have until 10pm to upload your work under the hashtag, says Visi magazine.

 
 
 
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DAY 9: SATURDAY 4 APRIL 2020

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IN LOCKDOWN
The English composer Andrew Lloyd Webber took to Twitter to perform one of his most famous pieces 'All I Ask of You'. In response, each member of The Phantom of The Opera orchestra stepped up and posted their part from their own homes to create a moving piece we can all enjoy. 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: LADLES OF LOVE
Ladles of Love, a volunteer-run soup kitchen, is working with organisations such as The Haven Night Shelter and the Culemborg Safe Space to help feed homeless people during this lockdown period. To achieve their goal of providing 2,000 meals a day to an estimated 1,000 homeless people, Ladles of Love need the support of the public. You can get involved by donating money via PayFast or food and meals via their website

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: BUY A BOWL YOU CAN ENJOY IN THE FUTURE
To weather through these tough times, The Poké co needs public support. As a small local business specialising in delicious and unique sushi bowls, The Poké co is offering redeemable vouchers after 1 June 2020 that you can buy now. To help keep the doors open after lockdown and their loyal staff employed, purchase a voucher for you or a friend to use from Quicket.com.

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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: LIVE STREAM WITH DEREK GRIPPER
Playing live from Milestone Studios in Cape Town CBD, South African guitarist Derek Gripper will be taking his international tour online. The Cape Town concert will stream from 7pm to 9pm, and he’ll play songs from his latest album A Year of Swimming. He’ll also do concerts for Melbourne and New York. You’ll get complete access to all three live concerts when you buy tickets on eventbrite.com.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: SOUTH AFRICA PAYING IT FORWARD
South African Robbie Ball took to Instagram to start what now has become a viral challenge aimed at raising awareness and donations to the Solidarity Fund. The challenge encourages others to pay it forward by tagging their friends and family. Each person accepts to donate R1 for each ‘like’ their post receives and, in turn, inspires more people to get involved and to give what they can.

 
 
 
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After 6 months of no activity, my second Instagram post in 2 days might be a bit ballsy but what the heck, so was drop kicking for goal in extra time of a RWC final, and look how that turned out… 21 days (at least…) of being locked down at home is pretty average. I’ll miss socialising with friends and other family, I’ll miss going on runs or taking my dogs for a walk, but what I’ll miss most is driving in the Sabi Sands training to be a game ranger (what I was doing 6 days ago). The fact is that my lockdown situation is a lot more comfortable than most people’s in our country. This post is to raise awareness for those who don’t have the luxury of internet to keep themselves entertained, or a fridge full of food to feed their families. SA’s sovereign credit rating got downgraded to junk status by Moody’s on Friday, a major L for the economy, and and the reality is that the country’s wounds are going to take longer than 3 weeks to heal. I’d like to take a page out of @mikeyiswright book and use social media to raise funds and awareness. For every like that this post gets, I will donate R1 towards the Solidarity fund. This fund was set up to help prevent and detect the virus, care for those in hospital/medical care, and support those whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic. For more info on the fund visit https://www.solidarityfund.co.za . If, somehow, this post gets more likes than my student achiever’s bank account allows, I will fundraise and find a way to meet my obligation. So please feel free to share and be generous with the ❤️ button. After listening to our president address the nation on Monday night and subsequently replaying the 2019 RWC final twice a day since, I’m feeling incredibly patriotic and believe that we can beat this thing, but only if we come to the party together (not literally), in some way or another. I’d therefore like to pass the baton onto @ashdonaldson02 and the influencer himself @jamie_battersby . Post a photo of what you are most grateful for during the lockdown, add your 2 cents and help build some momentum towards fighting this thing together by raising funds for a cause of your choice ????????????

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DAY 8: FRIDAY 3 APRIL 2020



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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: BE CAREFUL WHO CATCHES YOU OUT
South African social media star Thulasizwe Lasizwe Dambuza made us laugh with his lockdown “encounter”.

 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: COMMUNITY CHEST’S COVID-19 FUND
Community Chest has established a national emergency COVID-19 fund. The fund directs resources to directly impact vulnerable communities. Help out if you can and donate to Community Chest.

 
 
 
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SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: A POSY A DAY
Petal & Post is closed during the nationwide lockdown, but you can show them some love and put in your order now. They source fresh seasonal flowers from the local farms around Cape Town to create a new posy each weekday, and then deliver free to Cape Town and central suburbs. Prepare to add some colour to your home after lockdown and pre-order online.

 
 
 
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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: LIVE EDM TRAP, BASS, NU DUBSTEP, HIPHOP
Warm up for the weekend with some DJ Ready D. He goes live at 5pm sharp on the CapeTownMagazine.com Facebook page.

Missed it? Watch the full set below. 

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: THE SKY IS CLEARING
Even though we’re all enduring a world-wide pandemic right now, this inspirational film reminds us to find the positives in this situation we’re all in, and that there’s still hope. “Behind this tough time and negativity, there are some positive aspects - the earth is rebooting, the sky is clearing. We are learning to co-exist.”

 

DAY 7: THURSDAY 2 APRIL 2020 

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: IT INVOLVES A TOILET ROLL AND A CAMERA
Tired of the same, old way of taking a selfie? We have discovered Sad and Useless which not only has an endless supply of funny memes but can inspire you to take some pretty creative pictures. Like this clever selfie technique that makes you look like the face of the moon. If you try this at home, please send us the moon selfies.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: SA CAN HELPING UNDERPRIVILEGED COMMUNITIES   
SA Community Action Network (SA CAN), a community-orientated organisation whose mission is to reduce crime and improve service delivery, is doing what they can to make a difference. During the lockdown, SA CAN is delivering fresh vegetables from Oranjezicht City Farm.

 
 
 
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Today I assisted the Khayelitsha CAN (Community Action Network) with the distribution of a massive donation of farm fresh vegetables from the @ozcfarm to vulnerable communities in Khayelitsha informal settlements. We distributed to communities in Island, Green Point, Azania, Monwabisi Park and RR informal settlements. There are many destitute families whose fragile livelihood has been destroyed by this virus and the lockdown. Please support your local CAN and assist where you *CAN* (????). You can make contact here: https://form.jotform.com/200813205437042. #covid19 #CAN #CommunityActionNetwork #Lockdown #21dayslockdownsa #Khayelitsha #InformalSettlements #FarmFresh #freshvegetables #vegetables

A post shared by Brett Herron (@brettherron) on Apr 1, 2020 at 7:56am PDT

 

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: GET TERBODORE COFFEE DELIVERED TO YOU
Terbodore Coffee strives to give you rich, defined flavours every time you have a cup of coffee. And now they’re holding true to that by delivering coffee, capsules, cold brew and hot beverages straight to your door during the lockdown.

 
 
 
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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: FIRST THURSDAYS WITH US AND LA PARADA
We’ll be bringing the magic of First Thursdays to your living room with a live music event by La Parada's DJ Rene "the Frenchman". The dress code is anything goes (open bar included) when you stream our first Quaratune Session (wink-wink) for free tonight at 6 pm from our Facebook page.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: #LOCKDOWNWORKOUT
For personal trainer Shaheem Laattoe “L is for lockdown... and learning to appreciate the little things at home”, and he’s dedicated to showing us how we can all stay healthy and fit at home. What have you been doing to keep your heart rate up and body moving? 

 
 
 
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Cause L is for Lockdown ???????????? ....and Learning to appreciate the little things at home. Whether it be to work up a sweat with minimal equipment or refining your skill with crafts/studies you may have started a while back, but now are able to tackle them again because you may have a little more time on your hands. With dedication and consistency you can conquer it ???????? What have you started or revisited during this period? Stay safe, stay strong ???????? #WednesdayWorkout #Lockdown #Capetown #SouthAfrica #homeworkout #HomeTraining #fitness #lsit #Igersdaily #igshotz #PicOfTheDay #igerscapetown #IgersSouthAfrica #CapetownIsAwesome #capetownmag #CaptownInfo #PersonalTraining #Health #Life #Grattitude #FitnessMotivation #calisthenics #Gymnastics #Gym #Sweat #Exercise #workout #Twitter #Corona

A post shared by Shaheem Laattoe Cape Town ZA (@shaqct) on Apr 1, 2020 at 7:31am PDT

 

DAY 6: WEDNESDAY 1 APRIL 2020

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: 50 CORONAVIRUS PATIENTS HAVE FULLY RECOVERED
We can all celebrate with a little win as Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier, confirmed yesterday that 50 COVID-19 patients have fully recovered.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: SAFE SPACES FOR THE FRONTLINE WORKERS
Frontline workers all over South Africa are going to work every day to help fight COVID-19. Travelling to and from work poses a huge risk to them and their loved ones,  but a new website has been created to help them out. Ubuntu Beds connects healthcare workers with hospitality businesses that are now empty during the lockdown, to provide a safe place to stay close to their workplaces. Whether you’re in hospitality with available space, a healthcare worker looking for a bed, or just want to contribute to the cause, you can find out how to help by visiting the Ubuntu Beds website.

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: GET EASTER READY
ABALOBI is an app that connects small-scale local fishers with buyers looking for quality fresh fish. They’re an official CIPC-registered provider of essential services during the lockdown, for both food production and delivery. For now, they'll deliver in and around the CBD and the Southern Suburbs, with an expanded route on the way. Get fresh fish delivered to your door in time for Easter via the ABALOBI Marketplace app, and make it a truly Capetonian celebration with Cape Malay chefs Heinrich Koen and Andre Hill’s pickled fish recipes

 
 
 
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Our first #stayathome deliveries go out today! ⁣Tag us and tell us all about the Story behind your fish, from hook to cook, by scanning the digital @abalobi_app QR code accompanying your order! Local livelihoods matter - thank you for supporting our small-scale fishing communities!⁣ ⁣ ????See our previous post for how to fillet a whole fish in 3 minutes flat, and why whole fish is cooler than fillet. ⁣ ・・・⁣ ????Repost @janbraai ⁣ ・・・⁣ Starters will be Ceviche. As you would imagine.⁣ ⁣ #abalobi #fishwithastory #fromhooktocook #traceability #responsibleseafood #communitysupportedfishery #catchoftheday #smallscalefisheries #21daysofsolidarity #capetown #orderonline #helplocal #supportlocal

A post shared by ABALOBI (@abalobi_app) on Mar 31, 2020 at 1:07am PDT

 

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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: DEVIL’S PEAK LOCKDOWN SESSIONS
Devil’s Peak Brewery has paired up with comedian Nik Rabinowitz to serve a series of virtual refreshments during lockdown. Follow the Devil’s Peak Brewery on Instagram to watch Nik Rabinowitz's first live stand-up comedy session at 9pm tonight.

 

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: THE F-VIRUS
Prince Ea has released a YouTube video that’s got people talking. Watch it below… and make sure you watch to the end, because it’s not what you expect.

DAY 5: TUESDAY 31 MARCH 2020



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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: PRESIDENT ROLLS OUT MASS SCREENING AND TESTING
President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that around 10 000 field workers will be deployed as part of “a comprehensive screening, testing, tracing and medical management programme,”reports News24. Those with symptoms will be referred to local or mobile clinics. Positive patients will either be referred to hospital or asked to self isolate depending on their symptoms according to the report on New24.


MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: LOCAL INSTAGRAMMER’S POWERFUL PHOTO DIARY
Local photographer Armand Hough is keeping a diary during lockdown. Some are bitter sweet and many more are heartwarming, like the two skateboarders helping an elrderly lady in crutches with her groceries, posted two days ago. Follow  his lock down series onInstagram.

 
 
 
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A post shared by Armand Hough (@thehumansnarrative) on Mar 28, 2020 at 6:06am PDT

 

SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: WHERE TO GET YOUR DAILY BREAD
Bakery, Loaves by Madam Baker, deliversspecial baked goods on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to specific areas, with a menu that includes ciabatta, rye, sourdough and croissants. They’re also offering baking class vouchers, with live classes commencing on 1 July, and have also put out a call to do virtual classes, which you can request, along with other information, from the Loaves By Madam Baker Facebook page

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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: 60% OFF ON A HEAVY CHEF TALK
Heavy Chef, a platform that provides “learning experiences for entrepreneurs”, is hosting its first streaming talk called The Futurist. Experts; Bronwyn Williams, Dion Chang and Musa Kalenga will sit down and talk about global trends, COVID-19, the impact it is having on the worldwide economy and how different regions are dealing with it. There are still tickets available for this event and if you email them at tickets@heavychef.com you can get a discount promo code of 60% on the cost of an event entry. 

PLAN ANOTHER THING FOR TONIGHT: STREAM MOFFIE TO YOUR LOUNGE
With a 100% rating on film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, acclaimed local film Moffie was released in local cinema’s on 13 March. Cinemas are closed, so the filmmakers have made the movie available to stream from their website, with R150 getting you 24-hour access. Find out how you can stream it and tech specs required to do it from the moffiefilm.com website.


DAY 4: MONDAY, 30 MARCH

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: A PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND LIVES
The Mail & Guardian posted a simple cartoon that showcased the attitude we need to have during this lockdown. The image proves that we’re not fighting isolation, but are isolating to fight a virus, and protect ourselves, loved ones and fellow citizens. 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: THE HAVEN NIGHT SHELTER
The Haven Night Shelter is operating as an essential service during the lockdown, opening all 15 safe houses for homeless people around the city. They’re also assisting the City of Cape Town at its newest Secure Safe Space in Culemborg by providing meals, social work support and toiletries. Plus feed 10 people when you donate R50 to the #soupforsolidarity campaign via The Haven Night Shelter website.


SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS: GET YOUR DRY GOODS WHILE ON LOCKDOWN
Fresch Online is an online food service that provides dry goods. They have everything from rice and grains to nuts and dried fruit, and they’re delivering throughout the lockdown. You can also look out for their specials and healthy recipes while also placing your order on freschonline.com.


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PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: UNITED IN ISOLATION GUITAR PERFORMANCES
Classical guitarist Nir Hermelin is bringing together world-renowned fingerstyle guitarists, including local man Guy Buttery, to perform via a streaming video. The first 100 viewers will be allowed onto a Zoom channel, so performers can see a crowd. The shows start at 9pm, are free to view via Facebook Live streaming on the United In Isolation page.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: DONATE BLOOD AND BE A HERO
The Western Cape Blood Service needs you to keep donating blood, even during lockdown. The blood service is running critically low on supplies, particularly the O blood group, and blood donation is seen as an essential service. If you’ve been feeling helpless these last few days, this is a constructive way to help if you’re able to do it. For more info on where to donate visit the South African National Blood Service website.

DAY 3: SUNDAY 29 MARCH 2020

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: ROEDEAN’S VIRTUAL CHOIR
Roedean School has shared a moving rendition of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah - all recorded by students at home during lockdown, and mixed by their conductor, Ralf Schmidt. The video aims to raise funds and awareness for the Solidarity Fund set up by the South African Government, to cushion the economic blow of COVID-19. You can contribute via the Solidarity Fund Website

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: 3D PRINTERS STEPPED UP
Netcare took to Facebook to ask the 3D printing community for help printing protective shields for medical staff; the 3D printing community delivered. If you are a 3D printer and want to help, visit the 3D Printing Store website.  

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: PRE-BUY TICKETS TO THE LABIA THEATRE
The Labia Theatre is as Capetonian as Table Mountain, and like many local businesses they have had to shut their doors during lockdown. But it’s not the end: it's just an intermission. Support them through this tough time (and pencil in some post-lockdown plans for yourself) by buying a prepaid voucher. After lockdown, you can exchange it for 10 discounted admissions.

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If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can talk to one of LifeLine's counsellors. They would love to hear from you, whether you're in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. You can reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: A PICNIC AND LIVE MUSIC
Jeremy Loops is well-known for his vibey, uplifting tunes, and he’s asking his fans to pretend we’re at Kirstenbosch. Grab a bottle of wine, some snacks and a blanket, and set up a lounge picnic to enjoy while he performs live. Catch the show on his Instagram account.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR FRONTLINE WORKERS
On Friday night at 8pm Cape Town cheered and clapped to show their appreciation for all the healthcare workers who are on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19. Some Capetonians caught the heartwarming moment on video.

DAY 2: SATURDAY 28 MARCH 2020

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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY
Watch Cape Town DJ, musician and part-time meme maker The Kiffness (David Scott) perform “Lockdown Rhapsody” in the tune of, you guessed it, Bohemian Rhapsody.

 
 
 
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MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HEROS: CAPETONIANS TAKE IN STRANDED DOGS
When TEARS animal rescue in Sunnydale called on the public to help evacuate animals ahead of the countrywide lockdown, Capetonians stepped up. 

 

SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS: DEAR RAE JEWELLERY
Dear Rae creates stunning pieces, from rings to pendants as well as custom designs. The Bree Street studio may be closed during the lockdown, but its online store is still running. Visit the Dear Rae online shop.

 
 
 
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GETTING THROUGH THE TOUGH TIMES: DAILY TIP
LifeLine Western Cape has joined us during the 21-day lockdown to bring you a daily simple tip to help you take care of your mental health. 

If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can talk to one of LifeLine's counsellors. They would love to hear from you, whether you're in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice.  You can reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: TURN YOU LOUNGE INTO A DANCEFLOOR
Warm up with some house and deep house followed by a power mix of acid, dark disco and some more deep house. Get your friends together via Skype, WhatsApp or Zoom and party (digitally) together with Solarjunction. The gig starts at 9pm on their Facebook page.

FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: HEALTH TIPS FROM A POP STAR
Bobi Wine, a pop star who became an opposition leader in Uganda, has released a new music video, giving some practical advice through song.

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DAY 1: FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020


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SHARE IN A MOMENT OF JOY: CONFERENCE CALL SILLINESS
We smiled when the Amazon Web Services team inspired work-from-homers across the globe to make the most of their virtual meetings. It’s as simple as a hat. 

 

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: THE LOCAL DOCTORS FIGHTING COVID-19
Dr Kams Govender is just one of the local healthcare professionals working tirelessly to save lives in South Africa. We applaud every single one of them, and thank them for their long hours and dangerous work. Not all heroes wear capes. 

CHAMPION LOCAL TODAY: KAMERS/MAKERS IS ONLINE
KAMERS/Makers is bringing the makers to, well, your kamer this weekend. Put on your comfiest pants, and settle in to support hundreds of local artisans via their online marketplace

 

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If you are feeling overwhelmed, you can talk to one of LifeLine's counsellors. They would love to hear from you, whether you're in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice.  You can reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details

PLAN ONE THING FOR TONIGHT: GO CLUBBING IN YOUR PJS
It’s Friday night and just because you can’t leave the house doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a party. Dance, sing, and connect tonight at Modular’s live stream. Pants are optional. It kicks off at 9pm on their Facebook page.

 
 
 
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FIND YOUR DAILY #INSPO: TRAVEL LATER
South Africa Tourism released a new video that gave us chills. We can’t wait to see you on the other side, South Africa! 

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STAY UP TO DATE ON ALL THINGS CORONAVIRUS-RELATED
The situation is ever-changing and our team is committed to bringing you all the latest updates on COVID-19 in Cape Town. Stay up to date with what the lockdown means for you. Find out which public facilities are closed and get notified when they reopen. Read about the governmental restrictions on liquor sales. Find out how you can support small businesses during these challenging times. Need supplies? Check out these places that deliver during lockdown.

PLUS: YOU CAN STILL LIVE A LITTLE
You might have cancelled many plans, but there’s still plenty to do to keep yourself entertained this weekend. Use this social distancing period to work on your cooking skills with our homely, classic Cape Town recipes. If you're a parent, try one of the many things to do with kids while in lockdown. 7 simple, fun and not too messy recipes to make with your kids in lockdown. Enjoy a live concert by Jon Shaban from ShowLive.

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LifeLine Western Cape has a simple daily mental health tip. You can also call them directly if you feel in crisis or just need to hear a friendly voice. Reach a counsellor via Skype or visit the LifeLine website for more details.

MEET TODAY’S LOCAL HERO: TEARS CONTINUES TO HELP RESCUE PUPS

TEARS is a non-profit that rescues and provides emergency services to animals in need. They did the amazing work of saving over 100 dogs and puppies before the 21-Day lockdown by finding them foster homes within 72 hours. You can help them continue to provide essential services by donating to the Emergency Animal Relief Fund.

 

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African eagle day toursE-bike your way in and around ...

E-bike between vineyards with stops for wine, cheese, and chocolate truffles

Waterfront 1Things to do on Heritage Day

Solve a murder, enjoy a scenic braai and complete a trail run in stunning vineyards

africamps7AfriCamps: Discover South Africa with ...

From the pet-friendly Stanford Hills to a camp located on a large fishing dam in Limpopo

Watershed 2Known favourites and new discoveries at ...

825 square-meters of the best in African art, craft, design, and now beauty

robin_hoodLunch is sorted at Robin Hood Burger ...

Robin Hood in Kloof Street has basket lunch deals every day

The grill father The Grillfather is back with a hearty ...

Enjoy their 2.8kg pure beef patty and backyard braai vibes

spring_2Bradwell Spring: Vredehoek’s fresh ...

It’s the second formalised spring water collection point built by the City

spring_1Newlands Spring: Cape Town’s ...

Rules are in place to ensure everyone’s safety

VW BARONS 2Barons Cape Town VW is open to the ...

Quicker services and courtesy cars for essential workers

Om RevolutionSlow flow mobile yoga with Om Revolution

You don’t have to go to a yoga studio to stay active

Heritage Day Join the Heritage Challenge and win ...

Win daily Table Mountain trips, a Tru-Cape hamper, Shimansky diamond ring, and Western ...

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