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2012: A year on stage

By at December 31, 2012 | 9:10 am
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Nik Rabinowitz, Sylvaine Strike, Zakes Mda and other personalities from the world of the performing arts share their highlights from the year. Nik Rabinowitz: Comedian Who is your favourite South African emerging performer? The powerful dancer Mamela Nyamza, who performed her show I Stand Corrected this year in London, and Kelebogile Boikanyo, the inspiring opera

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Festival: Rock the River

By at December 27, 2012 | 9:07 am
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For many Capetonians, leaving the city over New Year is a way to escape the madness. For those doing the annual trek to Rock the River it’s a way to embrace it. The five-day jol features three stages — rock 'n roll, electronic and metal — with more than 200 local artists and a variety of extreme outdoor activities. Van Coke Kartel, Lark, Taxi Violence and others

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Comedy: No, Seriously

By at December 24, 2012 | 8:25 am
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End the year with a laugh. No, Seriously? is a new comedy show written and performed by veteran comedian Alan Committie and directed by Christopher Weare. Among a host of topics, Committie takes Cape Town's red tour bus and Amway products to task, explores dream interpretations, chats about how we have filters and apps for everything and suggests why Fifty Shades of

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Western Cape restaurants swept the Eat Out DStv Food Network restaurant awards this year. 19 finalists were announced for the premier category of the 2012 Eat Out DStv Food Network restaurant awards. From that list, all but three of which are Cape-based restaurants, the top 10 were announced at the end of November. Here is the list of Western Cape

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New Year: Cape Town

By at December 21, 2012 | 9:11 am
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Few musicians have as much experience at ringing in the new year as Hugh Masekela. At 73, he has celebrated in party capitals such as London and New York. His New Year’s Eve performance on the slopes of Table Mountain in 1990, shortly after his return from exile, remains the stuff of legend. More than two decades later the iconic trumpeter and vocalist is back in

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The City of Cape Town is already welcoming scores of local and international visitors as they arrive in Cape Town for our traditional peak tourism season. Over two million people have already visited Cape Town’s six biggest attractions ahead of the city’s peak summer season, with these figures recorded in November alone. All of Cape Town’s Big 6 icons reported

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  The section of the existing cycle lane in Bree Street between Strand Street and Waterkant was colourised green on 15 December 2012 as a test phase. The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron, said: “The City is committed to the promotion of safe cycling and the use of non-motorised

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Visual art: William Kentridge

By at December 19, 2012 | 7:05 am
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In the first of William Kentridge's six Norton lectures delivered at Harvard University earlier this year, the acclaimed artist reportedly emphasised that artistic experience is richer when it is suggestive rather than dictatorial and when the image and the word are readily "awaiting deformation". This insistence on reconfiguration, reworking and reinterpretation infuses

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Brent Meersman discovers the perfect way to remove the aches and pains of walking a 60km route. Many more of us would make good trekkers if we didn’t have to carry a pack or sleep in a tent. After 12km of foot-slogging, as ankles swell and blisters form, many a hiker starts to fantasise: poached pears in red wine sauce, a perfect sirloin, a good soak in a hot bath

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Change Agent

By at December 17, 2012 | 8:53 am
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Change Agent is the official mouthpiece of the annual Sustain Our Africa summit - the first took place in Cape Town in November 2012. Sustain our Africa (SoA) is a collaborative sustainability communications platform that acts as a catalyst for change. By cultivating awareness, showcasing inspirational stories and hosting practical tools for change, SoA aims to build

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