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MY WORD! Redesigning Buckingham Palace at the Baxter Theatre is a superb one-man show and a stylish vehicle for the diverse talents of Basil Appollis, one of the nation’s finest actors. MY WORD! is a celebration of the life and work of legendary writer Richard Rive. But at the same time it’s a salute to District Six, the heart of Cape Town ripped out because it

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'The makers of "Long Walk to Freedom" have made a highly watchable film of Nelson Mandela's life story while remaining faithful to the facts', writes Shaun de Waal. When it was mooted, at some point in the past 16 years, that Indian director Shekhar Kapoor might direct Long Walk to Freedom, feverish images sprang to mind. Given the way Kapoor played fast and loose with

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A new survey by UCT has found that 73 percent of international tourists on township tours felt safe, although township tourism peaked during the World Cup - reports KOWTHAR SOLOMONS Tourism in townships may be given a boost after a University of Cape Town survey found that seven-in-10 tourists felt safe on township tours, which had also reversed some of their negative

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Cape Town has been voted The Telegraph Travel Awards’ Favourite City for 2013, at a ceremony held in London yesterday (27 November 2013).  This is a special accolade pre World Design Capital 2014 The Telegraph Travel Awards is an annual event, which asks readers to vote for their travel favourites in categories such as Best City Worldwide, Best Country Worldwide,

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The Energy Efficiency Forum rewarded commercial building owners for energy efficiency. The annual Energy Efficiency Forum Awards were presented at a meeting of the Energy Efficiency Forum, which takes the form of an awards ceremony and a marketplace. The marketplace enables credible suppliers of energy efficiency goods and services to showcase their products and

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The City of Cape Town has launched a public drive to encourage any visitors to the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition, currently on display at the Civic Centre, to write personal festive season messages to Madiba. A pair of light boxes with colourful tags have been installed at the Nelson Mandela Legacy Exhibition for the public to leave their messages. The messages will

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Former first lady, freedom fighter, activist and 'Mrs Madiba', Graça Machel graces the cover of  the new Big Issue. The deluxe 2013/2014 Collector’s Edition of The Big Issue is on the streets! A very special woman graces the cover of this very special year-end edition: former first lady, freedom fighter, activist and Mrs Madiba, Graça Machel.  And inside,

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The second presentation in the 2013 Artscape spring drama season is iSystem, directed by Fatima Dike. Playwright Anele Rusi fearlessly confronts the reality of police corruption in this drama about a policeman who is accused of shooting an innocent, unarmed bystander. The inquest that follows reveals not only the officer’s damaged psyche, but also, in an echo of

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V&A Waterfront partners with Jochen Zeitz to create Africa's First Major Museum of Contemporary African Art. On 19 November 2013 the V&A Waterfront and Jochen Zeitz announced a unique partnership to create a major new cultural institution that will focus on collecting, preserving, researching, and exhibiting cutting edge contemporary art from Africa and its

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The newly renovated Rosebank Theatre opens with Live with Ivy. Live with Ivy is a nostalgic trip into a gentler past through a story that starts in 1950s Nyasaland (now Malawi) before it leaps to London’s West End in the 1980s. The Garrick family has been in the theatre for 200 years, but things are changing, and young Ivy (Claire Berlein) must make a choice between

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