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Alayne Reesberg is quite clear that design isn’t just about the pretty, reports Lucia van der Post in the London Financial Times. “It’s much more about the gritty,” says the chief of Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital (WDC) for 2014. “It’s about coping with sewage and making the townships safer places, it’s about making it easier for people to get

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Award winning photographer, Lien Botha’s solo exhibition entitled Yonder is her first with Barnard Gallery, and the 10th in a career spanning twenty-five years. “Photography, as indexical of whatever was in front of the camera when the image was taken, traditionally carries the stain of its moment. A purveyor of the disintegrating instant, even in the digital age,

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UNFCCC, Bloomberg and ICLEI congratulate Cape Town for winning the Earth Hour City Challenge - confirming our claim to be 'Green by Design'. In 2014 year of climate ambition, Cape Town blazes a trail for urban action. Three prominent personalities in the field of climate action - UNFCCC, Bloomberg and ICLEI - congratulate Cape Town for winning this year's Earth Hour

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Cheers to a cocktail coup

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An eye-wateringly yellow drink is the Capital Cocktail to celebrate Cape Town's status as World Design Capital writes Janine Stephen. Despite a slow start, shops across Cape Town are sporting daffodil-hued reminders of the city’s World Design Capital coup in their window displays or décor (designer Skinny laMinx was an early pioneer). Now you can drink to the win:

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Cape Town is recognised for its ambition and pioneering actions to combat climate change in its effort to bolster quality of life for its citizens. Cape Town - proudly green by design! The judges found that Cape Town stood out as a role model for the global South with a showcase of green programmes and actions other cities can replicate. Cape Town also

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Young musicians from South Africa and abroad are set to up the ante with exciting new vibes at the upcoming Cape Town International Jazz Festival, reports Stefanie Jason. As I listen to United States trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire’s new album – weeks before his Cape Town performance – with its expansive sound that reaches out to and flirts with genres and musical

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Stellenberg

Diarise this Saturday 29th for the Stellenberg book launch and Saturday 12 April for the opening of the Diana Victor exhibition at David Krut Projects. David Krut Projects Cape Town is launching Stellenberg: The Story of a Garden in association with Quivertree Publishing. The launch will happen on Saturday 29 March 2014 at 11am. Andrew and Sandy Ovenstone who have

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Young designers Julia M'Poko and Ernest Mahomane will show six looks at the "Fashion and All That Jazz" show as part of the Cape Town Jazz Festival, reports Yazeed Kamaldien.   Julia M’Poko (25) and Ernest Mahomane (30) are two of a trio of fashion designers showing six looks at the Fashion and All that Jazz show as part of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

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Get your copy of The Big Issue and be part of job creation in SA — it’s more than just a good deed, it’s an excellent read. Stories for readers who give a damn - here are some of the highlights. BLENDING BRAIN AND

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If you didn't manage to get tickets for the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, catch some of the musicians at this pre-festival concert. The pre-festival free community concert is a permanent feature of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and includes performances by international and local acts. It takes place on Wednesday March 26 at Greenmarket Square

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