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Forged in the heart of tradition, Laduma Ngxokolo’s designs have set South Africa’s fashion world on fire. Laduma Ngxokolo incorporates elements of the Xhosa culture into his knitwear designs Much like beadwork, knitted patterns act as adornments. Though they don't carry a spiritual message of their own, designer Laduma Ngxokolo's intricate geometric designs serve

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Mitchells Plain public transport interchange (PTI) is the first to be dressed in Transport for Cape Town’s new colour-coded way-finding signage. The construction of the new MyCiTi bus station just off Third Avenue in the central business district forms part of the N2 Express project which will see the extension of the MyCiTi service to Mitchells Plain and

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Rovos’s long ­journey has been fraught with problems but the man behind it has kept the family ­business on track, writes Lisa Johnston. A small group of well-dressed adults huddle around the engine room of a classically restored steam train at Rovos Rail's Capital Park station in Pretoria. Their ages range from about 35 to 70 but the palpable excitement as they

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A Whale Spotter workshop for juniors is scheduled for Saturday 10 May from 07h30 for 08h00 til 09h30. You can join A Whale Of A Heritage Route for a Whale Spotter workshop at the Quayside Hotel, Simon's Town on Saturday 10 May from 07h30 for 08h00 til 09h30. The detail of the workshop, designed for children aged 7 to 14 and their parents is at the link What to

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Thula Baby Box (#WDC328)

By at April 29, 2014 | 7:18 am
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Designed to improve lives of babies and mothers, The Thula Baby Box doubles as a cot and contains basic baby products that may help to reduce infant and maternal deaths in South Africa. Two South African fathers, Ernst Hertzog and Frans de Villiers, have based the Thula Baba Box on a 1938 initiative that saw the Finnish government supplying expectant mothers with a box

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Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame tells how she gets to be “badass” in Season 4, just started on our TV screens...There's lot's to read about in this copy of The Big Issue. The cover story features Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame tells The Big Issue how she gets to be “badass” in Season 4, just started on our TV screens Or read about A GLITTERING

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Cape Town Opera, Africa’s premier opera company has a stellar cast for the upcoming production of Show Boat which will be on stage at the Opera House, Artscape,  for one weekend only from 16 to 18 May 2014, prior to its four-week tour to the United Kingdom. South Africa has a wealth of talent equal to and in some instances better than international performers who

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Food: The tapas thesaurus

By at April 26, 2014 | 8:00 am
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Chef Liam Tomlin is avowedly in favour of using only the best seasonal ingredients and allowing them to speak for themselves, writes Brent Meersman. I think I have at last found the best tapas-style cuisine in Cape Town and some of the finest food in the city. It is served in a food store where you sit on little metal stools at long, daringly narrow communal tables.

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Acclaimed international performance artist Anthea Moys has once again thrown down the gauntlet – this time challenging leaders of South African political parties and members of the public to arm-wrestle for their cause. TEAM MOYS fans are taking bets on the odds and the Association of Visual Arts (The AVA) and Arterial Network South Africa’s arts advocacy campaign

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The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel will partner with the Maboneng Township Arts Experience in embracing the 2014 World Design Capital (WDC) title bestowed on the city of Cape Town. During 2014, the area between the hotel’s ever-popular Planet Bar and Restaurant will be known as the Nkanyezi Gallery, where talented artists from various South African townships will showcase

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