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Life among the one-percenters of the Cape Town suburb of Clifton is a beach, not a bitch, writes Alex Dodd. Life has a strange way of assigning you just the work you need to do, and I’ve been coming to think that it’s probably no coincidence that I was born in the very same year that the Rolling Stones released that killer anthem You Can’t Always Get What You Want

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The 2014 Tri Continental Film Festival (TCFF) returns to South African cinemas and will be screened exclusively at Cinema Nouveau theatres in Cape Town (V&A Waterfront) from 3 – 6 October. “Each of these documentaries has been selected because it is not only inspiring, but because it is downright provocative.” (Anita Khanna – TCFF Festival Director) Unlike

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The Stern Exchange is a collaboration between lens-based artist Lien Botha  and ceramic artist Clementina van der Walt and will also form part of the Sixth Cape Town Month of Photography. Whilst the artists will each independently be investigating aspects of the Irma Stern Museum and reflecting these in separate bodies of work in their respective mediums, the original

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Better Living Finalists: Eco-struct, ARG Design & A3 Architects - ingenious design delivers decent homes to low-income communities. Cape Town’s poorest communities are set to benefit from an eight-year quest to develop an environmentally sound and affordable housing solution. Meet Better Living Finalists Eco-struct, ARG Design & A3 Architects. South

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Music is sounding a strong note at this year’s inaugural Cape Town Fringe festival!  Audiences will have the opportunity to tune into a wide array of genres and styles between now and 5 October. The lineup ranges from the freshest of homegrown jazz to acoustic folk, indie rock/pop, classical, world instrumental and counter-Balkan, with live shows happening every day

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The Mail & Guardian's weekly round-up of the country's hot-ticket events listed this for Cape Town. The Artscape Heritage Festival is celebrating heritage month with song and dance based on inspiring stories by political figures and choreographers. The Steve Biko-inspired theatre production, Biko’s Quest, is one of the shows included in the festival’s programme.

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Having partnered with top experts to design the programme, the V&A will host a series of free physical activities from October 2014 to March/April 2015, bringing the gym outdoors, and to you. Here's an easy way to design a fitness programme that meets your needs. Kick off your weekly exercise programme with boot camp at the V&A, hosted by the Sports Science

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Live jazz comes to Gugulethu

By at September 26, 2014 | 9:10 am
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NY Arts is bringing live jazz events to South Africa's townships to give residents the opportunity to enjoy experiences usually reserved for the city. For author Sindiwe Magona the opportunity to inaugurate an upcoming monthly series of Gugulehtu-based literary events is, if Oprah-speak were to be employed, something of a “full circle moment”. “It means a

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Wiki Loves Monuments Update

By at September 26, 2014 | 8:00 am
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So far 1747 images have been submitted in South Africa for the Wiki Loves Monuments competition.  Just over 140,000 images have been submitted internationally since the beginning of the month by participants in 39 countries. Also in the news, the Wiki Loves Monument photograph competition has now officially contributed over 1,000,000 images to commons over the past 4

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The Cape Town Fringe Festival offers a variety of top shows, from performance art to puppets for tots, writes Glynis O’Hara. Based on much the same idea as the Edinburgh Festival, the Cape Town Fringe Festival runs over 11 days and nights in a variety of venues around the city, centring on the city hall, and with one event in Langa. Run by the same team that

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