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Join us on this walk of remembrance on the 180th anniversary on the eve of emancipation - Sunday 30 November at 10pm, writes Bonita Bennet. "180 years ago, on 1 December 1834, the enslaved people at the Cape were freed by legislation. It was the culmination of years of struggle, solidarity, resistance and unimaginable suffering. The legacy of this past period of

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The Mensch Network is a collection of Jewish individuals creating social change for the systemic and sustainable upliftment of South Africa for all it's people. The Mensch Network was launched with a special Expo at the South African Jewish Museum. A simple idea, some hangers and second hand clothes, was all it took for Kayli Levetan and Max Pazak to create the first

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The Mail & Guardian's weekly round-up of the country's hot-ticket events. CAPE TOWN Curated by Animation SA, in partnership with Pop the Culture, the Kujanimation Film Festival presents some of the world’s top animated feature films, including the best of French animation. It is also running a series of workshops with leaders in the local industry and the comic

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Never obvious, photographer David Goldblatt’s landscapes are elegiac, silent – and monumental, writes Melvyn Minnaar. A restless sense of documentation drives David Goldblatt. Like those earliest colonial adventurer-explorer-writers of Southern Africa, wide-eyed to the differences of the worlds they encountered, our master photographer has stubbornly traipsed the

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Students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) in collaboration with The Open Medicine Project have created a multi-parameter, mobile-assisted device to rapidly assess and sort patients according to severity of illness in emergency departments of the developing world, particularly war zones and disaster areas. Known as mTriage (#WDC334), the device

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The Big Issue - the Collector's Edition features 45 of South Africa’s best writers, photographers, artists, illustrators and prominent personalities. It’s a great Christmas stocking-filler and an even better read.  FROM THIS ISSUE: “Rumour is they’re gonna change Koeberg to ‘Cool Berg’ – it says upbeat, funky and cool. It says: ‘Nuclear energy; fun

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'The Journal Of A South African Zombie Apocalypse' tells the story of courage, devotion and self-sacrifice, writes Pat Schwartz. JOURNAL OF A SOUTH AFRICAN ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE by Lee Herrmann (Tall Tales) The cover is horrible and my initial response to the hideous imagery and the graphic, nausea-inducing descriptions of violence and horror in the early chapters made me

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In association with the City of Cape Town  and as part of the Company’s Garden Revitalisation Project, the metamorphosis this iconic landmark venue - the eatery under the trees -  has undergone has been journey of transformation involving the hands of many – a project of true collaboration What was for many years the 'tea room in the gardens' now showcases the

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The winners were announced at Better Living Challenge Awards Ceremony,  at the Cape Town City Hall. Following a two week public exhibition and a strict voting process, The Better Living Challenge - a design competition showcasing green and affordable solutions to improve the homes of people living in low-income communities - has announced its winners. The winning

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Every day thousands of Capetonians rely on public transport to get to and from places around the city. To improve the transport information available to them, Go Metro (#WDC409) have created the ‘Cape Town on the Move’ mobile app that captures, manages and presents transport information for the rail and bus network. The free to use solution was created in honour

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