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Continuing this Creative Exchange series by CCDI, this talk aims to expose the ever-increasing role of design in our lives. People encounter design in many visible and invisible ways, in every part of their everyday life. From the packaging we use, to network systems, and from our breakfast cereal to the messages we read - design is all around us. This talk will

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Brett Bailey, the artistic director of Cape Town-based performance company Third World Bunfight,  is back in South Africa for a short while and has begun working on his next project, ‘The Raft’, that will deal with the migrant crisis on the Mediterranean Sea. “As they sit cramped in their vessels these migrants are caught in a moment of terrifying limbo, between

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The Cape Town World Music Festival returns to the music calendar with a new name and a clearer focus, writes Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine. The Cape Town World Music Festival returns to the music calendar on Mandela Day weekend (July 17 – July  18) as the rebranded Cape Town Nu World Festival. “We are a young company who felt like it was time to shed an old title. We

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The new Green Building Council of South Africa ratings mean V&A Waterfront possibly the greenest precinct in Cape Town. In a double coup for the V&A Waterfront, the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA) has awarded both Victoria Wharf and the property’s BP Building 4-star ‘Existing Building’ ratings, reflecting the buildings’ high-level

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When veteran broadcaster and journalist, Nancy Richards, was invited to join a trip to Switzerland hosted by Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline, she did not realise she would be getting into hot water - hot spring water that is - in the middle of a snowy landscape.  Join Nancy Richards at an Artscape presentation when she takes guests on an armchair tour

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Up-and-coming local filmmakers will showcase their short films in cinemas across the country in the months of April and May, writes Katlego Mkhwanazi. Ster-Kinekor Theatres is tapping into an old cinema tradition of screening short films before a feature film. This tradition had died down over the years and its spot filled with adverts that were shown before trailers and

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This is an extract from a speech delivered by Mayor De Lille at the unveiling of Nelson Mandela bust on Freedom Day at the Cape Town City Hall. “I greet you all in the name of peace, democracy and freedom.” That was the greeting of our beloved former President, the late Tata Madiba, here on the steps of City Hall on February 11, 1990, during his first speech

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2015 Marks the 100th anniversary of Die Burger newspaper. To acknowledge this achievement, a number of events are planned by the newspaper, including an art exhibition. The exhibition Die Burger – 100 years, opening today, 28 April, will be hosted at ARTSCAPE during the Suidooster festival. What did the world, into which the Die Burger newspaper was born, look like?

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The annual Sanlam prize for youth literature attracts welcome additions to young adult literature, particularly the 2013 gold and silver winners, writes Pat Schwartz. Gold ALIVE AGAIN by André Eva Bosch (Tafelberg) Nandi is well on the way to realising her dream of studying law when she leaves school. With a supportive mother, a teacher who recognises her talents

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Here are a few events happening around Cape Town on  April 27 to help you celebrate Freedom Day . ♦  Oranjefeest Cape Town is a Dutch King’s Day-inspired festival that aims to bring people from different walks of life together. Everyone gets to dress-up in the colour orange and enjoy music, traditional games and sport activities. The music acts include Herman

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