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‘Review’ looks at the cultural shifts that have altered the city. The exhibition focuses on the correlation between past and present in regard to the experience of being in the city. District Six scenes by Wessel Marais, Kenneth Baker and Gregoire Boonzaier exhibit a nostalgic feel for streets filled with donkey carts, fruit vendors and residents going about their

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How we remember the past depends on who is writing the histories. In a number of events at the Franschhoek Literary Festival in May this year, books by those who have lived through historical events or have researched them, will open the discussion into how the past is recorded and remembered. (please note a number of events linked to this topic have already sold out

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She is not a chef in the classical sense, but Mpho Masango can whip up any number of mouthwatering dishes on the fly. I cook from the heart, so when the Mail & Guardian asked me to send them a recipe, it was a bit of a freeze moment. Kind of … well, am I a phony if I can’t give you measurements in a way a recipe does or because I swap and change at will? And

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Pollsmoor prison restaurant serves the Cape Town public food. Milisuthando Bongela reflects on the ethics of running a prison restaurant. The most expensive meal at Pollsmoor prison’s restaurant, Idlanathi, is R60. Spare ribs and chips. Pollsmoor prison has a restaurant that is open to the public. Eat With Us. Come and see the caged. Observe us from your table.

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An exceptionally unique style by photographer Oliver Barnett is on offer at Ebony gallery on Loop Street, writes Danny Shorkend. As the title of the exhibition suggests, namely Polymorphic, one finds oneself in the midst of works that pulsate with energy and a sense that they are part of an evolutionary chain of changing shapes and organic growth, moving one way and

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Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront took pride of place as the only South African, and only one of three nominated destinations in the world, at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) ‘Tourism for Tomorrow’ Destination Awards held at the 16th WTTC Global Summit in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, 7 April. With Parkstad Limburg in the Netherlands emerging the

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The local wine market has increased in volume, thanks to the entry of new rosé brands, writes Katlego Mkhwanazi. A report by the SA Wine Industry Information & Systems on liquor consumption patterns states that the domestic “wine market increased in volume terms by 7.7% for the 12 months to October 2015 and this is mainly due to new entrants into the sweet red and

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Portraits, human stories and activists are all part of the new look Encounters International Film Festival scheduled for 2 - 12 June 2016. From the International arms deal to the late great American poet /writer Maya Angelou, this year’s Encounters International Film Festival promises to bring local audiences the very best in documentary cinema. With a fabulous

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David Lurie describes Cape Town as “a city in crisis: a failed city that somehow works” (2016), writes Danny Shorkend in his review of the exhibition at the SA Jewish Museum. This is reflected in his photographic exploration of the derelict, of spaces that we often do not see in the city or merely glance at without taking much notice. For it is precisely these

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The Franschhoek Literary Festival loudly proclaims 'IT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT' There are many more ways to share stories – imagined or real – than just the written word. Expand your storytelling horizons at the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2016 (May 13-15), where they explore the spoken word, graphics, the shared experience of live action role playing,

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