Irma Stern: The talented artist who called Cape Town home

Irma Stern is one of South Africa’s most famous artists, and has deep ties to Cape Town. The Irma Stern Museum is located in the quiet suburb of Rosebank, and was also this talented woman’s home before she passed away in 1966. Stern was born in 1894 to German Jewish parents at Schweizer-Reneke, a small town in the North West… Read more →

Father and son build raft during lockdown, paddle to Robben Island

Lockdown has left many without their usual go-to activities for keeping busy, but one father and son duo decided to use their spare time to build a raft and take to the seas. While escaping a deserted island is the usual motivation for building a raft, this Capetonian pair had another goal in mind. When faced with how to spend… Read more →

One million seats in the streets protest in Cape Town CBD

The restaurant and tourism sector stood in solidarity around South Africa to protest thousands of job losses caused by Lockdown, the 9pm curfew and the ban on alcohol. Cape Town Restaurant owners say they haven’t made any money in 4 months and are trying their hardest to keep staff on the payroll but don’t know how much longer they can… Read more →

Residents urged to keep caracals safe from dogs

While addressing a question many are asking, the Urban Caracal Project confirmed on their Facebook page that caracals are indeed afraid of dogs. The conservation organisation also urged locals to be more aware of the dangers their domestic animals can pose. According to the Project, domestic animals cause a great deal of stress to wildlife in general and residents need… Read more →

Deputy Principal believes schools should remain open

Many parents have been worried about their children returning to school amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In recent weeks, several protests by teachers have also taken place to insist schools be closed. While the national Department of Education has declared children must return to school, a position supported by the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), there has still been much hesitation… Read more →

Catch Shimza live on Mandela Day

Ashley Raphala, aka ‘Shimza’ will become the first artist to live stream from Robben Island in an historic event on Mandela Day [July 18]. Shimza, and his foundation SHIMUZIC along with the Siya Kolisi Foundation have partnered in a drive to raise funds for those negatively affected by COVID-19 as well as Robben Island itself. This unique performance is set… Read more →

The Riebeek Valley is calling Capetonians for a long-awaited day out

After months of restrictions that have seen South Africans craving the chance to get out and about, current lockdown measures allow for excursions to resume once again. An outing to the beautiful Riebeek Valley to soak up art, wine, good food, and artisanal wares is a must for Capetonians looking to take a short road trip. From July 9, an… Read more →

Volunteer Wildfire Service Trail Run

The original VWS Trail Challenge on the slopes of Table Mountain is back for its 16th year in 2020, and now with a brand-new start location – Gardens Tech Rugby Club. This race is designed as a trail run with stunning views over the city of Cape Town while enjoying invigorating trails on one of the 7 Wonders of Nature… Read more →

The Cannabis Expo (Postponed)

The Cannabis Expo is on at the Sun Exhibits, GrandWest from March 19 to 22, 2020. This expo is the global marketplace for education, innovative products and businesses serving the medicinal, agricultural and lifestyle aspects of the cannabis industry. Over the past few years, the cannabis industry has exploded not only in South Africa but around the world. The Cannabis… Read more →

Family Easter adventures at Spier

With an abundance of festive feasts available this Easter, the historic Spier wine farm in Stellenbosch offers plenty of delicious ways to spend quality time together over the long weekend. Simple and delicious delights on the Werf
 Try the Easter specials at the Spier Farm Café. For breakfast, a decadent hot cross bun French toast; for lunch, tuck into some… Read more →