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Heritage Week 2013: Reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage

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What do you have planned for Heritage Day in Cape Town (24 September 2013)? Whatever you do, be sure to visit the Company’s Garden for events and activations all aimed at ‘reclaiming, restoring and celebrating our living heritage’, courtesy of Iziko Museums, the Department of Arts and Culture and stakeholders in and around the Company’s Garden precinct. Continued…

September 18, 2013

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What museums can mean to us and Cape Town

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Iziko Museums of South Africa’s CEO Rooksana Omar – who has been in her position just over two years – tells why museums matter and which spaces inspire her in Cape Town. City Views‘ Ambre Nicolson spoke to her. Continued…

March 6, 2013

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A family talks about living in Cape Town’s central city

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A young family traded in their life in their “forever” home in Johannesburg for an opportunity to lead a simpler life in Cape Town’s central city. Almost a year later, they’ve settled into a more public life of beaches, parks and public spaces.  Continued…

March 5, 2013

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Cape Town: A city of contrasts

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To celebrate our city’ diversity, we paired some very different urban experiences for you to try over the summer months. Continued…

December 14, 2012

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Switching on of festive lights moves to Grand Parade

The Adderley Street Lights, photo by Bruce Sutherland

Cape Town’s largest open-air event, the official switching on of the festive season lights, is to move from Adderley Street to the Grand Parade, and you’re invited. Continued…

November 20, 2012

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Time travel: Take yourself on a history tour of Cape Town

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Cape Town is home many histories and cultural treasures. We asked SAHO (South African History Online) to curate six great spots for exploring  our city’s heritage. Continued…

May 9, 2012

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What’s a kid to do in Cape Town City Bowl?

Children in Cape Town, photo by Deon Gurling

Cape Town’s central city may be the economic heartbeat of the region and the design and nightlife capital of the country, but what does that mean if you’re two bricks and a half-penny high? Where do kids go to get entertained and educated, asks City ViewsContinued…

April 10, 2012

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Cape Town’s green and historic heart

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The Company’s Garden was originally established to provide fresh produce for the spice-trading ships of the Dutch East India Company. Today it’s an urban sanctuary that offers plenty of food for thought. Continued…

February 9, 2012

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My Cape Town Weekend in the Company’s Garden

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As part of Cape Town Tourism’s My Cape Town Weekend programme, and in celebration of Iziko Heritage Week (20 – 26 September 2010), Cape Town’s Company Gardens will be offering a series of special events on the long weekend of the 24 – 26 September 2010.  

My Cape Town Weekend in the Company Gardens promises free entrance to most of the museums in and around the vicinity and means that families can truly explore the heritage that is Cape Town –including the Slave Lodge, the SA National Gallery and SA Museum, the SA Jewish Museum and Holocaust Centre and the Crypt Project at St. Georges Cathedral.

The centrepiece of the event is, of course, the Company Gardens itself, which dates back to the 1650’s and has played a big role in our cultural heritage, starting as the vegetable garden of the Dutch East India Company and now a favourite recreational space for locals and visitors alike. 

 The Company Gardens is also a cultural hub, surrounded by the Labia Theatre, the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts at the UCT Hiddingh Campus, the National Library of South Africa and the Centre for the Book – all of which have special programmes running during the course of Iziko Heritage Week, as well as during Creative Week Cape Town (24 September – 3 October 2010).

 For more information on the full programme of events taking place during My Cape Town Weekend visit My Cape Town.

September 14, 2010

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