What does freedom sound like? City Hall Sessions, on stage and behind the scenes

Cape Town City Hall Sessions audience enjoys the Moreira Project on stage

What does freedom sound like? If you were at the sixth instalment of City Hall Sessions in Cape Town on Saturday 27 April 2013 – the day South Africa celebrated the first post-apartheid elections 19 years ago – you would’ve heard Paul Hanmer, McCoy Mrubata, Amaryoni and the Moreira Project in concert. And perhaps, through their music, you would’ve tasted freedom. What did performing in this particular space on Freedom Day mean for the musicians and for the crew behind the scenes? Alma Viviers went in search of answers. Continued…

May 2, 2013

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What Design (Indaba) can mean to Cape Town

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Beyond the visitor numbers and the related economic contribution; beyond the educational and reputational value of the core event, Design Indaba is an interesting case study in how design events can actively engage in making Cape Town a more liveable city. Continued…

March 3, 2013

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Summer celebrations: What to do in Cape Town this festive season

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Wondering what to do about town during the summer of 2012? Schedule these events in your calendar. Continued…

December 13, 2012

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High-profile writers attend Cape Town Book Fair

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High-profile writers and social commentators, including Wole Soyinka, Desmond Tutu, Mamphele Ramphele, cartoonist Zapiro and Chris van Wyk have enthralled book lovers at the Cape Town Book Fair. Continued…

August 2, 2010

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Book Fair Launches Learning Havens

children experiment with a Discovery Box at the book fair's new reading and learning room in Monwabisi Park

Last week, Lwando October (15), of Monwabisi  Park in Khayelitsha, needed pictures for a school project. He had to dash across a dangerously busy road, then walk for half an hour to the public library in Harare, because there is no library in the informal settlement where he lives. Continued…

August 2, 2010

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Ubuntu Festival – Harnessing the “gees” of the World Cup


The Ubuntu Festival – which runs from Friday 16 – 18 July – will, once again, in the spirit of Nelson Mandela, aim to promote unity in Cape Town. Continued…

July 14, 2010

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Capture Your World Cup Moment in the Central City

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Take part in our ‘Capture Your World Cup Moment In the Central City’ photographic competition to mark City Views’ 2010 FIFA World Cup souvenir edition. Continued…

June 9, 2010

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Whet the Appetite with Soccer Cinema in the City

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Soccer Cinema is an epic celebration in preparation for the World Cup. Continued…

June 9, 2010

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Doors open at the Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest on Thursday 10 June at 12pm

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The Cape Town FIFA Fan Fest – which opens its doors at 12 noon on Thursday 10 June – will play host to one of the biggest parties to ever hit Cape Town from 2pm the same day. Continued…

June 8, 2010

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Visit Cool Britannia at the Cape Town Convention Centre for the City’s Biggest Football Party

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For a great party in Cape Town, visit the heart of the city at the CTICC, where Cool Britannia will be running a 31-day party Continued…

June 7, 2010

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