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4 reasons to support Cape Town Carnival on 18 March
9 February 2017

It’s all hands on deck at Cape Town Carnival’s headquarters, as the team marked only 40 days till floats, dancers, artists and performers hit the Fan Walk in spectacular style for this year’s AMAZA! – Ocean Odyssey-themed event. We got to share in some of the anticipation and excitement on Wednesday during a comprehensive behind-the-scenes tour

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Why Every City Should Have a Library of Things
30 January 2017

What if a trip to the library meant borrowing camping equipment, power tools, or toys instead of books? New library A library of things or tool library is similar to the concept of a traditional library, but you don’t borrow books, you borrow a variety of technology, equipment, or toys. So instead of buying the ladder

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Open Streets celebrates 10th event
11 January 2017

With the 10th Open Streets Cape Town event set to close off Bree and Longmarket Streets to motor vehicle traffic this Sunday  (15 January) and open it up to all sorts of fun to be had on foot, bike or board, we decided to catch up with managing director and co-founder, Marcela Guerrero Casas to

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9 Christmas markets around Cape Town – support local!
5 December 2016

The Christmas lights in Adderley Street have officially been switched on, the air smells of sunscreen and the street cafes are burgeoning with locals and tourists alike. Yup, it’s starting to feel a lot like festive season in Cape Town. And if you need to buy gifts, you’ll be pleased to know that there are

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PICS: First Thursday on Church Square
5 December 2016

On  1 December, locals and visitors alike were invited to celebrate Emancipation Day, the last First Thursday of the year and the start of the festive season in one of Cape Town’s most underrated public spaces: Church Square. Here’s a visual rundown of the evening’s events.  At 5pm on any given weekday, you will find

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Kids@TheCenter of City Walk Saturday
23 November 2016

November’s City Walk Saturday played host to Cape Town Embrace as they filled the Company’s Garden with a plethora of delightful activities for young ones to enjoy.

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Volunteering: where Capetonians can get involved
18 November 2016

With its natural beauty, buzzing nightlife and cultural diversity, paired with an intricate tangle of socioeconomic issues, it’s no surprise that Cape Town has become something of a hotspot for young international volunteers, looking to take a break between jobs/studies. While it’s great that our city has so many distant hands just raring to help

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Cape Town Carnival: so much more than just a party
28 October 2016

Generating R40 million in economic activity for the city, encouraging skills development in communities and getting small businesses on board with production, Cape Town Carnival has established itself as an extraordinary and impactful event on the Mother City’s social calendar. In 2017, it will also be raising awareness about the plight of our oceans with

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How urban gardens are helping the homeless
19 October 2016

As city-dwellers, homelessness is something we’re confronted with on a daily basis. We see it in the bundles of blankets under the bridge and in the flash of a shelter card as a young man asks if we have R2 to spare. Yet, despite its overwhelming presence, we seem to keep homelessness at arm’s length

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