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Why we can’t have our avo toast and eat it
Nadia Krige
23 June 2017

Nadia Krige ponders what it takes to be a property owner in Cape Town these days.

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An ode to Adderley Street
Evan Blake
20 June 2017

What comes to mind when you think of Adderley Street? For some of us, our immediate go-to mental image may be of automotive frustration. This image of bus-filled congested morning and late afternoon traffic is often spiced-up by the additional ingredient for supreme chaos, rogue pedestrians wantonly crossing through traffic seemingly on a whim. Others

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Youth Day in Cape Town
Kim Davis
15 June 2017

Our new American intern Kim Davis learned about Youth Day and what it means to be young in Cape Town today.

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Rediscovering the peninsula on a wild goose chase
Nadia Krige
2 June 2017

In an effort to reacquaint ourselves with our Cape Town Big 7 partners and, simultaneously, introduce them to some of the Mother City’s top hotel concierges and booking agents, we recently joined The Gallivanting Goose for a two-day, Amazing Race-style adventure across the peninsula.

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Designing in colour with Russell Abrahams
Kaylon Koeries
1 June 2017

Cape Town illustrator Russell Abrahams has been upping the local standard for quite some time. Kaylon Koeries and Quasiem Gamiet caught up with the man behind the new design studio, Yay Abe, to discuss the pleasures and pains of being a creative entrepreneur in the Mother City. How did you realise illustration was your thing?

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Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome reopens
Nadia Krige
24 May 2017

Planetariums are strangely transformative spaces. You enter, ego clenched tight and safely intact, only to leave humbled and set free from the burden of self … for a moment at least. It all starts the second you take your seat and find yourself flung backwards with no prior warning. This is, of course, followed by an

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It’s a dog’s life: places for pets in the Mother City
Nadia Krige
15 May 2017

Stepping out into the street at that magical hour when the city lets out a collective end-of-the-day exhale is something of a recurring favourite moment for me. Not only does the late afternoon light take on a certain ethereal quality making the heart ache and expand all at once, it’s also the time of day

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Afrikanist in Motion: Cape to Dar on public transport
Nadia Krige
5 May 2017

Capetonian photographer, Yasser Booley, recently set out on a rough and ready adventure from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, using ONLY public transport. Supported by international engineering and design group Aurecon and local innovators Where is my Transport, his journey was all about capturing the essence of the ‘real African Union’ and showing South

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Does Cape Town really need more statues?
Nadia Krige
28 April 2017

It’s been exactly two years since colonial- and apartheid-era statues all around South Africa were left to quiver in their bronzed boots as a growing tide of anger at unchanging inequality spilled over into targeted activism. Some of the most noteworthy incidents included:   Paul Kruger in Tshwane’s Church Square receiving a coating of green

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