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31 Jan 2024

Art project uplifts urban landscape in Cape Town CBD

A striking bollard art project by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District in the heart of the Mother City’s CBD…

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31 Jul 2023

First Thursdays' buzz reboots Cape Town CBD night-time economy

Cape Town’s night-time economy is on the rebound post-Covid, and is being boosted by First Thursdays – when Capetonians come…

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31 Jul 2023

Cape Town CBD's best bookish haunts

There’s a lot on offer for bookish types and avid readers in the Cape Town CBD, from iconic, destination book shops to novel…

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29 May 2023

Have you Scene It? New video platform boosts Cape Town's cultural and creative sectors

An innovative new Cape Town video platform is giving creatives a showcase for their talent – and businesses an opportunity…

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14 Apr 2023

Operalia set to boost Cape Town CBD creative economy

Cape Town’s creative economy and reputation as a global events destination for the arts will be boosted when it hosts Plácido…

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19 Dec 2022

In a class of its own: Cape Town's Mandela exhibition

The award-winning exhibition at the Cape Town City Hall honouring Nelson Mandela’s legacy is garnering recognition for…

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30 Nov 2022

Former Fugard now a vibrant cultural hub

Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, the former Fugard Theatre complex has been transformed into a vibrant multi-functional…

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31 Oct 2022

Company's Garden war memorial to honour black soldiers

“One man, one grave” is the concept behind a large-scale, significant new war memorial to be erected in the Company's Garden to…

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27 Jul 2022

Food, glorious food: How Cape Town is shaped by its resilient food system

To understand cities, and bring about a healthier, more resilient, and just food system, we need to understand the web of…

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31 May 2022

Mesmerising mosaics set to enliven Cape Town CBD

An innovative street art project is set to boost tourism in the Cape Town Central City and create meaningful interactions while…

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28 Feb 2022

Cape Town CBD's art economy on the mend

Cape Town’s art economy is back with a bang after two devastating pandemic years, reaffirming Cape Town’s status as Africa’s…

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14 Dec 2021

Wall art enlivens downtown Cape Town

Cape Town’s trendy Bree Street has been enhanced with 10 vibrant murals thanks to a creative initiative that promotes the work…

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1 Jun 2021

Artscape's five-decade journey

As it celebrates its golden jubilee, Cape Town’s Artscape Theatre Centre has embarked on a poignant journey “from inhumanness…

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22 Sep 2020

Laura Robinson's 10 choice CBD spaces & places

Laura Robinson directs the all-important work of the Cape Town Heritage Trust from an idyllic cottage on the edge of the…

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27 Mar 2020

First Thursdays: The word on the street

First Thursdays, an initiative started in 2012 by Thursdays Projects, has become an institution in the Cape Town CBD,…

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27 Mar 2020

Creative Cape Town

Creativity abounds in Cape Town. In our 2020 autumn issue of City Views, we looked at the four pillars of innovation – design,…

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19 Mar 2020

A passion for painting

A unique, joint exhibition by mother-son duo Pascale and Claude Chandler recently delighted Cape Town Central City gallery-…

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19 Mar 2020

Cape Town's energising public art

Public art has the ability to energise and transform the urban landscape. The extraordinary variety on offer in the Cape Town…

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18 Mar 2020

The power of public art

Public art has the ability to energise and transform the urban landscape. Certainly, the extraordinary variety on offer in the…

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13 Feb 2020

Cape Town's art & design adventure

Art and design aficionados from around the globe are descending on Cape Town to attend two world-renowned events, the Investec…

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9 Jan 2020

Cape Town's powerful public art

Public art has the ability to energise and transform the urban landscape. Certainly, the extraordinary variety on offer in the…

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21 Oct 2019

Infecting the city

Art is set to take centre stage once again in downtown Cape Town in the form of Infecting the City, a public arts festival that…

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25 Jul 2019

Artscape's Marlene le Roux: A real mensch

Marlene le Roux might be small in stature but she is big in heart and soul. She is also big on ideas and executing them, and…

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18 Jun 2019

Sebastian Daniels's coffee-shop blues

People gather in coffee shops and street-chic cafés for various reasons. For Cape Town entrepreneur Sebastian Daniels (25),…

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18 Jun 2019

Brandon Phillips on his musical journey

Brandon Phillips is not only resident conductor of one of the busiest and accomplished orchestras in Africa. From time to time…

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