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Art from the Waterfront to Langa

TAG - Township Art Galleries

The LANGA TAG runs between the Cape Town Art Fair & Maboneng Township Art Galleries.

Visit the Cape Town Art Fair – 28 February – 2 March at The Pavilion, Dock Road, V&A Waterfront – and you can board a shuttle to Langa and tour the Township Art Galleries (TAG) as well as all the art on show at the Fair.

The LANGA TAG takes you through the streets of Langa to 10 home galleries.

Beaches are Great - Better with Penguins.

Penguins at Seaforth Beach

African Penguins are another reason #welovecapetown.

The more time I spend in Cape Town, the more I realize there isn’t much this City doesn’t have:  beaches, beautiful weather, mountains, delicious food.

The Backpack is Lonely Planet's NUMBER ONE BEST-VALUE HOTEL IN THE WORLD

The Back Pack - Lonely Planet's No 1

Cape Town’s The Backpack, committed to Responsible Tourism and accredited by Fair Trade Tourism, is in the top spot.

Situated in the city’s urban heart – just as the road climbs towards Cape Town’s iconic Table Mountain – The Backpack @thebackpackcpt was also recently voted Best Hostel in Africa 2014 by hostelworld.com.

110% Green Better Living Challenge: Sustainable Homes by Design

Call for sustainable solutions to improve living conditions in low-income households – R500 000 of support for each competition winner to take their idea to market!

Home improvement solutions for the low income housing market, that are innovative, affordable and use green technology, could soon be available locally.  This follows the call for entries to the Better Living Challenge (BLC) competition, open this month (February 2014).

Economic Empowerment in Green

An excerpt of the talk given by Jenny Cargill at TEDxTable Mountain, plus a video of the full presentation.

Economic empowerment of our most disadvantaged citizens is one of South Africa’s most pressing challenges. To date, such empowerment has been racially phrased and has resulted in the most significant effort at social engineering in post-apartheid South Africa as it impacts every aspect of the economy and employment – what we commonly refer to as black economic empowerment (BEE).

Mountaineering by Moonlight: A Quest to Reach the Lion’s Head

There are few things worth a 04h00 wake up call.  Hiking Lion’s Head during a full moon tops the “worth it” list.

Drowsy and confused, I was awakened by the strumming of my alarm 140 minutes before sunrise. It was time to conquer Lion’s Head.
 
Over a month has passed since my Cape Town arrival.

Valhalla Park Multifunctional Recreational Hub a 1st for Cape Town

Valhalla Park spray leaf - Bruce Sutherland - CoCT

The City of Cape Town has invested R33 million in the Valhalla Park Family Recreational Centre.

This World Design Capital (WDC) 2014 project forms part of a broader investment plan for the area as the City is committed to delivering integrated human settlements where housing and community facilities are developed concurrently to serve the needs of residents. 

MyCiTi Connects Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg & Hout Bay to the City

MyCiti from Hout Bay - Bruce Sutherland CoCT

This World Design Capital project will transform lives by linking these communities with social and economic opportunities.

As from today, 16 February 2014, the communities of Imizamo Yethu, Hangberg and Hout Bay have access to a world-class public transport system. This is one of the most critical redress projects that this administration has committed to rolling out to poorer communities across the city.
 

Cape Philharmonic Orchestra plays Bruch at Kirstenbosch

On 23 February Kirstenbosch will once again play host to the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra as part of the Old Mutual Summer Sunset concert series. 

Martin Panteleev and Vesko Eschkenazy will meet at Kirstenbosch in the Bruch Violin Concerto with the Cape Philharmonic.
 
This concert is part of the CPO’s International Summer Classical Music Festival which is in its 11th year.

Iziko Planetarium: Living Inside the Cosmic Egg

Living Inside the Cosmic Egg is playing at the South African Iziko Museum Planetarium until 28 March.

Cape Town summers are alive.  Concerts, festivals, art showings, film screenings, and a plethora of outdoor activities make Cape Town the place to be. (There is a reason this great city was named 2014 World Design Capital.)

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