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Absa Cape Epic launches new route to showcase the wonders of the Cape

Total distance of 658km with 13 530m of climbing

The 2018 Absa Cape Epic route has been created to be balanced and bold.

From the majestic slopes of Table Mountain to the magnificence of the Grand Finale at Val de Vie Estate with a manic time trial in between – the 2018 Absa Cape Epic route has been created to be balanced and bold.

Cape Town exhibition celebrates life of Dulcie September

Dulcie September Travelling Exhibition

The Dulcie September Travelling Exhibition is at the Wolfgat Environmental Education Multipurpose Centre in Tafelsig. 

Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Department gives insight into the life of Dulcie September, one of the country’s anti-apartheid political activists, with an exhibition that opened in Tafelsig.

STELLAR CONCERT Fundraising Event at Artscape


To launch the Inkwenkwezi Foundation and creating the campaign - #Everyschoolchilddeservesschoolshoes.

A fundraising Stellar Concert concert for the Inkwenkwezi Foundation will take place in the Artscape Opera House on Tuesday, 10th of October 2017, at 19h30.

Emerging Artists Development Programme - a City of Cape Town and Artscape partnership

Marlene le Roux, CEO Artscape, artist Nompumelelo Rakabe, Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille

Creating a stepping stone for the careers of emerging artists.

The Emerging Artists Development Programme is a partnership between the City of Cape Town and Artscape.

Extract of the following speech delivered by the Cape Town’s Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, at the launch.

Drought crisis: City to boost water resilience projects

Creation of 43 temporary and eight permanent positions to ensure a timeous roll-out of the City’s emergency water augmentation projects.

The approval of new positions aims to address the staff requirements for water resilience projects such as desalination (marine-, barge- and land-based), water reclamation, spring water and aquifer extraction. 
The City is designing and developing a set of criteria to bring the necessary and required skills on board.

Team Farmer Angus in the Sanlam 10km Peace Run

Team Farmer Angus in training

Farmer Angus will be leading his team of farmworkers at the Sanlam 10k Peace Run on Sunday 17 September 2017.

Angus McIntosh, or more commonly known as ‘Farmer Angus’, from Spier Wine Farm has encouraged 26 of his workers to run in the Sanlam 10km Peace Run, which is held in conjunction with the Cape Town Marathon on Sunday 17 September 2017.

Cape Town celebrates rich local heritage during Heritage Month

Guga S’thebe Arts and Culture Centre, Langa.

September, Heritage Month, is the month to explore the colourful fabric of Cape Town’s heritage and diverse cultural tapestry. 

City of Cape Town encourages residents to visit the various City facilities which celebrate our cultural heritage and diversity. The options range from the country’s only museum dedicated to pass laws to a vibrant African arts and culture hub. 

Coastal Cleanup by Fine Music Radio

It’s FMR Coastal Cleanup time again!  Help seal a cleaner coastal deal!


Fine Music Radio invites FMR listeners to join them on Hout Bay Beach on Saturday the 16th of September from 10:00 until 12:00.

Prime Trees Celebrates Arbor Month

Aerial view of Prime Trees nursery.

Prime Trees is celebrating Arbor Month with the launch of their new wholesale tree and plant nursery nestled amidst the picturesque mountains of the Paarl region. 

Prime Trees, founded in 2014 by the passionate horticulturist, Bruce Stewart, who knows the importance of what it takes to grow quality trees.
With nearly 25 years of experience, Bruce’s attention to detail, skills and passion for the industry is unsurpassed.The large scale tree nursery comprises over 30 hectares of the highest quality shade and o

Cape Town City Hall organ hits the right notes

The organ, built by Messrs Norman and Beard of London & Norwich in 1905

The organ is a key feature of the City Hall and is being carefully maintained and preserved as part Cape Town’s rich cultural heritage. 

As part of the upgrades to the iconic City Hall, one of Cape Town’s oldest public spaces, the restoration of the impressive organ is in full swing. 
The impressive organ, built by Messrs Norman and Beard of London and Norwich in 1905 (the same year that the City Hall was designed), is still a key feature of the City Hall.
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