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Count down to Design Indaba 2019

Tea Drop tea machine

The way we build our cities can help us harvest water sustainably, says Design Indaba alumna Shaakira Jassat.

Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Shaakira Jassat took to the stage at Design Indaba Conference 2018 with the question: What’s in a cup of tea? Her project, thirTEA for ONE is an installation that shows us the water we don’t see in the average cup of tea.

Cape Town 10s promises to be a ball

The Cape Town 10s - one of Cape Town’s biggest social sporting & lifestyle events – takes place this weekend and promises to be an exciting and fun-filled 2 days.

The City of Cape Town’s Special Events Committee signed a new three-year agreement with the event organisers, which means that the Cape Town 10s is set to continue until the 2020/21 financial year.

The City of Cape Ton supports the event in the form of City services as well as providing City-owned venues for use by the participating teams.

The Soil: acapella trio at Kirstenbosch

Fertile ground for a not-to-be-missed Summer Sunset Concert experience!

Talking about The Soil at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden you can be forgiven for thinking that the conversation is about gardening – but in this instance, it's about rich Kasi-soul music being performed at the Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concerts.

Streetwires artists' studio in Woodstock

Ndebele-inspired beaded mirror

Recently revamped Streetwires is a working artists’ studio situated in trendy Woodstock where you can also meet the artists!

Streetwires is a working artists’ studio situated in trendy Woodstock where you can meet the artists, see how things are made, enjoy browsing the store for unique handmade gifts and souvenirs. You can even book a private art lesson if you have time!

Urban farmers to be trained in organic farming in Philippi

City of Cape Town and Philippi Economic Development Forum sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) setting out key deliverables for the organisation to achieve over the next 12 months.

The conclusion of the MOA follows on from Council approving funding support in the amount of R 2,6 million for the current financial year for the Philippi Economic Development Initiative (PEDI) to continue with its critical work in urban agriculture.
The organisation manages the Philippi Urban Agriculture Academy (PUAA)

The Big Issue #271 out NOW

The Big Issue #271 - 21 January to 20 February 2019- available from your favourite vendor around the city. 

Usually, this time of year is closely associated with people making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for themselves. Blah, blah, blah. We’ve opted to bring you stories of people and organisations doing amazing and new things already, so early in the year.

Cape Town mural project makes its mark in Athlone

The completion of four murals in Athlone signals the halfway mark in the pilot mural project first initiated in Leonsdale by Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Branch. 
Professional artists from around the City and aspiring artists from Athlone took part in the project which will expand to other areas.
The project consists of the painting of four ground-to-roof wall murals at the City owned flats in Kannabast and Strandroos Close in Kewtown, Athlone.
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International Public Art Festival- IPAF 2019 - in Salt River

IPAF 2019 will feature artists from Spain, France, Mexico and the United States alongside wave making local artists from South Africa.

International Public Art Festival (IPAF 2019) organisers, BAZ-ART, are pleased to announce the line-up of street artists who will participate in this year’s festival in Salt River between the 9th and the 17th February.

Banyana Banyana at Cape Town Stadium 19 & 22 January

Welcome Banyana Banyana

Cape Town is proud to host Banyana Banyana and the women’s soccer teams from the Netherlands and Sweden at the Cape Town Stadium for their FIFA World Cup preparation matches.

‘The City would like to extend a warm welcome to all three teams as they do battle on the field in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in France during June – July this year.

#FREESPACE at Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Silo District


The notion of public space will be in the spotlight at the V&A Silo District as engagement unfolds around a programme of talks, debate and performance.

#FREESPACE is an events programme provoking different notions of public space that takes place at the Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Silo District, at the V&A Waterfront from 17 January – 17 February 2019.

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