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67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day Sunday 31 March

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day invite all South Africans to join them on 31 March to celebrate Nelson Mandela.

67 Blankets for Nelson Mandela Day celebrate their sixth year of knitting the country together in warm displays around the country by creating Magical Moments 4 Mandela .

Open Streets Mitchells Plain Sunday March 31

Open Streets continues to explore, through Talking Streets, how plans for public transport could prioritise community cohesion and cultural diversity.

Open Streets invites you to join the mobility conversation in Cape Town, by walking and talking with them at the last Talking Streets of the season at Open Streets Mitchells Plain, which will see Eisleben Road temporarily transformed into a car-free public space.

Towards a World Without Waste

Jacques Vermeulen, CEO, CCBA

"The Coca-Cola Company, with its bottling partners, has committed to collect and recycle 100% of its packaging by 2030 as part of a vision called World Without Waste," Jacques Vermeulen.

The invention of plastic has changed the world in so many ways – for both better and worse - that it’s hard to picture modern life without it. 
Instinctively, we might think a plastic-free world could only be an improvement, but that would be to ignore the extent to which plastic is interwoven in almost every aspect of our lives, includ

GoodLuck concert to raise funds for Kirstenbosch Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit

The final Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert on 31 March is a fundraiser for the Kirstenbosch–South Africa Chelsea Flower Show Exhibit.

The 2019 Kirstenbosch Summer Sunset Concert series is winding towards its end, with the final concert taking place on Sunday 31 March when popular South African artists GoodLuck and Easy Freak will be entertaining concert-goers.

Studio Art Gallery presents Nola's Garden

Nola Muller captures the essence of the Cape Floral Kingdom.

'Nola's Garden: a collaboration with nature', a solo exhibition by Nola Muller opens at Studio Art Gallery on Thursday, 28 March at 6pm.

#WorldWaterDay: SA scientist Dr Jackie King wins Stockholm Water Prize

Dr Jacqueline 'Jackie' King
Dr Jacqueline 'Jackie' King is the first African scientist to ever win the 'Nobel Prize for Water', also known as the Stockholm Water Prize, reports by Cheryl Kahla.
South Africa’s Dr Jackie King has been named as the Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for her groundbreaking contributions to global river management.
Her work has provided tools to decision makers allowing th

Building the future with trash, plastic brick launched in Cape Town

A plastic brick and resin aggregate made from regenerated plastic could be about to change the way we build reports James Richardson in The South African.

Donald Thompson CEO of The Center of Regenerative Design and Collaboration  is set to launch the new and EcoArena Pre-Conditioned Resin Aggregate (PRA) and Ecoblock, a building materia

Mariner’s Wharf’s Ye Olde Artifact and Shipwreck Shoppe

Maritime mementos - recycling the past! 

Hout Bay’s best kept secret? It’s Mariner’s Wharf’s Ye Olde Artifact and Shipwreck Shoppe. Sitting tucked away under the steps to the popular Wharfside Grill restaurant it is a treasure trove of maritime antiques and memorabilia. There is no other shop quite like it.

Cape Town named by Time Out as “one of the best cities in the world”

Time Out survey of 34 000 people placed Cape Town on the list of "Best Cities in the World".

It’s happened again. Cape Town has pulled out another big performance on the international stage, coming 12th in Time Out’s “Best Cities in the World to Visit” poll. Despite the challenges posed by the recent drought, the Mother City has managed to keep pace with the big boys once more.

Cape Town shines once more

Slave Route Challenge powered by Brimstone 2019

Calling all runners, walkers, fitness enthusiasts & curious history buffs! 

The Slave Route Challenge powered by Brimstone, voted Road Race of the Year for 2018 by Western Province Athletics, will take place in Cape Town on 31 March 2019.

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