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An alleyway beautification project takes shape in the Fringe, photo by Sarah Scott

21 August 2012

September: Cape Town’s open creative season

Make sure you get some rest in August because September promises to be a month-long, non-stop creative festival – showcasing everything from performing arts to the best of the country’s advertising talent – at the heart of which is Creative Week Cape Town from 15-23 September. To make planning your dairy around all of these [...]

Learners take part in a public art experiment on St George's Mall, photo by Lisa Burnell

2 August 2012

Call to crowd-source Creative Week Cape Town 2012

Need some space? Space to create, space to play, space to have your say? Be a part of Creative Week Cape Town and claim your own bit of public space in Cape Town this September. Whether that means goema buskers on the Grand Parade, a Mzansi style flashmob under the noon day gun or a [...]

Tim Tompkins by Bruce Sutherland

27 July 2012

Times Square’s big, bright lessons in public space

Public space, without so much as a right of admission sign, is open to anyone. It can reconnect communities and help forge constructive relationships for unity and growth in its surrounding neighbourhoods. Think of the Grand Parade as a packed fan park during the 2010 World Cup. On an ordinary day, however, the Parade’s potential [...]

Dylan Valley, photo by Lisa Burnell

14 July 2012

Afrikaaps: Liberating a language

Woodstock-based filmmaker Dylan Valley explains how the Afrikaaps project is helping to reframe and reclaim the most spoken language in the Western Cape. CV: What is your personal connection to Afrikaans and how did your background inspire you to become involved in the Afrikaaps project? I grew up in Kuilsriver and Durbanville and my parents [...]

13 July 2012

Spicing up Cape Town

These diverse food destinations and the people behind them prove that you don’t have to leave the city to satisfy a craving for culture. Mr Chai, Simply Asia   Chaiphorn Lekcharoensuk – aka Mr Chai – visited Cape Town on honeymoon in 1991 and decided to make the city his home soon after. Now he’s the [...]