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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 [...]


8 July 2012

Retelling the stories of our continent

A local publication about Africa by Africans is a platform for free ideas and political reflection. Chimurenga is an annual Pan-African publication of writing, art and politics. Based at the Pan African Market on Long Street, it was founded ten years ago by editor Ntone Edjabe as a vehicle to promote African literature and exchange [...]

4 July 2012

Introducing the new head of Creative Cape Town

A few months ago we said a bittersweet goodbye to Zayd Minty, the founder and long-time driver of Creative Cape Town. Who’s at the helm now, you ask? Without further ado, let us introduce you to creative researcher, curator, groupie, producer – and now programme manager for Creative Cape Town – Farzanah Badsha. Farzanah, for [...]

2 July 2012

Once-in-a-lifetime sound collaborations at City Hall Sessions

The 5 to 7 July 2012 edition of City Hall Sessions features a series of musical collaborations unlikely to be repeated again. Although separate sets by Maskanda guitar legend Madala Kunene and renowned vocalist Caiphus Semenya headline as the grand finale of the mini music festival on Saturday 7 July, to many the once-in-a-lifetime collaborations [...]

7 June 2012

The Loeries enables a creative future through scholarship

Want to study design in the 2014 World Design Capital? The Loeries is making that dream possible for talented individuals from previously disadvantaged backgrounds with the Creative Future Scholarship. The opportunity to complete a tertiary level education is often restricted by financial means, so the Loeries initiated the Creative Future Scholarship, as a way to invest [...]