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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 [...]


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 [...]