Cape Town

 
​Music initiatives subvert whiteness in Cape Town's city bowl
​Music initiatives subvert whiteness in Cape Town's city bowl
About a fortnight ago, I found myself at a live Mndsgn gig. A chilly breeze and typically late Cape Town sunset set the open-air scene while the...
Multiple masculinities reflected in SA’s menswear
Multiple masculinities reflected in SA’s menswear
There was a time not so long ago when the menswear at fashion weeks was the sad, reluctant partner to the women’s shows. Dragged along for the...
Eerie quiet outside Parliament ahead of Sona
Eerie quiet outside Parliament ahead of Sona
Only the sound of footsteps of people on their way to work broke the eerie silence on streets surrounding Parliament on Thursday morning.
Honouring a Mother City mainstay
Honouring a Mother City mainstay
“I’m heading to the cricket at like five to try beat the traffic, then playing a set at this basement party,” says Alvhin Adendorff,...
Rotten deals follow Cosmo Fruit
Rotten deals follow Cosmo Fruit
Ioannis Ntinos lives in a Camps Bay condo, zips around in luxury German cars in Cape Town and next week is scheduled to travel to a fruit traders’ expo in Germany to meet potential clients....
Arts news : Cape Town gets a new art fair and Lady Skollie sexes up London
Arts news : Cape Town gets a new art fair and Lady Skollie sexes up London
Lady Skollie probes politics of lust in debut London show
Sea Point resident lets go of home after protests and defiance
Sea Point resident lets go of home after protests and defiance
After a rigorous two-year battle to hold on to her room in the Rapallo apartment block in Sea Point, Thandeka Sisusa (38) has finally let go....
​A murder spurs queer activists to spread a message of love
​A murder spurs queer activists to spread a message of love
A group of 20 people made their way through the Cape Town settlement of Driftsands, where lesbian Noluvo Swelindawo was murdered in what is...
​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo
​Auntie Maria takes control in Flamingo
In Cape Town, the townships of Flamingo Crescent and Santini are just 20km apart but the gap in the standard of living is an example of how...
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
Our gourmet trash is too posh for you
This week, Democratic Alliance councillor Shayne Ramsay caused an outcry when she took to Facebook to air her views on the homeless community of...
An evening with Dollar Brand
An evening with Dollar Brand
Abdullah Ibrahim, the virtuoso jazz composer known as Dollar Brand who born Adolph Johannes Brand, turned 82 last month and performed four solo...
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
Graffiti and Herman Mashaba's bid to erase public art histories
In his piece The Public Art Hustle, curator Khwezi Gule argues that, in the same way backpackers are at the vanguard of bourgeois tourism,...

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