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Ladysmith Black Mambazo wins Grammy award.

South African acapella group Ladysmith Black Mambazo has won its third Grammy award. The male choir scooped the award for best traditional world music album at the 2009 awards ceremony in Los Angeles...
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“Mama Africa” Miriam Makeba dies in Italy.

Legendary South African singer Miriam Makeba has died in Italy aged 76. She took ill on 9 November following a concert in Castel Volturno near Naples in support of beleaguered Italian anti-mafia write...
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Mandela Cape Town home to become museum.

Former South African president and Nobel peace laureate Nelson Mandela has signed his Cape Town home over to the city for use as a
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South African short story wins 2008 Caine prize.

South African writer Henrietta Rose-Innes has won this year
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Film studios for Cape Town.

Work is due to begin shortly on a long-awaited film studio complex just outside Cape Town. The R460 million project, formally known as Dreamworld, is expected to take 18 months to complete. Located in...
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Lucky Dube shot dead.

There have been strong reactions across the African continent to the assassination of South African reggae star Lucky Dube during an attempted carjacking in Johannesburg on the evening of 18 October....
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Cape Town hosts Bollywood film festival.

The Bollywood film festival is to take place in Cape Town from 25-27 May as part of efforts to promote Indian movies in South Africa. The festival, in its first edition, is taking place at the V&A wat...
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Cape Town Book Fair 2007.

The 2007 edition of the Cape Town book fair is to take place at the international convention centre from 16-19 June. The fair, now in its second year, will see over 300 events including readings, book...
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Mary Watson wins Caine literary prize.

Cape Town writer Mary Watson has been awarded the prestigious Caine Prize for African writing for her short story Jungfrau about social relationships in post-apartheid South Africa. The tale, told fro...
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Mural for the Bo-Kaap.

Iranian artists Nasser Palangi and his wife Farideh Zariv are painting a mural in Wale Street in the Bo-Kaap district of Cape Town to thank residents for their hospitality during the recent The Hand o...
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Boulders Beach wins architecture prize.

The information centre and entrance kiosk to the Boulders penguin colony near Simons Town has received the international architecture award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design...
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City to host international book fair.

Cape Town is to host South Africas first international book fair 17-20 June. The four-day event, organised in association with the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Publishers Association of South Africa, h...


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