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Penguins stroll Cape Town's streets during lockdown

The Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) says its rangers currently have their hands full to keep African penguins from wandering into the quiet streets during...
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South African artists posting on #21DaysOfArtSA

  The Instagram postings on #21DaysOfArtSA by South African artists are coming in fast. They cover a large range of media and themes, as well as comments by the artists themselves; still lifes,...
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Keeping the arts going in South Africa

  South Africa is in lockdown from 26 March to 16 April. To keep the arts going the First Thursdays Cape Town and Johannesburg initiative is offering suggestions of what to do at and from home, ins...
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South African choir urging for calm in the fight against coronavirus

The Ndlovu Youth choir in South Africa has become an international sensation with their song on preventative measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. The choir received glowing reviews across the c...
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Rocking the Daisies music festival in Darling

In just 2 days the quiet little town of Darling – which is less than an hour’s drive from the heart of the Mother City – will come alive with festivalgoers making their way to the 14th edition of one...
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Cape Town Race Week

16-19 Dec. The 2017 edition of the Maserati Cape Town Race Week takes place in Table Bay Harbour from 16-19 December and this year will include 33 yachts.Organised by the Royal Cape Yacht Club, the an...
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The Bokeh South African Mercedes Benz fashion film festival

21-23 April. Fashion films on the theme of “bespoke.” New technology mixes with film and high fashion. There are 100 screenings over three days, as well as workshops, talks and fashion shows to pro...
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Cape Town Carnival

12 March. City Streets is 2016 Cape Town Carnival theme. Everyone has a home street and the theme of the 2016 carnival is to involve as many localities as possible throughout the city in a network...
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Cape Town Museum night

10 March. Cape Town museums open free after dark. For the second year top Cape Town museums open free of charge from 18.00-22.00. The free museum night is organised by the Iziko Museums of South Af...
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Cape Town Pride

27 Feb. Pride March and Mardi Gras Festival. The highlight of Gay Pride festival in Cape Town is the Pride March on Saturday 27 February from Gallows Hill and ending at the parking area in Vlei Roa...
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Cape Town International Animation Festival

18-21 Feb. The festival, now in its fifth edition, will show some of the best international talent, including the African premiere of the children's story Stick Man animated by Cape Town's Triggerfish...
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Art Week in Cape Town

16-21 Feb. Exhibitions, architectural projects and public performances. There are exhibitions at various galleries around the city as well as art walks and workshops but one of the highlights this...
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The Price of Gold

1 Dec- 29 Feb. A series of photographic portraits of sick gold miners. Photographs by Thom Pierce of 56 sick miners and miners' widows. The exhibition is in the dark to give the impression of being...
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Maboneng Township Arts Experience

Maboneng annual open house art exhibitions. 29 Nov. Houses in Gugulethu Township are converted into art galleries and stages to encourage neighbourhood creativity and appreciation for the arts. Thi...
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Cape Town international dance festival

International dance festival features socially relevant contemporary works. 23 Nov-6 Dec. Dancers from seven countries and 12 dance companies perform at Cape Town's first international dance festiv...
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Four:30 Operas at Cape Town's Artscape Theatre

New South African operas. 21-28 Nov. Four half-hour operas by contemporary South African composers and writers, The Application, Blood of Mine, Bessie: The Blue-eyed Xhosa and Anti Laius. This is a...
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Marlise Keith's Difficult Things

South African artist Marlise Keith opens solo show. 5-26 Nov. Marlise Keith pursues a series of Difficult Things in sketches and sewing, transforming the chores of everyday life into creative image...
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Cape Town Youth Music Festival

13 young musicians perform with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Brandon Philips, the first-ever resident conductor of the Philharmonic. The young musicians play a variety of instr...
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Cape Town Sanlam Marathon

The annual Sanlam marathon has two main races, the 42.2km or the 10-km, with various other options for the less serious runners on 19 Sept. It is a flat and fast course and is a qualifying race for...
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Open Book Festival Cape Town

This literary festival takes place each year at the Fugard Theatre and the independent bookshop, The Book Lounge. What was a small festival when it started in 2011 has now become a gathering of som...
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