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February 2019

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Photo: New Urban Battery Park located at V&A Waterfront - Photo Credit: dhk Architects

Battery Park is a new 12,000 sqm urban park situated at a key entranceway to one of Africa’s most visited tourist destinations, the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

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Developed as the nucleus of a larger urban vision for the district, the site includes a park and piazza that effectively conceal a 1,206-bay parking facility as well as new pedestrian routes to invigorate the precinct with activity.

The MS Queen Elizabeth and the MSC Musica luxury cruise liners docked at the Cape Town harbour during the month of January 2019. In recent years Cape town welcomed numerous cruise ships to its shores. The Queen Elizabeth cruise liner is no stranger to the city’s shores and carries 2,068 passengers and 996 crew members. The MSC Musica has 1,268 passenger cabins which can accommodate 2,550 passengers in double occupancy and is served by about 990 crew members.

The site is of archaeological importance as it contains the remnants of one of the city’s oldest structures, coastal fortification the Amsterdam Battery.

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of economic opportunities to our shores

The cruise industry has experienced significant growth from just 6 050 passengers in 2012, to 29,269 passengers in 2016, and 31,035 passengers in 2017. During the 2016/17 cruise season, approximately 19 vessels visited the Cape Town harbour. There is also a significant increase in local cruising along the South African coastline.

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First Official 1km Ice-Swim Event At The South Pole South Africa is the proud leader of the first official 1km ice swim event held in Antarctica waters! On 25 November 2018, 00:15 South Africa time, the gruelling wait was over. Ram Barkai of South Africa successfully led 14 ice swimmers from across the globe to complete the first official 1km ice-swim at the bottom of the earth.

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Recovery involved the quick accessing of the expedition ship’s sauna and jacuzzi area under the close supervision of Dr Gottschalk. Some swimmers’ core body temperature was measuring only 28 deg C in the recovery room after the swim.

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Extensive travelling, 2 days in flight and 2 more on sea, to reach their destination and swim was no small feat. Crossing Drake Lake was a challenge in itself with waves 10m and higher and cutlery flying around in the dining room of the ship.

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Photo: Cheetah cubs Thandi, T'Challa, Thane, Topaz and Troy - Photo Credit: Cango Wildlife Ranch

Five perfect cheetah cubs, two girls and three boys were born at the Jill Bryden Cheetah Reserve to cheetahmom Pippa and cheetah-dad, Parker in October last year. Craig Gouws, Assistant Zoological Manager, and proud Big Cat Zookeeper glowed when asked how he felt about the new litter.

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Cape Town Is The World’s Best Destination For Festivals And Events


Cape Town was named the ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards that took place at the Pátio da Galé, in Lisbon, Portugal recently. This accolade was off the back of being voted ‘Africa’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ in October.

Others have swum in Antarctica waters before, but it has never been an official event. Barkai, who has worked almost 2 years to put this major event together, applied International Ice Swimming Association (IISA) rules to make it official and will also apply for a Guinness World Record now that it is done.

This is yet another milestone for Cape Town and this accolade is reaping the reward for the City’s Events Strategy that enables event packaging and promotion for the tourism industry. The award shows that this administration is constantly enhancing its strategy to be in line with international trends and positioning Cape Town as a global city.

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Swimmer Jean Craven who represents the non-profit organisation Madswimmer decided to up his fundraising target from R50 000 to R500 000 for children’s charities. South African swimmers included Ram Barkai (founder IISA), Jean Craven (founder Madswimmer), Samantha Whelpton and Clinton Le Sueur. Others were from Poland, Russia, Australia, Argentina, Italy, China, Bulgaria and Spain.

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“There are concerns that ice swimming is way too dangerous for the average person but the individuals who are getting into ice swimming are anything but average”, observed Steven Munatones of World Open Water Swimming Association. “From what I have seen the organizers and ice swimmers are as knowledgeable and experienced in the cold as they are responsible and safety-conscious.” “This sport attracts truly driven and unique individuals who are well-prepared physiologically and psychologically to handle swims up to 1000 meters - and longer - in the cold air and water conditions under 5°C.” After a decade of ice swimming Barkai and his ice swimming colleagues around the world have learned a significant amount of how much the human body can acclimate to cold water and how best to implement the rewarming process.


It truly is the season to be jolly. Summer has brought with it, new hope, new energy and most- excitedly, new life! Cango Wildlife Ranch in Oudtshoorn has welcomed fluffy cheetah cubs, a flawless baby brown-lemur, Egyptian geese and a baby Flying Fox to their family!

A test swim was done on 22 November after which expedition leader Ram settled on a location, Port Lockroy, a natural harbour in front of the Antarctic Peninsula, to do the official swim. The strategy involved heats of 3 or 4 swimmers per heat who were accompanied by support and rescue staff in rubber ducks. After the first 2 successful heats comprising 7 swimmers, currents and wind started to create havoc and boat management had to pull up anchor to sail to the next possible swimming location, Mikkelson Bay, trusting weather will allow the remaining 7 swimmers to complete the swim. At Mikkelson Bay they were left with a very narrow weather window and decided to combine heat 3 and 4 - their only chance to get all swimmers through. The very last swimmer to enter the water was expedition leader Ram Barkai who again had to wait a gruelling while for a weather gap before he could successfully complete the swim.

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While others pack their thickest jackets to visit the South Pole, these ice-swimmers appeared in Speedo’s on rubber ducks alongside the OneOcean expedition cruiser, RCSG, to swim in -1.4 Deg C waters. Support staff and South African Emergency Physician expert, Dr Sean Gottschalk, were ready to perform rescue operations if needed but swimmers were mentally and medically fit to withstand the extreme conditions. Waiting upon a weather gap that would allow the swim was of the hardest challenges they experienced. The weather changed constantly and interrupted the event, which really tested swimmers’ psychological endurance.

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New Urban Park At V&A Waterfront Pays Homage To Historic Amsterdam Battery (Continue from page 1) The historical remnants are now perched eight metres above the new canal running through the site at a lower level. During construction of Battery Park archaeological excavations revealed former datums which were used to inform the design. The raised park has been kept at the battery’s original inner courtyard level whilst planted edges above retail units on the piazza represent the estimated natural ground level that fronted the battery. Various architectural and landscaped elements reflect the structure’s original footprint, such as semi-circular curved pathways, concrete additions to the rear ramparts, splayed canal-facing walls and concrete-clad structures - giving visitors an authentic sense of the battery’s former size. An axial visual connection to Cape Town’s Noon Gun on Signal Hill has also been retained, thus preserving the site’s historic sightline.

Photo: Historic cannons from Amsterdam Battery - Photo Credit: Theo Gutter

This provided a unique opportunity for architecture and urban design firm dhk – to pay homage to the historic landmark whilst incorporating a parking facility and providing spaces for leisure and recreational activities. The project forms part of an urban design framework created by dhk for the V&A’s previously underutilised Canal District that facilitates the reconnection of the historical city centre and De Waterkant to the V&A. The aim was to create a publicly accessible park which lies at the nexus of a multitude of new pedestrian routes stitching the new district into the surrounding urban fabric and thereby helping to invigorate the area. The Amsterdam Battery was erected by the Dutch along Cape Town’s coastline in 1784 to defend the city from seaborne and land attacks. In the 1800s the building was used to house prisoners; and was later remodelled and strengthened by the British but eventually abandoned. In 1905 the battery was largely demolished to make way for railway connections to the port, leaving behind only a small portion of its rear curved walls.

On the elevated park level, visitors can explore landscaped gardens with trees and stone-clad planters, meandering walkways with built-in benches, a concrete skatepark, basketball court and new pedestrian routes. Throughout the park and piazza cantilevered steel pergolas scale the design and provide much-needed shade. The lower piazza level contains 11 boutique retail units that line the splayed canal-facing walls and form an active eastern edge to the new canal pedestrian route. The intention behind the piazza was to activate the canal via a range of water sports and provide a link between the V&A and the CBD - encouraging a pedestrianised environment. Referencing the battery’s original façade, loosely packed stone-filled gabion walls shroud the parking facility and stone-clad planters contain fynbos and waterwise plants. Historic cannons from Amsterdam Battery found scattered throughout the V&A by the Cannon Association of South Africa and preserved for the development of the park are now on display inside the interpretation pavilion. The artefacts sit on top of precast concrete plinths, made to resemble old timber cannon carriages, allowing them to protrude through the embrasures and overlook the canal.

Cruise Tourism Brings Wave Of Economic Opportunities To Our Shores (Continue from page 1) The cruise tourism industry has shown significant year-on-year growth and makes a substantial contribution not only to this city’s economy but, to the South African economy at large. The recent construction of a dedicated cruise terminal, funded by the V&A Waterfront, has proven to be a worthwhile venture and it is already showing a massive return on investment. Without a doubt, the cruise liner industry offers enormous potential for tourism growth. With the average daily tourist spend of between R501 – R1 000 (excluding accommodation), one can appreciate the boost this gives to our city’s economy. The average spend by an international tourist per trip is R8,400 in-destination (while in Cape Town), and a R10,600 prepaid spend (before a traveller arrives on our shores). The domestic average spend per trip is R1,280 and can be broken down as follows by purpose of travel: (R2,780 for business purposes, R2 290 for holiday visitors, R1 740 on medical expenses and R890 when visiting friends and relatives). Figures from Cape Town Tourism indicate that the projected value of the cruise tourism industry between 2017 and 2027 is estimated to be in the region of R220 billion. Cruise ships carrying around 2 000 passengers result in spending to the value of R2 million per day. Mayoral Committee Member for Economic Opportunities and Asset Management, Councillor James Vos, said the cruise industry had the potential to provide substantial economic benefits. These economic benefits arise from a number of sources such as the spending power by cruise passengers and crew, the shoreside

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Photo: Cape Town harbour - Photo Credit: V&A Waterfront

staffing by cruise liners for tour operations, the spending by cruise liners for goods and services necessary for cruise operations, and the spending for port services and maintenance. “Based on the number of confirmed bookings for the 2019/20 cruise season, we can already see a dramatic increase in the number of vessels due to visit our port and city,” added Alderman Vos.

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Revolutionary New School Opens Its Doors In Sunningdale The progressive teaching approach is based on the school’s specific model which comprises the Reggio Emilia approach in the Pre-Preparatory phase, and the Socratic approach underpinned by a strong technological bias in the Preparatory stage.

More than 200 children from Cape Town’s Western Seaboard suburbs and further afield, ranging from those in Grade 000 to Grade 6, have enrolled in Rallim Preparatory, one of the City’s most innovative and progressive primary schools, that has opened its doors in Sunningdale for the first time this year. Surrounded by nine hectares of school grounds, Rallim Preparatory is a new R120 million complex designed specifically to accommodate the school’s groundbreaking methodology. Principal Colleen Millar has described the school as “A modern learning environment set to transform the educational landscape through an innovative and progressive approach in its singular vision to redesign education for the 21st century.” Housed in light-infused buildings covering a footprint of more than 5,087 sqm the school is entirely designed and built to be in line with its alternative pedagogic system.

Prominent on Berkshire Boulevard in Sunningdale, the project, with its collection of integrated structures and spaces, is the result of a partnership between the developers of the suburb, Garden Cities, and the school’s management, Rallim Preparatory Modern Learning Environment. Garden Cities, which celebrates the centenary of its establishment this year, has a history of having produced 16 major suburbs and housing developments around the Cape Peninsula and the northern areas starting with Pinelands, in 1922. Chairman of the company, Sean Stuttaford, the great-grandson of the founder, Richard Stuttaford, says that Rallim Preparatory is part of the broad obligation the Board and Executive of Garden Cities feels to improving learning and training within its area of activity in South Africa. “Rallim Preparatory, with its revolutionary approach must take a lead in changing the way education is practised, and by its example, make it more effective and relevant for all the children of South Africa,” he says. The non-profit company has an on-going commitment to education through its provision of school sites in its developments, a bursary programme for tertiary study, participation in a UWC science learning centre programme, and the building of school halls for under-resourced schools in the Western Cape. A hundred halls will have been completed this year. While further extensions to the Rallim Preparatory buildings are planned, currently, the school can accommodate 968 children in the pre-preparatory and preparatory grades. A high school will follow.

Lights, Camera, Action - Cape Films To Feature On The International Stage The Cape Town film sector is geared to make its mark at a number of prestigious international festivals, including the International Film Festival in Rotterdam (IFFR), the Gothenburg Film Festival, the Berlinale International Film Festival and the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (or FESPACO). Award-winning documentary ‘Sisters of the Wilderness’, directed and shot by Cape Town’s Karen Slater, prepares to premiere internationally for the first time at IFFR. Set in the oldest game park in Africa, HluhluweiMfolozi park, ‘Sisters of the Wilderness’ tells the story of five young Zulu women venturing into the wilderness for the first time on a journey of healing and self-discovery, reminding us that we are all intimately linked to nature. Next on the agenda is Gothenburg Film Festival, where two Cape Town produced films continue their global festival run. Spier Films’ ‘The Harvesters’, and Big World Cinema’s ‘Rafiki’ are both in consideration. Berlinale follows, with trailblazing director Jenna Bass’s ‘Flatland’ being selected to make its World Premiere on the Prestigious Panorama stage of the International Film Festival. The Panorama section is seen as the heart of the Berlinale and is a global boost for films to achieve selection. Panorama highlights an important mix of international art house and politically themed drama’s and documentaries. Set in the Karoo town of Beaufort West ‘Flatland’ is a contemporary, feminist Western; a journey of selfdiscovery for three different but equally trapped women. Other local names to look out for are Cape Town’s producer Tamsin Ranger and distributor Sydelle Willow Smith. Socially, culturally, and artistically diverse: the Berlinale Talents class of 2019, with 250 participants, is full of innovators like Cape Town distributor, Sydelle Willow Smith who goes on tour with “Sunshine Cinema” - a mobile, solar-powered movie theatre that makes curated film series accessible to a broad audience beyond traditional movie theatres, while encouraging dialogue. Lastly at the end of February, the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso, held biennially in Ouagadougou, has selected four locally connected films out of twenty to run in competition for the FESPACO grand prize – the prestigious Gold Stallion of Yennenga. The films include: ‘Five Fingers For Marseilles’ by Michael Matthews, ‘Sew The Winter To My Skin’ by Jahmil X.T. Qubeka plus two of Cape Town’s Big World produced films ‘Rafiki’ and ‘Akasha’.





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Bee part of the building process at Fynbos Enterprises After a long day at her pizza restaurant in Pringle Bay Sunra drove her assistant, Lisby to Kleinmond. A feeling of deep unease gripped her as she watched an ominous line of fire being pushed by the south easterly winds towards Pringle Bay. “At this time it appeared that Pringle Bay would be spared the fire as it was traveling quite high up along the Betty's Bay Mountains, but it did look like as though the smallholdings at the foot of the mountain was definitely in a precarious position,” By midnight Sunra fell asleep, exhausted and very concerned. Somewhere in the early morning hours, she was woken up by the searing words of her husband Martin: “The wind turned during the night. All our bees have been burned.” Sunra could not grasp the extent of the carnage until she stood by the pitiful little piles of burned wood, where once there were buzzing hives of bees protecting their queen, fertilizing hectares of flowers all around, and producing their organic honey in a fynbos paradise. The honey and beeswax lay melted on the blackened ground.

Until recently, Sunra Mostert’s life in Pringle Bay was simple, but meaningful. Having grown up on a farm, and presently a beekeeper, she started each day in the veld with the bees. Early every morning, she climbed the mountain and greeted her Creator. Sunra allowed herself to become one with the sun, the veld, and with the wonder of nature.

Sunra’s heart ached for the terrible loss of all the fauna and flora, powerless to the inferno, and for the humble, brave and loyal bees who had worked so hard in winds and weather and in the end, refusing to abandon their queen, had burned with her. Sunra wept as her dream went up in flames. Honey was the foundation upon which Fynbos Enterprises was built and now her main livelihood was gone.

Ten years ago, Sunra took up the challenge to source and bottle pure, raw, unadulterated, organic honey. The bees in the Western Cape are under a lot of stress due to brood diseases, drought, poisons and many other factors. “The advantage of beekeeping in this area is that no pesticides are sprayed here, so my Hangklip Honey is probably the closest to organic honey,” says Sunra. Her reputation is the delivery of ethical, pure, raw and unadulterated honey under the Hangklip brand. Over the years she has built up a loyal customer base who travel from far to obtain Fynbos Enterprise products. Last year she sold over 3 tons of unadulterated honey. On Thursday, 10 January 2019 everything changed overnight with the Betty's Bay / Pringle Bay fires that caused great destruction in the Kogel Bay Biosphere. It was peak season and all the small businesses were working extra hours to accommodate the influx of tourists to the area.

It was Martin’s dream to retire from the Police force in 6 years’ time, to become a full time beekeeper. There was one small ray of light - as they walked through the burned veld, they found a few stands with some bee-life. “The traumatised surviving bees must be re-housed as soon as possible.” With the help of friends, sympathetic artists, clients and business people, Sunra will start to rebuild the bee population in the beloved valleys. “Since it is honey flow season now, it is crucial to begin as quickly as possible,” Sundra concludes. If you can help in any way, or would like to donate, contact Sunra on 083 3847820 or




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Lightweight steel frame building Advantages The two main advantages for using Lightweight steel frame versus other materials, are quality and efficiency. It is estimated that about 15% of the construction costs could be saved using LSC as a more resourceful, efficient, and adaptable building construction. Minimal waste on site, as everything is measured. In addition, this technology is suited to the needs of contemporary architectural solutions that employ available technologies to create a quality finished product.

Quality of the lightweight steel frame option - Complies with the rational design requirements of the National Building Regulations as well as the SANS regulations. - It is a building technology that has been refined and shown to last, using top quality materials with professional finishes. - Its increased strength means that larger open plan spaces can be achieved resulting in more usable space and less material wastage. - Each finished home is signed off by the specialist structural engineer. - Steel frames have been designed to offer better fire resistance as well as more safety or earthquake resistance (even allowing for some foundation movement without cracking). - Thermal insulation can be specified to be superior to conventional brick and mortar buildings. - Frames are assembled under controlled factory conditions. - Design elegance, and the astute use of materials results in a thin and light architectural aesthetic, which speaks to the needs of contemporary homes. - The “light” construction and installation phase means that the building has less of a direct impact on the local environment, leading to less disruption over a shorter period.

Efficiency - Speed: up to ± 20% of the construction time could be saved. - Accuracy: limited error as all junctions are exactly 90° and walls are straight. - Light weight: a steel framed wall with cladding offers a massive weight saving of up to 90%, compared with a double skin brick wall, thereby improving the material consumption. - Structure: foundations can be designed for less structural loading due to the low mass of walls. - Sloping - uneven sites: various type of column foundations and suspended floors, reduce the cost of building. - Minimal waste of building materials. All materials are measured. - Energy efficient: better thermal insulation results in lower energy costs (heating/ cooling) overtime. The CSIR have conducted a study comparing Lightweight steel frame to masonry demonstrating LWS to be more energy efficient. - Flexibility and adaptability: horizontal or vertical additions can be changed easily, at any time. - Extra floor space: reduced thickness of external walls compared with a double skin brick wall. Up to 10% more usable floor area in your home. - Services: installed in wall cavities therefore easily retrofitted without damage to walls. Less downtime when changed later.

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FRIENDS TEAM UP FOR XTERRA GRABOUW weekend before XTERRA. It’s an awesome event that is definitely good practice for XTERRA.” Kruger boasts an impressive track record including: 2nd in SA Champs 3km Open Water 50 years and older in 2013, 1st in SA Champs 3km Open Water 50 years and older in 2015 and 2nd in SA Champs 3km Open Water 50 years and older in 2016.

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Taking place at the Elgin Grabouw Country Club on Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019, XTERRA South Africa has an exciting “team category” that allows swimmers, mountain bikers and trail runners to team up and experience the action of the largest XTERRA in the world. XTERRA Grabouw has become an annual event for friends Tommie Kruger (Grabouw), Ryal de Waal (Stellenbosch) and Francois Groenewald (Grabouw) with each person completing one leg of this premium off-road triathlon. Kruger (59) will start the race with the 1.5km swim. “I started swimming in high school when I joined the swimming squad at Paarl Boys High,” says Kruger. “I am not much of a cyclist or a runner. By entering as part of a team I can be part of XTERRA, while doing something that I like. I love the absolute madness at the start of the swim. We once came second in the men’s team category and we’d like to improve on this. Personally I’d like to improve my time for the swim. I will also take part in the Sanlam Cape Mile which will be held at the same venue the

Kruger will hand the baton over to Ryal de Waal (53) who will take on the +-25.6km MTB discipline. “I got to know Tommie when I started spearfishing off of his boat,” says de Waal. “I knew that he was a good swimmer and suggested that we should enter XTERRA as a team.” He said that he knew someone in Grabouw who was a good runner. The rest is history. “I like XTERRA because I enjoy the “off-road” stuff. XTERRA’s MTB course is always challenging and because of the “shorter” distance, it is always flat box from the start which makes it a hard, but rewarding ride. The single tracks in Grabouw are always in good shape and great fun. Our goal will be to finish Top 10 overall and podium in the team category. My personal goal will be to try and set up a good position for the team when Francois starts the run. I know he can only improve our position as he is always one of the fastest runners on the day.” Francois Groenewald (32) will take on the final leg of XTERRA which is a ±12.4km trail run. “No one should miss out on a world class event, especially if it is in your home town,” says Groenewald. “XTERRA’s trail run course is tough, but rewarding. When aiming to run 4 minute kilometres the terrain awakens in front of you full of quick turns, sharp climbs and soft sand. Entering as part of a team definitely adds excitement to the race, while sharing the experience with friends just makes it extra special. Our team’s combined age speaks for itself in experience. Tommie is an exceptionally strong swimmer, while Ryal just does not know how to give up. My goal will be to run the fastest time on the day.” For more information visit

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Herbalife24 have surpassed industry standards of pre-, during- and post-workout nutrition to help you train, recover and perform like never before with all the nutritional support you need as an athlete. This seven-product line is customizable so you can determine your day-to-day needs based on activity levels and training demands. Products in the Herbalife24 range include: Formula 1 Sport (Carbohydrate protein drink mix to enhance your daily nutrition), Hydrate (Low kilojoule electrolyte drink), Rebuild Strength (High protein shake with added L-Glutamine and BCAAs for athletes), Rebuild Endurance (Protein and carbohydrate drink mix with added L-Glutamine and L-Carnitine), CR7 Drive (Rapidly fuel your workouts and enhance hydration) and Prolong (Carb-protein drink mix with added vitamins for athletes, in line with label claim, for use during prolonged exercise). Every single Herbalife24 product is batch tested for prohibited substances by an independent third party. International football star Cristiano Ronaldo collaborated with Herbalife to create a new sports nutrition product designed to take hydration and performance to the next level. Look at some of the main benefits of new Herbalife24 product, CR7 Drive. Reveal the Science behind CR7 Drive - During exercise, you lose 0.5 - 2 litres of fluid per hour through sweat. This fluid loss is a combination of water and electrolytes (e.g. sodium, potassium and magnesium).

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Brain health to take centre stage in 2019 Brain health is set to take centre stage in 2019 with research showing that nutrition, sleep and stress management are among the most important factors influencing mental wellness. Health expert, Vanessa Ascencao, says there’s an increasing global focus on brain health while an informal survey of popular health books shows that those on mental health are now more popular than books on diet and exercise. Nutrition, stress and sleep play a major role in mental health. Research shows that one in three adults don’t get enough sleep and Ascencao says disrupted sleep or getting less than seven hours a day may contribute to mental distress, depression and anxiety. Lack of sleep is also associated with cardiovascular risk and obesity. Additionally, a balanced diet, effective stress management and high quality supplements are important for brain health and general wellness, adds Ascencao. She says research shows that a lack of essential nutrients may contribute to poor mental health while there is increasing evidence linking diet with mental health and for the select use of supplements to address deficiencies. “Many high-quality supplements may contribute to brain health. In particular, scientists have found that the enzyme booster PQQ helps improve brain function, learning and memory. A study has also found that supplementing with CoQ10 lowers cardiovascular risk which is why Biomax PQQ with CoQ10 is a great for both cognitive and heart health.” Ascencao says it’s well known that Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil play an important role in brain function but these are often not ingested in sufficient quantities or of a high enough quality. “Choose supplements such as Purest Omega 3, produced from a sustainable source of the highest quality, wild-caught certified fish

oils from Alaska and free from GMO, mercury, pollutants, hormones and anti-biotics which are sometimes found in modern fish farming”. Ascencao’s top health tips for 2019: Be mindful about what you put into and how you treat your body; aim to eat whole, natural foods such as fruits and vegetables and drink lots of water, try to get eight hours of solid uninterrupted sleep a night. This will impact positively on your wellbeing; identify stress triggers and avoid them. Be mindful of where you focus your thoughts and energy; Keep moving. A sedentary lifestyle may lead to weight gain and negative thoughts; avoid processed foods and sugar-laden drinks, and consult a nutritionist about a good supplement regime.

Talking about making and collecting at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019

Art professionals and enthusiasts will gather for stimulating discussions at the upcoming Investec Cape Town Art Fair, from 15 -17 February 2019. The Investec Cape Town Art Fair Talks Programme brings leading art advisors, curators, collectors, critics and artists into dialogue, giving all Fair ticket-holders access to their expertise. For this edition of the Fair, the programme will cover a number of topics which are of great relevance in understanding the current state of the global and regional contemporary art world. The Talks Programme will take place at Westin Grand Hotel, directly adjacent to the Investec Cape Town Art Fair venue at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

According to Investec Cape Town Art Fair Curator Tumelo Mosaka, discussions between featured artists and galleries will introduce ideas related to building value through art as well as understanding the curatorial role within the cultural field. The mix will balance artistic and academic perspectives along with those from commercial and non-commercial institutions supportive of emerging artists. Panels will feature esteemed academics and curators from diverse localities to unpack various topics including: The art of Collecting, Curating in the 21st century, Creative Hubs, Art in the digital age, Value beyond the canvas and Artists in dialogue. The Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019 will again provide a safe space for daring collectors to venture into new territories. The panel Curating in the 21st Century will be a meeting point for leading lights of the southern and northern hemispheres. The session titled Creative Hubs moderated by Cape Town-based independent curator Zayd Minty will engage with the difficult question of public space in cities of uneven development and consumption. Producing art in the digital age is the upcoming big theme with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair SOLO platform dedicated to new technologies and new consumption models. The rights of artists will be debated in the session Value Beyond the Canvas, hosted by the Johannesburg-based Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organization (DALRO). Furthermore, talks will also wrestle with issues of representation, form and function. For more information visit


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Own your slice of Paradise in Europe

Imagine 320 days of sunshine, the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea, 64 blue-flag beaches, majestic sunsets, picturesque natural surroundings and a way of life similar to South Africa. Welcome to Cyprus! The Mediterranean lifestyle is about scrumptious cuisine & enjoying life to the full and Cyprus represents being a very popular investment, retirement & relocation destination for South Africans. Properties in Cyprus offer exceptional value for money when compared to other European countries – especially homes right on or near to The Med. The choice of where to buy is very personal and the type of property depends on your lifestyle requirements, your budget and also your short, medium & long term plans. The lush & beautiful city of PAPHOS on the Western side of the island is very similar to the Western Cape and year-on-year continues to enjoy the most demand from investors. 39% of all property sales to foreign investors last year in Cyprus were properties purchased in Paphos! It’s easy to know why Paphos is by far the most popular destination in the whole country: there are 4 golf estates, an abundance of fine dining venues, numerous wine routes and a plethora of outdoor activities. Paphos is also a very cosmopolitan town and the entire picturesque province is the nicest and most secure part of the Island, where magical waterfront locations provide a sublime setting & idyllic lifestyle for discerning buyers. The key benefit of buying a property in Cyprus and owning your slice of paradise is that property investment automatically comes with either acquiring permanent residency or securing a 2nd citizenship, tangibly benefitting your family for generations to come.

Making the move across to Cyprus is simpler than you think; and the generous exemption of import duties, excise duties and VAT to bring your personal effects to Cyprus for your relocation makes it easy on the wallet too. More importantly both the residency and citizenship through investment programmes are tried, tested and trusted – they work! A new home in a new country is the achievement of a lifetime and an investment in the future for the next generation. In Cyprus the investment options really are the best. Living is laid back and you set your own pace. And what better place to do this than where the blue skies meet the Mediterranean Sea: on the beautiful island of Cyprus. Cypriot Realty – a proudly South African company in operation since 2008 – can assist you. We are recognised and respected as Southern Africa’s authoritative offshore investment specialists, promoting Cyprus as an ideal destination for acquiring EU citizenship or permanent residency, property investment, immigration or retirement and starting an EU-based business - we understand investor’s needs.

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Daily Nom Nom’s for your taste buds, no corkage fee Nom Nom enthusiasts would’ve noted or even tasted the new changes at this popular eatery in Somerset West main road. A new year always invites new ideas and the Nom Nom team is ready and prepared to tantalize your taste buds with healthy bites as well as with those familiar nom-licious plates to soothe your cravings. Whether its ordering your old faithful sushi, a delicious raw fish bowl with spicy mayo, dunking fresh bread into a saucy trinchado or simply feasting on succulent ribs, patrons will be pleasantly surprised that there is indeed something for everyone. To make Nom Nom your go to restaurant of choice, the team has also introduced weekly specials to have you coming back for more. With Mondays being closed, they are kicking of every week with Taco Tuesdays. Guests have a choice between scrumptious fish or prawn tacos and will receive a Savanah loco absolutely free. As sushi remains a favourite across the board, they invite guests to pop in for Sushi Wednesdays or linger longer after work with a bottle of chilled Lighthouse Rosé while feasting on their inside out rolls at half the price. But, if the day has just dragged on and you missed out on the above, your dire need of a refreshing cocktail shall be quenched before the weekend arrives. Join them for their happy hour during Cocktail Thursdays. All cocktails are served at half price after 6pm on Thursdays. Before you know it, it’s the weekend, and cooking is the last thing on your mind. Bring your loved one for a casual date and enjoy a juicy beef burger with a free Stellenbrau Craven Lager every Friday. Oyster and gin lovers have not been forgotten either. But, you will have to jot this one into your dairy to get a group of friends together to turn this into a proper outing.

Order six or more oysters and receive a double Cruxland Gin and Tonic on the house! The team is eager to welcome you and will chill your wine like it’s their own. For those who want to discover Benguela Cove Wines, the waiters will recommend the perfect match for every dish. Should you want to discover the different wine on offer at your own pace, they will invite you for a tutored tasting in their upstairs wine bar. Guests can buy wines at cellar door prices as well and inquire about the wine club that grants you 15% discount every time you buy wine or frequent Nom Nom and its sister properties. No membership fees required. See you soon! For more information Contact: 021 851 6197, Opening times: 10am - 10pm Tues - Sat, Address: c/o Main road & Coronation Ave, Somerset West or visit

Expanding Horizons An interview with Fever-Tree “Last year we partnered with a number of brands on collaborative experiences and we’ve already listed in key retailers such as Pick ‘n Pay, Spar, Shoprite Checkers and Woolworths. We’re very excited about the opportunity across the whole region”, says Fever-Tree CEO Tim Warrillow. Fever-Tree drove margin back into the forgotten mixer category, enabling bars and restaurants to deliver great mixed drinks simply, quickly and consistently by just using a premium spirit, high-quality mixer and a garnish. And where consumers historically shied away from creating complicated cocktails, these great tasting, long mixed drinks can now be effortlessly recreated at home, so Fever-Tree has helped to make spirits more accessible to a new generation of drinkers. Fever-Tree entered the market with one simple premise: If three quarters of your drink is the mixer, use the best. Fever-Tree’s entry into SA meets an increasing demand for premium tonics in the market.

Fever-Tree’s range of premium mixers have recently entered the SA market. The company saw that the same trends that drove the Gin and Tonic revolution in the United Kingdom were beginning to emerge in South Africa.

The Fever-Tree selection of tonics available in South Africa includes Indian Tonic Water, Mediterranean Tonic Water, Refreshingly Light Tonic Water, Elderflower Tonic Water and Aromatic Tonic Water. Fever-Tree has been voted Drinks International 2019 Top Selling and Top Trending tonic water (for the fifth year in a row), as voted by the world’s top bars and restaurants.

@TheWineSamarie - briefings from the wine world First impressions last, even when we are referring to the physical attributes of a bunch of grapes. And frankly, when it comes to people they have mastered all the tricks in the book from how to use the most eloquent phrases, donning the best suit or slapping on the latest “luminous glow” foundation to look their best. Because yes, most of the time we only have that one chance to impress. Imagine only being given one chance a year to make a wine that will not only sell well but will also create a following and set a trajectory of consistent quality. Winemakers only have one chance a year to do this, maybe only 30 times in their career, so the room for error is dismal whilst shoppers are still reaching for the cheapest wines as we speak. Little do we know that it took four seasons for a grape to look that good, granting me the luxury of having a whole buncha stories to tell in the months to come. I am happy to share that the first impressions of the 2019 harvest are very promising. After all, these almost ripe bunches have conquered the elements with naked SPF-free skins, keeping it real from bud break in spring to winter dormancy before finally stepping out into the sun as small fragile clusters. It requires a whole different beauty regime altogether to look this healthy and good, every step playing a vital role in the development of its personality. It’s here where we need to take our hats off to viticulturists (or epicurists should I say) whose footsteps trailed the vineyards like a hungry caracal to inspect the grapes for those unwanted climate-freckles. Harvest time is almost like announcing this commitment when the reigns are transferred to the winemaker’s hands which will couch these grapes into becoming wine. Albeit the quality of the first grapes that came in for the making of method cap classique, seems very promising, March will probably have the final say as to whether 2019 will have the potential of producing some beauty queens. With elegant sauvignon blanc and shiraz contenders putting their best foot forward in the cooler regions, pinotage and chenin blanc might be upping the ante with their more voluptuous Mediterranean looks in the equally sought after warmer regions. But it is still fair game at this stage with the prospects of rain or vigorous sunshine that can still easily chase all these beauties into one corner to fight it out for the title. That being said – it’s a tough game for grapes out there. So next time when you reach for that bottle, remember that it took a helluva lot of money to look this good. Samarie Smith is a qualified taster and currently the Brand Business Manager at Benguela Cove. She remains an eternal wine student and an unashamed flag-bearer for South African wines. @TheWineSamarie

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Five things to take into account when printing designs

You invest a huge amount of effort, time and resources in getting your designs right. So the last thing you want is for them to come back from the printers looking like a blurry, mess. 1. The difference between RGB and CMYK - If you are designing yourself, set your software to CMYK when printing your designs. The system that your computer software uses for generating colour on screen is not the same system that printers use. Computer graphics use the RGB colour system, which is made up of red, green and blue. But printers work with the cyan, magenta, yellow and black colour set – commonly referred to as CMYK. The RGB system has a greater range of colours than most printers can reproduce. If your designs are intended for digital only, you need your software set to RGB. If it’s for print, you must use CMYK. However, even working in CMYK, what you see on the screen won’t always be exactly what you’ll see on the printed product. That’s why proofing your designs is so important.

What services do we offer? Designing - Web Rage uses the latest software in the design industry - with an eye on new trends and a passion for creativity. We can provide you with designing solutions from logos, business cards, flyers, brochures, catalogues, adverts, books and magazines. Printing - When designing digital artwork it is important to know your limitations, especially when designing artwork in an digital format for printing purposes. What you see on screen is not always the same as what you see on paper. We offer various printing solutions to fit you requirements. Web Design - We make use of content management system (CMS) such as WordPress for the majority of our projects and offer dynamic website solutions. Our approach is to equip our customers with success by providing a full functional website that is viewable on devices such as desktops, tablets and mobile phones. From one page websites to online shopping websites, we can design it. We can custom build your website to use features such as: registrations, login’s, bookings, and memberships. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - Web Rage will submit your website to all major search engines. Customers cannot find you on the web via search engines if your SEO structure is not setup properly. It all originates from the name of your business, the way your site is designed, how your content is set out and how the keywords are used. Social Media - Website and branding on social media is essential to any business! Having your social media platforms connected to your websites, makes it easier for customers to navigate to your business from platforms of their choosing. Businesses should choose the platform that best fits their market and promote it via social media. Having a social media campaign plan is always useful as you are engaging with your customers as well as creating awareness for potential new customers. It is our goal at Web Rage to provide you with professionally designed modern websites and professional branding solutions.

2. The importance of resolution - 300 DPI is the standard setting to ensure a high-quality print. When you’re working on the web, resolution isn’t such an issue. But when it comes to printing, you’re going to need some very high-resolution files indeed, or your prints will come back blurry, muddy and incoherent. The best practice is to set your software to the maximum DPI of 300. 3. How your design scales - Will your images become blurry when printed at large sizes? When you look at your design on the screen, it may look perfect. But if it’s going to be printed at a much bigger size (such as a poster or billboard) or a dramatically smaller one (such as a business card), you need to consider how well the different elements of your design will scale. 4. The need for bleed - Ask your printer how much bleed you need to incorporate in your designs. The way a printer cuts the paper down is not an exact science, so designers have always left a little room around the edge of their designs as room for error. This is called bleed, and all good design software will include guides to show you where the bleed starts and finishes. Different printers will require different amounts of bleed, so you should always ask your printing company to tell you this. 5. The importance of proofreading - Check everything thoroughly before sending your work to print. This sounds like obvious advice, but it cannot be stressed enough: one of the biggest pitfalls of printing your designs in physical form is making silly mistakes. Because unlike the web, you can’t go back to correct it. If it’s wrong, you’ve simply wasted your money.

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ANDREA BOCELLI HAS CONFIRMED TWO SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR DATES IN 2019 Crossover superstar Josh Groban and classical soprano Aida Garifullina also duet with Bocelli on the record. It is his first album of new material in 14 years – 16 brand new songs which celebrate love, family, faith and hope. At the centre of the new record is a spine-tingling duet between father-and-son, as 20 year old Matteo Bocelli steps into the limelight to duet with Andrea on ‘Fall On Me’ – a beautifully poignant song which reflects the bond between parent and child. Andrea explains how his voice compares with Matteo’s: “Technically they are very different, but there is one thing that makes them most similar: the attitude. That characteristic way of expressing yourself through your voice. This makes Matteo and I very similar. But that is something that you cannot learn, that cannot be taught. That is something you are born with.”

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One of the world’s biggest classical stars Andrea Bocelli has confirmed two South African tour dates in 2019: The Ticketpro Dome will feature Andrea Bocelli on 18 April 2019 in Johannesburg, while the Cape Town show will be held at Val de Vie Estate in Paarl on 22 April 2019. Andrea Bocelli has recorded 15 solo studio albums of both pop and classical music, three greatest hits albums and nine complete opera. For his latest release ‘Si’, Andrea Bocelli has teamed up with some of the hottest musical stars on the planet – reuniting with his friend Ed Sheeran after their chart-topping ‘Perfect Symphony’ on a brand new song called ‘Amo Soltanto Te’ (written by Ed with lyrics by Tiziano Ferro) and joining with pop sensation Dua Lipa on the single ‘If Only’.

Andrea Bocelli is proud to return to South Africa where he will be performing with a full 140-piece symphony orchestra and choir. In Johannesburg, he will perform with the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra and the Symphony Choir of Johannesburg and in Cape Town with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Choir. The concert will be split into 2 parts. For the first part, fans will get to experience Andrea Bocelli perform some of the most famous opera arias. The second part will be dedicated to his most popular hit and crossover songs for a once in a lifetime evening. Matteo Bocelli will also be joining his father to perform the duet ‘Fall On Me’. The polo field of Val de Vie Estate, enfolded by three awe-inspiring mountain ranges, will act as the natural open-air amphitheatre for the first ever concert of Andrea Bocelli in the Western Cape. Set against a symphony of sunset colours, attendees of the exclusive event can expect a unique experience in one of the most beautiful settings in Africa. For more information visit

GET REVVED UP FOR ANOTHER SPECTACULAR CAPE TOWN MOTOR SHOW The Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) is set to wow the crowds again at GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World from 2-3 March 2019. The show promises two days of fun and excitement with a broad appeal to all car and bike buffs, petrol heads and the whole family, providing loads of entertainment for everyone. Now in its third year, the CTMS has grown to become a motor show that rivals some of the best in the world, and this year’s show promises to yet again deliver an even bigger and better spectacle. The show spans the length and breadth of GrandWest and features a complete range of domestic and imported passenger cars, bikes and trucks, as well as sport utility vehicles and experimental or concept cars. Visitors will have the opportunity to see numerous accessories and auto-related exhibits, competition vehicles, antique and collector cars, engine modifications, a Sound Off competition, virtual simulations, car wrapping, drifting, a large 4X4 outside area, live music and much more! The Wildebeest 4x4 Challenge Club will again host 4x4 tracks built for all classes of vehicles to challenge technical skills as well as the different vehicle capabilities. Off-the-showroom floor 4X4s as well as extreme 4X4s will be showcased, and visitors can purchase tickets to try this out for themselves. The impressive Grand Arena will host the best of the best of the top manufacturers and dealers, showcasing new cars and concepts in South Africa, including some past brands like Shelby, Road to Race, Audi, BMW, VW, Ford, Jaguar, Kia, Land Rover, Peugeot, Subaru, JEEP, Alfa Romeo to name a few. The Grand Arena will also once again have interactive test driving, following on from the success of this area in the 2018 show. The Nostalgia Zone will take you back in time to the “Good Ol’ Days’ with vehicles dating as far back as the 1920s. These are among the most rare and unique in the world.

Photo: Cape Town Motor Show (CTMS) - Photo Credit: Nico Boshoff

Check out the beautifully restored vehicles and the products that make it possible for these classics to be modified back to their original manufactured or showroom conditions. Due to popular demand these fine cars will be found in their own dedicated area and there will be up to 80 cars on display. Exciting news is that CTMS will be giving away a custom MG at the 2019 show. This special project will boast a complete rebuild, some unique Cape Kustoms elements and a 3.9L Rover V8 motor. A lucky winner will walk away with the keys of this beauty at the show. For more information visit

UP THE CREEK - FABULOUS FESTIVAL FOR MUSIC LOVERS It is almost time for the annual Jägermeister presents Up the Creek, one of the most fabulous festivals for music lovers in the Western Cape. Expect a cocktail of superb live acts, all day activities and wacky antics at the various stage, including the fantastical riverside setting. Grab your bling bikini, funky lilo and party buddies and head on over to the Breede River– your ultimate music getaway weekend awaits!

Here is the complete 2019 line-up, including some of the hottest current bands and DJ`s in SA: Bands/artists: Koos Kombuis, The Black Cat Bones, Femi Kaya, Grassy Spark, Piet Botha, Hellcats, Gerald Clark and the boys from Prague, Stoker, Jackal and the Wind, Crosscurrent, Lo-Ghost, Stone Jets, BRYNN, Bam Bam Brown, Zengeance, Greg Georgiades & Ultra Natives, The Steezies, Diamond Thug, Money for Bali, Hot Water, Sean Koch, Southern Gypsey Queen, Pedro and the SOULdiers, Warongx, Coelacanth, Bed on Bricks, Willim Welsyn, 4AM, Akkedis, SunXA, Luca Hart, Wisdom of Movement, Nhoza, DocMaclean, Josh Kempen and comedians Francois van As and Alfred Adrian. Live electronic: Nick Hamman, DJ inviZAble, Jak Skandi, Supa Who, and The Robfather. An exciting change for the 2019 festival will be the addition of a late-night rock `n roll stage. Operating from the Gordon’s Gin Food Court stage, this rocking space will come alive Friday and Saturday after the Jägermeister Main Stage finishes and will offer live music enthusiasts something great to dig in to if they don’t fancy what’s happening on the Savanna Late Night Stage. This stage will be graced by some supercool rock acts and collaborative mystery bands led by stalwarts in the industry: think Andre Kriel, Gareth Wilson, Jaco Mans and Greg Georgiades to give you an idea of why this is going to be one of those ‘dude-don’t-miss-out’ party spots at the festival. This stage will then be closed on Friday by The Robfather, and Saturday by Up the Creek`s very own, infamous DJ Dirtroad. Considering requests and feedback, The Food Court will now also have a fully operational bar open all day and night.

Photo: UTC river stage - Photo Credit: Henry Engelbrecht

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Cape Town 10's

1 - 2 February

Hamilton Rugby Club, Green Point

Dias & Port Festival

1 - 3 February

Mossel Bay

Hairspray (Musical)

2 - 16 February

Artscape Theatre

Franschhoek Summer Wines

2 February

Leopards Leap , Franschhoek

MATIES vs WITS (Varsity cup Rugby)

4 February

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch

IKEYS vs UWC (Varsity cup Rugby)

4 February

UCT Rugby Fields

Up the Creek Music Festival

7 - 10 February

Up the Creek, between Swellendam and Malgas

Heart Cape Town Music Festival

9 February

PPC Newlands Cricket Stadium

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival

9 February

Castle of Good Hope

Saggy Stone Beer & Music Festival

9 February

Amandalia Farm, Robertson

IKEYS vs MATIES (Varsity cup Rugby)

11 February

UCT Rugby Fields

Cape Town Art Fair

15 - 17 February

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

CODA Africa and The Bubble Picnic Concert

17 February

Franschhoek Monument

Sanlam Cape Mile

17 February

Eikenhof Dam, Grabouw

Jim Jefferies - The `Night Talker’

20 February

GrandWest Grand Arena

Stellenbosch Wine Festival

23 - 25 February

Coetzenburg Sports Grounds, Stellenbosch

Xterra Grabouw

23 February

Grabouw Country Club

Gin & Tonic Festival

24 February

Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

IKEYS vs UJ (Varsity cup Rugby)

25 February

UCT Rugby Fields

Design Indaba Conference

27 February - 1 March

Artscape Theatre Centre, Cape Town

Hands-on-Harvest Festival

1 - 3 March

Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor and Robertson

Paarl Harvest Celebration

2 March


Huawei Kday

2 March

Meerendal Wine Estate

Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo Cape Town

2 March

Val de Vie Estate Paarl Franschhoek

Italian Festival at Idiom

2 - 3 March

Idiom Wines, Sir Lowry’s Pass

The Cape Town Motor Show

2 - 3 March


Piekniek en Musiek

3 March

Zevenwacht Wine Estate, Cape Town

MATIES vs NWU-Pukke (Varsity cup Rugby)

4 March

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch

Cape Town Cycle Tour Expo

7 - 9 March

Cape Town Stadium

Knysna Literary Festival

8 - 10 March


Grand White Cape Town 2019

9 March


Cape Town Cycle Tour 2019

10 March

Grand Parade, Cape Town

MATIES vs UJ (Varsity cup Rugby)

11 March

Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch

Chicago The Musical

15 March - 14 April

Artscape Theatre

Cape Town Carnival

16 March

Green Point

Karoo National Arts Festival (KKNK)

21 - 27 March


Ed Sheeran - Cape Town

27 - 28 March

Cape Town Stadium

Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2019

29 - 30 March

Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)



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KILLER HIT MUSICAL CHICAGO RETURNS TO RAZZLE DAZZLE SA AGAIN! A nightclub singer, a double-murderess, a smooth-talking lawyer and a cell block of sin surrounded by the razzle dazzle of the world’s sexiest musical soon returns to the stage in Cape Town and Johannesburg! YOU’VE GOT IT COMIN’ as the story of the award-winning Broadway and West End musical CHICAGO unfolds to showstopping songs including ‘All that Jazz’, ‘Cell Block Tango’ and ‘Mister Cellophane’. The multi-talented all-South African touring cast, band and crew began rehearsals in Johannesburg in August 2018 ahead of an international year-long tour that began in New Zealand. First stop was Auckland, followed by Wellington where audiences were dazzled and critics raved. The company returns to South Africa later this month ahead of the South African leg of the tour in association with BBC First. CHICAGO will start showing at Artscape, Cape Town from 15 March until 14 April 2019, thereafter heading to Montecasino’s Teatro in Johannesburg. After the South African season the SA International company will be touring Europe. Long may the standing ovations continue across continents as these musical ambassadors continue to proudly fly the South African flag high. From the opening line to curtain close - there’s nothing like CHICAGO on stage. Originally staged in Cape Town and Johannesburg in 2005 and again, owing to popular demand, in 2008 at Montecasino’s Teatro and Artscape, this show has been enjoyed by more than 210,000 theatre-goers. It’s no surprise that this devilishly delicious musical has brought cheering audiences to their feet all around the world, from Australia to Argentina, from Spain to South Africa. An estimated 31 million people have seen CHICAGO, which has played over 32,500 performances worldwide. CHICAGO was first created by the legendary Broadway trio of John Kander (music), Fred Ebb (book/lyrics) and Bob Fosse (co-author, original director and choreographer) in 1975, and was based on a 1926 Broadway play written by Maurine Dallas Watkins, a journalist from the Chicago Tribune who had covered the sensational trials of two women, both of whom were accused of killing their lovers whilst under the influence of drink and jazz. Kander and Ebb enjoyed a collaboration that spanned four decades, defined musical theatre on Broadway and earned them numerous awards. Bob Fosse was one of Broadway’s biggest and brightest creative stars, renowned for his innovative and spectacular staging, with the emphasis on exhilarating dance sequences. He turned out one hit after another from the 1950s to the late 70s and is the only director so far to have won an Oscar, two Tony Awards and an Emmy Award in the same year, 1973. In November 1996 a revival of CHICAGO opened on Broadway produced by Barry & Fran Weissler, and a year later they opened the show in London’s West End. The rest, as they say, is history, as CHICAGO is currently playing its 22nd year in New York where it holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the second longest-running musical in Broadway history. In the West End, CHICAGO ran for 15 years where it also became the longest-running musical revival as well as the longest-running Broadway musical to play there, and recently returned to London in March of this year; currently playing at the Phoenix Theatre. The show’s global success has reached over 36 countries and has been translated into 11 different languages. CHICAGO continues to be one of the most successful international musical hits of all time. Tickets available via Computicket

Photo: Carmen Pretorius (Roxie Hart) - Photo Credit: David Watson