Why we should book now for the show described as “a two-hour programme of sensational, affordable, family entertainment, capturing all the thrills and fun of the circus of yesteryear with all the skill and daring of today’s circus heroes.”

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A ‘Re-optimised’ setup results in CO2 emissions 60% lower than those of the previous scenario, 60% lower water usage, and a saving of R87-billion per annum by 2040. This translates into electricity costs roughly 18% lower per kWh.

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Source: City of Cape Town Media Office
It is recognised that much more needs to be done. Specifically, a fundamental change in commuter behaviour needs to be encouraged.

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For those who would rather forgo the use of metered taxis but still want to avoid walking 2km to 3km distances, three-wheeler taxis known as Tuk Tuks are headed to the Mother City.

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Zeitz MOCAA yesterday announced that its opening will fall over Heritage Week 2017, just under one year from now. Sabine Lehman, COO of Zeitz MOCAA, took the opportunity to announce a few other key points of interest…

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At the Mobility Indaba in early October cycling was one of the key topics, and experts from The Netherlands – renowned for its cycling culture – were there to discuss sustainable mobility plans specific to the Cape Town terrain.

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Prompted by a prolonged drought, an initiative to implement Level 3 water restrictions has been approved from 1 November as residents failed to achieve the consistent 10% reduction in water use that was applied on 1 January.

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As the weather warms up, so too does the symphony season across the Cape. Once again the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra is offering a great lineup and – with shows beginning to sell out – it has announced that its dress rehearsals will be opened to the public at just R50 per ticket.

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The Woordfees literary arts week promises a creative season alive with theatre, poetry, exhibitions, live music, film and more, in both English and Afrikaans. Hosted in various venues around beautiful Stellenbosch, there are of course more than a few tempting wine and food detours on the programme: look out for the Word-and-Wine dinners with well-known authors.

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While shark attacks are rare in the Cape, ocean-goers still need to be aware of what’s happening both on and under the water. In aid of this, the City of Cape Town announced the launch of the Shark Spotters app at the end of last month.

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Body Worlds exhibitions inform on anatomy using real human and animal bodies. Specimens are preserved via plastination, a process invented by Dr von Hagens in 1977, in which body fluids and fat are replaced with fluid plastics that harden after ‘vacuum-forced impregnation’.

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Internationally renowned, multiplatinum-selling band Mumford & Sons will be screening their concert film, Live from South Africa: Dust and Thunder at POST | CITY STUDIOS in Cape Town from 8 – 22 November 2016. The film, shot in Ultra HD, will be presented in immersive surround sound in SoundMax | 3D Cinema.

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Never has Cape Town Opera been in such hot demand worldwide. Perhaps not surprising, since the mother city nurtures some world-class talent both in its singers and in its directors. Now is the chance to snap up a season ticket for 2017 – just R1400 for five productions (R950 for the under 30s!) – and support this exciting talent.

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The third annual Cape Town Fringe, which runs 22 September to 8 October, has evolved into a “17-day theatre binge”, accommodating more night time performances this year, but extending into the day on weekends and school holidays.

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