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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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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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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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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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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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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Cape Town’s future: transport, pop-up events, affordable housing, Augmented Reality, fusion businesses, connectivity, repurposing and an art uprising.

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The new Cape Town Pass was launched on 2 September this year. The iVenture Card was launched on 27 October. Both options offer fast-track access to top attractions in the Cape, as well as discounts at restaurants, entertainment venues and activities in and around Cape Town. But where do they differ?

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There is a funky lounge area with happy hour performances and 2-for-1 drink specials. There is a bank and a number of food stalls in the busy street outside. Car guards scatter the area with torches and yellow visibility vests. You can’t miss it, it is being advertised everywhere.

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Following the protests in Hout Bay recently, some privileged people in the valley spent the weekend immersed in the community living in the temporary relocation area, as part of the #onehoutbay initiative.

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Currently the trio are operating a mobile museum while they raise funds for a permanent exhibition. They received R250 000 from the SAB Foundation after winning an entrepreneurial pitch competition and are otherwise self-funding the project.

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Award-winning director Marthinus Basson launches Cape Town Opera’s 2017 season with a contemporary staging of Verdi’s Rigoletto that places themes of power, money, corruption, abuse, misogyny and prejudice in an African context.

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In 2016 Cape Town Opera gave 112 performances across 10 countries – nearly one every three days. The company is in hot demand, not least because it boasts some world-class talent both in its singers and in its directors.

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On 16 March 2016 the Western Cape government, in partnership with Neotel, launched the first 50 of 384 planned public access Wi-Fi hotspots.

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Cape Town’s smart city status takes another leap forward with the launch of a cutting-edge app to aid drivers find – and pay for – available parking spots.

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Source: Design Indaba
The ‘Arch for Arch’ is a commission by Design Indaba as a tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu. It celebrates the free SA that Tutu and his peers fought to build, and plays on his country’s affectionate nickname for the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize winner.

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