Author: Nwabisa Mbana

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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“The whole look of Orfeo is hip. Take Bridget Baker’s costumes as an example: amazing neon sneakers and outfits any hipster would die for. Orfeo has been designed not just as an opera but as an incredible piece of theatre that will leave you with questions, answers and beautiful music as you leave the theatre.” – Magdalene Minnaar – Associate Director

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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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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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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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The show is divided into four parts, namely Toy Story, The Little Mermaid, Cars, and Frozen. Storylines are excerpted and condensed versions of their film counterparts, with introductions by the hosts in between each tale. The exceptional detail and evident effort that went into creating each costume, prop and set design is staggering. This meticulous attention to detail and the inclusion of voiceovers from the original cast, made one feel as though they are experiencing magnified versions of their fictional heroes. Judging by the booming cheers, Cars’ Lightning McQueen and Frozen’s Olaf the Snowman were clear crowd favourites.

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“The first exhibit of its kind in South Africa, the I&J Exhibit holds 1.6 million litres of seawater, stands 6 metres deep and includes a 10-metre long tunnel. The first thing I did as I walked into the tunnel was to gaze up through the glass as a giant guitarfish floated across the sky.”

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The paintings had been discovered in March by a team of archaeologists headed by heritage practitioner Anthony Manhire. The site where the paintings were found, designated PHK001, has been under study since 2007.

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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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“Gripped, and bracing myself for more darkness and suspense, I was upended by the most ebullient musical experience that I’ve had in years.”

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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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