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Nearly a decade since its premiere and 15 top South African awards later, Lara Foot’s Karoo Moose returns to the stage with the original cast, who reprise their respective roles, having earned respect and acclaim in their own right over the years.

Following its unprecedented success  at the National Arts Festival recently, the multi-award-winning production now comes to the Baxter Golden Arrow Studio from 31 August to 24 September 7.00pm nightly.

Acclaimed playwright, director and producer, Foot was named the 2016 Featured Artist at the 43rd National Arts Festival this year, leading the charge on the Main programme, 80% of which was made up of work written, directed, curated or headlined by women. Continue reading

Over the past month, bird lovers have travelled great distances to be able to tick the rufous-tailed scrub robin off their must-see bird list. The bird was first spotted in the Zeekoevlei at the False Bay Nature Reserve last month. This small scrub robin does not usually occur any closer to South Africa than Kenya, but found the habitat provided at the City’s reserve to its liking. Read more below:

To date, more than 900 birders have flocked to view the rufous-tailed scrub robin spotted by Peter Steyn and André Demblon on 17 July. A month later this rare bird, which has never been recorded in South Africa before, continues to be the centre of attention, drawing twitchers from all over the country to the City’s False Bay Nature Reserve. It is likely that the bird arrived around May and will depart around September. The False Bay Nature Reserve is one of the City’s three identified Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas, is a site of global significance for bird conservation, and is the City’s only Ramsar site (a wetland of international importance). Continue reading

Premium Sports Bar in Westridge, Mitchell’s Plain will host multi-award winning comedian, ‘My Cousin’, Barry Hilton, for one night only. Performing live at the Premium Comedy Night on Tuesday, 30 August 2016, this will be the first time that Barry will deliver his hilarious, unique and extremely animated anecdotes to a Mitchell’s Plain audience.

Barry will take to the stage alongside Khanyiso Kenqa and Schalk Bezuidenhout at the Premium Comedy Night, which has become well-known on the club comedy scene. Premium Sports Bar has since been recognised as a top comedy venue, and the purpose of the Comedy Night is to not only showcase local and international talent but also to promote Mitchells Plain as a place that is alive with talent, possibilities and potential.

Having been in the comedy business for more than 30 years, no crowd is too big or small for this fun loving South African comedic icon. His unique comedy style speaks to people from all age groups and backgrounds. Most people can relate to his humour and charm because his content is never vulgar, malicious or mean; it’s always light-hearted, honest and funny.

Premium Sports Bar also offers amazing bar specials and the best pizza in town. Purchase your tickets at the venue before-hand at R50, or at the door on the night for R60. For ticket bookings, contact 072 399 3338.

On at Cape Town Comedy Club …


Wednesday 17th August 2016 (GUINNESS WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT)

HEADLINE: Carl Joshua Ncube (ZIM)
MC: Dave Levinsohn (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: Yaaseen Barnes

GUEST ACT: Lunga Tshuka

Thursday 18th August 2016

HEADLINE: Conrad Koch / Chester Missing
MC: Dave Levinsohn (JHB)
SUPPORT ACT: Yaaseen Barnes

GUEST ACT: Lunga Tshuka

COMPETITION: Continue reading

Performers:       Judith Sephuma ft. Camillo Lombard

Date:                    Thursday, 18 August 2016

Time:                   Doors open at 7pm; performances start at 7.30pm

Venue:                Chavonnes Battery, Silo District, V&A Waterfront

Tickets:               R175 per person, available from

Contact:              V&A Info Centre on 021 408 7600 or

South African Music Award winner Judith Sephuma takes the stage this coming Thursday, 18 August, at the Chavonnes Battery Museum, for an intimate performance featuring jazz pianist Camillo Lombard.

The final performance in the V&A Waterfront’s Acoustics Underground performance series, presented in association with Kfm, these acclaimed musical giants of the jazz genre require little introduction, and with Sephuma’s spectacular vocal range and Lombard’s keyboard genius, the audience can expect pure musical magic on the night. Continue reading

SA Schools coach Lance Sendin has made six changes to his side for the second round of matches in the U19 International Series at Bishops in Cape Town on Tuesday, while his SA Schools A counterpart Sean Erasmus made wholesale changes to his team, with only four players retaining their places in the starting line-up.

The SA Schools team will face France at 16h00 on Tuesday, while the SA Schools A team takes on England at 14h30. In the other clash Wales and Italy will go head-to-head at 13h00.

Sendin made six changes to the starting team that defeated Wales 23-17 at City Park Stadium on Friday, with the three changes in the backline seeing Manuel Rass getting a run at outside centre, Muller du Plessis starting on the left wing and Richman Gora running out at scrumhalf. They replace Wandisile Simelane, Sihle Njezula and Rewan Kruger respectively. Continue reading


Transport for Cape Town (TCT), the City’s transport authority, has commenced with a transport study in the suburbs of the far south. The purpose of the study, among others, is to determine the current and future access needs within, to, and from these suburbs and to identify interventions to improve the worst congestion points in the short-term.

The study is being conducted over a period of eight months and the information gathered will be used to develop a comprehensive transport plan for the area south of the Silvermine mountain range, inclusive of the following suburbs: Muizenberg, St James, Kalk Bay, Clovelly, Fish Hoek, Sun Valley, Sunnydale, Noordhoek, Capri, Masiphumelele, Ocean View, Kommetjie, Misty Cliffs, Scarborough, Red Hill, Dido Valley and Da Gama, Simon’s Town, and Glencairn. Continue reading

The 73 arrests during the past few days included seven suspects apprehended for possession of illegal firearms and 55 for drunk driving. Read more below:

The City of Cape Town’s Metro Police and Traffic Services Departments arrested 73 suspects during operations in the last few days.

The Metro Police Gang and Drug Task Team’s K9 Unit reacted to a shooting incident recorded by the Shotspotter system in Matilda Road, Manenberg in the early hours of Thursday 11 August 2016. Upon investigation, they spotted two suspects who ran when they saw the officers. One of the suspects was arrested at a house in the area. Further investigation revealed a 9 mm firearm on the premises, 64 rounds of ammunition and one firearm magazine. Officers took a further six suspects into custody, aged between 19 and 36.

A few hours later, the same unit arrested another suspect in Manenberg after confiscating a firearm found in his possession. Continue reading


Note to editors: the following speech was delivered by City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Patricia de Lille, today, 11 August 2016, at the inaugural Council meeting of the new term of office.

Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille

Members of the Provincial Cabinet

Leader of the opposition, Mmusi Maimane

Members of Parliament Continue reading

Liberty Promenade Generation Green Recycled Fashion Show to showcase the school-based design talent

Event: Liberty Promenade Generation Green Recycled Fashion Show

Date: Saturday, 20 August 2016

Time: 12 to 1.30pm

Venue: Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre, Mitchell’s Plain

Cost: Free to attend

Cape Town, August 2016 — Talented young designers from schools across Mitchell’s Plain will converge on Liberty Promenade Shopping Centre at midday on Saturday, 20 August 2016, with an important social message: “drugs is trash”.

The centre’s annual Generation Green Recycled Fashion Show will see 20 schools going head-to-head in a competitive fashion show featuring unique outfits designed by the schools themselves, with the caveat that they must incorporate recycled materials in their design. Continue reading

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