June 27, 2017

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Not too long ago the children’s theatre scene in Cape Town was in the doldrums, with formulaic dramatisations of Noddy and various fairy tales the only work in sight.

A planned Mandela tribute is one more stop on a route that will bring centuries of history and heritage to life.

With the evolution of the film industry, animation has become a must-have skill for every production company.

The first annual South African International Tattoo Convention will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 24 to 26 March, showcasing not only home-grown talent but artists from all over the world representing the likes of Australia, Germany, Ireland, South Korea, Spain, the Netherlands and the United States.

The 200-year-old national museum housing our most valuable historical artefacts in the Company’s Garden will also soon be home to state-of-the-art digital facilities, as the Iziko Planetarium enters a new era of technological advancement and repositions the role of the modern-day museum.

High above busy Buitengracht Street, overlooking Riebeek Square, the FEDISA campus was abuzz as 250 students registered for the new academic year for the BA Fashion and BA Honours in Fashion degrees.

Have you ever wondered how many lives could be changed with a donation as small as R5? Chalk & Cork, a restaurant in Kloof Street, has started a charity that trains future chefs – all for an extra R5 added to the bill.

As the level of dams supplying water to Cape Town continue to decline at around 2% per week, and there is very little rain in the forecast, homes and businesses have to use even less water.

A partnership between the City of Cape Town and FEDHASA Cape, the hospitality industry body, will open up opportunities for 20 young people to be placed in the industry for 12 months of training and work experience.

The sixth Open Book Festival closed on Sunday 11 September, cementing central Cape Town’s place at the cutting edge of national conversations spanning culture, literature, politics, economics and globalisation. Not to mention the place of books, publishers, authors and readers in our fast-changing times.

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