February 18, 2019

Edition 8 is on the streets! Look out for your copy.

To mark World Environmental Health Day, the City of Cape Town is focusing on the harmful effects of smoking and the regulation of this unhealthy practice.

Cape Town’s Isabelo Smart Bench, which was providing free public WiFi in Adderley Street at the entrance to the Company’s Garden, has been moved.

There’s always lots to do in Cape Town, but this weekend’s Heritage Day celebrations add so much more, with all the major city museums inviting the public in for free. Start early and make a day of it on foot.

The Cape Town Fringe arts festival opens its doors for its third year on 22 September, presenting a varied and engaging programme under the artistic direction of Rob Murray.

Gallows Hill Driving Licence Testing Centre in Somerset Road will remain open until 17:00 on 17 September, to test the feasibility of extended operating hours on Saturdays.

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.

Looking for a delicious bottle of wine to celebrate the coming of spring? Or a great red for Heritage Day on September 24 when joining many other South Africans in the celebration of what is now known as ‘National Braai Day’? 

The high cost of internet access has long been a barrier for many, but this is starting to change with more and more free WiFi spots in the city. Some of these are provided in coffee shops, but there are also some hotspots in public places.

The top of one of Cape Town’s major pedestrianised streets is a drawcard for visitors and city workers alike, with cosmopolitan restaurants, some of the most interesting things for sale, a sense of history – and even a piece of the infamous Berlin Wall.

Hats off to the SA National Gallery for investing so highly in that goal that they created an exhibition which is exciting on anyone's terms.

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