Category Archives: People

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District 6, History and vibrant culture

District Six is the name of the former district where African, Malaysian and Asian were used to live in harmony. District Six was a vibrant centre with close links to the city and the port. The South African government rapidly decided that these people were living too close to the whites settled down in the […]

When streetarts help bring streetlights

#ANOTHERLIGHTUP leverages street art with the capacity of crowd-funded community engagement. The project, which will run for 6 months, aims to fund the installation of a streetlight system into one of Cape Town’s more dangerous neighbourhoods, empowering individuals with the potential to be active agents in change. Design Indaba Trust, Faith47 and Thingking have teamed […]

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Our tribute to Nelson Mandela

Pictures taken this morning in Cape Town, in front of the City Hall. From this building, Nelson Mandela gave his first speech as a free man in 1990. Nelson Mandela (1918 – 2013)

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Be part on this large-scale social-artistic project

Graffiti ? Street Art ? The word used to qualify his art does not really matter. Indeed, Falko, a South African “street artist” who has been expressing his talent in South African’s streets since more than 20 years, does not really care about semantics. What matters to him is to make good use of his […]

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Open Streets, join the party !

Open Streets is a citizen-driven initiative, working to change how streets are used, perceived and experienced. Inspired by Bogota’s Ciclovia (a temporary network of car-free areas and routes throughout the City), Open Streets Cape Town was founded in 2012 by a group of volunteers committed to a more equitable, integrated, safer and vibrant city. After […]

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Alison Alexander, Rainbow House of Hope

Interview Alison Alexander, founder and project manager Rainbow House of Hope What give you the impulsion to open a safety home for children? Since the age of 16 I knew that I wanted to help children less fortunate. Throughout my adolescence as well as into my twenties, I was a Sunday school teacher, a junior youth […]

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Turbine Art Fair

For their 10th anniversary, The Forum Company organizes an art project called the Turbine Art Fair dedicated to artists, collectors, hobbyists, or even just people interested by Art. This event will take place for the first time at The Forum Company, a place which belongs to the architectural history of Johannesburg, located in the cultural […]

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Nelson Mandela’s life and times

On the occasion of Nelson Mandela International Day, here is a visual portraying the Activist and Politician Nelson Mandela’s life and achievements. Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born —  the United Nations joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, […]

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Robin Rhode, the visual artist

Do you know Robin Rhode? I hope you’re going to say yes because this South African (born in Cape Town) has a real talent. He graduated in Fine Arts at Technikon Witwatersrand in Johannesburg followed by a postgraduate program at the South African School of Film, Television and Dramatic Art Production. Robin Rhode has created […]

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Paul Stein, when simplicity and purity create Art

Many hotels and galleries open their door on the first Thursday of each month in order to expose various South African artists or even foreign artists. It is a great opportunity to meet the artists so they can really explain their work while you’re tasting some wine… While walking in the streets with a bunch of friends, […]