The Big Issue #271 out NOW

The Big Issue #271 - 21 January to 20 February 2019- available from your favourite vendor around the city. 

Usually, this time of year is closely associated with people making New Year’s resolutions and setting goals for themselves. Blah, blah, blah. We’ve opted to bring you stories of people and organisations doing amazing and new things already, so early in the year.

Cape Town mural project makes its mark in Athlone

The completion of four murals in Athlone signals the halfway mark in the pilot mural project first initiated in Leonsdale by Cape Town’s Arts and Culture Branch. 
Professional artists from around the City and aspiring artists from Athlone took part in the project which will expand to other areas.
The project consists of the painting of four ground-to-roof wall murals at the City owned flats in Kannabast and Strandroos Close in Kewtown, Athlone.
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International Public Art Festival- IPAF 2019 - in Salt River

IPAF 2019 will feature artists from Spain, France, Mexico and the United States alongside wave making local artists from South Africa.

International Public Art Festival (IPAF 2019) organisers, BAZ-ART, are pleased to announce the line-up of street artists who will participate in this year’s festival in Salt River between the 9th and the 17th February.

Banyana Banyana at Cape Town Stadium 19 & 22 January

Welcome Banyana Banyana

Cape Town is proud to host Banyana Banyana and the women’s soccer teams from the Netherlands and Sweden at the Cape Town Stadium for their FIFA World Cup preparation matches.

‘The City would like to extend a warm welcome to all three teams as they do battle on the field in preparation for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup that will take place in France during June – July this year.

Abalimi Bhezekhaya grows from strength to strength

Dear Friends, herewith our annual newsletter celebrating our 37th year in the field, showing how Abalimi continues to pass the flame to the next generation!

We hope you might feel inspired to contribute to the re-evolution of the Family Farming movement in South Africa! Family Farming has the potential to eliminate food insecurity and create innumerable, sustainable micro-farming enterprises, capable of employing millions.

#FREESPACE at Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Silo District


The notion of public space will be in the spotlight at the V&A Silo District as engagement unfolds around a programme of talks, debate and performance.

#FREESPACE is an events programme provoking different notions of public space that takes place at the Zeitz MOCAA and V&A Silo District, at the V&A Waterfront from 17 January – 17 February 2019.

Cape Town keeps average consumption for December under 600 million litres

City of Cape Town is encouraged by water usage over the past month and the continued wise use of water during the drought recovery period. 

Although dam levels have been declining somewhat as expected, due to the hot and windy weather of summer, water consumption over the past month has remained on the conservative side, which is helping Cape Town through the drought recovery period by reducing the impact on the dams. 
The average water usage, which has remained under 600 million litre

Arnold Schwarzenegger heads to Stellenbosch to “terminate” drought

Arnold Schwarzenegger to attend W12 – Future of Water

There's a good chance that day zero will say "I'll be back" in 2020. So who better to lead the fight against drought than Arnold Schwarzenegger?

He’s won battles against cyborgs, alien monsters and politicians. Truth be told, we’re not sure which is the scariest.

City of Cape Town libraries unlock doors to learning

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Libraries complement the work done at schools and tertiary institutions - for many young people, it’s the only quiet or safe space to study.

The City of Cape Town’s libraries offer learners and students safe spaces to study, research and learn, and at the same time, they have access to unique resources to aid learning. 
Learners and students at the Brown's Farm Library in Philippi were encouraged to study diligently when the Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Dan P

The Cape Gallery - 'Fleurs au Soleil' by Roelof Rossouw

'Fleurs au Soleil' a solo exhibition by Roelof Rossouw opens at The Cape Gallery on Sunday 13th Januay at 4.30pm.

"With this exhibition I want to take my painting to the next level of Impressionism, freeing myself more from the restraints of realistic representation," says artist Roelof Rossouw.

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