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Social housing in Sea Point

  • Premier says section of Tafelberg site is being explored for well-located social housing, but appeal litigation drags on
  • Housing activists reiterate calls for social housing at Tafelberg, say there is no legal barrier to development

— Two years since the Western Cape High Court set aside the sale of the Tafelberg property (formerly the Tafelberg Remedial School) in Sea Point, the Western Cape Government says it will use a portion of the site for social housing.… Read more

Risking it all: Only for the fans

Opinions on billionaires – their very existence, that is – tend to be polarised. People either worship them or despise them.

Those who worship them, read their books (ghost written, of course) on how to be successful, follow their tweets and write Facebook fawning over how prophetic their favourite billionaire is, tend to be the same people who think capitalism, especially unfettered capitalism, is a good thing.… Read more

Chenin for spring – here’s the top ten

Some of the most influential palates in the world of wine will be tasting this year’s Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top Ten Challenge winners when international buyers, critics, and the media visit the country this spring.

Speaking on behalf of the Challenge’s five judges, panel chair James Pietersen said the winning line-up was arguably emblematic of the country’s best in Chenin winemaking.… Read more

Gig guide: September

Schools are having their civvies day, people are diving into the ocean at dawn en masse, flowers are blooming up the west coast, the City of Cape Town is holding back on cutting the grass in their parks and verges. Because: Spring.Read more