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The Sweetest Thing: irresistible tarts

he cynics among us believed it was never going to happen. After cable thieves brought the Metrorail southern line to a stop at Retreat in October last year, the coastal section to Fish Hoek would simply rust away over time and become another relic of a looted state.… Read more

Heritage rights at stake

Court set to rule on interdict to halt River Club development

  • The development, which would include a regional headquarters for corporate giant Amazon, is opposed by the Observatory Civic Association and by the Goringhaicona Khoi Khoin Indigenous Traditional Council.
  • The applicants say they were left out of consultations and only the First Nations Collective, a group supporting the development, was consulted.
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Gig guide: February

Valentine’s Day is around the corner. God help us all.

V-Day options

If you’re loaded enough to take your better half on a super larnie kak expensive date, here’s something for you: A five-star sailing experience on-board Mirage, South Africa’s luxurious private charter yacht.… Read more

Pinotage for a steal

I don’t know about everyone else, but I am not feeling any festive cheer this year. Zero. None. Fokol. I don’t know whether it is because I am working right up until the 23rd and I have done no Christmas shopping or if it is just because Christmas no longer holds the kind of magic that it did when I was seven years old.… Read more

Mediterranean fare down south

It’s just been announced that Metrorail’s southern line to Fish Hoek is open again, so if you want to take a trip out of town but don’t want to deal with the mad traffic, Kalk Bay is a good option. Of course, there’s always a cost; you’ll have to endure the grimy metrorail coaches.… Read more

New Amazon HQ not dependent on River Club site

Claims thousand of jobs would be lost if River Club development did not go ahead are false
Court case delayed as urgent interdict sought to prevent continued construction

Much has been made of the thousands of jobs the new Amazon regional headquarters being built on the River Club in Observatory will bring to Cape Town.… Read more

Media CEO link to River Club developer

  • Local publication punts River Club development while CEO has boardroom connections to developer’s interests

The boardroom deal which saw Highbury Media CEO Kevin Ferguson become a director in a company with direct links to the River Club developers, came after an editorial criticising the development was removed from Highbury’s Cape{town}etc publication without explanation.… Read more

Gig guide: early December

Everyone who makes a living from theatre and music and live gigs held their breaths on Sunday 28 November when Cyril held a ‘family meeting’ after the Omicron Covid variant was found. But we’re breathing again, for now. Covid infection numbers are climbing and we don’t know how long we’ll still be able to go out, so get it while you can.
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