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Surfing Muizenberg


Some say that next to Waikiki, Muizenberg corner with its soft wave and long ride is the best place to learn to surf in the world. 021 throws on some slipslops and goes to check out this supremely mellow scene On some days, the surf at Muizenberg rustles like the grass skirt of a Hawaiian […]

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Birds of a feather

RECENTLY I moved home. On my stoep, as the sun softened, a flock of birds circled, as though of one mind, in a wide arc above my roof, their beating wings making a soothing sound like a sheet ruffled by the wind, before they swooped into a nearby red shed. This oddly soothing ritual repeated […]

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Pieter Dirk Uys

PIETER DIRK UYS on being funny about things that aren’t funny Dawn Kennedy – Jan 1st 2013, 00:00 Armed only with a suitcase full of costumes, a sense of outrage and pages of witty words against society’s ills, Pieter Dirk Uys has left South Africa with a legacy of laughter that has lightened even the […]

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A Grand Entrance in Granger Bay

It’s drum rolls for Cape Town’s most chic hang-out of the season. For those of us that lament the lack of beach venues with a definite vibe in Cape Town, here’s the penultimate addition. In fact, in a Marie Antoinette like move, The Grand created its very own beach in order to build a restaurant […]

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Reporting the Weather

021 caught up with Derek van Dam at caramello’shis favourite haunt on kloof street. For many Capetonians, listening to’s daily weather report on the 7pm Prime Time News is a deeply entrenched evening ritual. After all, living in a city that can boast several seasons in one day, it helps to have some guidance […]

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Dawn Kennedy penetrates the tattoo lover’s world, a place where pain, pleasure and permanence meet. Close your eyes and you could be at the dentist. The ink pen, the tool of the tattoo artist’s trade, makes a surprisingly loud and intimidating drone as it is switched on for the first time. It is used to […]

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What floats your boat? Cape Town Carnival

As I enter the workshop in Woodstock dedicated to building the carnival floats, a dreadlocked guy warns me, “This is a workshop; it’s dangerous; enter at your own risk.” Everywhere neon signs declare the omnipresence of “Danger!” My favourite reads: Don’t bleed on the floats. Sparks fly from screeching tools and the smell of oil […]

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Corban Addison’s South African book tour

Corban Addison, author of the blockbuster A Walk Across The Sun is in South Africa to launch his second novel, The Garden of Burning Sand On a dark night in Lusaka, an adolescent girl is raped. Her identity is a mystery. Zoe Fleming an American, with a special interest in human rights teams up with […]

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A Long Walk Home by Judith Tebbutt

A Long Walk Home Judith Tebbutt Judith Tebbutt’s extraordinary memoir of her time in captivity in Somalia This is the story of how, over a period of one hundred and ninety-two days, I was torn away from the life I knew and loved, and dragged down to the depths of despair; of how I endured […]

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