How to have fun on First Thursdays in Cape Town

First Thursdays allow you to stroll among the shops, art galleries, restaurants and bars of Cape Town’s CBD after nightfall. Places that usually closed after dark are open to the public. Things usually get started at 6pm.  First Thursdays celebrate everything about arts and culture in Cape Town. It all goes down on the First…

Wonderful things to do during Christmas time in Cape Town

December is the start of summer in Cape Town. Christmas in Cape Town means sunshine days and balmy nights. Locals even head to the beach after Christmas lunch. The day after Christmas see the coastlines packed with beach goers. Christmas isn’t as big as it is in Europe in Cape Town there’s still lots to offer…

16 Days of Activism without a national plan to stop gender based violence

Trigger warning: This post discusses violence against women and children. Please don’t continue reading if you will be emotionally disturbed by this article.    Yesterday was the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Campaign which seeks to create awareness and stop violence against women and children. 16 Days of activism for non violence…

The gentrification of the Bo-Kaap

For those of you that haven’t read my previous post on the Bo-Kaap it’s a colourful community in Cape Town. The homes in the area are brightly painted. Many of the original residents are descendants of slaves. The Bo-Kaap was officially a slave community. Because of the bright and beautiful homes the Bo-kaap is a…

The best things about the Labia theatre

The Labia theatre is cinema tucked away in Orange Street in Cape Town. It’s close to the popular Lord Nelson Hotel which offers an elegant high tea experience and the Cape Town Company Gardens. It’s also a stone throw away from the high school I attended. The Labia is an independent cinema with a fascinating…

The best alternative cinemas in Cape Town

I’m a movie addict. I love films because they have the potential to teach us so much. I can remember a classmate of mine saying how she no longer watches films since they all seem to have similar storylines. And I suggested that she watch foreign films. Cape Town has many cinemas which play traditional…

The Passion Gap: Why some Capetonians remove their front teeth?

Trigger warning: this article discusses racial identity, slavery, colonization, extraction of teeth and oral sex. Although the descriptions are mostly non-graphic please do not continue reading if you know that you will be offended or uncomfortable. Thank you. In Cape Town, South Africa my hometown there is a trend which even I myself find unusual…