Last night the SunStar Beacon of Hope was unveiled and lit up on Signal Hill. And it looks pretty spectacular.
Designed by Christopher Swift and part of the World Design Capital initiatives, the SunStar was made with pieces of the fencing from Robben Island.
Standing 24 metres high, this outdoor art installation will stay on Signal Hill for about six months before it’s moved, possibly to one of the properties of Sun International, who funded the piece.
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival is a huge annual event that brings together top-class local and international jazz acts for the entertainment of those in the Mother City. It’s an event that people travel for and an event where if you’re not quick off the mark for tickets, you stand a good chance of missing out. Some of the line-up for the 2015 festival has just been announced and judging by the talent, the next Cape Town International Jazz Festival looks all set to impress the crowds.
If we set aside our ideas and dreams for skytrains, spaceships and time travel, what are the values and beliefs which we should be working towards and embracing in Cape Town towards 2040 and beyond? Rashiq Fataar shares some ideals and principles that he believes should act as a guide and roadmap towards our shared future.
The recent suggestion that Cape Town Stadium be demolished is unconstructive. Understandably, the venue needs to make financial sense, and concerns are warranted. However, financial sense, different from the pursuit of profit, can be achieved.