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The Jubbers Go Big and Go to Vaudeville!

Daphe Jubber and her husband, Ken. Photo supplied by Daphne Jubber One afternoon, comedian Soli Philander was talking about Vaudeville on Cape Talk and mentioned that it was fascinating, but not “hectic” – people could even take their mums there.

Cape Town Stadium hosts world-class junior football

Cape Town Stadium hosted the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday, April 10, featuring the national under-20 teams from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil. Here are some photos from the event.

Glen Beach – Postcard from Paul

Sunbathing at Boulders Beach – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of penguins taking in the sun at Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Maarten aka Pjotre7.

Cape Town International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium – photo essay

A near-capacity Cape Town Stadium hosted the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday, featuring the national under-20 soccer teams from South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana and Brazil.

Huge praise for Cape Town Stadium

Bafana Bafana Coach Carlos Parreira (left) and CEO of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Local Organising Committee, Danny Jordaan. Photos by Travis Robertson South African soccer coach, Carlos Parreira, has said that Cape Town Stadium is “one of the top five stadiums in the world”.

Tucked into the Harbour – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of boats lined up and tucked in at the Cape Town Harbour, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Johann Lourens aka johannlourensphotos.

Great entertainment at Cape Town International Challenge, Cape Town Stadium

South African under-20 midfielder Jabulani Ncubeni takes on the Nigerian defence. Photos by Travis Robertson A near-capacity crowd at Cape Town Stadium got full value for their tickets as they watched the future soccer stars of South Africa and Nigeria compete in the Cape Town International at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Pathway to the Old Cape Point Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a pathway leading to the old Cape Point Lighthouse, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Irene aka insteph.

Thousands of tickets still available for the 2010 FIFA World Cup™

The 2010 FIFA World Cup™ is slowly but surely edging closer to a having full stadiums for every match, with 2.2-million tickets sold so far. The remaining 500 000 tickets will go on sale on April 15, 2010, during the last ticket sale phase, which includes over-the-counter sales at designated FIFA ticketing centres nationwide, the organisers announced today, Friday, April 9.

Got diski?

Who could have anticipated a Cape Town vs US diski dance-off here on our very own shores?

Road closures for Cape Town International Challenge

Cape Town will host its first floodlight fixture during the Cape Town International Challenge on Saturday. Photo courtesy Jim Sher Numerous roads in Cape Town’s city centre will be closed to accommodate the Cape Town International Challenge at Cape Town Stadium on Saturday.

Colourful Simon’s Town – A Cape Town Tourism Photo Essay

Simon’s Town is South Africa’s third-oldest settlement and is home to a much-loved penguin colony. However, the town does have other attractions, such as well-preserved Victorian buildings that give the town its unique character and a great swimming beach and pier.

Camps Bay from the City Sightseeing bus – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a scenic Camps Bay and the Twelve Apostles, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Graham Bartholomew aka graham_bart.

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in Cape Town’s southern suburbs

The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, held in Cape Town on Saturday, April 3, attracted thousands of visitors from around the world.

Melkbosstrand Sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a sunset Melkbosstrand Beach, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Stiaan Schoeman aka Quantum Theory.

Vote for Table Mountain to be a New7Wonder of Nature

Table Mountain. Photo courtesy Foxy Coxy Table Mountain needs your vote to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

Feeding the Gulls - Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of beachgoers feeding seagulls at Camps Bay, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Anton LeRoux-Marx.

Durbanville Rainbow – Postcard from Paul

The sky’s the limit!

Photo courtesy gogap The clear, blue skies above Cape Town lend themselves to a variety of exciting activities, from helicopter flips and plane rides to paragliding, skydiving and microlighting. There’s surely no better way of catching a bird’s-eye view of the entire Mother City – from her beautiful mountains to her stunning beaches.

Pub Crawling on Waterkant Street – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of a group of Cape Town Pub Crawl participants on Waterkant Street, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Warren Rohner aka warrenski .

Running down Long Street – Flickr pic of the day

This rather unusual street scene, taken on Cape Town’s vibey Long Street, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Hendrik Groenewald aka hgroenewald.

2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival - A Photo Essay

George Benson reaching out to the Cape Town crowd, photo by Deon Gurling George Benson wowed crowds at the 11th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival last night. The ten-time Grammy Award-winner, talented jazz guitar player and vocalist passionately entertained the sell-out crowd. According to his website, Benson says, “In the end, it’s about the songs and the stories. That’s what keeps the music fresh for me. That’s what keeps me coming back. If you come up with a great melody and put the right lyrics to it, I’m immediately excited.”

41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - More Photographs

Women’s race winner Olesya Nurgalieva, photo by Deon Gurling Olesya Nurgalieva of Russia won the women’s race in 3:41:53, beating her twin sister, Elena. This was almost a repeat of the 2008 race, when Olesya won her first Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon. However, two years ago she clocked the second fastest time in the race’s history, winning in 3:34:53. Her sister Elena finished in second place, just 32 seconds behind her.

George Benson thrills a sell-out crowd at the 2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival

George Benson thrilled crowds at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, photo by Deon Gurling The stars were out in force last night, on the opening night of the 2010 Cape Town International Jazz Festival. The sold out shows drew thousands to the Cape Town International Convention Centre, to see some of the world’s greatest jazz acts and musicians perform on the numerous stages. The crowds also had the opportunity to take in an exhibition of breathtaking photographs of contemporary and bygone jazz artists at the Duotone Gallery.  

Lion’s Head ahead – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph of Lion’s Head, taken on a drive from Signal Hill, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Robert Wallace aka RobW_.

The World’s Most Beautiful Marathon

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon group along Chapman’s Peak Drive, photo by Deon Gurling The ultra marathon, now in its 41st year, once again lived up to its moniker as the world’s most beautiful race, as thousands of runners pounded the scenic route from Newlands, across the beautiful but difficult Chapman’s Peak and down towards the finish line back at the University of Cape Town.  

2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon - A Photo Essay

Mabhutile Lebopo, photo by Deon Gurling Mabhutile Lebopo from Lesotho won the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon in 3:06:22. Second place went to Moeketsi Mosuhli and third to Teboho Sello, both also from Lesotho.

A spectacular Cape Town day for the 2010 Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon

Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon route, photo courtesy Shawn Benjamin Photography A large crowd gathered at the University of Cape Town this morning, to welcome the winner of the 41st Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, Mabhutile Lebopo, across the finish line. Lebopo, from Lesotho, ran the 56km race in a time of 3:06:22. Second place went to Moeketsi Mosuhli and third to Teboho Sello, both also from Lesotho. Olesya Nurgalieva of Russia won the women’s race in 3:41:53.

Inside Cape Town Stadium – Flickr pic of the day

This photograph, of the inside of Cape Town Stadium, was taken by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. group member Rashiq Fataar aka rfataar.