Cape Argus 2021-11-23

The Cape Argus newspaper is a dynamic city newspaper that now offers a morning edition as well as its traditional afternoon offering, in a US broadsheet (54×8) design. It is aimed at the middle to upper income groups and seeks to lead debate in and about the city and to cover issues that are relevant to its market. It prides itself in not only excelling in covering serious, general and political news from the region, but also entertainment and sport.

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despite weekend defeat, boks have a lot to be proud of

The Springboks won two out of three matches on their end-of-year tour, and while that stat is far from a bad one, you can’t help but feel that this team deserved more. After beating Wales in Cardiff and overcoming a confident Scotland side in Edinburgh, the Boks suffered a one-point defeat to England on Saturday in a match that was naturally their biggest one of the tour. Nonetheless, the Boks end 2021 as the No 1 team in the world. Apart from the on-field action, there was also lots happening outside the field of play, with World Rugby finally giving their verdict on the charges they brought against SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus just three days before the Boks’ biggest Test of the tour. Erasmus has been suspended with…

tiger brands makes first venture funding offer

Dineo Faku THE R100 million Tiger Brands Venture Capital Fund, aimed at giving start-ups in the food and beverages sector a capital injection, had made its first funding offer, Tiger Brands chief executive Noel Doyle says. Nine other opportunities were being assessed “There are some interesting concepts, not all of them fit our profile, and there are some we would like to latch on to. “The first funding offer has been made and is in the process of being negotiated. It is exciting and I am hopeful that in six months we will have some that we can showcase,” Doyle said last week. He said the group’s strong balance sheet would enable it to provide the funding. “With great ideas and with our balance sheet we certainly have…

pandemic offers opportunity to improve, reshape our cities

MAJOR crises, such as the Covid-19 pandemic, do not only change human behaviour, but also transform our cities and the way we live. In 1837, the typhoid outbreak in Croydon (part of Surrey and now part of London) killed numerous people. When the cases were mapped out using the epidemiological method, the source was found to be a polluted chalk water well at Addington, London, which was pumping untreated water into the public supply. The water was polluted with the bacteria, typhoid bacillus, because of a worker who was an active carrier of typhoid working in the well while chlorination was stopped. After the final discovery, important changes were made to the water system. During the 1848 to 1854 cholera epidemics in London, physician John Snow carefully gathered data about…

the show goes on as theatre on the square finally reopens

Kedibone Modise The curtain rises once again at Theatre on the Square after it shut its doors for over 20 months due in adherence with the Covid-19 lockdown regulations. The award-winning theatre house announced earlier in the year that it lost its corporate sponsorship and risked shutting its doors permanently due to a lack of funding. Producer, owner and artistic director Daphne Khun says she’s ready to welcome theatre and music lovers back. “We feel strongly that nothing could be more appropriate than to start with the healing and uplifting power of beautiful music. The show must go on,” Kuhn said. And what better way to celebrate this great milestone than through song and dance. This holiday season, Theatre on the Square is bringing a jam-packed programme of concerts with…

‘chorus’ honours memory of uyinene mrwetyana

Kedibone Modise South African multidisciplinary artist Gabrielle Goliath, in collaboration with the University of Cape Town (UCT) choir, is commemorating the life of Uyinene Mrwetyana and other victims of gender-based violence. Mrwetyana, 19, was raped, tortured and bludgeoned to death by Luyanda Botha, at a local post office on August 24, 2019. Following this horrendous act of violence, Botha dumped the young student’s remains in an open field, dousing her body with petrol and setting it alight. In her latest installation work Chorus, Goliath uses music to “recall” the lost lives of many women, children and non-gender-conforming individuals who were raped and brutally murdered in South Africa. “In Chorus, members of the UCT choir sound a lament for Uyinene Mrwetyana, not as a song, but the internally generated resonance…

catch ‘how to train your human’ at the new theatre at durban’s shongweni market

Kedibone Modise Michael Taylor-Broderick’s How to Train your Human will make its debut at the newly built theatre at the Shongweni Farmers’ and Craft Market on Saturday, December 11. Inspired by the popular How to Train Your Dragon films and books, this family-friendly show will be staged every Saturday until January 8. Directed by Stacey Taylor-Broderick, the magical production focuses on teaching all attending “dragons” the skills needed to successfully train their humans. Performed by two highly respected “dragons”, Mpilo Straw Nzimande and Kaylee McIlroy, the production explores the five love languages to unravel the wonders and mystery of creating a path to the human heart and other humans around them. Shongweni Farmers’ and Craft Market owners Keith and Christine Standeaven say they wanted to create a performance space to…