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Ikasi Experience to showcase a little slice of Khayelitsha
The first Ikasi Experience of 2015 - a
township market celebrating local culture and diversity and presented by
Ikapa Live - will be open from 12am to
8pm on Saturday, April 25 at Lookout
Hill, Khayelitsha.
Visitors can look forward to live
entertainment and performances, with
arts and culture vendor displays on the
day. Ikasi Experience aims to empower
the community by creating a platform
for local businesses to grow and engage with potential consumers.
It also aims to encourage an inter-cultural environment, conversely
extending urban boundaries and in-
teractively enhancing township perception on economic activity.
Expect a busy day, filled with local vendors from the township selling
their goods and services varying from
food and beverage to artwork, and
lots more. With the likes of DJ Loyd,
SirVincent, Uno July, EJay, Ruffest
and many more exciting acts including a live talent search, this cultural
experience is set to be a great day out
for the family.
* For more information, send an email
to [email protected]; or call 021
838 2929.
Soak up the culture
Décor and design to come alive at CTICC
In line with its reputation as the Mother City’s premier décor and design exhibition, Decorex Cape Town will once
again offer a creative showcase of the
very latest in décor and lifestyle trends
at the CTICC from Friday to Monday,
April 24 to 27.
Themed “The Home of the Great
Idea”, this year’s show promises visitors a wealth of inspiration in everything from fabrics, furnishings and
décor accessories to bold new innovations in kitchens, bathrooms and
home DIY. There is also an exciting
line-up of unique Decorex features
that are a platform for some of the
city’s leading designers to inspire with
the latest trends.
A few highlights visitors can look
forward to:
• The Private Property Trend House,
sponsored by one of the country’s definitive online property resource, and
dressed by three of Cape Town’s top
designers is set to be a showstopper.
An interactive house-scape comprising a bedroom, a fully fitted en-suite
bathroom and kitchen, and an open-
Catch a glimpse of the latest
design trends
plan lounge and dining room leading
onto a home office and patio, the
installation will present a comprehensive walk-through design experience.
Property experts will also be on hand
to supply visitors with the very latest
market-related facts and figures and
give them hands-on advice for finding
the home of their dreams.
• This year’s Designer Spotlight
showcase features Woodstock based
Sarah Ord, who will put her trademark
quirky-eclectic, colour-saturated design style to work in an installation
decorated in the very latest products
from the Home Fabrics range of materials and wallpapers.
• 2015’s biggest kitchen trends,
not to mention the very latest stateof-the-art products and appliances,
will be on show in the Franke Make
it Wonderful Kitchen Feature. Here,
Cape Town’s top kitchen designers will
create four very unique kitchens, giving practical application to new directions in ergonomics, greening, space
efficiency and more.
• The most intimate and personal of all the rooms in the home will
be given romantic reinvention in the
Beautiful Boudoirs feature, where
three of Cape Town’s leading female
decorators will apply a light, feminine
touch to produce a trio of the most
impossibly dreamy sanctuaries for
* Times: 10am to 7pm (6pm on the
Cost: R80; R15 for children.
For more information, send an email
to [email protected]; or
visit, or
Night time meanderings get a
creative twist at The Watershed
Already home to some of Africa’s
most inspired art, craft and design,
The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront will continue its celebration
of local creativity with the introduction of the Good Night Market
to Cape Town’s monthly calendar.
Housed within The Watershed,
the Good Night Market will open
on the last Wednesday of each
month and showcase all things
creative. Each month, the market
will go above and beyond a focal
creative showcase, bringing live
music, food trucks and a drinks
bar to the space to entertain visitors on their meander around the
market’s offerings.
For the inaugural Good Night
Market on Wednesday, April 29,
from 6pm onwards, the V&A Waterfront has partnered with local creative showcase Between
10and5 to bring a photographic
exhibition based on the theme of
“Unordinary” to Watershed visitors. Curated by Between 10and5,
the exhibition will feature largescale photographs by both established and emerging local photographers who focus on showing the
world in an unusual way. “Unordinary” will be housed in the east
wing of The Watershed on the
evening of the Good Night Market, with visitors free to explore all
The Watershed has to offer.
Entrance to the Good Night
Market is free, with food and beverage trucks available for visitors
to purchase refreshments.
* For more information, call 021
408 7840; or visit
The Watershed at the V&A Waterfront
What is in a name?
By Rafiek Mammon
[email protected]
rose, it is said, by any other
name will smell as sweet.
And while this is true, the
converse may not necessarily be false. Allow me a little leverage
here…or, as they say in the classics
– cut me some slack – and while you
are at it, also allow me to be a hint
more philosophical than usual. On a
shallow, surface level, the opposite
of a truth is a lie, a falsehood or an
untruth, right? It is all about logic.
But, on a paralogical level, there are
varying degrees of truths. Paralogic
simply says that the opposite of your
truth may be another truth – someone else’s truth. Example: a statement such as: “I am not writing right
now” is clearly a lie, as everyone can
clearly envisage me typing away at
my keyboard at this moment. But,
a statement such as: “Buddhism is
the only true religion in the world”
may come up against many forms of
truths that will immediately oppose
that statement, right?
But, that is not for here. It sounds
far too heavy for a weekend. And
religion is the last thing I want to
argue about at my age. Friends and
I got together last weekend and the
discussion somehow led to names,
and particularly the pronunciation or
mispronunciation of them. It started
with a friend’s friend who had to
read out the names at a graduation
ceremony. Now, anyone who has
ever been to a graduation ceremony
will know that there will ALWAYS be
names on that list that you will hear
for the first time in your life, and
there will definitely be names on that
list that you will not be able to pronounce unless you prepared by doing
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some homework. We thought it quite
admirable that the person in question was doing exactly that, since, in
this day and age of global villages et
al, we have Chinese names that have
consonants that do not necessarily
correspond with English phonetics,
and Eastern European names with up
to five consecutive consonants.
And, we were saying that still, to
this day, 21 years into our weird ‘n
wonderful democracy, radio presenters still do not pronounce African
names and Muslim or Arabic names
correctly. And it seems as though
they do very little homework in this
regard. In the old South Africa white
names, especially Afrikaner names
were part of our (non-white) nomenclature insofar as it was in our
lounges – on our radios and on our
television sets.
So, when 1994 hit, those names
were not foreign to us. But it seems
the converse is not necessarily the
case. And, the same goes for accents
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and how that, along with one’s “funny” or “different” name, impacted on
our confidence levels.
I remember clearly when I first
went to UCT as an undergraduate
student in 1983, I was intimidated by
the white students. They had “better” accents and seemed to “know
more” than me. In tutorials I would
only speak when I needed to until I
realised most of them were all talk
and no substance (much like Americans). But for most of my first year I
felt I was the “different” until I got
over it and then my verbal cup ran
When I started teaching at high
school level in 1987, the kids I taught
were all coloured. So, if there was
any form of “divide” it would be on a
linguistic level – Afrikaans and English kids, with names that were fairly
congruent with their backgrounds.
However, at tertiary level, when I
started teaching at CPUT, the first
year students would for the first time
be in a mixed race class. Some names
were then “foreign” to them, and to
my disgust, the coloured kids would
more often than not ask for “shortened” versions of African names or
heaven forbid, for “English” names.
And, the African students would
“oblige” by giving their “second,
English” name like Rose or Patience.
And that would take me right back
to 1983! And I would immediately
try to remedy that by asking the student what he or she is usually called.
If it is a name that the coloured
kids or even I could not pronounce,
then that became our lesson – to
LEARN about pronunciation. The
notion of feeling “different” and
of not respecting someone by (at
the very least) learning how to pronounce their name, is what already
puts some people on the back foot.
And because I knew that feeling I
could, and did something about it.
I wonder what it’s like at schools
these days?
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The Next 48hOURS • What’s Hot
Travelling & Living with the stars
n this monthly column, we chat
to some of SA’s premier personalities about their travel experiences and favourite local pastimes and haunts.
This week we catch up with musician,
composer and actor CHARL-JOHAN
LINGENVELDER, who can currently
be seen on the Fugard Theatre boards
in the pivotal role of the Emcee in
What is your favourite travel destination, and why?
Paris. I get the French and they get
me (mostly), while I still manage to
feel like an outsider. It challenges you
while providing so much food for the
What was your first international
trip, and what do you remember
most vividly about the experience?
I went to Europe for the first time
when I was 30 and had almost given
up on ever going overseas. I remember emerging from the London Underground and seeing the London
Bridge at 6am - I felt like I was going
to burst. It was the reality of seeing
something in front of you that you
knew so well from images, both still
and moving. Seeing buildings and
historical sights that were so much
older than ours also made me appreciate our own history so much more.
What is the first thing you usually
do when you arrive at your destination and you’re trying to get acclimated?
I go to the local supermarket and do
aisle surfing. What product is most
prevalent? What do they eat that we
don’t and vice versa. You’ll be surprised how much you can learn from
foreign cultures just from their supermarkets.
What for you is usually the best way
to soak up the culture you’re in?
I don’t watch television, but I do
when I travel. It gives me a very good
idea of the society I am in. I once
spent three days indoors watching
TV and staring out from my balcony
at life going by. I often get to spend
several weeks in foreign locations so
I can afford to stay indoors for three
days. Apart from that, I always go out
without maps, GPS etc. and get very
much lost. I’ve had some very interesting and scary experiences this way.
I have discovered amazing places I
have never been able to find again.
Flying – love it, or hate it?
Impartial. I love the thought of it;
hate the carbon footprint. I’m also
prone to sinus attacks, which is a
nightmare when flying.
Alan Committie, Candice van Litsenborgh & Micheal Richard
in ‘Little Shop Of Horrors’
What has been your favourite cuisine that you have discovered on
your travels?
A three page long tequila menu in
San Francisco.
“Sly little beast” of a musical
lands at Theatre On The Bay
You’ve got exactly R48 in your wallet. Where do you go for lunch in
Cape Town, and what do you have?
R48? I’ll add a few rand of my own
and have The Red Sofa Thai Chicken
What is your speciality in the kitchen?
The “Kook en Geniet” (Cook and Enjoy) Bread and Butter pudding.
Describe your ideal night in, and
Night in: Good music playing and
trying my hand at a new hobby.
Night out: Anything spontaneous
with friends and tequila.
What makes life worth living?
Discovering honesty, beauty, humility and integrity in a fellow human
being’s simple, selfless deeds with
no need for any accompanying selfies or Facebook statuses. That, and
the never-ending discovery of good
music - there must be good in the
world if there is so much good music
being made.
* ‘Cabaret’ is expected to run until
the end of May.
Book at Computicket.
Charl-Johan Lingenvelder in ‘Cabaret’
KickstArt’s much anticipated production of the quirky musical ‘Little
Shop Of Horrors’ will be showcased
at Pieter Toerien’s Theatre On The
Bay from Friday, April 24, to June
Composed by eight time Academy Award winner Alan Menkin,
who also worked on the memorable
music from Disney animated features such as ‘The Little Mermaid’,
‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Aladdin’,
‘Pocahontas’, ‘The Hunchback’ of
‘Notre Dame’, ‘Hercules’, ‘Enchanted’ and ‘Mirror Mirror’, and written
by Howard Ashman, the show stars
comedian Alan Committie in his
first singing role as Seymour Krelborn, with Michael Richard as Mr
Mushnik and Candice Van Litsenborgh as Audrey I in support.
The show is directed by Steven
Stead, with design by Greg King the same team that brought audiences ‘Cabaret’, ‘RED’, ‘Don’t Dress
For Dinner’, ‘Twitch’, ‘Venus In Fur’
and ‘Jeeves & Wooster’.
‘Little Shop of Horrors’ includes
the unforgettable songs ‘Skid Row
(Downtown)’, ‘Somewhere That’s
Green’, ‘Dentist’, ‘Feed Me’ and
‘Suddenly, Seymour’,
“It has tremendous music - instantly hummable, recognisable,
and irresistible, yet also punchy,
funny and surprising. I love the
pastiche of the show - the B-Grade
horror movie/comic book tones and
characters. The characters are fantastically drawn, with depth and
great humour,” says Stead.
Originally written in 1986 and
presented by Pieter Toerien shortly
afterwards, starring Andre Hattingh
and Eddie Eckstein, it went on to
be presented by the Civic Theatre
in Johannesburg in 1999. KickstArt
did their own version in Durban in
2009, and are now ready to give
Capetonians a taste of this “sly little
beast of a show”.
“Aside from some stunning costume designs by Terrence Bray (one
of South Africa’s top fashion designers) and great set and pupets
by KickstArt’s own wunderkind,
Greg King, the show has an awesome cast,” adds Stead. In addition
to the main players, “there is the
trio of golden-toned girls which is
the musical backbone of the show,
headed by Lelo, exciting, glamorous
and dynamic lead singer on TV’s
‘Strictly Come Dancing’. We are very
lucky to have her. It will be a feast
for eye and ear.”
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Multi-cast ‘La Traviata’ to do classic Beatlemania is about to
hit GrandWest
story justice
‘La Traviata’, Verdi’s romantic opera that exposes society’s double
standards when it comes to sex
and money, will be showcased by
Cape Town Opera in collaboration
with the UCT Opera School at the
Artscape Opera House from April 30
to May 9.
‘La Traviata’ is now seen not
only as one of Verdi’s finest and
best loved operas, but also as one
of the world’s great music dramas.
Its themes - the right of a human
being to live as he or she sees fit;
the right to love in the manner that
the individual chooses; and the resulting potential for society’s calamitous ‘moral’ interference - still
jump at audiences from media all
over the world. Violetta Valéry, the
terminally ill prostitute is coerced
into sacrificing her one hope of
personal happiness for the sake of
Alfredo’s public reputation and his
sister’s marriage prospects.
Introducing ‘La Traviata’s’ cast of
Violetta Valery: a courtesan in Paris,
famous for being a carefree party
Alfredo Germont: a nobleman from
the country, in love with Violetta
Giorgio Germont: Alfredo’s manipulative father, who disapproves of
Flora: Violetta’s friend and accomplice in Paris
Annina: Violetta’s maid
Gastone: Alfredo’s friend, a count
Baron Douphol: an older man, Violetta’s escort and current fling
Grenvil: Violetta’s doctor
Movies with the same storyline
‘Moulin Rouge’ – In this epic Baz
The cast of ‘La Traviata’
Luhrmann film starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor, ‘La Traviata’ receives the full Hollywood
treatment. Christian (McGregor) is
a wannabe poet who defies his father to join the nightlife of Paris in
1899, where he falls for the glamorous dancer and party girl Satine
(Kidman). Problem is, Satine is supposed to be an escort for an older,
wealthier man, and she’s secretly
dealing with a fatal illness. Sound
familiar? It’s Verdi all over again!
‘Pretty Woman’ – Director Garry
Marshall has a soft spot for opera. In fact, he’s directed operas
for the stage before, and in ‘Pretty
Woman’, he maked perfect use of
‘La Traviata’. The story of the movie
parallels that of ‘La Traviata’, with
Julia Roberts as the Violetta character. In one famous scene, her “Alfredo” Richard Gere takes her to a
performance of ‘La Traviata’ at the
San Francisco Opera, and it moves
her to tears.
Cape Town Opera in collaboration with the UCT Opera School
will present this perennial favourite
of audiences and performers, with
multiple casts of talented young
students sporting vintage 1900-inspired costumes through Verdi’s
emotional testament.
The director is Angelo Gobbato,
with Kamal Khan conducting and
Michael Mitchell on designs. Sean
Bovim handles the choreography.
Fans of the 1960s English rock band,
The Beatles, can brace themselves
for a nostalgic trip back to the time
when ‘Beatlemania’ had the world in
its grips with the toe-tapping, singalong tribute to the Beatles – ‘All you
Need is Love’ – set to hit GrandWest’s
Roxy Revue Bar on Saturday, April 25.
Directed and choreographed by
well-known Cape Town musician
and director, Cedric Vandenschrik,
‘All you Need is Love’ will play out
until June 27.
With a live band, authentic costumes and a light and screen show,
‘All You Need is Love’ will set forth
to recreate what fans want, but can
never again see — a Beatles concert.
‘She loves you’, ‘Help’, ‘Lucy in the
sky with diamonds’, ‘I wanna hold
your hand’, ‘Ticket to ride’, ‘While
my guitar gently weeps’, ‘Sgt Pepper’s lonely hearts club band’, ‘Hey
Jude’, ‘Get back’, ‘In my life’, ‘Hard
day’s night’, and ‘Yellow submarine’
are just some of the many evergreen
Beatles hits that fans can look forward to hearing.
The ‘fab four’ will be Cedric Vandenschrik on vocals and guitar, Chad
Zerf on vocals, Jeandre Schultz on
guitar and backing vocals and Adam
Coolsaet on drums. Filling out the
sound will be Shaun Johannes on
bass and Tracy Johannes on keyboards.
Added to the mix, and bringing her energy and interpretation to
some of those classic tunes, is LeeAnne Fortuin.
“We look forward to welcoming
the talented cast of ‘All You need is
Love’ to our stage this April. Fans of
the Beatles are in for an awe-inspiring trip back to the 1960s. With the
help of some original footage of that
era, costumes and a talented band
of musicians, director Cedric Vandenschrik will relive the memories
and the music of the timeless John,
Paul, Ringo and George,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions
Manager at GrandWest.
* ‘All You Need is Love’ will show at
the Roxy Revue Bar from Wednesdays to Saturdays, at 8.30pm nightly.
Tickets are available from Computicket at R90 each.
For more information, visit www., or call 021 505
* Book at Computicket.
The ‘All You Need Is Love’ band
Bold new staging of Jane Austen
classic ‘Pride and Prejudice’
from the small space of the kitchen.
It adds for some great humour and
surprise moments, which I think the
audience will find refreshing and
entertaining, whilst taking nothing
away from this timeless classic.
The Rosebank Theatre will be staging their theatrical interpretation of
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride And Prejudice’
from Friday, April 24 to May 23.
PETER TROMP chatted to one of
the stars of the production, actress
DOMINIQUE MAHER, who is playing
the role of Jane Bennet.
When did you discover your love of
performance, and when did you decide that you were going to make it
your career?
To be honest my mother has always
told me that from the moment I was
born she knew I would be an actress,
so I started working in theatre and
commercials from a very early age
and loved every minute of it. Since
I can first remember I’ve known that
I wanted a career in this industry
and although it is very cut-throat at
times nothing makes me happier.
Tell us about this production of
‘Pride and Prejudice’ and what audiences can look forward to.
Jane Austen’s ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a rather extensive novel, but
Matthew Roberts has very cleverly
adapted it into a stage version of a
play within a play. There are only five
performers on stage so to make it
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Dominique Maher
work he wrote it that the actors play
the servants of the house who then
tell the story of Mrs Bennet and her
five unmarried daughters, sometimes
having to double up as two or three
different characters. There’s a great
juxtaposition here that lies in the
staying true to the novel and portraying the story whilst the servants
momentarily jump back into their reality throughout the play to try and
figure out how exactly to tell the tale
You play the role of Jane Bennet
in the play. What has your process
been in finding the character? Do
you share any similarities with
When preparing for a role it’s very
important for me to do a full character analysis study: their back story,
relationships between other characters, personality traits etc. Jane Bennet is a wide-eyed innocent; a good
natured young lady, and the challenge for this role has mostly been
in bringing that across in her mannerisms and way of speaking, which
is in contrast to that of her sister
Elizabeth Bennet. I’d say a similarity
we share is wanting to believe in the
best in people.
* Performances will take place from
7pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays.
For bookings, call 072 316 6133; or
Visit for more information.
Multi-cultural Suidoosterfees
back at venues across city
This year the annual Suidoosterfees
will be in its 12th year and run from
April 28 to May 3.
From Artscape, to the Baxter and
Fugard, the Welgemeend Manor and
many more venues, audiences will
be treated to a mixture of comedy,
cabaret and classical productions.
‘Chester Missing Live’ features the
South African ventriloquist Conrad
Koch and his “Master” Chester Missing; in ‘Finding Emo’, comedian and
singer Emo Adams will set forth to
make audiences laugh…and cry.
Why not book a place for ‘Slegs vir
Almal’, a cabaret that sums up its ti-
The opinionated Chester Missing
tle; or ‘Feeskatte’ with Joannie Combrink, Elsabé Daneel and Susanne
Beyers; and ‘Afrikaaps’, an Afro Futuristic Hip Hop era theatre production with Emile YX?, JitsVinger and
On a classical note watch Menotti’s Opera ‘The Medium’, directed by
Matthew Wild; the ‘Son op Sondag
Koorgala’ with Louis Loock and
Rouchelle Liedeman; ‘Odeion Strykkwartet met Zanne Stapelberg’; and
‘Winds of Change Klassique’, with
conductor Brandon Phillips and soprano Lynelle Kenned.
The ZipZap Circus and Fin op sy
Eiland will keep the children entertained whilst parents enjoy the live
entertainment on the Piazza with
accordion player Stanislav Angelov,
the Botrivier Marimba Ensemble, and
the Hugo Lambrechts saxophone ensemble.
The debut of SOF/Welgemeend
Kos & Wynhuis will combine good
food and wine whilst the Bo-Kaap
Meander food route is for the lovers
of Malay dishes.
* Tickets are available at, or the newly opened ticket
office on the ground floor of the Media24 building. Visit www.suidoosterfees for more information.
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The Guide
The Next 48hOURS • Entertainment Guide
Your guide to
the best of what
is happening
in and around
Cape Town.
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Music Exchange: Brands that sell out
By Martin Myers
hat a weekend it was last
week – Saturday night
saw the Radio Awards take
place (sponsored by a cell
phone company); and then on Sunday it
was the 21st year for the SAMA Awards.
Hindsight is an exact science, but the
SAMA production values were lacking
in some key areas and you would have
thought that after 21 years the teething
problems would be over. For once, why
not copy what America does? Just look
at the Grammy Awards and follow suit.
All social media seems to abuzz about
the mess regarding the show. What does
that say about the brand equity? The
great winners, like McCoy Mrubata in
the Best Jazz Album category for his album ‘Brasskap Sessions Vol. 2’, featuring
amongst others Billy Monama on guitar,
got lost in the debate about what could
have and should have happened at the
event in Sun City on Sunday.
This brings me to another point regarding festival brands in South African entertainment: do we have strong
enough festivals and or show brands in
South Africa to sell out shows by just releasing the dates, and not actually mentioning the artists involved?
Festivals like Glastonbury sell out
with just the date being mentioned and
so does the Coachella Festival, never
mind the North Sea Jazz festival, which
released one act a couple of months
ago, namely Lady Gaga together with
Tony Bennett.
I ask this question as the brand
‘Blacks Only’, run by David Kau (which
hits Cape Town on Saturday, May 9)
and that has comedy tours round South
Africa each year, is in its eleventh year
and has played to well over a couple of
hundred thousand people over the years.
As the press release says, ‘Blacks Only’
is a staple in the live South African entertainment landscape, with the event
invariably selling out. Comedians that
have previously been on the bill have included the likes of Trevor Noah, Riaad
Moosa, Marc Lottering, Conrad Koch,
Tumi Morake and Jason Goliath.
In this day and age, with disposable income becoming less and less for
households, are names not what puts
patrons on seats? Is that particular brand
so strong, or should the promoter exercise caution and release names at regular
intervals? I know of no festival in South
Africa that sells out with just the name
and date being mentioned.
Imagine Splashy Fen or Up the Creek
or Synergy, which all have amazing track
records as great festivals, just putting up
the dates and announcing that you’re in
for a great time without an artist being
Paradise’ and ‘Sonik Citizen’.
The music is influenced by the genres of
folk/blues/acoustic rock/soul and roots
Expect an intimate night of storytelling
from the personal journeys of these two
fine artists.
Gavin Minter will be performing
this Freedom Day weekend
That is the quandary faced by many
promoters: do you push an event like
crazy; or do you just rely on great word
of mouth from previous years’ shows to
bring fans back again? Anyone have a
Gigs of the week - it’s a long weekend,
• Gavin Minter and Mark Fransman
– ‘Stories from the South’
The Alma Cafe on April 24 and the Cottage Club on April 25 will host two multi
award-winning artists from Cape Town.
Gavin Minter will collaborate and share
stories with his longtime musical partner
and producer Mark Fransman.
They have collectively released 11 albums to date. They will play selections
from their latest albums, ‘My Return to
Little Shop of Horrors
A classic comedic horror
musical comes to Cape
Town, directed by Steven
Stead and starring Alan
24 April – 6 June
R100 – R250
Theatre On The Bay, 1 Link
Street, Camps Bay, Cape
Town, Tel: (021) 438 3301
Body Language II: The Meeting Game
The comedy performed and
written by Gaëtan Schmid
and directed by Lara Bye,
returns to the stage.
Until 25 April
R70 – R100
Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street,
Cape Town, Tel: 300 1652
A dramatic and innovative
dance production about a
young girl’s mythical journey into an unknown world.
Directed by the acclaimed Glenda Jones.
28 April – 2 May
R70 – R100
Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 685
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Double Bill: Happy & Ella’s
Two acclaimed theatre productions, Ella’s Horses and
Happy, written and directed
by the multi award-winning
South African playwright
and director Charles J. Fourie, feature as a double bill
Until 25 April
R60 – R110
Galloway Theatre, Corner
Port Road & Alfred Street,
Tel: 021 802 4848
E-mail: [email protected]
Alma Cafe – April 24
Bookings: 021 685 7377
Times: 7 for 7.30pm
R170 cover includes a hearty home
made meal
Cottage Club – April 25
Bookings: 021 785 5052 or [email protected]
Times: 7 for 7.30pm
R130 cover
• Music Alla Kaap 4
Saturday April 25, Grand Arena
The theme of this year’s concert will be
to celebrate young South African artists who will become part of our music
heritage, creating a platform for future
Featuring: RJ Benjamin, Denim, London
Louw, Karin Kortje, James Bhemgee,
Jonathan Rubain and Donveno Prins.
Hosted by Shaleen Surtie-Richards and
produced by Alistair Izobell.
Ticket prices: Ranging from R120 –
Bookings: Computicket
Show starts: 8pm and runs for over 2
V&A Waterfront, Cape
Town, tel: 082 7725567
A Woman Alone
A drama written by Dario Fo
& Franca Rame, directed by
Michael Kirch and performed by Anna Kurgan.
Until 2 May
R80 – R90
Alexander Upstairs Theatre, 76 Strand Street,
Cape Town, Tel: (021) 300
Double Bill: Happy & Ella’s
Two acclaimed theatre productions, Ella’s Horse &
Happy written and directed
by the multi-winning South
African playwright and director Charles J.Fourie,
feature as a double bill presentation.
Until 25 April @ 8pm –
R60 – R110
Galloway Theatre, Corner
Port Road & Alfred Street,
V&A Waterfront, Cape
Town, Tel: 082 7728867
One of Broadway’s greatest
musical productions, set in
pre-WWII Germany, is
brought to life by the team
that produced the smash hit
musical, The Rocky Horror
Until 28 June
R100 – R280
Fugard Theatre, Caledon
Street, District 6, Tel: (021)
461 4554
Orpheus in Africa
The return of the production
by popular demand, David
Kramer directs a new musi-
cal about Orpheus McAdoo and the Virginia Jubilee
Singers who came to South
Africa from the USA in
1890. Starring tenor Aubrey Poo and soprano Lynelle Kenned.
Until 6 October
R110 – R220
The Fugard Theatre, Corner Caledon & Lower Buitenkant Street, Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 461 4554
Kaapse Stories
This delightful musical revue celebrates the joyful,
resilient spirit of the colourful people who populate the
city that lies at the foot of
Table Mountain. Couched
in the recent history of the
Cape, “Kaapse Stories”
deftly relates stories of
Cape Town and her people,
their struggles, victories
and personalities, all with a
hefty dose of comedy.
Tuesday, Thursdays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm
R435pp (incl. Drink on arrival & 4 course dinner)
Richards Supper Stage,
229a Corner Main Road,
Corner Glengariff, Tel: (021)
434 4497
Silence – Artwork on Paper
The popupart premier includes work from wellknown local artists Sam
Nhlengethwa, Judith Mason, Penny Siopsis, Willem
Boshoff, Diane Victor, Conrad Botes and Anton
Kannemeyer amongst others.
Until 25 April
Chenshia, 2nd Floor, Rede-
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Gadget Buddies
of tourism. We are pleased to hear
that SA Tourism is heading the
virtual reality tourism revolution
and can’t wait to see it at our local
travel shows.
GPS revolution
The Fitbit range of ‘fitness trackers’
By Imran Khan
Twitter: @ImranK_o
Email: [email protected]
Fitness Trackers
The trend to become healthy and
fit is taking South Africa by storm.
From the beginning of 2015 we
have noticed a variety of products
in shops that promise to assist you
in living healthier. What is more
bizarre is that these products are
not only available in sports stores,
but computer shops as well. We
are talking about a new breed
of smart watches called ‘fitness
trackers’. These trackers assist you
by tracking your sleep patterns,
counting your calorie consumption, counting your steps or tracking your heart rate 24 hours, seven
days a week.
So why do we need them?
The data collected is done in real
time and can be uploaded to your
computer or laptop. You can then
view this data and use the software included to suggest ways
that you can improve the data and
ultimately your health. This is like
having a personal trainer on your
wrist 24 hours a day. We found a
few products in store, but the most
popular ones are made by Jawborn, Fitbit and Garmin.
Oculus for SA Tourism
South African Tourism has officially adopted virtual reality as
one of its methods to promote
South Africa as a tourist destination abroad. They will soon install
virtual reality pods in specific areas around London and Manchester. At these pods, users can
go on a five minute virtual reality
trip around South Afrca, learning
about South African food, wine,
attractions and music.
SA Tourism has partnered with
Oculus Rift and is the first country to be involved with this form
We remember the year when GPS
(Global Positioning Units) came to
South Africa. They were all very
expensive and companies that sold
you the hardware also sold you a
subscription to their map services.
However, that has changed since
the invention of Google Maps and
Android smart phones. Most Android users are not aware of it, but
their smart phones can actually be
used as a full GPS unit, though
slightly limited.
As Android grew more popular,
GPS companies started moving
away from hardware to Android
Applications. You can now download GPS applications to your
phone from companies like TomTom and Garmin. These apps give
you the entire GPS service straight
to your smart phone.
From the few that we tried, the
TomTom GO app stood out for us.
TomTom offers a free download
of their application for a limited
time and it costs R250 for a full
year’s subscription for the unlimited version. Despite the cost, this
app does offer more features like
Live Traffic, advanced maps covering more of SA and still comes in
cheaper than buying a standalone
GPS unit.
fine North Wharf, 42 Hans
Strijdom Avenue, Foreshore,
Tel: (021) 418 4618
weekly Friday night Blue Bird
Garage Food and Goods
Market out of the same space
(an old converted postal
plane hangar in the heart of
the suburb). While she gives
much of her attention to the
regular evening event, she
launched the vibey daytime
clothing and design fair in an
effort to find expression for
her long-time love of beautiful
Every 1st Saturday of the
month @ 11am – 4pm
Blue Bird Garage, Muizenberg, Tel: 082 3312471
month @ 10am – 4pm
Alphen Community Centre
Hall, Constantia Main Road,
Opposite Constantia Village,
Tel: 084 6267499
Bit by Bit Mosaic
Full day workshops that are
perfect for beginners – ‘you
will be amazed at what you
can achieve after just one
day,’ says owner Kerry Atherstone. What a fantastic way to
spend the day; relax, learn an
amazing skill and you get to
take home your project.
R400 per person including
Observatory, Cape Town, Tel:
079 042 3908
Big Tree Mosaics
Join Michelle McConnell, who
started her journey into the art
of mosaics after an inspirational trip to Turkey, at her
home studio in Durbanville.
9:30am – 12:30pm & 6pm –
R60 – R90
42 Primula Crescent, Wellway
Park East, Durbanville, Tel:
073 653 2688
Fiddlewood Pottery Studios
Classes are small and intimate giving students ample
individual attention as they
learn the tricks of the trade.
Beginners are more than welcome to come and learn
about pottery basics such as;
glazing, firing, hand as well as
10am – 12:30pm, 7:30pm –
10pm & 5pm – 9:30pm
Fiddlewood Pottery Studio
88, 1st Avenue, Harfield Village, Claremont, Tel: (021)
671 2515
Good Night Market Launch
For the inaugural Night Market, a photographic exhibition
based on the theme of ‘Unordinary’ features large-scale
photographs by both established and emerging local
The monthly market brings
live music, food trucks, a
drinks bar and a central creative showcase to the Watershed.
29 April @ 10am – 9pm
Watershed, 17 Dock Road,
V&A Waterfront, Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 408 7840
Tokai Forest Market
This market has a little bit of
something for visitors of all
ages. It also provides an opportunity for some family
quality time and adventure.
There is a great deal of fun to
be had for each member of
the family, from activities for
the kids to shopping for the
teens as well as culinary highlights for the foodies.
Every Saturday @ 9am – 2pm
Tokai Forest, Orpen Road/
Spaanchemat River Road,
Fashion in the Village Market
The monthly market is the
passion project of Cape Town
local and fashion guru Kim
Speer, who also runs the
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Durbanville Saturday Market
With over 200 stalls you will
find everything from crafts,
food and plants. Bring the
kids and enjoy the market under the ancient oak trees
while listening to soulful music play in the background.
Every 1st Saturday of every
month @ 8:30am – 2pm
Gardens of Rust en Vrede Estate, Wellington Rd, Durbanville, Tel: 072 173 1040
Milnerton Flea Market
Cape Town’s most diverse
outdoor market and famous
landmark for bargain hunters!
Enjoy endless variety of used
items ranging from household
goods and bric-a-brac, to collectables and antiques at bargain prices.
Open weather permitting from
8am Saturdays, Sundays &
Public Holidays
Ample free parking
Marine Drive (R27), Metro Industrial
For further info visit
City Bowl Market on Hope
Pull in and get your fill of exotic eats and wholesome
treats. Along with Food from
around the world - breakfast
and lunch Smoothies, gourmet coffee, delicious desserts, beer, wine, ginger beer,
live music, beautiful clothing
& jewellery, and more.
Every Thursday & Saturday
14 Hope Street, Gardens, Tel:
073 2708043
The Palms Market brings Die
Platteland to City Tables
“Here we laugh, make music,
and exchange hugs and chats
with familiar faces. We sell
food from the heart and it’s
like meeting up with old
friends on the village square
every Saturday: shopping,
eating and drinking – as likeminded people have done for
EVERY Saturday @ 9am 2pm
FREE parking
The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Rd,
Woodstock, (021) 462 0394
[email protected]
Alphen Antiques and Collectables Markets
A variety of items will be on
sale. Entry is free, there is
ample parking and refreshments are available.
2nd & 4th Sunday of every
Bay Harbour Market (Hout Bay)
An inspiring destination for
breakfast, lunch and dinner,
this weekend market kicks off
with Friday Nite LIVE!, offering live music, at least 26 culinary experts catering to everything
cuisine, Seafood platters, Oven-fired Pizza to gourmet
Sandwiches, speciality soups
and everything in-between.
Dates & times: Friday Nite
LIVE!: 5 pm to 9 pm; Sunday:
9.30 am to 4 pm.
Extended trading hours on
Saturdays from 16 November
2013: Saturdays 10.30am6pm
31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay,
Cape Town
Decorex 2015
South Africa’s leading décor,
design and lifestyle exhibition.
24 – 27 April
R15 – R80
CTICC, Convention Square, 1
Lower Long Street, Cape
SA Cheese Festival
The 14th celebration presents
a variety of cheeses and other
deli products.
25 – 27 April @ 10am
R100 – R130
Sandringham Road, Stellenbosch, Tel: (021) 975 4440
The City EP Launch
Join TheCity in celebrating
this momentous night that’ll
be bringing futuristic sounds
to the city.
24 April @ 9pm
The Imperial, 31 Shortmarket
Street, Cape Town
The Big Blues Meets Rock Festival
Get down to Hillcrest Quarry
for an eclectic mix of blues
and rock.
26 April
Hillcrest Quarry, 15 Church
Street, Durbanville, Tel: (021)
976 4959
Freedom Day Festival
Dance to the sounds of ultimate freedom with four international bands.
27 April @ 10:30am
Cape Town Ostrich Ranch,
Westcoast Ostrich Ranch Van
Schoorsdrif Road, Philadelphia off N7, Cape Town
Friday Night Side Show featuring Shift
FNNS is back in action with
another carnage driven meltdown lead by Shift.
24 April @ 9pm
The Side Show,
11 Mechau Street,
Cape Town,
Tel: 082 0770315
24 April - 30 April 2015
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Roastin’Records – A Celebration of Vinyl
Gemstones in the Scratch Patch
Simons Town
Kick it old school with smooth
vinyl sounds.
24 April @ 9pm
The Assembly, 61 Harrington
Street, Cape Town, Tel: 084
A visit to topstones is fun.
Tour the Topstones factory
with the kids; there is plenty
for the little ones to have a
flied day, and watch gemstones being tumble-polished
and crafted into a wide variety
of products.
Monday – Friday @ 8:30am
– 4:45pm, Saturdays & Sundays @ 9am – 5:30pm
Scratch Patch, Cape Town,
Dido Valley Road, outside Simon’s Town, Tel: (021) 786
Friday: 12pm -6pm, Saturday-Sunday: 9am-6pm
Off Carl Cronje Drive, Opposite Bellville Velodrome, Tel:
(021) 949 4439
Yoh!Hogwarts Express
25 April @ 8pm
The Assembly, 61 Harrington
Street, Cape Town, Tel: 084
Discover a unique Two Oceans
Aquarium in the Waterfront
The Book Lounge
For younger children (3-8
years) there’s adventure of a
different kind every Saturday
at 11am at the Book Lounge.
The exciting stories will take
them along for a different
journey each week. It’s a
great way to get them excited
about reading and exploring
the wonderful world of books.
Saturdays @ 11am
71 Roeland Street,
Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 462 2425
One of the top tourist attractions in Cape Town and over
3000 living sea animals, including sharks, fishes, turtles
and penguins can be5 seen
this spectacular underwater
nature reserve.
Adults – R125, Pensioners &
Students (14-17) – R97, Kids
(4-13) – R60
Open: Daily @ 9:30am – 6pm
(incl. Public Holidays)
Two Ocean Aquarium Cape
Town, V&A Waterfront, Cape
Town, Tel: (021) 418 3823
Teamwork, stealth and strategy are all part of what makes
it so exciting. Hiding behind
trees, belly crawling through
the grass or strategising with
their team will soon make
them forget about their computers.
Monday – Sunday: 9:15am12:45pm, 1:15pm – 4:45pm
Area 51, Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie, Cape Town, Tel: (021)
790 7603
Ice Skating in Cape Town
Camel Riding
The Science Centre
Come rain or shine - ice skating is a must! Whether you
want to organise a party or
just want to go skating with
one or two friends, the ice rink
is a whole lot of fun.
Monday – Friday @ 10am –
12:30pm & 2pm – 4:30pm,
Saturdays @ 9am – 11:30am,
12pm – 2:30pm & 3pm –
R40pp including skates
Grandwest, Tel: (021) 535
If the paintball sounds a bit
too hectic then why not take
your kids for a camel ride at
Imhoff Farm next door to the
Tuesdays – Sundays and
public holidays: 12pm – 4pm
Short rides: R60 for adults,
R40 for children, outride:
Please be aware that rides
are not offered when it is raining or in stormy weather.
Imhoff Farm, Kommetjie,
Cape Town, Tel: 082 3443163
A world of discovery under
one roof, the Science Centre features a wide variety of
interactive displays and exciting activities for your enjoyment.
Monday to Saturday 9am 4:30pm; Sundays & Public
Holidays 10am - 4:30pm
370B Main Road,
Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 300 3200
Atlantic Rail Steam Train
Pirate Boat
Vintage fun for the whole family. Buxom, beautiful and still
hard at work at the ripe age of
63, Jenny hasn’t let the wrinkles of time mar her life’s mission. Cape Town to Simon’s
Town and back one to three
Sundays a month.
Kids @ R150 – Adults @
Cape Town Train Lodge Hotel, Tel: (021) 558 5805
Craving adventure on the
high seas? Set sail aboard
the Jolly Roger and enjoy the
live pirate show out at sea.
Children will love the authentic looking pirate ship and the
sense of adventure that the
crew helps to create.
R130, children: R60, sunset
cruise: children: R100, adults:
Opening times: Subject to
weather conditions
V&A Waterfront Harbour,
Cape Town, Tel: (021 421
Magic Village
The arcade venue is an extremely popular section of the
casino with people of all ages
enjoying the gaming facilities
on offer.
Daily @ 11am – 10pm, Weekends @ 10am – 12am &
School Holidays @ 11am –
Magic Company, Grandwest
Casino & Entertainment
World, Vanguard Drive,
Goodwood, Tel: (021) 534
Beautiful Butterfly World
Visit this Winelands paradise
and be privileged to see resting butterflies, exotic spiders
and scary scorpions up close.
Monday – Friday @ 9am –
Route 44, Klapmuts (near
Stellenbosch and Paarl),
Cape Winelands, Tel: (021)
875 5628
Noordhoek Farm Village
Renowned for long white
sandy beaches, vast wetlands and ancient milkwood
forest, Noordhoek epitomizes
a relaxed, unhurried lifestyle
that is sought after by many
environmentalists and artists,
so don’t be surprised to find
horses, pigs, cows, hens,
ducks and rabbits roaming
the gardens and open public
Noordhoek Farm Village,
Noordhoek, Tel: (021) 789
24 April - 30 April 2015
Need for speed? Let them
race each other around the
310m mini replica of the
Killarney racetrack, complete
with twists and turns to keep
the adrenaline pumping.
Adults: R100, children: R90
Opening times: Mondays –
Sunday @ 9:30am – 10pm
10 Myhof Road, Kenilworth,
Cape Town, Tel: (021) 683
Cool Runnings Tobogganing
We’ve swapped sunshine
and beaches for the lure of
snow here in Cape Town but
that doesn’t mean we have to
miss out on the winter sports
they get to enjoy elsewhere.
Opening Times: Tuesday –
Embark on a cheesy taste
journey this Freedom weekend
Cape Town Museums
The musty smell of old photographs and historic artefacts
in well-lit showrooms offers a
welcome retreat from the
rainy weather outside.
25 Queen Victoria Street,
Cape Town,
Tel: (021) 481 3900
Grandwest Children’s Entertainment
Clay Café
The Clay Café makes for a
memorable day of creativity
and recreation for children
and parents alike.
Monday – Sunday @ 9am –
Old Dairy, Oakhurst Farm,
Main Road, Hout Bay, Tel:
(021) 790 3318
Green Point Park
Perfect for a family outing
with scooter, bikes and picnic
Open Daily @ 7am – 7pm
Green Point Park, Bay Road,
Green Point, Tel: (021) 417
The Boulders Penguin Colony
Welcome to paradise: penguins and beautiful beaches
in a seaside village. Pen-
Cheese bliss awaits
heese lovers can expect a
unique taste sensation with
innovative food pairings
presented by culinary artist and celebrity personalities at the
SA Cheese Festival, to be held at
Sandringham in Stellenbosch from
Friday to Monday, April 25 to 27.
The Dairy Square will be home
to the Checkers Cheese Emporium,
which will house a vast variety of
cheese and related products. This
year sees a new record with the
largest amount of space occupied
by cheese exhibitors in 14 years.
The Checkers Market Theatre
will feature the likes of Nataniël,
Giggling Gourmet Jenny Morris,
Sarie food editor Herman Lensing
and Kokkedore Johnny Hamman &
Marius Uys, where they will showcase their celebrated culinary skills
and whipping up mouth-watering
dishes with gourmet cheeses and
meat, paired with local and international wines.
The Afrox Cooking Pot is set
to sizzle this year. The programme
will feature a selection of innova-
tive food pairings and entertaining
The Agri-Expo Mall will feature
a carefully selected variety of related products for you to taste and
purchase for later enjoyment.
A new addition is the Western
Cape Department of Agriculture’s
Cape Made: Taste the Alternatives exhibition. Alternative products such as pomegranates, olives,
herbs, mushrooms, nuts, honey, indigenous tea and sour figs compliments cheese perfectly, and visitors
to the Festival can look forward to
exploring this innovative new addition while supporting local niche
markets in the process.
The Cheese Festival will bring
cheese to life in many different
ways, one of which is cheese art.
The daily Ladismith Cheese Carving Competition will create lots of
fun for those who dare to try their
hand at creating a work of art from
a block of cheese.
Superb quality eateries and food
trucks in the Gourmet Lane will
ensure that you will be spoilt for
choice when planning for lunch or
early supper.
Children will be entertained with
a variety of activities in the Kiddies
Corner and the Milk Factory, where
they will be able to interact with
animals from different dairy breeds.
The Cornetto Teen Zone is one innovative activity where teens can
chill with friends amidst the buzz
of thousands of Cheese Festivalgoers.
* Tickets are available at Computicket, or Shoprite or Checkers stores at R130 per day. Senior
citizens pay R100 and children 13
years and younger enter free. No
tickets will be sold at the gates.
The festival opening times are from
10am to 6pm each day. Sandringham is conveniently located next
to the N1, exit 39, between Cape
Town and Paarl.
For more information, call 021 975
4440; send an email to [email protected]; or visit www.
guins live almost exclusively
in the southern hemisphere,
but yes, you will also find
them in South Africa, in the
seaside village Simon’s Town
in False Bay between Fish
Hoek and Cape Point - an
easy hour‘s drive from Cape
February – March: 8am –
April – September: 8am –
October – November: 8am –
December – January: 7am –
Conservation fee: Adults, R45
adults; children under the age
of 12, R20 @ free entrance
for WILD card holders.
Sanparks, Tel: (021) 786
The Company’s Garden
stock & is a safe place for
children to play.
Open Daily: 8am – 6pm
Corner Victoria Road & Searle Street, Woodstock, Tel:
(021) 400 3031
for gentle walks and its lawns
provide ample space for picnics.
Open Daily @ 8am – 6pm
Corner Campground Road &
Rondebosch, Tel: (021) 689
Featuring a historical city
park, a rose garden, a fish
pond, an aviary & numerous
trees of botanical and historical significance.
Summer: 7am – 7pm & Winter: 7am – 6pm
Queen Victoria Street, Cape
Town, Tel: (021) 400 2521
De Waal Park
A cool retreat in summer,
dogs delight in the pond
around the Victorian fountain
while the children enjoy themselves in the playground.
Open daily @ 8am – 6pm
Upper Orange Road, Gardens, Cape Town, Tel: (021)
400 2521
Trafalgar Park
This park is situated in Wood-
Arderne Gardens
The Arderne Gardens, with its
Japanese garden, shady
glades and romantic nooks,
conjures up happy memories
for many Capetonians as a
place to bring young children
or take precious wedding
Open Daily @ 9am – 4pm
Main Street, Claremont, Tel:
(021) 689 4185
Rondebosch Park
This is an open park with big
trees, and features a variety
of flora. There are pathways
Maynardville Park
This district park features rolling expanses of lawn populated with trees and a vibrant
eco-system of birds. The garden includes the famous
Maynardville open-air theatre. There is also a water
feature and children’s playground.
Opening hours: daily 8am –
Corner Church & Wolfe
Street | Wynberg | Cape Town
| +27 (0)21 689 4185
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Still showing:
‘Run All Night’
Marvel Studios presents ‘Avengers: Age
of Ultron’, the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When
Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant
peacekeeping program, things go awry
and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including
Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The
Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the
fate of the planet hangs in the balance.
As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up
to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy
alliances and unexpected action pave the
way for an epic and unique global adventure.
Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’
stars Robert Downey Jr., who returns as
Iron Man, along with Chris Hemsworth
as Thor, Mark Ruffalo as Hulk and Chris
Evans as Captain America. Together with
Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow and
Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, and with the
additional support of Don Cheadle as
James Rhodes/War Machine, Cobie Smulders as Agent Maria Hill, Stellan Skarsgård as Erik Selvig and Samuel L. Jackson
as Nick Fury, the team must reassemble
to defeat James Spader as Ultron, a terrifying technological villain hell-bent on
human extinction. Along the way, they
confront two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Pietro Maximoff, played
by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, and Wanda
Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen and
meet an old friend in a new form when
Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
• Hulk got a welcomed upgrade to his
wardrobe with the addition of stretchy
pants, which he wears underneath his
clothes. No more will he be caught in the
embarrassing situation of being half-naked in shredded clothing when he Hulksout. The pants, made of high-tech, microfiber fabric, stretch with him.
Photographer Lise le Roux (Lika
Berning) lives with her father on a
wine farm near Stellenbosch. Her
mother passed away some time
ago, leaving a secret French toast
family recipe behind as a symbol
of her legacy. One day Lise stumbles upon her mother’s old diary
and to her astonishment finds out
that she has a brother or sister
somewhere in France. Despite the
fact that Theo, her father’s righthand winemaker, is about to propose, Lise decides to travel to Paris
in order to find her lost sibling and
hopefully some truth about her
On arrival in Paris she meets a
French chef, Jean-Pierre Baptiste.
Jean-Pierre is looking for a photographer for his new cookbook. Lise
agrees to take the photos for his
cookbook, if he returns the favour
by helping her to track the clues
to her lost sibling. As they explore
Paris together, Jean-Pierre’s expressive personality slowly unrav-
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• Another new character on The Avengers team is Vision, played by Paul Bettany, who previously had voiced Jarvis in
the “Iron Man” films. He’s an artificial life
form whose look is truly unique. Vision’s
powers are spectacular and he represents
a new power base for The Avengers team.
Iron Man in Hulkbusting mode
• Thanks to Tony Stark’s engineering
skills, Hawkeye received an upgrade to his
weaponry. He now has many new arrow
tips that serve different purposes. Some
of these are explained in the movie and
others the audience will just get the joy
of seeing deployed on screen. Hawkeye’s
quiver has also changed — it is more automated and faster loading, and is capable of holding nine arrows.
• An exciting change was also made to
Captain America’s shield. It now has the
ability to be called back, much like the Iron
Man suits. Instead of having two handles
in the back, the shield now has a magnetic
element that clips onto Cap’s gauntlet.
• Courtesy of Tony Stark, Black Widow
gets to flaunt new fighting batons, which
are based on Escrima Sticks. But Black
Widow’s two sticks are charged exactly
the same as her stingers, so when she
jabs, she is not only striking her opponent, but delivering a massive jolt of
power as well.
• The Avengers Tower set is designed to
serve the story in multiple ways. In the
movie, the Tower, designed and built
by Tony Stark, is a gathering place for
The Avengers — a place to plan, do business, relax or study. There is a lounge
area, three laboratory areas plus a machine room, a gym, a relaxation area and
a locker room. The Tower was also designed to provide everything Tony Stark
needs for his work and research.
• New characters entering the Marvel
Cinematic Universe from the comic book
world are Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), who have
powers that have not yet been seen on
Pietro is lightning fast and Wanda
possesses the power of telekinesis, and
she is able to fire neurons in people’s
brains remotely using her powers and as
a result can manipulate their minds.
• The Hulkbuster is an iconic piece
of Iron Man tech — a prebuilt supersuit designed to take on the Hulk. The
Hulkbuster Armor was developed by
Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, after they
studied the Hulk’s physical actions and
strength levels in an effort to find a way
to contain him and minimize the damage caused by his rages. A satellite in low
orbit is always around Banner and at a
moment’s notice, Tony Stark can deploy
the Hulkbuster armor, get into it and
stop the Hulk in his tracks — theoretically.
• Real locations around the world were
used in the film to ground the story
in reality and support the notion that
The Avengers are truly a global threatthwarting team. From England to South
Africa, Italy and Korea, the production
filmed in real environments that added
depth and complexity to the look of the
finished movie.
• A unique asset to the production in
Seoul was the use of drones and remote
control cars to put the camera in places
that could never be achieved by camera
operators or helicopters. The production
enlisted the expertise of brothers Menstru
Pa, who is the Korean National Champion
in drone flying, and Pak Min Keu, who is
the Korean National Champion in remote
car racing.
• On this film, production designer
Charles Wood and his team built an
enormous, new Avengers Tower set that
is the largest set ever built for a Marvel
film. Much of the movie takes place there
on its many different levels. A large expanse of glass opens the view to New
York City and one can also see a hangar
for the Quinjet. The multiple environments are all connected, with the ability
to move from downstairs to upstairs and
vice versa.
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The Next 48hOURS • Fooding Around
When the lights go out
Fooding around with
Jenny Morris
‘Cooking with Gas’ will get you
outdoors cooking more than you
ever thought possible. In its pages
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for entertaining, as well as a simple,
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Let’s cook!
Marinated Springbok Loin
orking with publisher
and photographer Russel Wasserfall, Jean Nel
is back to tackle some
of the myths about cooking on a gas
flame. He shows you how to cook
anything from boerewors or steak, to
smoked salmon and the most amazing slow-cooked pulled beef you’ve
ever eaten.
• 1 springbok loin
• A few sprigs of rosemary
• 8–10 rashers of streaky bacon
• Soaked kitchen string
For the marinade:
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250ml red wine
2 bay leaves
30ml olive oil
30ml soya sauce
Juice of 1 orange
15ml dried thyme
15ml wholegrain mustard
Peel of 1 orange
Sauté the onion and garlic until soft.
Once cool, add the rest of the marinade ingredients. Put the springbok
loin in a re-sealable bag, pour marinade over, seal and refrigerate overnight.
Remove the loin from the marinade.
Place rosemary springs on the loin
and wrap with the streaky bacon.
Tie the loin with the soaked kitchen
Heat your gas braai to medium heat.
Place the springbok loin on the braai
grid and place the foil-wrapped brick
on top. Close the lid and cook loin
for 4–6 minutes.
Using braai tongs, set the brick aside.
Turn the loin over, replace the brick
and braai for 2–3 minutes. The braai
time should be between 9 and 12
minutes. Rest the meat for 10 minutes before carving.
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