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Online Articles

Rethinking Plastic

WHY RECYCLING IS ESSENTIAL

Words Shaktijit Suryavanshi

Plastic is all around us. It is so versatile it can be used for a variety of different products from TV and car parts, to soft drink bottles and plastic carrier bags. In modern times it has become both essential and convenient. Even without realising it we use and interact with it every day. But are we using plastic optimally or is the environmental cost of using plastic higher than its convenience?

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Self-Organised Learning...

Changing the Face of Teaching

Words Benjamin Vermont

The teacher enters the classroom and tells the pupils to turn to page 41 in their exercise books, then he begins giving a boring lecture about an obscure subject which doesn’t seem useful at all. Most of the pupils stop trying to focus after only 15 minutes. The teacher dully continues to deliver his tedious (but however necessary) lesson – yet nobody is listening.

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The Book Lounge

Heaven for Bookworms

Words Kia Finjord

If you are the type of person who is always searching for an opportunity to disappear into the magical world of books, or if you simply enjoy reading a book from time to time but want good quality and decent advice on what to read, the Book Lounge is the place to go in Cape Town.

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Roller Derby

Ruckus on Roller Skates

Words Helene Uhlen Maurset

Roller derby might look like a bunch of girls racing on roller skates and violently bashing into each other, but going to an actual ‘bout’ (the correct term for a game) makes you realise that it is slightly more complicated than that.

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Blogs

At The Biscuit Mill

Enjoying the quirky, the quaint & the unquestionably delicious

Words Ellie Kramer-Taylor

Hopping off at Salt River Station, a 10 minute stroll takes one to a world of wonder; sights and smells that leave the mouth salivating and the wallet unavoidably lighter. The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill is where all who enjoy the quirky, the quaint and the unquestionably delicious should spend their Saturday mornings.

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Colombia & the World Cup

A Yellow Fever That Infected the Globe

Words Antonella Bueno

If you were surprised by the Colombian football team’s performance in this 2014 World Cup, you could never imagine the thrill experienced by those wearing the yellow t-shirt with every goal scored – especially the most beautiful one by James Rodriguez against Uruguay.

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The Insanity Jump

An Exhilarating Alternative to Morning Coffee

Words Kate Barron

I have never understood those who claim to be ‘adrenaline junkies’ or ‘thrill seekers’. In fact, the mere thought of jumping off a 10m high diving pool used to fill me with dread… that was until I found myself balancing on the edge of Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route, a 216m plummet beneath me, my feet tied together preparing to jump…

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Building & Community Project

Enriching the Lives of Everyone

Words Corentin Joutang

When visitors arrive in Cape Town, one of the first things they are told is to be careful of going into the townships.

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At The Biscuit Mill

Hopping off at Salt River Station, a 10 minute stroll takes one to a world of wonder; sights and smells that leave the mouth salivating and the wallet unavoidably lighter. The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill is where all who enjoy the quirky, the quaint and the unquestionably delicious should spend their Saturday mornings.

The Insanity Jump

I have never understood those who claim to be 'adrenaline junkies' or 'thrill seekers'. In fact, the mere thought of jumping off a 10m high diving pool used to fill me with dread... that was until I found myself balancing on the edge of Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route, a 216m plummet beneath me, my feet tied together preparing to jump...

Colombia & the World Cup

If you were surprised by the Colombian football team's performance in this 2014 World Cup, you could never imagine the thrill experienced by those wearing the yellow t-shirt with every goal scored - especially the most beautiful one by James Rodriguez against Uruguay.

Building & Community Project

When visitors arrive in Cape Town, one of the first things they are told is to be careful of going into the townships. Unfortunately, South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with more than 36% of the population unemployed. The poorest 10% of the population are only able to contribute 1.2% to national revenue whereas the richest 10% contribute 51.7% of this revenue, according to statistiques-mondiales.com. Add to this the fact that the urban population is relatively high (62% in 2012; which is more than the international average of 52%, according to the same source), it is no surprise to see hundreds of makeshift houses on the drive from the airport to town. These shacks, composed of sheet metal and other materials, form what look like small cities, and such a densely packed population often brings about violence and crime.

Rethinking Plastic

Plastic is all around us. It is so versatile it can be used for a variety of different products from TV and car parts, to soft drink bottles and plastic carrier bags. In modern times it has become both essential and convenient. Even without realising it we use and interact with it every day. But are we using plastic optimally or is the environmental cost of using plastic higher than its convenience

Barbecue Face-Off

I left for South Africa just as summer was beginning to spread its warmth across western Montana and winter was converging on the Cape.

At The Biscuit Mill

Hopping off at Salt River Station, a 10 minute stroll takes one to a world of wonder; sights and smells that leave the mouth salivating and the wallet unavoidably lighter. The Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill is where all who enjoy the quirky, the quaint and the unquestionably delicious should spend their Saturday mornings.

Building & Community Project

When visitors arrive in Cape Town, one of the first things they are told is to be careful of going into the townships. Unfortunately, South Africa is one of the most unequal countries in the world, with more than 36% of the population unemployed. The poorest 10% of the population are only able to contribute 1.2% to national revenue whereas the richest 10% contribute 51.7% of this revenue, according to statistiques-mondiales.com. Add to this the fact that the urban population is relatively high (62% in 2012; which is more than the international average of 52%, according to the same source), it is no surprise to see hundreds of makeshift houses on the drive from the airport to town. These shacks, composed of sheet metal and other materials, form what look like small cities, and such a densely packed population often brings about violence and crime.

Colombia & the World Cup

If you were surprised by the Colombian football team's performance in this 2014 World Cup, you could never imagine the thrill experienced by those wearing the yellow t-shirt with every goal scored - especially the most beautiful one by James Rodriguez against Uruguay.

The Insanity Jump

I have never understood those who claim to be 'adrenaline junkies' or 'thrill seekers'. In fact, the mere thought of jumping off a 10m high diving pool used to fill me with dread... that was until I found myself balancing on the edge of Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route, a 216m plummet beneath me, my feet tied together preparing to jump...

Barbecue Face-Off

I left for South Africa just as summer was beginning to spread its warmth across western Montana and winter was converging on the Cape.

Hip Hop Kaslam

'Hip hop is like a movement of revolution.' There is no doubt that Archie 'Dat' Sopazi is a man of knowledge, but these are the words that he left lingering with me even after our interview. Despite his chaotic life in the township of Gugulethu and the fatigue of being awake so early in the morning, he is friendly and extremely animated. Sopazi is the creator of 'spaza hip hop', and the founder of the growing organisation Hip Hop Kaslam.