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Works by top SA artists up for auction

Works by prominent South African artists including William Kentridge and Penny Siopsis will be up for sale in Cape Town on February 17.Works by prominent South African artists including William Kentridge and Penny Siopsis will be up for sale in Cape Town on February 17. The 71-lot sale, which focuses on works by South African, African and diaspora artists, will coincide with the Investec Cape Town Art Fair from February 16-18. It is the first dedicated contemporary art sale by auctioneers Strauss & Co.The venue for the sale is a former warehouse overlooking Duncan Docks, a five-minute walk from...

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Fashion brand EDUN pop up at the Wild Olive Artisans

Fashion brand EDUN recently launched a ready-to-wear and accessories pop-up shop at the Wild Olive Artisans store in Cape Town. Based in New York, EDUN collaborates with mainly African artisans, community-based initiatives and manufacturers to produce high-end clothing and accessories. As a brand founded on ethical principles and striving for sustainability, it uses organic, recycled and custom-made materials. For example, a new range of totes is handmade in Kenya of leather with handles of recycled polished metal, everything locally sourced. It seems a natural choice for EDUN to have teamed up with eco-conscious Wild Olive Artisans, a South African...

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Semigration to KZN Coastline

South African homebuyers are turning their attention to the KwaZulu-Natal coastline The Western Cape may be the primary destination for inlanders seeking a coastal lifestyle, but soaring property prices in this province, and Cape Town in particular, have made potential homebuyers turn their focus to the KwaZulu-Natal North Coast and South Coast. Pam Golding Properties reports 60% to 70% of buyers in the Zimbali area are from Gauteng. “KwaZulu-Natal has the advantage of having less congestion,” said CEO Andrew Golding in the 2017 Pam Golding Properties Residential Review, “and there are several growth nodes in Umhlanga, Ballito and Sibaya.”...

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The neighbourhood in which he has lived for nearly 50 years has become a clone zone, writes Herman Lategan Have you ever felt like a dinosaur? If not, welcome to my world, ditto many of the old-time inhabitants of our neighbourhood. Several of them, too, feel like fossils out of place. As a resident of Green Point and surrounds for nearly half a century, I get the eerie sensation I have entered through a time warp and stepped right into a strange new country. Not fresh, however, as in innovative, exciting, different or pioneering. No, I have stepped into...

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Luxury escape

Karen Morris, owner of Cape Wellness Spas, recently opened her third Camelot luxury spa, this time at Val de Vie in the Paarl-Franschhoek Valley. She tells us more about her latest venture. What sets Camelot apart from other spas? Camelot Spa has been providing treatments of an impeccable quality at an international standard for more than 20 years. As the largest spa group in Africa, the Camelot Spa Group not only operates luxury spas, but offers a franchise and consultancy division and has a network of CSpa Wellness by Camelot branches in corporate properties, as well as residential complexes...

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