Astronaut presents hope

Pupils from 18 government and private schools gathered at the Cape Academy of Maths Science and Technology last Thursday to listen to Dr Don Thomas.

Have a shweet shweshwe spring

My Attire World columnist Mika Williams writes about the much loved shweshwe.

Read of the Week

Marsha Leitch enjoyed reading The Love Letter by international best-selling author, Lucinda Rile.


UCT’s South African College of Music orchestra and the Symphony Choir of Cape Town will be performing Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis.

Wynberg Girls’ High School turns 135

Guest speaker Hlumelo Marepula, who recently won an innovation competition, encouraged the girls to pursue careers in science.

Charity run

Cape Community Newspapers editor Chantel Erfort ran the Cape Town Marathon 12km Peace Trail Run in aid of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA.

Four in court for possession of stolen car, illegal guns

According to Kirstenhof police spokeswoman Sergeant Deidre Solomon, the four, aged 28 to 33, are accused of breaking into a Kirstenhof home and stealing a car.

Pollsmoor prisoners get in on the act

The play had comedic moments and was filled with pop songs and dance. The actors performed monologues in Xhosa, English and Afrikaans, sharing their life stories.

Crime stats mixed bag

Kirstenhof saw increases in several other contact crimes, with sexual offences rising 33%, from 27 to 36 cases, attempted murder from four to six cases, common assault from 97 to 121 and common robbery from 42 to 45.

For the record

Mayco member for spatial planning and environment, Marian Nieuwoudt, sets the record straight on the property has a split zone of Transport and Single Residential.