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Cape Town to Host New Arts Festival

Already well-established as a cultural hub in South Africa, Cape Town is adding a new arts festival to its annual events calendar this year. The inaugural Cape Town Fringe is set to take place at a number of venues around the Mother City and in Langa between the 25th of September and the 5th of October, 2014. Supported by the National Arts Festival and the City of Cape Town, the Cape Town Fringe is a spin-off of the long-running and immensely popular National Arts Festival held annually in July in Grahamstown. The festival aims to present up to forty productions focusing on dynamic and innovative work that 'pushes the boundaries for both artists and audiences', according to National Arts Festival chief executive Tony Lankester.

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E-is-for-Elephants: Jamming Art for Elephants

A "paintertainment" event hosted by Artjamming and the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) took place at the Cavendish Square in Cape Town on Thursday the 12th of July. Celebrities and dozens of youngsters spent the day busy with brushes and canvas, jamming art and colourfully expressing their affection with a purpose of saving elephants from the cruelty of the ivory trade.

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Tomorrow's Leaders Convention 2012 Adds A New Dimension

With the theme of sustainable leadership and an emphasis on mentorship, the 5th annual Tomorrow's Leaders Convention will add a new dimension to the proceedings at the Sandton International Convention Centre on 13 March 2012.

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Michelle Obama Visits South Africa

Scheduled to touch down at Waterkloof Air Force Base in Pretoria on Monday June 20, Michelle Obama's visit to South Africa will focus on young people, particularly with regard to education, leadership and wellness. Mrs. Obama will be accompanied by her daughters, Sasha and Malia, as well as her mother Mrs. Marian Robinson, and her niece and nephew, Avery and Leslie Robinson. As the First Lady of the most powerful country in the world, and an educated and influential person in her own right, Michelle Obama's viewpoints and opinions are well respected, and it is anticipated that her visit will strengthen ties between the United States and South Africa - both on a social and a political level.

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Cape Town the Backdrop for Bond Novel

We all know he likes his martini shaken and not stirred, and that he is the best spy that has ever come to life through novels and movies. Through the works of Ian Fleming, James Bond, or 007, has brought excitement and adventure to our lives. He has traveled the world on secret missions, escaped dangerous situations with the assistance of his high tech gadgets and brought the world's most dangerous masterminds to their knees. In his latest mission, he makes his way to Cape Town, South Africa, untangling a web of mystery and suspicion.

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Hall of Fame Induction for Ernie Els

Born Theodore Ernest Els on 17 October 1969, Ernie Els, as he is known, came onto the golfing scene in the 1990s and picked up the nickname The Big Easy because of his effortless swings and his big stature (1.91 meters). He has enjoyed major victories, such as the U.S. Open in 1994 and 1997, as well as The Open Championship that was hosted at Muirfield in 2002. He has become one of South Africa’s leading international golfers, falling into the category of legendary players such as Gary Player. Now his talents will be carved into history with his induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Competing for an Oscar

In the year 2006, all of South Africa rejoiced over the success of the movie Tsotsi, which won international acclaim and an Oscar for Best Foreign Film. It was an unforgettable moment, not only for those directly involved in the film but for every South African, as it meant that the country’s talent was being recognized by the world. This year a new local film will be put forward for consideration by the Oscar committee, and has already caused a major stir at the Cannes Film Festival, namely Life Above All.

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Shamwari Takes Top Honors

As modern civilization takes away more natural habitats to build homes, malls and factories, there is still an escape from all the city madness in a magical world of ecological wonder that lies in the remote stretch between Port Elizabeth and Grahamstown in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is a game reserve that is internationally known and has received numerous awards for its ability to combine luxury accommodation with effective and innovative conservation projects, offering guests a truly unforgettable wildlife experience. It is Shamwari Game Reserve. And recently it has again given South Africa reason to be proud.

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