Tomorrow is the day the city will be painted yellow, according to the ANC’s claims about their birthday celebration at Cape Town Stadium. Road closures will be in effect.

Regarding the closures, Capetonians can heave a minor sigh of relief as there will no longer be a double whammy of them on the same day: the minstrel carnival now looks likely to take place next Saturday (17 January). There are a lot of itchy feet out there, waiting to take to the streets and generally have a great time. Read more about that here.

Yet another fire happened yesterday, this time on Signal Hill, again. No damage was reported and 30 firefighters, along with two water-bombing helicopters, made quick work of the sneaky vegetation blaze. Has this been a particularly dry summer so far? Or perhaps people are degenerating into a semi-conscious reality where it is acceptable to throw burning ciggies on the ground?  The City of Cape Town and relevant departments have to be commended for their hard work during the outbreaks though. If you see a firefighter; buy that man or woman a coffee. Volunteers included.

This weekend Cape Town has a plethora of activities going on. From Vintage Saturdays at the Bay Harbout Market to Submerged Sundays at Shimmy to the Cableway Sunset Special, there is something for everyone. Visit our events section for more info.

Today we’re going out to do a feature for the next edition of Cape Etc magazine – basically the holy grail of Cape Town entertainment and leisure. Expect some really interesting places to be covered! Find out more about subscribing to the printed Cape Etc publication here.

Wishing you a super weekend!


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