The fact that a large number of film permits have been issued for film productions in Cape Town in the 2021/2022 summer months is excellent news in itself, reflecting the recovery of the Cape Town film industry.
But that Mission Impossible 8 is to be filmed in and around Cape Town (and Durban) next month is even more amazing news for the economy of the Cape, and for its reputation as a film location and tourist destination!
To aid the film industry in the Western Cape, the provincial investment and marketing agency Wesgro will be marketing the Cape as a film production destination at a number of festivals. Continue reading →
KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng provinces are in a war zone, a politically motivated looting and arson at factories and shopping malls in the main. These provinces are already running low on petrol, and basic food items. Residents are standing in long queues at supermarkets, to stock up.
Fortunately the Western Cape is reasonably peaceful, and the only incidents which are occurring are related to a Taxi war, two associations being in conflict with each other. This is affecting the travel of staff to and from work. Continue reading →
#Grateful for a sunny day, but still chilly at 14C; for surviving on little sleep, with the Nigerian and friends partying from 1h30 until 5h00 this morning in Sacha Jack’s EbbTide Apartment 201 ; for two Discovery Gameboard plays, winning another Woolies voucher from points left over plus the new ones gained today; for walks to Camps Bay and then to Bakoven; for being able to share a not-good situation from yesterday with a wonderful client, a very good listener; for being safe in Cape Town; and for being healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →
Lindt has announced the launch of new Hello South Africa packaging for its Hello Chocolate Slab range, with colourful packaging and interesting ingredient combinations for its three products honouring our three biggest cities. The Hello range was launched in 2020, but its packaging design is new.
Cape Town is honoured with a visual of Table Mountain, Devil’s Peak, Lions Headcand Signal Hill, and is a Caramel Brownie Chocolate. Johannesburg’s Jozi Chocolate wrapper depicts the colourful Orlando Power Station in Soweto , and is a Cookies & Cream slab. The Durban Durbz slab is a Crunchy Nougat slab, and its wrapper depicts the Moses Mabhida Stadium.
While the news yesterday that the British & Irish Lions’ Series Rugby Tour of South Africa will go ahead in July, despite the Corona Virus Pandemic, is good for our country, it will be unlikely to benefit the Tourism industry. Coverage by sports journalists will however enhance awareness of the major South African cities in which the matches will be played. Continue reading →