Entries tagged with “Halloween”.


Halloween is a reasonably new event in our country, and gains increasing attention each year, with events built around it. Officially it falls on 31 October, so most celebrations are this coming weekend.  (more…)

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*   Cape Town’s biggest sporting event, the Cape Argus Cycle Tour, has been renamed the Cape Town Cycle Tour for 2015.  Entries for the Cycle Tour open today.

*   Infamous Irish chef and now restaurant consultant Conrad Gallagher, who left Cape Town under a cloud of debt, has set up shop in the Mother City again.  His website proudly brags about the restaurants to which he consults (a photograph he uses on his website is taken in chef’s uniform at the Table Bay Hotel).

*   Ajax Cape Town will make the Cape Town Stadium its new home ground for the next three soccer seasons, after a deal with the City of Cape Town, which was approved yesterday.  Councillor Garreth Bloor, Mayoral Committee Member for Tourism, Events, and Marketing, said the deal was part of the City’s goal to build (more…)

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*   SAA has applied to service a number of additional routes to existing destinations, which has been recorded in the Government Gazette: 3 flights a week to Luanda, one a week to both Kinshasa and Dar es Salaam, 3 per week to Harare, 5 further flights to Mauritius, and 7 to Windhoek.

*   In China trains are branded by SA Tourism, and images reflect giraffes, hippos, and lions.

*   Twitter now allows one to send a Direct Message (DM) to non-Followers.  However, one may not use inks in DMs anymore.

*   Orphanage is celebrating Halloween with free (more…)

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*   A 13-series ‘5 Sterre met Reuben‘ launched on kykNET today, with Chef Reuben Riffel cooking a three course meal, paired to a wine, and chatting to a product sponsor.  The program will air on Tuesdays at 17h30.

*   The last three MasterChef SA blogposts we wrote received record viewership in September, the blog achieving a record of almost 40000 unique pageviews), according to Google Analytics. The most read blogposts were the prediction of a controversial MasterChef SA end, Ozzy Osman’s controversial elimination, and Kamini Pather’s controversial win.  The competition we ran to predict the MasterChef SA winner also featured on the top blogpost list, as did our review of La Parada on Bree, the Winter Restaurant specials, the recent restaurant openings and closures, the ‘Mickey Mouse’ training done (more…)