Heritage & History Matters

Heritage & History Matters

Visionary Plan By Pioneering Women

Migration to Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront's Silo district is a clever paradigm shift around the desirability & economic potential of local South African design ... Read More

Twist To The Human Story

Spectacular South African fossils are revolutionizing the human family tree & radically changing our understanding of evolution ... Read More

A Beacon That Welcomes

You've seen so many images of Cape Town's iconic Table Mountain - which IS a World Heritage Site with good ... Read More

Ethical Photos?

Fed up with being treated like a human safari during township tours in Cape Town, some ''locals'' responded. See how the ''privileged'' reacted ... Read More

Transformative Trailblazers

An innovative land reform deal in the Cape Winelands represents how owners & workers can co-own their production (sweat equity) and co-exist on land they are all tied to ... Read More

Random Acts of Kindness

Let's hear about the most heart-warming help you've ever received from a stranger abroad? How to ''pay-it-forward” in the name of cultural connectivity, respect, appreciation & solidarity ... Read More

Prescient Commemoration

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Churchill's concern was that the loss of the past would mean “the most thoughtless of ages. Every day headlines and short views.” ... Read More

Changing perspectives about Africa

Images that speak eloquently about the historic change underway in Africa and the opportunities for African businesses and the world … ... Read More

Casting more than a vote

How to “put a ring on it” with your eventful vote this year! ... Read More

Honouring Fearless South Africans

TIME magazine’s 2016 list of the 100 most influential people in the world includes public protector Thuli Madonsela & palaeo-anthropologist Lee Berger ... Read More

The Big Frieze – Epic Undertaking

'The largest work of art created in Rome since the Sistine Chapel' - William Kentridge's most ambitious project to date ... Read More

Crowing About Cape Town

Cape Town is one of the world’s top places in which to ''be & see'', but don't just take our word for it, see the accolades and awards the city has received ... Read More

The dawn of the “Anthropocene”

The indelible imprint left by human beings on Earth has become so clear that it justifies naming a new geological epoch after itself ... Read More

A Fitting Tribute to Mandela

A giant tapestry provides a constant reminder to the millions of people passing through Cape Town International airport about Mandela's legacy ... Read More

Crossing Oceans and Connecting People

''There are stories out there of solutions, hope, and leadership. Stories that can build a sustainable future, when we come together to protect what we love. That is what Hōkūle'a has always done'' ... Read More

Cultivating the Future

its World Food Day. Let's consign hunger & malnutrition to the dustbin of history. And forge a society that protects the right to access of food ... Read More

Flower Mecca

It’s springtime in South Africa and the Western Cape is spectacular beyond dreaming, with the flower mecca of Postberg in the West Coast National Park a mere hour's dive away ... Read More

The Face That Changed The Human Story

As champion of South Africa's claim to be the true birthplace of humankind, palaeoanthropologist Lee Berger has added two completely new species to the human family tree ... Read More

Symbol of South Africa’s Pre-colonial Past

Described as South Africa's equivalent of Tutuankhamun's mask, the golden rhinoceros of Mapungubwe is the defining symbol of its pre-colonial civilisation ... Read More

Courageous Cultural Ambassadors

Against the odds, with no formal training, a group of traditional dancers is representing SA at the acclaimed World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood ... Read More

Hunters’ eviction of 40,000 Maasai

Tanzania to evict 40,000 Maasai pastoralists from their ancestral land so that the royal family of Dubai can hunt big game ... Read More

In Remembrance

Armistice day was remembered in a unique way today... 11 November 2014 marks the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day, which ... Read More
Arts and craft exhibition

”Make It New”

What a striking timeline of the Cape’s rich craft and design heritage - a must see exhibition currently on display at the V&A Waterfront's just-opened Watershed ... Read More
Table Mountain Cable way

“Cape Town is the best city in the world for …”

... blending urban culture with the great outdoors - the top of Table Mountain can feel as pristine as when the Dutch first pitched up in the early 17th century ... Read More
Fresh Produce Market

Planting The Seeds

Urban or city farms aren’t a new concept, globally. You can find them on rooftops in Bangkok, San Francisco and London ... Read More
M K Gandhi

What Gandhi gave South Africa, 100-yrs on

Mandela said that Gandhi was “the archetypal anti-colonial revolutionary” - who shaped the course of South African liberation history ... Read More
Chelsea Flower Show 2014

Chelsea garden winners inspired by history

Congratulation to No Man’s Land, designed by Charlotte Rowe for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with a Warhorse puppet & its handlers stealing the show on press day ... Read More
Nelson Mandela RIP

Rest in Peace – Shapeshifter Extraordinaire

''When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace'' ... Read More

From Bowling Green to Bowl of Greens

The Oranjezicht City Farm is a catalyst for relationship building, nutrition, health, treading lightly on the planet and seeing another way to be in the world ... Read More

Topical Collaboration

The Keiskamma Kuru Exhibit at the 2013 Kirstenbosch Biennale is a botanical display based on the medicinal and traditional use of plants of southern Africa ... Read More
Kirstenbosch & pincushion proteas

Kirstenbosch Gardens’ Centenary Celebration

Kirstenbosch Gardens are a refuge for the Cape's Floral Kingdom & its diverse descendants who have shaped history from Stone Age man to Khoi herders & colonialists ... Read More
Garden and people

The Green and Gold

South African plant bounty goes global ... and endemic flora graces the world's medicine chests and grocery cupboards ... Read More

The Ultimate Nomad: Freya Stark

Tourism has been around since antiquity — the earliest guidebook was written around A.D. 160 — but travel is timeless ... Read More

Relive History at ”The Capture Site”

I can’t think of any capture sites where the "captured" have become truly celebrated individuals. What a great piece of history to be able to relive!'' ... Read More
What will you be doing for Mandela Day?

What will you be doing for Mandela Day?

"There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return." Nelson Mandela ... Read More
Statue of antropologist, Philip Tobias, Sterkfontein Caves, near Johannesburg, South Africa

Phillip Tobias’ Incomparable Legacy

Let us honour Phillip Tobias, the esteemed South African palaeo-anthropologist, whose bequest is an incomparable legacy for humankind ... Read More
Called 'A Beacon of Hope' by Mandela

Called ‘A Beacon of Hope’ by Mandela

Table Mountain is in the running to become one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Cast your vote for this breathtaking icon now. ... Read More
The Nelson Mandela Capture Site

The Nelson Mandela Capture Site

Marks his capture and commemorates his life, times ... and his long walk to freedom ... Read More
A Feast For Your Eyes

A Feast For Your Eyes

Fruits of life indeed ... a Goodman gallery walkabout, an Alumni Auction at Michaelis, the exhibition Made in Translation ... ... Read More
Recognising Leadership in our Land

Recognising Leadership in our Land

Inspiring South Africans to take responsibility for our social development by giving what we can, by contributing as we can and by recognising ourselves in the philanthropic role models that the Inyathelo Awards applaud. Cape Insights is proud to be associated with some of these initiatives ... Read More
The Bushman Sacrament

The Bushman Sacrament

Links in Time – Sacred San / Bushmen places and why the Wilderness is our ''last authentic cathedral.'' ... Read More
Reclaimed Heritage

Reclaimed Heritage

Casa Labia is a national monument that’s finally been reclaimed, recently rejuvenated and now transformed into a multifunctional, cultural centre, open to all. A good news story. A long time in the making ... Read More
Pioneer Extraordinaire!

Pioneer Extraordinaire!

TV Bulpin - author, traveller, adventurer, photographer, film-maker and storyteller. Pioneer extraordinaire! ... Read More
A Taste of the Cape

A Taste of the Cape

A Taste of the Cape is about what’s sizzling around Cape Town. We want to discover more about our back yards - and create a community. Join in! ... Read More