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Ramadaan For All a roaring success

The encompassing spirit of Ramadaan was palpable in Mother City over the weekend as thousands of Capetonians attended the Spice Mecca Ramadaan For All Exhibition. This year’s event was a roaring success, with thousands of local making a beeline to the Castle of Good Hope over the three days. Organisers[…]

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Spice Mecca Ramadan for All to celebrate freedom

As South Africa celebrates 25 years of democracy, the country’s struggle and the fight for freedom and justice will be a strong theme at this year’s Spice Mecca Ramadaan For All exhibition. So said Spice Mecca CEO Shreef Abbas, as he officially launched this year’s event, which will take place[…]

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Slave Route Challenge, with a difference

Cape Town’s fascinating slave history will be on display again this year when the annual Slave Route Challenge returns. The race, which takes place in Cape Town on Sunday 8 May 2016, is geared to be bigger and better than previous years, offering entrants the unique opportunity to honour the[…]

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Cape Town Castle to turn 350

Three hundred and fifty tumultuous years will have passed when a commemoration to mark the laying of the cornerstone at the castle in Cape Town is held there on Saturday. And to acknowledge the castle’s many negative historical associations, the function is not being billed as a celebration, but rather[…]

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Castle of Good Hope marks 350 years

The Castle of Good Hope will mark its 350th year commemoration next year, a significant milestone in its rich history. On the 2nd of January 1666, the first foundation stone of the Castle of Good Hope was laid at the foot of the Leerdam Bastion and 2016 will mark 350[…]

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