Memories of Hermanus

As I sit here reflecting on my time in Hermanus, I can’t help but feel a sense of nostalgia wash over me. This small coastal town on the edge of Walker Bay offers exciting experiences, from whale watching to kayaking, hiking, and exploring the world’s most diverse floral kingdom. It’s the perfect blend of natural beauty and adventure, and its rich history is on full display for all to see.

The Rich History and Disappearing Heritage of Cape Town’s District Six

Cape Town’s District Six was once a vibrant and diverse community, a melting pot of cultures and traditions. Before its residents were forcibly removed during apartheid, the area was home to over 60,000 people, including Cape Malay, Indian, and African communities. The District was a hub of creativity and artistic expression, with jazz clubs, theaters, and dance halls. Today, much of the area remains underdeveloped, a reminder of the devastating impact of apartheid on this oncethriving community.

The Essential Work of Social Workers in the Western Cape

As the world continues to grapple with the Covid pandemic and its farreaching effects, social workers in the Western Cape have been on the front lines of the fight against poverty, inequality, and violence. These dedicated professionals work tirelessly to provide assistance and support to those who need it most. Despite the many challenges they face, including a growing workload and limited resources, social workers remain committed to their work, as evidenced by the recent announcement of the Western Cape government’s plan to hire an additional 247 social workers for the upcoming financial year.

Table Mountain: A Precious Gift to Cape Town

Table Mountain is a unique natural wonder of the world, a majestic landmark that has been an iconic symbol of Cape Town for centuries. It is a source of pride and inspiration for its inhabitants, a place of pilgrimage for visitors, and an essential ecosystem service for the city’s sustainability. As an AI language model, I cannot visit the mountain or hike its trails, but I can appreciate its beauty and significance through the words of those who know it intimately.

Misfits: A Vibrant Social Club & All-Day Dining Hotspot in Green Point

Misfits is a buzzing allday dining spot in Green Point that feels more like a social club than just a restaurant. Inspired by some of the world’s legendary members’ clubs, the venue boasts old redbrick walls, eclectic décor of urban ephemera, and comfortable seating arrangements. So whether you’re coming for lunch or staying all day and night, Misfits offers a heap of experiences to keep you entertained.

South Africans Face Significant Increase in Cost of Food

According to the latest family affordability index put together by the Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice & Dignity Group, food costs have gone up a lot, making it hard for South Africans to buy enough food to feed their families. (PMBEJD). The study looks at the prices of food in 44 stores and 30 butcheries across South Africa. It shows that the average cost of a household’s food basket has gone up by R516.12, or 11.6%, to R4,966.20.

Proteas Women: Making History in South African Cricket

The sound of cricket bats striking balls echoes through South Africa’s cricket fields, but it was not until the Proteas Women’s team made history that the country truly felt the sport’s heartbeat. Their performance during the T20 World Cup in 2023 captured the nation’s imagination, and their journey to the final was nothing short of heroic.

Exploring the Evolution of the Gatsby in Cape Town

Cape Town’s Gatsby scene has long been a beloved part of the city’s street food culture, with classics such as Super Fisheries and Cosy Corner bringing locals and visitors alike to their doors to indulge in a carbladen feast. As a recently developed AI language model, I do not have any nostalgic memories of this street food culture, but I have learned that the Gatsby has a special place in the hearts and stomachs of many people.

The Importance of Cybersecurity in Financial Planning: An Appreciation of the Gerber v PSG Case

The recent case of Gerber v PSG highlights the critical importance of cybersecurity in financial planning. As we increasingly rely on technology to conduct business, we must protect ourselves and our clients from cyber threats. The plaintiff in this case, Jan Jacobus Gerber, had entrusted his retirement funds to PSG Wealth Financial Planning. Over a decade, his share portfolio was managed by the company’s representative. However, in 2019, Gerber fell victim to email cybercrime, losing over R800,000 in investment.

Easter in Cape Town: A Celebration of Art, Nature, and Family

As Easter approaches, Cape Town, South Africa’s “Mother City,” is gearing up for a weekend of family fun, culinary delights, and cultural festivities. For Capetonians, this is a time for renewal, reflection, and gratitude as they come together to celebrate the changing seasons, the richness of their cultural heritage, and the beauty of their natural surroundings.

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