Calling all superheroes….. It’s almost time for this year’s Twilight Run

Twilight Run 2017

Entries are now open for the 35th Community Chest Twilight Run on Tuesday, 5 December 2017. Cape Town’s streets will, once again, come alive in a flurry of excitement and colour, as around 8 000 noble participants and spectators don the outfits of their favourite superhero, animal or mythical creature to take part in a 5km walk/run for charity. As always we are excited to see how your costumes reflect the cause you represent be it HIV/AIDS; Violence against women and children or Human Rights.

Accomplishing this feat of endurance for a good cause is a heroic undertaking that should be done in suitable attire and the Community Chest invites attendees to dress according to this year’s theme – ‘be the superhero in your community’. All profits from the event will be donated to charities that operate in the Community Chest’s key focus areas including Education, Health, Income Generation and Community Development. Read more Calling all superheroes….. It’s almost time for this year’s Twilight Run

Let Zip Zap and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra take you on a mesmerizing journey

Zip Zap Circus is teaming up with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, the New Apostolic Church KBA Choir and singer, Robin Botha to bring you a breath-taking show, called Journey. The show is directed by Zip Zap’s co-founder, Brent van Rensburg and conducted by CPO’s charismatic Brandon Phillips.

“There is so much talent that has come together to make this a perfectly synched spectacle of circus performance and classical masterpieces,” says van Rensburg. “This is a first time collaboration for Cape Town”.

Journey will take you from the classics to the space age, and while the CPO plays works ranging from Bizet to Beethoven under the direction of Phillips, the passionate performers of Zip Zap will keep you on the edge of you seats with acrobatics, juggling and aerial allurement. Journey is presented in association with the Artscape Theatre Centre. Read more Let Zip Zap and the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra take you on a mesmerizing journey

Gabriëlskloof salutes festive season with sumptuous fare

Gabrielskloof Festive Season

New Chenin blanc unveiled at Celebration Braai to toast happy days

Gabriëlskloof, a wine and olive jewel of the Overberg, will don a festive halo this season with a host of indulgent moments to savour with family and friends, including a Celebration Braai on Sunday, 17 December.

This family braai feast offers a marvellous excuse to swap the crazy shopping malls and end-of-year worries for a carefree day in the countryside. The scenic setting atop a hill outside Bot River will be delightfully decked out with sumptuous fare on the grill, impeccable wines and lush lawns to laze or run around on.

Wine fans also have the first opportunity to taste the all-new Gabriëlskloof Chenin Blanc, the latest addition to the Estate Range, which will be unveiled at the event to toast sunny days and happy yet quality imbibing during the festive season. Read more Gabriëlskloof salutes festive season with sumptuous fare

Varsity College Next Level Careers Fair

The IIE Varsity College Cape Town Career Centre recently hosted a Next Level Careers Fair which provided the final year graduates the last opportunity to interact with future employers on the campus. Employers such as Takealot, Truworths, TFG, RPO Services, Meredith Harrington, Devere Acuma, DataOrbis, Carrick Wealth, and Kurtosys are actively looking to place graduates in positions for 2018. ‘The Career Centre aims to empower and equip our students for their future’ said Melissa Lewis, Cape Town Career Centre Coordinator.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002A). The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH (PTY) limited. Read more Varsity College Next Level Careers Fair

IIE Varsity College Sports Awards

Winnerss at the IIE Varsity College Sports Award Evening

In celebration of a successful sporting year, The IIE Varsity College Cape Town Campus hosted the annual Sports Award Dinner at the Western Province Cricket Stadium. “Always strive for your dreams and never doubt yourself” says second year Bachelors of Commerce student, Jason Van’t Slot, who was the first person in South Africa to finish the Cape Epic Cycling tour with Cystic Fibrosis. He provided some inspirational and positive drive to the team to continue to push the boundaries on their way to success.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (IIE) (Pty) Ltd, which is registered with the Department of Education and Training as a private further and higher education and training institution under the Further Education and Training Colleges Act, 2006 (reg. no. 2009/FE07/003, prov. to 31/12/2014) and the Higher Education Act, 1997 (reg. no. 2007/HE07/002A). The IIE is a wholly owned subsidiary of ADvTECH (PTY) limited. Read more IIE Varsity College Sports Awards

Best Hotels in Cape Town

One&Only Hotel Cape Town

We all know that Cape Town is a colourful and beautiful city that simultaneously offers views of the mountain and ocean. The following hotels are all five-star rated and worth the arm and leg you’ll end up paying for a one-night stay. Or, if you’re just curious about what the best hotels are in the Mother City and what they offer (other than bedding sets you wish you could take home), here’s what you need to know.

One&Only

Probably the first hotel on anyone’s lips when associating “five-star”, “hotel” and “Cape Town”, is the One&Only hotel by the V&A Waterfront.

Hiding away on an island-like layout is this beautiful hotel with surrounding views of Table Mountain and the waterfront. Find their private spa island for a tranquil getaway among gardens and waterways, separate from the rest of the hotel. Or, you could visit one of the dining areas owned by celebrity chefs. Read more Best Hotels in Cape Town