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Heatherwick Studio carves totally tubular museum out of an old silo

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Heatherwick Studio, the high-profile firm behind the Learning Hub and Vessel, recently took the wraps off a new £30 million (around US$40 million) museum in Cape Town, South Africa named the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (or Zeitz MOCAA). Show More Summary

Rugby-Boks back recalled Louw to gain breakdown advantage

CAPE TOWN, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Bath loose-forward Francois Louw has been recalled to the South Africa squad for their remaining two home Rugby Championship fixtures against Australia and New Zealand, with coach Allister Coetzee banking on his breakdown ability.

Top 5 experiences to pair with your wine tasting in the Cape

Cape Town has become one of the most visited destinations on the African continent. This cosmopolitan city, nestled between mountains and sea, draws lovers of culture and nature to its shores. The fruits of this nature are no more evident than in the beautiful winelands surrounding the city and spreading far through the Cape region. Show More Summary

Cape Town grain silo turned into Africa's largest art museum

An old grain silo on the V&A Waterfront of Cape Town, South Africa has been transformed into the largest archive space for African artists on the continent. Read more...

Prop Cian Healy forced off Leinster squad flight to Cape Town

Leinster prop Cian Healy is forced off the team flight to Cape Town following a "misunderstanding" regarding his laptop.

Cape Town man aims to complete The Oceans Seven challenge

Extreme and endurance swimmer, Toni Enderli, is aiming to become the only South African in history to complete The Oceans Seven challenge. It’s an international marathon swimming challenge equivalent to summiting the globe’s seven highest peaks. Enderli has just returned to South Africa after completing the gruelling Molokai Channel swim in Hawaii as part of [...]

Mining equipment companies to showcase products in Peru

CAPE TOWN - South African companies exporting mining equipment are expected to showcase their products at the 2017 Perumin Mining Convention set to take place from 18-25 September 2017 in Peru. This event happens twice a year bringing together the world's leading technology and services in the mining and metals sector. Show More Summary

Thomas Heatherwick unveils massive museum carved out of a historic grain silo

Prolific architect Thomas Heatherwick just finished transforming an old grain silo in Cape Town into South Africa's largest art museum - the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa. The team spent years carefully renovating the silo's 42 massive cylindrical concrete tubes into 6,000 square feet of gallery space, which will hold the world's premier collection of African art.[...]

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Vladimir Tretchikoff_023 by Leonid Ll Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikov (26 Dec (December 13, old style), 1913, Petropavlovsk, Russian Empire — 26 Aug 2006, Cape Town, South Africa) is an artist. Vladimir Grigoryevich Tretchikoff (???????? ??????????? ??e??????, 26 December [O.S. Show More Summary

A Collector's Victorian Cape Town Cottage Inspired by the East — House Tour

Name: Sarah Scott and her pugs, Lulu and Ozzy Location: Sea Point East, Cape Town Size: 1615 square feet Years lived in: 2.5 years, owned p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Helvetica} The beautiful house you see today is a far cry from how it looked when Sarah, a designer, purchased it two and a half years ago. Show More Summary

Rugby-Battered Boks hit new low, says former captain De Villiers

CAPE TOWN, Sept 16 (Reuters) - South Africa’s 57-0 humiliation by New Zealand in their Rugby Championship fixture in Auckland on Saturday shows how far the Springboks have fallen, former captain Jean de Villiers said.

Massive grain silo transformed into South Africa's largest art museum

British designer Thomas Heatherwick’s studio spearheaded the revamp Thomas Heatherwick is at it again. The British designer’s latest work, the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa in Cape Town (MOCAA), South Africa, opened today to press in advance of a public opening on Friday, September 22. Show More Summary

Cricket-T20 leagues are the future, says multi-team owner Zinta

CAPE TOWN, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Twenty20 leagues around the world have the potential to eclipse international cricket as the shortest format of the game continues to attract new fans, according to multi-team owner Preity Zinta.

An Earthy, Modern Victorian Cape Town Home — House Tour

Name: Ute and Steven Faure and their two daughters Location: Schotsche Kloof, Cape Town Size: 150 square meters (not including the central courtyard) Years lived in: 3 years, rented At the foot of Signal Hill you'll find Schotsche Kloof, a vibrant neighborhood that Ute, Steven and their two young daughters call home. Show More Summary

Cricket-South Africa's Steyn puts comeback plans on hold again

CAPE TOWN, Sept 14 (Reuters) - South African strike bowler Dale Steyn has delayed his return from a lengthy injury layoff after withdrawing from a domestic first-class series match because he felt he was not ready.

Africa's First Major International Museum Of Contemporary Art Opens In Cape Town

The 102,000-square-foot Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa is in a set of old grain silos on the city's waterfront that have been cnverted by designer Thomas Heatherwick. Its art comes from Jochen Zeitz, a major collector of new work from the continent.

Cricket-Du Plessis to captain South Africa’s ODI team

CAPE TOWN, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Faf du Plessis was appointed South Africa’s One Day International captain on Monday in place of AB de Villiers, giving him the top job in all three formats of the game.

South African court ruling delivers setback to Zuma, allies

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma suffered a setback on Tuesday when a court ruled that the election of a faction loyal to him in his home province two years ago was invalid.

From SA to Russia for the biggest food-networking exhibition

CAPE TOWN - 20 South African business companies have arrived in Moscow, Russia for the 2017 World Food Moscow International Food Exhibition on 11-14 September 2017. The World Food Moscow Exhibition is a renowned Food Fair which seesShow More Summary

Louis Vuitton company publish a book after rediscovering Gaston's forgotten collection

CAPE TOWN - When Gaston-Louis Vuitton died, the contents of his office were packed up, stored away, and eventually forgotten. According to Bloomberg, Vuitton was born in 1883 and died in 1970 and was a grandchild of the luxury trunkShow More Summary

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