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STEVEN SAJJA: We know Cape Town is the World Design Capital 2014, but how is it actually impacting on our lives? One of its four themes is “African Innovation. Global Conversation” – African ideas speak to the world. This theme focuses on how innovation in South Africa can solve the problems faced by Cape Town communities and how they can be scaled up to tackle African and global challenges.

Sarah Blake, Silicon Cape’s liaison officer for WDCCT, says, “I am seeing World Design Capital as a catalyst for two types of conversation. These umbrella design events recognize technology and our tech start-ups as design as well. From a tech point of view we are doing ourselves a disservice by not recognizing what we are doing is design.”

NOLUVUYO MJOLI: Two years ago, as a Structural Adjustment Programme for all those from impoverished schools was developed, I was put through a programme meant to boost 'struggling' students to a course called DOH1004F: Languages in Humanities. That's how I met Sonwabiso Ngcowa. He was my desk-mate, my partner in crime. We stuck together and eventually became good friends. Looking at his successes today, it’s hard to believe this is the same guy who got 57% in our first year.

His recently launched book, In Search of Happiness, is attracting media attention here in Cape Town and around the country. It has also been published and translated into German. The book explores the life of Nanase (Nana), a teenage girl who moves to the big city of Cape Town from the village of Mpozisa. Arriving in the Motherland, ekapa lodumo, Nana realises that life is really raw outside, that the city is not at all like the television depicts it.

STEPHEN HULME: For some, running 2km is more than enough. Others find 10km to be a good distance. There are still others who would happily run 21km. And then there are those who will settle for nothing less than a 56km ultra-marathon. But there is one elite group of runners who want to push the boundaries still further – the marathon costume runners.



E-Tolling will be reviewed, and alternative funding models will be considered to finance road construction and maintenance.  Amend policies that allow for abortions.



The Scorpions will be reintroduced and a plan to improve staff and resources to do with safety and security services will be implemented. Safety and public protection should be the government’s priority. The ACDP stand to fight against corruption by publishing public officials found guilty of corruption. Training programmes will be implemented for the police and more police stations, forensic labs, and courts will be built. Parole will be deied for certain violent crimes.

Gustav Lilienfeld: I had reached the summit. Having climbed to the topmost point of Lion’s Head, I couldn’t go any higher. There were others around me, and our timing was just right. The sun was setting, and I watched as everyone else set up their cameras to capture the moment. They had all types of equipment, from smartphones and regular point-and-shoots to advanced tripods and lenses as long as telescopes. Mine was a GoPro, but what really set me apart was that my camera was mounted to a quadcopter.

Vikash Gajjar: Fashion and sport were never closely linked. If you think back to a few years ago, the two had very little to do with each other: sport attire was for athletes and those indulging in a spot of exercise, while fashion was for the runway and aesthetics (mostly daily wear, too). The two were separate entities: a person may have worn both styles, but never at the same time. How times have changed.

Laurie Scarborough: Pasty skinned, scrawny, face perpetually trained to the blue-ish hue of a computer screen, and always dressed in jeans and one-size-too-big t-shirts. Not really what comes to mind when you think of an athlete, but this is the stereotyped e-athlete.

The world of e-gaming will be unfamiliar to most people, but the field is a highly competitive and highly lucrative activity that many make a career out of.

Anna Insam: A sweet potato is known to be high in Vitamin B6, which ultimately helps prevent heart attacks.  They contain iron and are a good source of magnesium, which both play a role in resistance to stress and its dreaded side-effects.  Although they taste sweet, they won’t spike your blood sugar either – their natural sugars are slowly released into the blood stream, making them ideal study pals for when test week strikes.  One medium purple sweet potato holds a mere 103 calories, proving that these veggies need to grace your presence very soon!

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