Hout Bay

8 Incredible South African Innovations of 2019

South Africa is filled with innovative thinkers, all of whom are coming up with ways to change the world and create jobs for fellow...

The community of Hout Bay reclaims its shared social spaces

Brand South Africa through its Constitutional awareness campaign #InspiredByMyConstitution, aims to ensure that the values enshrined in the widely admired constitution, are indeed a...

Join GEM this Mandela Month

If you're not sure what you'll be doing this Mandela Month, why not join GEM and Brand South Africa in helping those in need....

South Africa’s Dungeons surf spot unleashes world class waves

Situated at the foot of the Sentinel Mountain outside Hout Bay, Western Cape, the Dungeons has for years been a popular, but challenging surfing...

Women recycle tea bags to make art

tea_bags_thumbnail Helping others to help themselves can be as simple as saving your used tea bags. The women of Original T-Bag Designs in Hout Bay, Cape Town recycle them to make art and earn a living.

A Bright Start for smart kids

Bright Start sponsors promising township students to attend better-equipped schools; in partnership with schools, parents and sponsors, the organisation is breaking the cycle of poverty, one child at a time.

Recycling pays for ‘green’ entrepreneurs

For 48-year-old Nokwanda Sotyantya, a member of a local recycling cooperative from the Imizamo Yethu informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa's move towards a "green" economy has turned her life around.

Finding South Africa’s most beautiful object

The shortlist of South Africa's 10 most beautiful objects, all designed by the country's best creative talent, has been announced for the 2012 Design Indaba Most Beautiful Object in South Africa Award.
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Waste drive reaps rewards

A new community recycling initiative in the coastal town of Hout Bay in the Western Cape is changing the way people think about waste management.
Rugby sewing initiative kicks off

Art for tolerance on Mandela Day

For Mandela Day 2011, youth NGO Lalela Project is collaborating with South African photographers Hasan and Husain Essop in an innovative project to promote tolerance and understanding between Coloured and Xhosa communities in Cape Town.