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September 26, 2019

Archie makes his debut on Meghan and Harry’s South Africa tour

Cape Town, South Africa (CNN)Britain’s Duke and Duchess of Sussex brought their son Archie to his first official engagement Wednesday — a meeting with Nobel laureate and retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Marking his South African debut, four-month-old Archie met the beloved 87-year-old statesman when the family visited his legacy foundation in Cape Town.

The Sussexes are midway through a 10-day trip to southern Africa on behalf of the UK government.

Footage posted to the official Sussex Royal Instagram account revealed the much-anticipated moment — to the delight of royal fans around the world.

Baby Archie could be seen being cradled by [...]

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September 19, 2019

Blood bank a boost for Khayelitsha hospital

Cape Town – The Khayelitsha District Hospital (KDH) has become the fifth hospital to receive a blood bank through a partnership between the Western Cape government and the Western Cape Blood Service (WCBS).

The blood bank will operate for 24 hours and will result in rapid availability of cross-matched blood to the hospital and other surrounding hospitals, where the demand is always high, particularly in trauma wards.

Gregory Bellairs, chief executive of Western Cape Blood Service, said this was the first blood bank they had opened in more than 20 years.

“This has enabled us to bring the blood supply closer to the patients of this and surrounding hospitals, [...]

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July 26, 2019

Local film ‘Moffie’ to make world premiere at 76th Venice Film Festival

Local film ‘Moffie’ to make world premiere at 76th Venice Film Festival

Local film “Moffie”, will have its world premiere in the official selection of the 76th Venice Film Festival which starts on August 28, 2019.

“Moffie”  was made in association with Hermanus’ Cape Town-based Penzance Films with the support of the Department of Trade and Industry South Africa.

This is the second film by Hermanus and only the fourth South African film to receive an official invitation to Venice in the 76 years of the festival. Hermanus’ previous film The Endless River (2015) was the first South African film to compete for the Golden [...]

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July 24, 2019

Local artist on her hair artwork that went viral

She’s always loved hair and treated every head she worked on as a blank canvas to create magic when she was a hairdresser.

As far as Lebohang Motaung is concerned, hair is the single most versatile part of the human body as it can be changed, coloured and styled to communicate your personality – or how you feel – to the rest of the world.

And now she’s turned it into a visual wonderwork too. Lebohang recently shot into the spotlight when one of her art pieces went viral on social media. The talented 27-year-old used real hair on three canvases that were linked via braids in a striking piece titled Formation.

The work shows the relationship between a hairdresser [...]

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