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12 August 2010

10 reasons to love CT

I know I am biased. But I really just love this city, in which I have lived for most of my life. Here are 10 reasons why the last week made me feel this way.

I know I am biased. But I really just love this city, in which I have lived for most of my life. Here are 10 reasons why the last week made me feel this way.

Unfinished fly-over. It's been there for decades, hovering over the city. But, if life passes you a lemon, make a lemonade – countless movies have been filmed here, so the city found a way to make the fly-over pay its own way. Now, a giant, and I mean giant, vuvuzela has been assembled on top of it. It almost looks as if it was specially built for the purpose. If anyone could blow that thing, the city would probably move a few metres to the left.

Grey areas. Certain parts of Cape Town, such as the last two in which I lived, although officially being declared 'white' under the apartheid government, went through all 48 years of nationalist rule being gently and quietly mixed.  There is something about the soul of Cape Town that is beyond the reach of something as temporary as the government of the time. That goes for the present one as well.

 
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