Music Fundraiser in Muizenberg

The Soul Session SA Fundraiser for Paige Mac is in aid of raising funds for the band Paige Mac, who are currently without transport. As you will know, transport is crucial for an artist’s bread and butter. The event has a great line up of artists, who have come on board, including Stone Jets, Steve Van, Jennifer Eaves, Paige Mac, Donny Barnett and more to be confirmed.

When: 14th November 2014
WhereAlive Cafe – ‘Creative Experience Hub’, 11 Atlantic Road, Muizenberg, False Bay
Time: 20:30
Cost: R100 gets you in. Spot prizes on the evening. Light snacks to be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Booking is essential! (see below for further details)


Payment can be made to secure your seat. Please use Paige Mac with your name as a reference. Donations are most welcome.

Bank details: Capitec Bank, Account Holder: MRS R MARITZ, Account number 1392014067, Branch code 470010.

Surfpop gets disadvantaged children into surfing

Want to learn how to surf and get children from disadvantaged communities out the back? Surfpop is building a bridge between crime and drugs, and the love for surfing and the ocean.


Daniel Botha, founder of Surfpop, aims to change the life of underprivileged children born amidst gangsterism, violence and ghettos. His drive involves hope, compassion, smiles, waves, and business, too.

“We want to share surfing, and the lifestyle and culture it offers with others and have them experience the stoke,” explains Botha, who owns his surf shack in Muizenberg, Cape Town.

“To make a positive difference in society by using surfing as a tool to change the lives of the Surfpop children, and make them ambassadors in their communities to help enlighten others.”

The volunteer outreach program invites beginner surfers to share their time with children between the ages of 8-10 and work with them until they are more or less 15-16.

In four weeks, you’ll be introduced to the sport of surfing, explore Cape Town, help children in the water, and relax at the backpackers. 2500

You will learn everything – from surfboard design and surf forecasting, to wave formation and history of surfing. At the same time, you will make a difference in the lives of young chargers.

Original Source: Surfer Today

Octsober – Ride for Recovery

The month of October has been deemed ‘Octsober’, where South Africans and all those around the world are being asked to quit drinking for the month, as part of a campaign to raise awareness about alcohol abuse. Living Hope understands first hand the devastating effects alcohol abuse can have on an individual and family, because of this they have created a Ride for Recovery event, where they take to the roads to raise funds and awareness of their Recovery Programme.

On 26th October 2014 in keeping with the theme of ‘Oct-sober we will ride again.
Do diarize the date and join with them!

Meeting Venue : Blue Bottle Parking Area in Muizenberg

Time: 7:30am

Date: 26th October 2014.

Donation : R100 per person.

Destination : The Beach Restaurant in Kleinmond

Route: Baden Powel Drive to N2. N2 to Engen 1 stop (toilet break) on to Gordons Bay turn off (turn right) to Clarens Drive. Clarens Drive to Koggelbay (bum break and sight see hopefully there will be whales) Koggelbay to Kleinmond for brunch (your own cost).

All motorcycles and scooters welcome.

For more information : Contact Samantha 021 788 9702 (office hours)

Original Source: Living Hope

Wishing you South African Pride this Heritage Day

The Muizenberg blog and Chas Everitt wish all our Muizenberg residents a very happy Heritage Day.
On Heritage Day we are encouraged to celebrate the cultures, belief and traditions that make us proudly South African.

Heritage Day

“When our first democratically elected government decided to make Heritage Day one of our national days, we did so because we knew that our rich and varied cultural heritage has a profound power to help build our new nation”. ~ Nelson Mandela

Support the Madzishe Fundraiser


Madzishe is a fundraiser for Hand in Hand Creatives as part of the Muizenberg Festival 2014.

Madzishe’s music ranges from traditional to Reggae and Afro pop. An entrancing sound of the mbira serves as a central underpinning for the songs.
Originating from the ancient Shona civilization of Southern Africa, the mbira is a musical instrument made of metal tine attached to a woodern board. It is an essential element of Zimbabwean music both traditionally and spiritual.
Musa Antonio Banda and his band pluck the tines with thumbs creating captivating interlocking melodies which have accompanied ceremonies and celebrations from generation to generation.

Date: 8 October 2014
Time: 8pm
Venue: Alive Cafe, Muizenberg

Muizenberg Festival 2014

Muiz Fest

The Muizenberg Festival is on its way and the festival is a week long event: (5th to the 12th October).

It’s about celebrating community-led development and showcasing the creative beauty of Muizenberg.  There will be many beautiful performances, exhibitions, and concerts to enjoy.

The festival process began in early 2013, inspired by previous street festivals in Palmer Road that were fantastic successes. In 2014 Muizenberg has scaled up, presenting a festival like nothing else before.

The Festival is made up of projects that are about:

• Showcasing solutions to socio-economic and environmental challenges through dynamic design.
• Concerts and exhibitions that celebrate and share the creative wealth of Muizenberg.

Browse the projects on the festival website:

Muizenberg Festival 2014 is a World Design Capital project (#WDC244), taking inspiration from the WDC mission to transform through living design.

At the 6th WDC pitching session on the 27 June, the Festival won 1st prize out of 13 projects presenting their initiatives to a panel of judges: (

The festival is a collaborative effort bringing together the people, organisations, businesses, and partners of Muizenberg. The festival is resourced by, and from the community. We have also crowdfunded, through Thundafund ( and recently reached our milestone of 50k:

Some highlights for the week include:

* Weekend concert (11th, 12th)
Some of the performances:
Black Noise
Texas Radio
Time Flies
Mean Black Mamba

* Creative arts workshops run by Hand in Hand Creatives & Jungle Theatre (6th-10th)

* Theatre performances

* City Soiree concerts (6th, 7th, 9th, and 11th)

* Open Studio Tour (11th, 12th)

* Arts and Design Expo (11th, 12th)

* Festival parties (10th, 11th)

* Festival parade (11th)

* AMAK (Azania Mania Art Kollective) Opening party (3rd) & Parallel Lives Graphic storytelligng workshops (6th-9th)

* Retro surf contests (12th)

There is something for everyone at the Muizenberg Festival.

Muizenberg Park Walk About


The Friends of Muizenberg Park (FoMP) invite you to join them for a walk around the park this Saturday, 30th August 2014 from 2pm. They are going to explore the park, discuss ideas for improving the park and make list of what needs to be done to make it a welcome place for all.
Bring along picnic baskets, blankets and refreshments. Meet near the bowling club.

Weather Warnings Issued for False Bay

weather warningResidents are urged to stay away from areas like the False Bay coastline including Muizenberg beach, Atlantic Seaboard and the Strand / Gordon’s Bay beachfront during this period. Property owners along the coast need to be prepared for possible storm surge impacts to their property.

This is the warning issued by the City of Cape Town’s Disaster Risk Management Centre.

Council’s executive director for Safety and Security Richard Bosman says very rough seas with waves in excess of six metres are predicted for coastal areas.

“As with previous episodes of severe weather conditions, the City of Cape Town has put in place measures to try and mitigate the impact, and our operational staff will be on standby to assist residents in need over the next few days,” he says.

“We urge the public to exercise caution, especially on the roads, as we tend to see an increase in motor vehicle accidents during bad weather periods. Allow extra time for travelling and maintain a safe following distance in wet weather where visibility is compromised.”

The South African Weather Service has warned of cold and wet conditions across the country in the next few days.

The first of two cold fronts made landfall early on Wednesday.

Snowfall has also been forecast in high-lying areas, with very cold conditions setting in.

The second cold front is expected to start developing late on Wednesday, with strong onshore winds and persistent, widespread showers which could result in localised flooding in places.

The South African Weather Service has indicated that the conditions should start clearing by Friday.

– People’s Post

Alive Muizenberg Market



Date: Saturday, 27 of September 2014 09h00
City: Muizenberg
Local: Alive Cafe – ‘Creative Experience Hub’
Street: 11 Atlantic Road

Enjoy a variety of local food, super juices, natural and organic products, art, hand-crafted items, books, wellness sessions, local clothing and more!

~ Join us for the opening celebration and market !!! ~ And every fourth saturday of the month.

Admission is free.

To book a stall or for more information contact Zaeemah on 0838615600 / 0217829123 ~