Museum

Free entry to museums on International Museum Day

International Museum Day

When was the last time you went to one of Cape Town's museums? Sadly, museums are suffering a bit in the digital age as they try to compete with the internet and Discovery Channel, which is why International Museum Day was launched in order to raise awareness about the role of museums in our society, and how people can rediscover museums. Cape Town is blessed with some fine museums, and on Friday 18 May, all the Iziko Museums (except the Castle) will be open free of charge, so there's no excuse not to pay them a visit and broaden your horizons. The theme for this year's International Museum Day is "Museums in a Changing World. New Challenges, New Inspirations." Iziko Museums are planning a range of activities, including three                  

Music

Die Antwoord

Yolandi Vi$$er and Ninja

With no pretenses about the conviction of their message, self-named group, Die Antwoord, is an Afrikaans translation of "the answer". As of February, this fresh South African act has been "taking over the interweb". Their Enter The Ninjamusic video went web and kicked up more bandwith fuss than anything our sweet sovereign SA has seen before - making Die Antwoord a viral phenomenon so seductive that it temporarily disabled South African host Hetzner, before being taken on by the big boys at Google. With fan followings based ontwitter, myspace or facebook, and Youtube as their broadcast medium, Die Antwoord has harnessed all the heat of online campaigning to become one of South Africa's most distinct popular culture