While beach-wedding pioneers were typically barefoot, white cotton-clad couples tying the knot at their favourite surf spot, contemporary beach weddings are more sophisticated, with crystal, silver, white linen and all the trimmings one might expect of a top-class hotel – on the beach.
On Sunday 27 April 2014, visitors to Cape Town’s Victoria & Alfred Waterfront swapped their shopping bags for sports kitbags in preparation for the very first Discovery World Triathlon to be held in the Mother City.
Thousands of Capetonians streamed into the Cape Town Stadium the day after Nelson Mandela’s official memorial service in Johannesburg for a more informal goodbye, as some of South Africa’s top musical acts put on a free concert for the citizens as a way of saying goodbye to him.
On Friday morning, following the news of Nelson Mandela’s passing, I took to the streets of Cape Town to see where people were going, what kind of mood had settled over the city, and if there was any physical sign of the great loss the world has just experienced.
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