The funky little suburb of Woodstock on the edge of the Cape Town city bowl, is fizzing with creative energy. It is helping to power the Mother City's design engine, which has already conjured up Design Indaba and Guild Design Fair, and it is revelling in the World Design Capital designation this year.
No longer satisfied with mass-produced brands, beer drinkers are looking for an interesting alternative. Welcome to the craft beer industry. As more people yearn for a more peaceful pace of life, microbrewing and slow food are becoming more popular.
In the entrance to the South African Parliament a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, its 120-metre length reaching through the lobby to wrap around the exterior of the chamber.