Neighbourhood News Update: 11 March 2022


After a successful first weekend of Master Chef SA activities at Makers Landing this past week, the fun continues this Saturday and Sunday. Visitors will again get a chance to be part of a live cooking demo session on Saturday from 11am, this time with Justine Drake. Attendance is free.

And on Sunday we’ll have this week’s eliminated contestants for a Q&A session with fans of the show. Below is a breakdown of the remainder of events to look forward to:

Master Chef SA at Makers Landing

  • Saturday 12 March – 11h00: Food demo with judge Justine Drake
  • Sunday 13 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday 10 March
  • Saturday 19 March – 11h00: Food demo with judge Zola Nene
  • Sunday 20 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday, 17 March
  • Saturday 26 March – 11h00: Food demo with guest judge Bertus Basson
  • Sunday 27 March – Contestants voted out on Thursday, 24 March

Last week with MasterChef SA at Makers Landing 

Watershed Design Lab promotes local startups

In late 2021, the Watershed introduced the Watershed Design Lab, a retail-readiness training programme, in partnership with the Craft and Design Institute. The initiative is true to the Watershed’s ethos of promoting local brands and offering a commercial platform and enterprise support. The focus of the incubator is to assist businesses with product development and business training to enable the possibility of their own store in the Watershed in the future. Find out more about the programme and all the businesses involved here:

What’s on in the neighbourhood:

11 – 21 March

  • Cape Town Oyster Festival – Ferryman’s Taverns & Mitchells

12 March:

  • The Cape 1000 rally (a tribute to Italy’s iconic Mille Miglia race) – Silo District
  • Live at Makers Landing: And the Beat Goes On
  • Waterfront Summer Tango Social Series – Pierhead Deck (outside Life Grand Café)

13 March

  • Take The stage Series: Winston Siljeur – Silo District
  • Live at Makers Landing: Deslynn Malotana Band

Weekly footfall update

Watershed showed increasing foot traffic numbers, moving 8% up for the week-on-week comparison and 7% up on last month. This is due to the increasing numbers of foreign nationals visiting the space. Across the rest of the property, we’ve been seeing marginal improvement with events such as last week’s Motor Show drawing visitors over the weekend. We expect the trend to slow as we exit summer with our daily visitor count currently at 44k people per day.