Neighbourhood News Update: 28 July 2023


Our Adidas concept store was recently awarded Platinum LEED for its sustainable store design, setting a new benchmark for green retail in our neighbourhood.

A massive congratulations to our Adidas concept store for setting a new benchmark for sustainable retail in our neighbourhood with their Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for Interior Design and Construction in the retail category. The achievement is a first for Adidas as a global brand and a feather in our cap as a business that has been on a journey of implementing green initiatives across our property.

Opened in 2021, Adidas South Africa brought a fresh take to eco-friendly retail by introducing its first-ever sustainable concept store that takes inspiration from the outdoors with a design that features natural elements such as a variety of living plant life, reclaimed wood, and other recycled material.  Click here to read more.

Yacht skipper, Lucky Ntuli, awarded for his heroic rescue at sea.

The NSRI (Nationals Sea Rescue Institute) awards committee recently hosted its awards evening to honour volunteers and dedicated individuals who have risked their lives to save others. Amongst the honourees was Escape Catamaran skipper, Tamsanqa Lucky Ntuli who helped prevent a potential tragedy in our harbour earlier this year, after a visitor accidentally fell into the water.

The NSRI teams were at sea, in their home base at the V&A, going about their routine training exercises when they received the call. After alerting Port Control and nearby vessels, Lucky, without hesitating, jumped in the water to assist the individual. NSRI commended the charter boat operator for his swift response on the day.

Click here to visit the NSRI website to show support to their cause.

Young designers showcase at Merchants on Long 

V&A tenant, Merchants on Long concept store, is celebrating African fashion and local designers by stocking capsule collections from seven designers who showcased at this year’s SA Fashion Week event.

The designers available at the V&A boutique include Michael Ludgwig, Boyde, BAM Collective, Gugu by Gugu, Sipho Mbuto, Fuato Moyo and Belhauzen “Merchants on Long was founded on the principles of supporting African design talent,” says Jeanine Benjamin, Merchants on Long COO. “By partnering with SAFW on this initiative, we are able to provide the opportunity for these creatives to grow their reach and further connect with a Cape Town customer.”

Garments on offer include genderless, earthy, knitwear, minimalist, modern menswear, striking silhouettes, experimental details and much more. Visit Merchants on Long, located upper level next to Woolworths. Click here to read more.

What’s on in the neighbourhood

Event: Night Feast

Date: Friday, 28 July 2023

Time: 16h00 – 22h00

Location: Two Oceans Aquarium, Zeitz Mocca, V&A Amphitheatre, Makers Landing Including Silo District

Experience a vibrant winter celebration at The Night Feast, featuring popular musicians, award-winning chefs, street food vendors, and family-friendly activities at V&A Waterfront’s iconic venues.

Event: V&A Record & Music Fair

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2023

Time: 10h00 – 14h00

Location: Watershed Upper Level

Discover your musical treasures at the V&A Waterfront Record Fair — over 3,000 vinyl records, CDs, cassettes, music books, and more, with lively DJ sets to keep the rhythm alive.

Event: Swing Dance Social

Date: Saturday, 29 July 2023

Time: 17h00 – 20h00

Location: Makers Landing

Embrace the spirit of Swing dance, music, and culture with Cape Town Swing — a welcoming community sharing the joy of this timeless art form through social dances and lively rhythms.

Click here for more details on our events.