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Current Affairs

Our City

Weekdays at 18:00

The third season of Our City, a live daily current affairs program airs every weekday evening from 18:00. Our City includes a daily news round-up that looks at important local stories through the voices of those affected.

What differentiates Our City is a focus on solutions journalism: where we not only report on issues, but also engage with ordinary people to look at how social problems can be solved.

Show Highlights

Workers World 
Thursday 08 March at 19:00


We have a vision for an informed, organised and mobilised working class acting in its own interests. Workers World tonight at 19:00 on Cape Town TV.


Umlilo: Fire Talks
Monday 12 March at 19:30 


The show provides a well-rounded portrayal of Rastafari life in the Western Cape and beyond, giving outsiders a look at and providing Rastafari people with a platform to discuss matters particular to Rastafari life. 

Drive It 
Thursday 15 March at 21:30


It's shiny and new, drive it!, the magazine all about cars: well told, well shot and well packaged. 

Earth Frontline
Monday 19 March at 19:30


We confront the effects of human presence on our environment, looking at the crisis which we face from issues like climate change, fracking and water scarcity.

Future of Cities
Thursday 23 March at 19:00


The next decades will see cities growing rapidly, forging powerful international partnerships and taking the lead in solving global problems.

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Cape Town TV is available free-to-air in Cape Town and across South Africa and Lesotho on DStv. The channel receives around three million views each month.


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Sponsorship of CTV programmes will give your organisation excellent public exposure as well as providing Capetonians with great programming on their community channel.


Homegrown Content

Ek Se

Monday to Wednesday at 16H00

Ek Se is a youth edutainment show primarily focusing on social issues affecting young people. 

The show also serves to celebrate young people who are excelling academically and provides them with interviews. The show has proved to be a success and is consistently engaging its loyal captive audience.

Show Highlights

Sports Federation TV 
Friday 09 March at 21:00


A collaboration of sports from the WP Sports Council. Promoting sport and sports management in Cape Town. Driven by the Western Province Sports Council.

Photos of Africa
Wednesday 14 March at 09:00



Tourism is an important economic sector for many countries in Africa. There are many countries that benefit the most from tourism.

Sci Show
Friday 16  March at 15:30



Sci Show explores the unexpected. Hank Green, Michael Aranda, and Olivia Gordan delve into the scientfic subjects that defy our expectations and make us even more curious!

Phillipi TV

Weekdays at 22:00


Don't forget to watch action-packed local drama from Phillipi TV, Monday to Friday at 22:00 on Channel 263 Cape Town TV.

Arts Alive 

Saturday 24 March at 17:00


Arts Alive, a gathering of artists and professionals in San Francisco. The show keeps the arts alive by investing in the success of its local arts non-profits.


Tune Into Cape Town

 To tune your TV set to pick up CTV, use the remote control unit to open up the Menu of the set.

  1. Go to the Setup menu.
  2. Do a channel scan – the TV set will automatically scan all of the channels it receives. This will take a few minutes.
  3. When the channel scan is completed the set should display all of the channels available – you will then be able to switch between channels using the channel buttons on the remote control or on the set itself.
  4. If you still have problems picking up the channel, call Sentech on 021 525 3601 for assistance.
  5. The transmission is from Sentech's Tygerberg mast, so your outdoor aerial should point to Tygerberg mountain.
If you are a DSTV subscriber, tune in to channel 263. You'll find it on the Easy View, Access, Family, Compact, Extra & Premium packages.



Save Water Every Drop Counts

 Stay tuned to CTV for water saving tips!

When Swallows Cry

Now on at Flipside, Baxter Theatre Centre

When Swallows Cry is a powerful trilogy on the international theme of migration and refugees, particularly as it relates to Africans. 

Commissioned by Ibsen International, a Norwegian Theatre company, When Swallows Cry has been described as, “A tour-de-force. Very powerful and thought-provoking. The acting was exceptional.” - Elinor Sisulu, Writer.

Mon - Thurs R95
Matinees R95
Fri & Sat R120
Students & Senior Citizens R70

Book your tickets here.

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Cape Town Community Events



Cape Town comes alive with that carnival buzz with the seventh annual Caoe Town Carnival dances into town on Saturday, 18 March 2017. For this year, the theme for the extravagant shindig is "Amaza - Ocean Odyssey" and celebrates the city's amazing surrounding oceans. The festivities start warming up from 16:00 to culminate into the cultural explosion that is the parade. 



Do your part this March and participate in the 2017 Earth Hour in Cape Town on Saturday, 25 March 2017. This global environmental initiative calls on ordinary people to take a stand against climate change by turning off all non-essential lights between 8:30pm and 9:30pm.



If you weren’t able to secure tickets for the 2017 Cape Town International Jazz Festival or you just want to catch a glimpse of what’s in store at the annual musical calendar highlight, then don’t miss out on the FREE Cape Town Jazz Concert at Greenmarket Square on Wednesday, 29 March 2017. The mahala Mother City show features a heady line-up of some of the best acts set to perform at the weekend-long event.

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