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5 Reasons Why We Love Mother City ‘Mazing

Five reasons why we love Cape Town's Mother City 'Mazing tumblr.


Alex Osterman and Emma Hessen are two hilarious ladies who brighten our days with their .gif tribute to Cape town, Mother City ‘Mazing. Whether it’s about the latest media scandal a la Max Barashenkov and Montle Moroosi, international stars joining local soap operas or the various bars we Cape Townians brave, there’s a little something for everyone. You ain’t dirty? You ain’t here to partay...

“It's quite simple, we're both born and bred Kaap Dassies with a mild party problem. We've both gone through your Cape Town phases, y’know the usuals — emo, gangster, jock. We've done 'em all so we know how those people work. The best thing about Cape Town is that we're all so different but so similar, and at the end of the day capetonians have all Nkalakatha'd and thought they looked cool and most of us have chundered on main road. It also helps that we get loads of submissions so what we haven't experienced we can still laugh about.” Mother City ‘Mazing

See our six top Mother City 'Mazing gifs below.

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