TheCapeRobyn – aka Robyn Y Cohen -has over twenty years of experience in print media as an arts and lifestyle writer. She relishes the global audience of the exciting digital media world and is loving sharing stories from Cape Town, the African continent and elsewhere, with readers of TheCapeRobyn magazine: Arts. Destinations. Style.

TheCapeRobyn’s reach includes – stage, film, music, food, drink, travel, books, mind, body and soul – the creative, innovative, engaging, and exciting. [Note: There are many Robyn Cohens – just as there are numerous John Smiths. This Robyn Cohen has a middle name beginning with a Y. Let’s go with TheCapeRobyn). TheCapeRobyn motto: Go while you can.

Cohen has a MA in fine art from The University of Witwatersrand. Her little book, Nearly Finished- a guide to home renovation, was published in 2006, by Double Storey (ex-imprint of Juta). Nearly Finished was based on a series of humorous articles, the Story of My House, which she was commissioned to write for the Cape Times, documenting the renovation of the family’s home. The book was translated into Afrikaans as Amper Klaar – ‘n gids vir huisvernuwing.

Robyn Y Cohen is a member of SAFREA- The South African Freelancers Association


TheCapeRobyn: Content is curated and experiential. No copying and pasting of releases. The website is not a portal for “everything”. It is a magazine with reviews, interviews, features.

For diary snippets, see the story function on the TheCapeRobyn on Instagram.

Promotions on Facebook and website– clearly marked as sponsored.

Platform and reach: South Africa, Africa, Africa and global – arts, destinations, style.


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Submissions guideline to TheCapeRobyn – reviews, interviews


Subject line- TheCapeRobyn theatre, travel, food, books etc​. Add in: interview/review request.

Please do not send links in initial email. For example, send a short bio of a performer in a play. Do not send a link that we have to download. Please keep submissions to under 500 words – in initial email.

Pointers when making submissions for publication on TheCapeRobyn

Please indicate clearly:

*title of production/event/book/festival etc

*Dates of above (if it is an interview request, this may not apply)

*Cost of tickets to event/show/festival/restaurant  (ball park – or is it a free event?)

*Booking details. It could be an email or phone number. We need a booking/contact number

*Social media references. Is your event/person is on Instagram/twitter/Facebook? Details, please.

*Photo – 300KB or up. Please DO NOT SEND DROPBOX or files in initial enquiry.

Submissions guideline to TheCapeRobyn – promotions


Subject line- Theatre reviews are posted by TheCapeRobyn without payment. As we come across exciting events – food, destinations, and festivals – we may write about them. However, we cannot get to everything. If you want to schedule a guaranteed post, then check out the possibility of a Promotion @TheCapeRobyn. This is a sponsored post but even so we will not feature anything which we deem to be unethical, boring or shoddy. We want to provide a platform for curated promotional content. For example, if you are a theatre and you want to tell readers about your food offerings or capacity as a venue for hire or about another value point, then a Promotion @TheCapeRobyn may be the answer. An article will be written. Your press release will not be copied and pasted. We are not a copy and paste platform.

TheCapeRobyn gratitude corner – show some love (please)

There is no charge to read TheCapeRobyn. There are no paywalls. However, we would like to make this a viable platform. You can show some love by advertising (banner ads etc), signing up for Promotion @TheCapeRobyn. The easy-peasy solution is to hit the Donate Button, here and pay-it-forward –any amount.