About Cape Town Partnership

Creating the kind of the city we’d like to see starts at home – with the people who form the core Partnership staff. While they each have special skills and areas of focus, every single one of them is a passionate advocate for human-hearted, human-centred city transformation – a commitment not just to bringing about change, but being the change that Cape Town needs.

Cape Town Partnership is led by an incredibly able collection of people, who spend a great deal of their time connecting the dots between different individuals, departments, projects and partners – so that all these individual efforts and smaller projects add up to a greater vision for the city in which we live and work.

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Chief Executive Officer

The CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana is a town planner with extensive experience in managing and coordinating public-private partnerships. An urban revivalist at heart, she has spent the last ten years with the Cape Town Partnership managing, developing and promoting Cape Town’s Central City as an economically thriving, creative and valued public and private space in which to live, work and play.

She was one of the key role players in developing Cape Town’s Central City Development Strategy (CCDS) in 2008, which puts forward a shared vision to guide future developments in Cape Town until 2018 and, as CEO of the Partnership, she is the key driver of this strategy. She has also been central in Cape Town’s World Design Capital 2014 bid.

Bulelwa is a member of the board of a number of national and international bodies. These include the investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro, and the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company.  She is also a board member of the International Downtown Association (IDA), an ambassador for the Cape Town International Convention Centre, member of the World Design Capital 2016 International Advisory Committee for Taipei and a World Cities Summit Young Leader.

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Andrea Fortuin
Financial Manager

Andrea is responsible for exercising control over expenditure on projects by ensuring appropriate authorisation and monitoring against budgets and the applicable regulatory and contractual framework. She produces monthly financial reports to assist higher management with timeous decision-making.

Mike Purdham
Programme Manager

Mike manages a variety of activities related to Cape Town Partnership programmes, taking them from conception to completion. In particular, he works on projects that support the creative and knowledge economies, through collaboration. He’s currently involved in the formation of the Hout Bay Partnership, works on the Creative Cape Town programme, which aims to support and grow the creative and knowledge economy in Cape Town.

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Terri Carter
Events Manager and Office Manager

As events manager, Terri is responsible for conceiving, planning, and executing all corporate and strategic events, and advising and assisting with project events. As office manager, she ensures that the physical office environment and day-to-day operations are conducive to optimal staff productivity.

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Alan Cameron
Digital Coordinator

Alan enjoys being involved in the digital side of the Partnership’s work. He champions and is involved in efforts to use the Internet to make the city’s public spaces work more effectively.

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Alex Jongens
Project Manager

Alex is managing different projects within Creative Cape Town and City Walk. Her particular focus is the Meet the Makers programme which focuses on amplifying work done by emerging creatives as well as their contribution to the local economy, as well as the “Repair” portfolio of City Walk which aims to explore different ways of improving public amenities for public benefit within the City Walk precinct.

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Ambre Nicolson
Print Editor

Ambre conceptualises content and expresses the work of the Cape Town Partnership through her writing and her work as the editor of Molo, the organisation’s free community newspaper.

Boni Makomazi
Receptionist/ Office Assistant

Boni is one of the first faces you’ll see when you arrive at the Cape Town Partnership offices. She is responsible for the office reception and administration duties, including greeting guests, answering phones, handling company inquiries, sorting and distributing mail.

Faith Werth
Human Resources Assistant

Faith is our Human Resources assistant and as such supports various HR functions, including recruitment and selection, staffing, training and development and counselling as well as grievance handling. Faith is also responsible for processing the company payroll.

Grant du Toit
Systems and IT Administrator

As the one-man IT department at the Cape Town Partnership, Grant is able to keep the organisation connected and productive through his very quick and capable responses to any “tech issues”. His ready smile is never far, despite often encountering “picnic” problems – where the problem is in chair, not in computer.


Iptishaam Bridgens
Finance Assistant

Iptishaam is responsible for much of the administration of the finance team and daily ensures the smooth running of the finance department across the organisation and its co-located partners.

Lisa Burnell
Photographer and Photo Editor

Lisa is most often found behind her camera lens and is responsible for the vast majority of beautiful images seen on our various platforms. Lisa’s people-centric approach captures the work and focus of the organisation. She is also responsible for managing and maintaining the substantial library of photographs taken by the organisation through the years. 

Mandy Wallace

Mandy manages Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana’s diary, meeting schedules and travel arrangements, establishing and maintaining board and stakeholder relations and ensuring her time and focus is productive and efficient.

Maxine Case
Maxine Case

In addition to her role as Cape Town Partnership’s digital editor, Maxine is an award-winning author. She is passionate about delving into the hidden histories of Cape Town as well as writing about issues that impact the city today.

Nandi Miti
Office Keeper

Nandi maintains the organisation’s office space, enabling a productive office environment through her diligence and meticulous attention to detail.

Ru du Toit
Production Coordinator

As the Production Coordinator, Ru has the responsibility of implementing workflow processes and making sure that everyone is aware of schedules and deadlines. She co-ordinates and manages the scheduling, resource allocation and prioritisation of all communication projects by creating a flow in terms of output, timelines and responsibilities.

Steve Alfreds
Graphic Designer

Steve gives visual expression and interpretation to the work of the Cape Town Partnership through the digital and print graphic designs featured online, on street poles, on printed collateral and on projector screens in boardrooms and conference centres across the world.

Sue Martin
Events Coordinator

Sue organises logistics for all in-house events, from booking of venues, to managing RSVPs, handling audio-visual requirements to coordinating catering. As such, she manages the office events calendar, handles event branding, and submits budget and event reports.

Ukhona Mlandu
Project Manager

Ukhona Mlandu is responsible for overall curation of Saturday City Walks as well as the activation of Church Square for First Thursdays.

She has worked as an independent producer, consultant around strategy, marketing and audience development.  She has also worked for Artscape and the Performing Arts Network of South Africa (PANSA) previously. She is also the co-curator of  #100AfricanReads ; a live public art installation that seeks to profile and amplify African writers while presenting a very positive, strong, contemporary and futuristic African aesthetic in public spaces.


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