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
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Chief Executive Officer

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana is a qualified town planner with extensive experience in managing and coordinating public-private partnerships. An urban revivalist at heart, she has spent the last eight 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 the newly-appointed 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.

She sits on the boards of the Central City Improvement District (CCID), a public-private partnership for Cape Town’s CBD; and investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro. She also sits on the board of the International Downtown Association (IDA) and was recently appointed as a board member of the Table Mountain Aerial Cableway Company (TMACC).

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Andrea Fontuin
Andrea Fortuin
Accountant

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.

andrea@capetownpartnership.co.za
Jodi Allemeier
Jodi Allemeier
Programme Manager

Jodi provides support to research- and project-level activity by enabling the team to work more effectively. She keeps the entire set of organisational activities in mind, while adding value to specific project activities by creating opportunities for internal cross-project collaboration. She also works in a more dedicated capacity on the low-carbon project, placemaking projects, housing, social and economic development work, and is engaged in identifying and assessing potential new business for the Cape Town Partnership.

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Skye Grove
Skye Grove
Communications Manager

Skye is the media and stakeholder contact for the organisation and deals with positioning the Cape Town Partnership’s work in the public arena. She works with a wide variety of public and private stakeholders and focuses on content across printed and online media. She is passionate about content, storytelling and the benefits that a fully integrated communications approach can bring to an organisation.

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Terri Carter
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
Alan Cameron
Digital Coordinator

Alan enjoys being involved in the digital side of the Partnership’s work. Fuelled by his interested in the ways that technology can be used to help people, he is involved in efforts to make free WiFi available in public spaces in Cape Town.

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Ambre Nicolson
Print Editor

Ambre conceptualises content and expresses the work of the organisation through her writing. A key contributor for Molo, Ambre also expresses the outward-facing work of the organisation, especially our interests in urban agriculture, low carbon, the creative economy and housing.

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Andrew Fleming
Andrew Fleming
Senior Researcher

Andrew coordinates the implementation of a research programme for the Partnership, and supports projects and programmes with research that ranges from dipstick surveys to detailed studies. He’s currently involved in the low-carbon strategy for the central city; a housing research document in partnership with multiple housing groups; and a number of ad hoc surveys and studies that support the planning and evaluation of Cape Town Partnership projects.

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Andrew Putter
Andrew Putter
Project Consultant

Andrew Putter manages a specific programme of the Partnership, specifically the Neighbourhood Communication Project. He’s involved in trying to find ways to help people in the city communicate and collaborate creatively across their differences, especially in public places. The Neighbourhood Communication Project is especially interested in the lives of those people in the city whose voices are unheard. Andrew spends a lot of time meeting with as broad a variety of people in the city as possible, trying to understand their needs and projects, looking for ways to fruitfully connect them to each other through a design-thinking process.

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Anneke Rautenbach
Anneke Rautenbach
Staff Writer

As Staff Writer for the Cape Town Partnership, Anneke Rautenbach connects the many themes running throughout the Partnership’s work and relates them to wider issues affecting the city, country and planet. She uses the Partnership’s research and closely follows its projects to recognise where stories emerge. As well as writing about inclusive urban design, urban agriculture and the informal economy, Anneke writes about the creative industries for Creative Cape Town, and for Molo, the Cape Town Partnership’s community newspaper.

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Boni Makomazi
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.

boni@capetownpartnership.co.za
Caroline Jordan
Caroline Jordan
Creative Cape Town Project Manager

Caroline manages a variety of activities related to Cape Town Partnership’s mandate. In particular, she contributes to producing Creative Cape Town projects that focus on marketing local cultural and creative organisations, practitioners and systems. She’s involved in Creative Week, Meet the Makers, the Cultural Stakeholders Forum, as well as visual and digital communications including social media.

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Didi Ntsie
Didintle Ntsie
Junior Project Manager

Didintle works with Cape Town Partnership project managers and researchers to develop her placemaking facilitation skills. In particular, she works on public space activations for vital and inclusive communities alongside Andrew Putter and Zarina Nteta. She’s currently involved in developing and initiating a community building placemaking process for Church Square, is supporting the work towards a placemaking strategy for Woodstock, and a lessons-sharing programme between community placemakers in the CBD, Woodstock and Langa.

didi@capetownpartnership.co.za
Dillion Phiri
Dillion Phiri
Creative Nestlings Project Manager

Dillion coordinates the activities for Creative Nestlings, a brand which he co-founded with Lunga Phiri before joining the Cape Town Partnership. This entails taking Creative Nestlings projects and events from conception to completion and developing online content for the Creative Nestlings digital platforms. He’s currently involved in the Mural Project, Public Poster Project and regular Conversations on Creativity.

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Iptishaam Bridgens
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.

iptishaam@capetownpartnership.co.za
Kate Bryant
Kate Bryant
Digital Marketing and Communications Intern

Kate is doing a Digital Marketing and Communications internship with Creative Cape Town. She assists with the management and content creation for many CCT social media platforms. Kate also helps with marketing Creative Week 2014 and the CCT app.

kate@capetownpartnership.co.za
Lisa Burnell
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. 

lisa@capetownpartnership.co.za
Lunga Mateta-Phiri
Lunga Mateta-Phiri
Creative Nestlings Junior Project Manager

Lunga coordinate the activities for Creative Nestlings, a brand which she co-founded with Dillion Phiri before joining the Cape Town Partnership. This entails working on Creative Nestlings projects and events and developing online content for the Creative Nestlings digital platforms. She’s currently involved in coordinating regular Conversations on Creativity events, building relationships with emerging artists, identifying new business for Creative Nestlings, and developing new content for projects and digital platforms.

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Mandy Wallace
Mandy Wallace
PA to CEO

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.

mandy@capetownpartnership.co.za
Mike Purdham
Mike Purdham
Project 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.

mike@capetownpartnership.co.za
Nandi Miti
Nandi Miti
Office Keeper

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

nandi@capetownpartnership.co.za
Ru du Toit
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.

ru@capetownpartnership.co.za
Sue Martin
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.

sue@capetownpartnership.co.za
Zarina Nteta
Zarina Nteta
Junior Project Manager

Zarina manages a variety of activities related to Cape Town Partnership’s mandate, in particular working on public space activations for vital and inclusive communities and low-carbon strategy projects. She’s currently involved in project strategy around creating a vital and safe Trafalgar Park, forming and supporting Friends of Harrington Square, forming a strategy for low-carbon projects and developing a process for placemaking in Woodstock.

zarina@capetownpartnership.co.za
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