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

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. This include the Central City Improvement District (CCID), a public-private partnership for Cape Town’s CBD; 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 Fontuin
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.

andrea@capetownpartnership.co.za
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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Mike Purdham
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.

mike@capetownpartnership.co.za
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.

terri@capetownpartnership.co.za
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
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.

ambre@capetownpartnership.co.za
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.

putter@capetownpartnership.co.za
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
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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.

faith@capetownpartnership.co.za
Grant du Toit
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.

 

grant@capetownpartnership.co.za
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
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
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
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
Sibusiso Tshabalala
Sibusiso Tshabalala
Co-ordinator: Programme and Communications Support

Sibusiso’s role entails managing existing partners and identifying new funding streams for the work of the Cape Town Partnership. He also works closely with the Projects and Communications teams to offer support. Sibusiso is passionate about the role that citizens can play in building better communities, and the role intermediary organisations (like the Cape Town Partnership) can play in facilitating sustainable change.

sibusiso@capetownpartnership.co.za
Steve Alfreds
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.

steve@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 and low- carbon strategy projects. She’s currently involved in project strategy around inclusivity in Woodstock, the low-carbon central city strategy, urban agriculture and informal trade.

zarina@capetownpartnership.co.za
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