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.

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
Senior Project Manager

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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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.

Iptishaam Bridgens
Assistant Accountant

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.

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

In addition to her role as Cape Town Partnership’s Head of Communications, 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.

Maxine Case
Acting Head of Communications

In addition to her role as Cape Town Partnership’s Acting Head of Communications, 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.

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Nadia Krige

As the digital editor for Cape Town Partnership, Nadia is passionate about translating the Mother City’s people and places into stories that are both pretty to look at and enjoyable to read. She’s incurably curious and strives to turn even the most mundane activities into memorable adventures.

Nandi Miti
Office Keeper

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

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.

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