Management Team

Andrew Boraine
Chief Executive
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Andrew Boraine is CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, a public-private partnership that manages the work of the pioneering Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) and ran Cape Town’s successful bid to be World Design Capital 2014. Andrew is a graduate of UCT, and is Adjunct Professor at the African Centre for Cities. He has been involved in South Africa’s community, political, local government and urban development processes for the past 35 years. From 2001 to 2003, Andrew was Special Advisor to the Minister for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on city development strategy and urban policy, and conceptualised and coordinated the establishment of the South African Cities Network. Prior to his term as Cape Town’s City Manager from 1997 to 2001, Andrew worked for the Department of Constitutional Development, where he helped to draft the Local Government Chapter in the Constitution and the White Paper on a new democratic system of local government. He has delivered papers on city and urban development strategy at a range of international workshops and conferences, and has taken part in the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) programme. Andrew chairs the board of the Development Planning Committee of the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA). He is currently convenor of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership (EDP) process.

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
Managing Director
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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 managing director 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; official regional tourism organisation Cape Town Tourism; non-profit heritage conservation agency Cape Town Heritage Trust; investment and trade promotion agency for the Western Cape, Wesgro; and microfinance NGO the Kuyasa Fund.

Tasso Evangelinos
Chief Operating Officer of the Central City Improvement District
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While his career has included nine years in the restaurant and entertainment industry, and a further eleven years in the textile industry working as the national marketing and sales manager of a large hosiery manufacturer, the highlight of Tasso’s career is undoubtedly his twelve years with the Central City Improvement District – during which time he has seen the CBD change from a place plagued by crime, grime and urban flight to one of the cleanest, safest and most liveable CBDs in South Africa today. He joined the CCID at its founding in 2000, as has served as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the last five years. During this time the CCID has been awarded the International Downtown Association (IDA) Award for Social Development in 2008, an IDA Downtown of the Month Award in 2009, and a CBD cleanliness award from the City of Cape Town in 2010, following the successful hosting of the 2010 World Cup in large part in the CCID area.

Nazeer Rawoot
Business Manager
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Nazeer previously worked for the holding company of the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens, and before that SARS. He believes that life reinvents itself every day, which is particularly the case in the Central City.