Anneke Rautenbach

About Anneke Rautenbach

Anneke Rautenbach wants to live in a city where the public spaces make people want to kiss.

She tells some of Cape Town’s many fascinating stories and has written for the Cape Times, Weekend Argus, SLiPnet, Africa In Words, City Press and the Cape Town Partnership’s community newspaper, Molo.  She is also a co-founder of the local literary magazine, Prufrock.

When Anneke’s not writing and editing, you can find her reading fat novels about real people in the real world, wandering the city or watching The Wire.

Follow the strange things she discovers at (Twitter) @annekerauties  and (Instagram) annekeraut.

Recent Posts

Our work in Woodstock: Frequently asked questions
29 September 2014

The economic prosperity of Cape Town has made the cheaper commercial and residential rentals of Woodstock attractive to those with business in the CBD, prompting conversations about gentrification and displacement, and the role of authorities in providing affordable housing. The work of the Cape Town Partnership in Woodstock has prompted similar questions, answers to which

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Edible city: 5 layovers for urban agritourists
27 August 2014

Through our Green Clusters project – a platform for collaborative dialogue around urban agriculture in Cape Town – we found at least five must-sees for agritourists who want to eat local, connect with the soil and engage with our history.

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Kenya Creative Week inspired by Creative Cape Town
27 August 2014

Nairobi has just wrapped up its first Kenya Creative Week. Read about it on the Creative Cape Town website.

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Bulelwa to fly the flag for CTICC
27 August 2014

As well as being a newly-appointed Wesgro board member, Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana can add Cape Town International Convention Centre ambassador to her list of designations.

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Five reasons Africa needs to reinvent the city
27 August 2014

Africa’s cities are facing some exciting, frightening and rapid change. UN-Habitat’s latest “State of African Cities” report attempts to map this change and create a tool for future-oriented urban planning. What are some of the insights of the report, and what can Cape Town as an African city learn from this?

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People from near and far
25 August 2014

What does it mean to call yourself a Capetonian? In the August 2014 edition of Molo, we traced the many waves of immigration that have given Cape Town its multicultural character.

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Let’s talk about co-design
12 August 2014

Join the Cape Town Partnership for a panel discussion about co-design on Wednesday 20 August at the City Hall as part of Open Design Cape Town.

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A Foreshore of the future
5 June 2014

Icons or eyesores? These are just two ways of seeing the unfinished flyovers of Cape Town’s Foreshore, and for decades people have debated their limits and possibilities – and those of the foreshore more generally. What is Cape Town’s sense of the space? The Cape Town Partnership explores the history and potential of this desolate,

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Greenmarket Square: shared benefit through shared understanding
28 May 2014

Following an Informal Trade Summit held by the City of Cape Town last year, the Cape Town Partnership, City of Cape Town, Greenmarket Square Traders’ Association and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology have come together to address infrastructural concerns and explore the possibilities of a new approach.

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Changing their home to change the world
27 May 2014

Our CEO, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana and her family are changing their home to change the world. Through the online challenge, My Green Home, they are reducing their home’s impact on the environment. And you can watch how they do it.

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