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The story of laundry over three centuries of Cape Town life
7 February 2013

Laundry – whether you do it yourself or someone helps you – is as much a part of our daily existence today as it was three hundred years ago. What was and is some of the culture surrounding the cleaning and pressing of clothes in Cape Town?

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Mother City manners: Urban resolutions for the new year
19 December 2012

Manners do matter. In a world in which more and more people are moving to the city, it is increasingly important to be a considerate city dweller. So this year, when you’re thinking about your new year’s resolutions, why not factor in some urban etiquette too. Here are just 10 things you can do –

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Traces of the future in the present
19 December 2012

Cape Town’s future is made every day out of the individual actions of ordinary Capetonians. As we wind up 2012, we took a closer look at events and occurrences during the year that point to what we can become as a city – together.

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Trafalgar: the park of possibilities
7 December 2012

Last night saw Trafalgar Park in Woodstock transformed from just another urban park to an unexpected event space. The Cape Town Partnership’s annual stakeholders’ function, hosted along with the City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Heritage Trust, celebrated the many partnerships that make our work possible – as well as an exciting opportunity

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Stop, collaborate and listen: A City Views cover story
26 November 2012

Have you been wondering what the eye-catching yellow and black symbols, featured on the November cover of City Views, stand for? Wonder no more. These symbols, and the sign to which they belong, were spotted on the Portside building site in Bree Street, and refer to building contractor Murray & Robert’s “stop and think” safety

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Storytelling for social cohesion: A message from Professor Njabulo Ndebele
2 November 2012

The power of stories lies in their ability to bridge divides and build community, Professor Njabulo Ndebele – chairperson of the Cape Town Partnership board – wrote in his foreword to the 2012 Cape Town Partnership annual report.

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AGM 2012: Celebrating the power of collaboration to transform a city
1 November 2012

Over 250 people gathered on 30 October to celebrate the role that partnerships have played in Cape Town’s successes over the last 12 months. The Cape Town Partnership AGM 2012, unlike most AGM events, did not just celebrate the achievements of the organisation over the last year but also looked to the future, asking how

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Video: What does the Cape Town Partnership do?
1 November 2012

At the Cape Town Partnership we don’t sell a product, aim to make a profit or provide an easily identifiable service. Rather we work in the arena of possibility, harnessing the power of partnerships and leveraging collaborative relationships to ensure that lasting and positive change is effected in our city.

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Celebrating the power of collaboration
26 October 2012

One of the challenges we face at the Cape Town Partnership is how to explain what we do and account for the year that’s gone by when so much of our work is invisible: We don’t build bridges or physically upgrade the city of Cape Town ourselves. We aren’t structured to make a profit. The

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