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A family talks about living in Cape Town’s central city

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A young family traded in their life in their “forever” home in Johannesburg for an opportunity to lead a simpler life in Cape Town’s central city. Almost a year later, they’ve settled into a more public life of beaches, parks and public spaces.  Continued…

March 5, 2013

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MyCiTi hours extended for the festive season

MyCiti hours extend for holiday season

MyCiTi buses will run one hour later on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the festive season, starting on 1 December 2012. There will be a special after-midnight service on 31 December to accommodate new year’s eve celebrations. Continued…

November 29, 2012

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Cape Town’s e-permit system helps informal traders

An informal trader on St Georges Mall, photo by Lisa Burnell

An online permit system has made it easier for Cape Town’s informal traders to find and apply for trading space in the city. Continued…

November 23, 2012

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Company’s Garden hosts new summer market

A sign in the Company's Garden, Cape Town. Photo by Jacques Marais Media

Cape Town is introducing an 11-day family market in the city centre’s beautiful Company’s Garden between 14 and 24 December 2012.  Continued…

November 22, 2012

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Taking the train

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On a rain-splattered Thursday, City Views’ writer Alma Viviers ventured into the Southern Suburbs to take the morning train from Plumstead to the Central City with regular commuter Anton Pietersen. Continued…

November 5, 2012

Posted in Business, CCID, Developments, Events, Experience, Experience Town, Featured, History & Memory, Mobility, News, Retailers, Safety & Security, Spaces, Stories, Success Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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Owning the stories in between – Capetonians envision their public spaces

Public space, photo by Jacques Marais Media

Twenty years ago, New York’s Times Square was an ill-lit, dangerous, no-go zone. Today it has been dubbed ‘The Crossroads of the World’, receiving 360 000 – 500 000 visitors per day. It is an iconic public space that is a globally recognised tourism attraction. Continued…

September 18, 2012

Posted in CCID, Experience Town, Featured, News, Public Places, Safety & Security, Social Development, Spaces, Stories, Success Stories, Urban management.

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State of the Central City: Clean, safe, inclusive and open for business

Lindsay Williams and Anton Musgrave discuss the State of Cape Town's Central City, photo by Lisa Burnell

The first annual State of the Central City Report affirms Cape Town as a premier destination for work and play. Continued…

September 14, 2012

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Metered taxi operators in Adderley Street to be relocated

Metered taxis wait near the Cape Town Train Station, photo by Lisa Burnell

The City of Cape Town plans to relocate the metered taxi ranking facilities in Adderley Street between Riebeeck Street and Hans Strijdom Avenue. Continued…

September 12, 2012

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Bree Street: Cape Town’s rising business district

22 Bree Street construction by Lisa Burnell

With the construction of Portside, Cape Town’s largest office development, and the new offices of one of South Africa’s leading corporate law firms, Bowman Gilfillan currently underway, Cape Town’s Bree Street is fast becoming a major business hub in the city. As one of the main arteries into and out of the city, Bree Street is also becoming a retail, culinary and design centre, attracting many new cafes, boutiques and design-focused businesses. Continued…

August 15, 2012

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Talking about urban transformation with Njabulo Ndebele

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, Professor Njabulo Ndebele and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille at the Cape Town Partnership 2012 AGM. Photo by Lisa Burnell

In the August 2012 edition of City Views, we published an interview with Professor Njabulo Ndebele – an acclaimed writer, teacher, thinker and the former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town – about his current role as the chairperson of the Cape Town Partnership board and his views on our urban (and social) transformation. Given the word limit dictated by the printed page, however, we weren’t able to run the full interview. Here is the extended version for your reading (and thinking) pleasure. Continued…

August 4, 2012

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