Experience

Open Streets: A lesson in owning public spaces

Open Streets Cape Town Observatory

In just one week since Open Streets took place in Lower Main Road, Observatory on Africa Day, nearly 400 pictures have been shared on the Open Streets Facebook page, multiple blog posts have been published and every major newspaper in Cape Town has covered the event in some way. Continued…

May 30, 2013

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Taipei and Cape Town sign landmark agreement

Taipei Cape Town design agreement. Photo by Anita Reed

Cape Town, represented by the Cape Town Partnership, has signed a memorandum of agreement with the City of Taipei, committing to strengthening ties between design communities in the two cities.
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March 13, 2013

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The community stories behind Cape Town Carnival

Charlene Constables, together with a range of musicians, create the rhythm and vibe of the event.

The Cape Town Carnival doesn’t only bring people together on the day of the parade. Behind the costumes and colourful floats, it also sets an example of how a single annual event can help build communities all year round. Continued…

March 10, 2013

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Scrabbling the city: a City Views cover story

Guto Bussab_Scrabbling the City

On the cover of the March issue of City Views we give you a taste of what is to come during the free public arts festival Infecting the City from 11 to 16 March. The featured work, Scrabbling, is based on the popular word game Scrabble and invites audience and passersby to express themselves and collectively create a temporary artwork. Creator Guto Bussab is the founder and owner of MUTI, a parent brand for Muti Films (film production), Muti Photography (commercial photography) and TheMutiGallery art gallery). City Views traded letters with the artist.

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March 7, 2013

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Mother City manners: Urban resolutions for the new year

Bodies in Light by Victorine Muller, photo by Sydelle Willow Smith

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 – as a commuter, community member and consumer – to make Cape Town a more liveable city. Go on, make someone’s day. Continued…

December 19, 2012

Posted in About, African Cities, Community, Developments, Events, Experience, Experience Town, Featured, Safety & Security, Social Development, Spaces, Stories, Success Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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Cape Town: A city of contrasts

Table Mountain (c) Magic Memories Group

To celebrate our city’ diversity, we paired some very different urban experiences for you to try over the summer months. Continued…

December 14, 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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Switching on of festive lights moves to Grand Parade

The Adderley Street Lights, photo by Bruce Sutherland

Cape Town’s largest open-air event, the official switching on of the festive season lights, is to move from Adderley Street to the Grand Parade, and you’re invited. Continued…

November 20, 2012

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Twilight Team Run 2012: Thirty years of team work

A team enjoy themselves at the 2011 Twilight Run, photo by Bruce Sutherland

The Twilight Team Run, an event which has seen Capetonians come out in their thousands, is celebrating 30 years of bringing communities together for a good cause. Continued…

November 20, 2012

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Taking the train

Anton Pieterson_18 September 2012_(c)Lisa Burnell_crop

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

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