Molo articles

The Making of Church Square
9 January 2017

When I was a child, I enjoyed digging in my grandmother’s garden for treasure. Back then, my finds consisted largely of glass, and fragments of crockery. Still, in my eyes the glass became diamonds, and the crockery hinted at greater riches to be found – a whole cup, a teapot. It’s fair to say that

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A Sense of Connection
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
9 January 2017

When I first moved to Cape Town in 1999, I encountered Church Square as a rundown parking lot. Thankfully, the City of Cape Town was already in the process of recognising the importance of placemaking in public spaces, and acknowledging the heritage value of the square’s troubled history. In 2005, the Cape Town Partnership officially

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Gallery: Overheard on Bree Street
Lisa Burnell
18 September 2015

What would you do if you were Mayor of Cape Town? Photographer Lisa Burnell asked some Bree Street bystanders.

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Bree Street, 31 January 1799
31 August 2015

In the first of a series of fictional essays that re-imagine the lives of Cape Town residents, past and present, novelist Rehana Roussouw travels back to Bree Street at the turn of the 18th century.

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Resident histories of Bree Street
Ambre Nicolson
27 August 2015

How has Bree Street changed over time? We asked some long-time occupants – both business and residential – about how they came to Bree Street, and what made them stay.

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Women of Bree Street
Ambre Nicolson
7 August 2015

Cape Town Partnership community newspaper Molo interviewed some of the remarkable women who have lived and worked on Bree Street.

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How has the City Walk changed?
11 May 2015

Many of the retailers along the City Walk route have worked in the heart of Cape Town for decades. In the special “Join the City Walk” edition of Molo, we asked them how the city has changed over the years.

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How to: Contribute to a better future for Cape Town
Ambre Nicolson
29 April 2015

The Molo: Future City edition looks at how we can improve our city over the next few years. Don’t know where to begin? We made a mind map to help you.

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The future of housing in Cape Town
Andrew Fleming
28 April 2015

Beyond the need to provide adequate shelter for a growing urban population, Molo: The Future City edition asked how we can think about housing in new (local) ways that help transform more than just the physical landscape of our city? Urban researcher Andrew Fleming argues that housing could re-engineer the way we think about our

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