Children and the city

Children enjoy themselves on Signal Hill, Cape Town

When thinking about whether a city is a good place for kids, it’s important to understand it’s not just about creating safe spaces, child-friendly public transport or a bigger variety of affordable housing in the inner city. Read the April 2014 Molo editorial column by Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana.


April 23, 2014

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WDC2014’s Design Engine to drive creativity and connections


The Cape Town Partnership is delighted about the launch of World Design Capital’s Design Engine, a digital platform that will visibly and comprehensively showcase the 460 WDC-recognised projects, nine of which are Cape Town Partnership initiatives. Continued…

April 14, 2014

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Church Square: a very vinyl night

Church Square First Thursdays

The universal language of music can be a powerful force in bringing people together and allowing us to celebrate our shared humanity. This First Thursday on Church Square, the residents of 5 Church Square House will pick tunes from their impressive collection of over 5000 vinyls, and share this music with the public.


April 1, 2014

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Why we’re excited about our new website

Cape Town Partnership website

Building a website is like building a house: the final result often belies the work involved. The final product, however, is so much more: it’s a home. The Cape Town Partnership will soon have a new online home and we hope it becomes one you enjoy visiting. Continued…

March 19, 2014

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Using our differences to find common value

Cape Town Partnership researcher Andrew Putter

The city is filled with invisible connections between people that intertwine and influence each other. How does the global influence the local, or the informal influence the formal? When looking at a public space, there is far more at play than meets the eye, and we are only seeing the tip of the iceberg. The Neighbourhood Communication Project (NCP) is about bringing very different people into a meaningful connection with each other – to help build understanding, grow empathy and bridge differences. These interactions provide valuable research opportunities for the Cape Town Partnership. Meet Andrew Putter, the project co-ordinator.

March 19, 2014

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Citizen-driven sound art on Church Square

A walking tour passes through Church Square, photo by Lisa Burnell

Church Square is a multi-layered space in the heart of Cape Town, with a long and complex history. On any given day you might find a parking attendant taking a break from the heat under one of its trees, residents entering and exiting the apartment building beside it or protesters gathering before heading to parliament. Continued…

March 18, 2014

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Change maker Josette Cole

Josette Cole

To start off our new series featuring ordinary citizens who have made a difference to the people and city of Cape Town, Molo meets with longstanding activist and director of local urban NGO the Development Action Group, Josette Cole, as part of the Made in Cape Town edition.


February 18, 2014

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2013 in review: Cape Town partnership by numbers

Andrew Putter speaks during a walking tour past Church Square

2013 was a year of extraordinary (and exciting) change at the Cape Town Partnership. While numbers don’t quite quantify impact, they do give you a fairly good look-in to what happened at 34 Bree Street. Continued…

February 12, 2014

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Meet the makers

Tyler B Murphy at Sins of Style, photo by Lisa Burnell

Five makers – people who create things by hand – talk about their process, their inspiration, their art for the February 2014 edition of Molo: Made in Cape TownContinued…

February 11, 2014

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Made in Cape Town: young and free?

Born-frees in Cape Town during an interview

This year, for the first time in a national election, the so called “born free” generation will have the chance to vote. Molo asked seven young people, all born in 1994, about their hopes and fears for the future.


February 10, 2014

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