Developments

Harrington Square receives mini-upgrade with free WiFi and public activations

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Harrington Square, a historic and significant public space in District Six, is to offer free Wi-Fi as a project of the Cape Town Partnership, Connected Space, District Six Museum, Charly’s Bakery, Woodheads, and The Bank. Continued…

October 14, 2013

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Housing: temporary intervention vs permanent solution

Green Shack prototype at Design Indaba 2013

Informal settlements are a common reality in Cape Town and South Africa’s urban landscape. Dire living conditions are the backdrop to the lack of services like proper sanitation and refuse removal, clean water, public health initiatives, adequate safety and access to economic opportunity. Shack fires regularly rip through these informal settlements, taking lives, ravaging homes and destroying earthly possessions. During the rainy season families are flooded out of their homes into temporary housing, in conditions exacerbated by Cape Town’s icy winters. These familiar experiences have become a regular feature in a country that has collectively failed to address the issue of dignified housing for all.

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March 13, 2013

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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

Posted in African Cities, CCID, Community, Developments, Experience Town, Featured, Housing, News, Programmes, Safety & Security, Spaces, Stories, Success Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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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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Traces of the future in the present

Du Noon Spaza with Alexia Webster, photo by Lisa Burnell

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. Continued…

December 19, 2012

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Summer celebrations: What to do in Cape Town this festive season

Adderley Street lights concert 2012, photo by Bruce Sutherland

Wondering what to do about town during the summer of 2012? Schedule these events in your calendar. Continued…

December 13, 2012

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Living in the Central City: Alan Storey

Alan Storey from Central Methodist on Greenmarket (c) Lisa Burnell

Alan Storey, minister at the Central Methodist Mission on Greenmarket Square, lives, works and gardens in the Central City. He shares some of his urban passions with City Views’ writer Alma Viviers over “heavenly coffee and wicked cupcakes”.

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December 4, 2012

Posted in African Cities, Community, Developments, Experience Town, Featured, Green, News, Public Places, Social Development, Spaces, Stories, Success Stories, Urban management.

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Stop, collaborate and listen: A City Views cover story

Cover image November City Views

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 campaign. Continued…

November 26, 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

Posted in African Cities, Business, CCID, Developments, Economic Development, Featured, News, Retailers, Safety & Security, Stories, Success Stories, Urban management.

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