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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Creative Cape Town toolkits to launch in 2014

CCT Toolkits

2014 will see the launch of a series of easy-to-use toolkits on the Creative Cape Town website, aimed at providing practical advice to local creatives wishing to start their own business. Continued…

December 4, 2013

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Inclusive Hout Bay Partnership calls for local residents and business owners to serve on its board

The Hout Bay Partnership is requesting applications for voluntary board membership from energetic individuals – who must be Hout Bay residents or business owners – who want to make a difference to their community by co-creating a vision and action plan for Hout Bay. Continued…

October 8, 2013

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Celebrating ten years of leadership: saying goodbye to Andrew Boraine

Andrew Boraine speaks to Terry Carter, photo by Yasser Booley

In April 2013, after nearly ten years of leadership, Andrew Boraine stepped down as chief executive of the Cape Town Partnership, to take up the position of CEO of the Western Cape Economic Development Partnership, and Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, MD since 2011 and with the organisation since 2004, took up the mantle of CEO. Continued…

September 16, 2013

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Design Storming 2013: Complex development challenges are best solved together

Small groups design storm challenges to early childhood development

As part of Open Design Cape Town – an annual celebration of design and design thinking that launched in the city from 21-31 August 2013 – the Cape Town Partnership, Cape Town Design Network and the Social Justice Coalition came together to host a two-day design-oriented workshop focused on early childhood development: a Design Storm. Writer, photographer and corporate social investment consultant Deni Archer was there to participate, record the conversations and track some of the outcomes. Continued…

September 4, 2013

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Opportunities: Cape Town Partnership is hiring

Photo by Jacques Marais Media

Are you passionate about helping Cape Town become a more inclusive, sustainable and liveable place to be? Excited by the possibilities of what can happen when a diversity of people work together for the common good? If this sounds like you, read on: Continued…

July 15, 2013

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The Long Street Baths: a pool with a history

Inside Long Street Baths in Cape Town, photo by Lisa Burnell

We look beneath the surface to discover the past, present and possible future of one of Cape Town’s most beloved institutions in this June 2013 City Views article. Text by Ambre Nicolson and photos by Lisa Burnell. Continued…

July 3, 2013

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Shortlisted for World Design Capital 2014

Cape Town Partnership World Design Capital

As part of supporting the build-up to Cape Town’s year as World Design Capital 2014, the Cape Town Partnership didn’t just encourage others to submit their big ideas and projects to be part of the official programme. We also submitted ten of our own, which we believed could add depth and breadth to the 2014 series of events. Here are the five proposals that have made the first cut and are shortlisted. Continued…

July 1, 2013

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Learning the ropes

Whisper Boats' teacher Raimundo Afonson with students

In sign language, the sign for “boat” is two hands touching at the fingertips creating the bow of a boat, simulating the motion of it cutting through the waves. At the Whisper Boat Building Academy they also had to develop other signs – ones that didn’t exist in the sign vocabulary – for the materials and techniques that deaf and hearing-impaired youth are using to build hand-laid fibreglass row and sailing boats.


June 26, 2013

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The importance of cultural events for Cape Town’s city life

City Hall Sessions by Bruce Sutherland

Cultural events have an important role to play in reversing our city’s apartheid legacy, writes Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana. Continued…

June 21, 2013

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