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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iZimvo zase Kasi: Your city, your views

Infecting the City 2013

What we’ve realised over more than a decade at the Cape Town Partnership is that none of us can solve the challenges we face in the city alone.  If we’re to have a cohesive urban fabric in the future, we need a cohesive human fabric on which to build it today. We need a network that helps us connect town to township, city to city, people who are here today with people who will live here tomorrow. With this in mind, the Cape Town Partnership recently launched the Central City Partners Forum for 2013 under the new banner of iZimvo zase Kasi. This Xhosa phrase approximates to “views from the city” and represents an invitation for everyone in the city to get involved and share their views, their ideas and their time on how to make Cape Town a more sustainable and inclusive city.


April 4, 2013

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What museums can mean to us and Cape Town

Rooksana Omar

Iziko Museums of South Africa’s CEO Rooksana Omar – who has been in her position just over two years – tells why museums matter and which spaces inspire her in Cape Town. City Views‘ Ambre Nicolson spoke to her. Continued…

March 6, 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

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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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Trafalgar: the park of possibilities

Stakeholders Trafalgar Park, photo by Lisa Burnell

Last night saw Trafalgar Park in Woodstock transformed from just another urban park to an unexpected event space. The Cape Town Partnership’s annual stakeholders’ function, hosted along with the City of Cape Town and the Cape Town Heritage Trust, celebrated the many partnerships that make our work possible – as well as an exciting opportunity to be a part of plans to rejuvenate Trafalgar Park itself. Continued…

December 7, 2012

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Cape Town city views from Gareth Pearson

Gareth Pearson on his bike (c) Lisa Burnell

Gareth Pearson is a full-time connector of dots in Cape Town – he helps make the connection between citizens and their city, old spaces and fresh ideas, people and causes they can be passionate about. City Views writer Alma Viviers tries to find out why. Continued…

December 7, 2012

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MyCiTi hours extended for the festive season

MyCiti hours extend for holiday season

MyCiTi buses will run one hour later on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the festive season, starting on 1 December 2012. There will be a special after-midnight service on 31 December to accommodate new year’s eve celebrations. Continued…

November 29, 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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