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The story of laundry over three centuries of Cape Town life

Photo courtesy of Nannucci Holdings archive

Laundry – whether you do it yourself or someone helps you – is as much a part of our daily existence today as it was three hundred years ago. What was and is some of the culture surrounding the cleaning and pressing of clothes in Cape Town?

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February 7, 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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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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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

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Taking the train

Anton Pieterson_18 September 2012_(c)Lisa Burnell_crop

On a rain-splattered Thursday, City Views’ writer Alma Viviers ventured into the Southern Suburbs to take the morning train from Plumstead to the Central City with regular commuter Anton Pietersen. Continued…

November 5, 2012

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Towards a 24-hour city for Cape Town

The N2 and train tracks on the perifery of Cape Town, showing the slopes of District Six. Photo by Jacques Marais Media

Recently, the Cape Town Partnership co-hosted a discussion – entitled Reviving Our Inner Cities – about the pressing need for a more diverse housing solution in Cape Town, particularly near and in the Central City. Continued…

September 12, 2012

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My Cape Town: Ed Suter

Ed Suter (c) Lisa Burnell

Photographer Ed Suter’s new book – Sharp Sharp, South Africa Street Style – celebrates the diversity of downtown SA, and the art, fashion and attitude that makes our streets the dynamic places they are. Continued…

July 4, 2012

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Living in Cape Town’s CBD: Zanele Kulamo and Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine

Zan and Zodwa_Lisa Burnell

Zanele Kumalo, features editor at Marie Claire magazine, and her sister, freelance writer and new mom Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine, have lived in cities around SA, but they recently chose to relocate to Cape Town. Continued…

July 3, 2012

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Cape Town Book Fair is back in 2012

Brian Wafawarawa of PASA. Photo by Lisa Burnell

Cape Town Book Fair is back and this year it coincides with one of the biggest events on the global publishing calendar: the 29th Congress of the International Publishers’ Association, being held in the Mother City for the first time, and in Africa for the first time in over 100 years. Brian Wafawarowa, executive director of the Publishing Association of SA (PASA) and Book Fair executive chairperson, gave City Views a few good reasons to check it out.  Continued…

June 14, 2012

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