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Open Streets gains momentum in Cape Town

Open Streets Walk and Talk down Woodstock. Photo by Marcela Guerrero Casas

Open Streets Cape Town recently held its second walk-and-talk along Albert Road in Woodstock. Over 30 members of the community, city officials, cyclists and street activists came together to walk along a portion of this important thoroughfare and discuss ways in which it could become a more people-friendly space. Continued…

March 22, 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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A lesson in lasting relationships in Cape Town

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His t-shirt says it all: “I am M24”. For the past 12 years Nicolas, the client liaison working in the lobby of the building, has been synonymous with a visit to Naspers and Media24.  Continued…

February 7, 2013

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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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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

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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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Cape Town city views from Gareth Pearson

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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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