Urban management

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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The community stories behind Cape Town Carnival

Charlene Constables, together with a range of musicians, create the rhythm and vibe of the event.

The Cape Town Carnival doesn’t only bring people together on the day of the parade. Behind the costumes and colourful floats, it also sets an example of how a single annual event can help build communities all year round. Continued…

March 10, 2013

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What museums can mean to us and Cape Town

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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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What Design (Indaba) can mean to Cape Town

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Beyond the visitor numbers and the related economic contribution; beyond the educational and reputational value of the core event, Design Indaba is an interesting case study in how design events can actively engage in making Cape Town a more liveable city. Continued…

March 3, 2013

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Digital agency required: Cape Town Partnership is overhauling its website and online strategy

Ubuntu festival in St George's Mall

What would the Cape Town Partnership’s website and online presence look like if it truly reflected the Cape Town that so many people are working towards – an inclusive, navigable, liveable, densified and diversified space? Continued…

February 13, 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

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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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