Molo. Hello. Goeiedag. Welcome to the first edition of Molo – a new free community paper, focused on the people of Cape Town and published by the Cape Town Partnership. Through it, we hope to connect: with you and with the diversity of people who make up this great city.
Molo: Cape Town's kids
Read the digimag
or download the PDF
of the April 2014 edition of Molo
- Read the digimag or download the PDF of the January/ February 2o14 edition of Molo.
- Read the digimag or download the PDF of the November/ December 2013 edition of Molo.
- Read the digimag or download the PDF of the September/ October 2013 edition of Molo.
Frequently asked questions:
How can I be a part of Molo? We are always on the look-out for compelling stories told by ordinary residents of Cape Town. If you or someone you know has an interesting story to tell, mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org (no press releases, please). Every month, we’ll be continuing the conversations we start in the print edition of Molo online: see the stories section on this website for more stories, more profiles and more citizen perspectives on this place we call home.
Where can I get the most recent edition of Molo? Molo is a bimonthly print publication, available in the January, March, May, July, September and November of every year (starting in September 2013). In the months it is not on street, it is supplemented by stories online. If you or your organisation would like to receive or distribute the print publication, please mail us at email@example.com, including your postal address and the number of copies you’d like to receive.
How can I contact the creators of Molo?
Previous co-publication: City Views
Cape Town Partnership and the Central City Improvement District co-published City Views as a joint publication, however from August 2013 City Views is published solely by the CCID. Below is a library of past issues of the newspaper while it was co-published by both organisations, with the final joint publication in July 2013. For more information on City Views go to the CCID website.
(Please let us know if you struggle to access any past editions of City Views online: email firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 2013: Cape Town as a changing city
Cities seem to exist on multiple timelines. In some ways, they change incredibly quickly - as people flow in and out, shops open and close and buildings go up and down. In other ways they move like molasses. In this final issue of City Views
we invite you to remember Mandela at City Hall, celebrate citizens creating change and Cape Town: then and now. Download the issue on PDF
, download the Change of seasons, change of heart map
- What is more precious than gold, clearer than diamonds, the source of life and the purveyor of legends? This edition of City Views is dedicated to water. We explore the effect of it rising against our coastline, illustrate its use and abuse in the city, map out several water stories and highlight the local link between sailors, sugar girls, paddleboats and pirates. Download the PDF, and the map of Cape Town: the place of sweet waters, before taking a water-tour of the city.
- Cape Town's urban biodiversity is on glorious show in the May 2013 issue of City Views. Turn these pages and enjoy understanding the city as an ecosystem, sustainable systems thinking in business and, of course, a nexus of human diversity. As usual, our centre-fold map focuses on our theme and we hope, like us, you'll enjoy discovering the city's flora on foot! Download the PDF, download the Flora on foot map.
- How can we make music together, asks the April 2013 issue of City Views. Turn these pages find out why effective partnerships take note of jazz musicians, more about the beautiful sound of Cape Town's groove (and how it got it) and explore your own personal music map of Cape Town. Download the newspaper PDF. Download the Sounding out the city map.
- There is always something happening in Cape Town. From Design Indaba to Infecting the City, the March issue looks at multiple events that happen in the city, and tell the story of how each event is about more than the event itself; how at its best it presents an opportunity to play, to connect, to be a part of something bigger than ourselves. Beyond the events we also look at how people can make the city happen for them, by being more socially conscious designers, more active community members and more adventurous retailers. City Views explores Cape Town as the happening city. Download the newspaper PDF. Download the map of Infecting the City's 2013 events.
- Cape Town is probably most recognised abroad by its picture-postcard moments – of the mountain and the sea and the stadium. But beyond its extraordinary moments, seen from the air, it has a pedestrian life too, of people working, and washing their clothes, and needing to buy groceries, that sometimes goes unnoticed. City Views explores the city of the every day. Download the newspaper PDF and this helpful map with details of what's where in the Central City.
- What if you committed to becoming a more considerate commuter, consumer and community member in 2013, and began to see more possibility in the world around you? Read the January 2013 edition of City Views to start your journey. Download the PDF.
- Cape Town is an urban playground ready to be explored: Start the season by reading the December 2012 issue of City Views and then head out into the streets and squares to go play. Download the PDF (12.6MB). Download a map showing places of serenity and serendipity.
- Cape Town’s CBD runs on more than just electricity: It’s powered by collaboration. In the November edition of City Views, take time to join the dots between yourself and opportunities to share in the city centre. Download the PDF.
- What moves Cape Town's Central City and the people in it? Read October's edition of City Views to find out how the city is investing in mobility and find the hidden gems of the CBD (often tucked away between points A and B).
Download the PDF. Download the map showing transport routes in the city.
- Public space and how creativity can transform is the focus of September’s edition of City Views. Read up on the business case that can be made for public space, draw inspiration from others who’re helping create a sense of place, and explore the city through sound. Download the PDF, and download a map to explore the sounds of Cape Town.
- Find out more about the economic opportunities in Cape Town, how to put your business on the map, and why informal trade is so important. Download the PDF. Use this map to help you establish your business in Cape Town.
- Take yourself around the world without leaving the city centre, see the fashion of Cape Town's streets and read about the restaurants that spice up the CBD.
Download the PDF. Use this map to travel the world in a city block.
- Read our rough guide to Cape Town’s publishing landscape, take yourself on a literary tour through the city and explore four potential futures for publishing. Download the PDF. Download your own Open book, open city map.
- Read about what the CTICC sees in its 2020 future, how South Africa's history is being translated into music and what it's like to live in District Six again.
Download the PDF.
- Discover the smart side of Cape Town, and how you can become part of an educated, more sustainable and more connected city.
Download the PDF.
- Is Cape Town growing increasingly sustainable? Read the March edition of City Views to see how rooftops in the city are turning a lighter shade of green, and to find out how you can save the planet and go grocery shopping at the same time.
Download the PDF.
- What trends will we see developing in Cape Town during 2012? We examine 12 upcoming trends in the City Centre.
Download the PDF.
- Take time to discover the Cape Town you thought you knew, and start by reading the holiday bumper issue of City Views.
Download the PDF.
- Read what design can do for Cape Town, and how local innovation is inspired by nature’s design. Download the PDF.
- Read about Mother City multiculture and new mobility for a people-friendly city. Download the PDF.
- Read about the city’s new eco-friendly skyscraper and take a look inside designers’ studios. Download the PDF.
- Read about the city’s liveable, loveable streets and find out what's best about Bree. Download the PDF.
- Read eight great reasons to get out of the house this winter, as well as a few tips on giving responsibly. Download the PDF.
- Read how the city is connecting mountain to sea, and establishing a walkable fashion route. Download the PDF.
- Read about plans to connect a world-class convention centre to a cultural and entertainment hub. Download the PDF.
- Read more on the Earth Fair food market and how to make public spaces work for you. Download the PDF.
- Read how the city is rethinking transport and mobility to become a walkable city. Download the PDF.
- Read about the launch of The Fringe and peek inside the Design Indaba conference and expo. Download the PDF.
- Read more on markets, travel and what the city has in store for 2011. Download the PDF.