Our partners

Our work simply wouldn’t be possible without an extraordinary network of people and partners. While each project has its own unique set of connections, there are some consistent relationships that form the foundation for all our work: with our staff, our board, our funding partners, our partner agencies, and our co-located partners.

Funding Partners

City of Cape Town
City of Cape Town

The City of Cape Town is the metropolitan municipality which governs the city of Cape Town.

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Western Cape Government

The Western Cape Government works in co-operation with national government to create laws for and provide services to the people of the Western Cape.

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Institutional Partners

Cape Peninsula University of Technology
Cape Peninsula University of Technology

CPUT is the only university of Technology in the Western Cape, and the largest university in the province.

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Cape Town Design Network
Cape Town Design Network

The Cape Town Design Network aim to encourage and facilitate networking between different designers within and from different disciplines.

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Cape Town Tourism

Cape Town Tourism is Cape Town’s official tourism organisation, and is responsible for the city’s destination marketing, visitor and industry services.

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Central City Improvement District
CCID

The Central City Improvement District helps local authorities to ensure Cape Town’s CBD is safe, clean, caring and open for business.

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Connected Space
Connected Space

Connected Space offers advanced WiFi Hotspot solutions and broadband services to multi-tenant buildings, businesses and the hospitality industry.

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Development Action Group
Development Action Group

Development Action Group (DAG), an NGO in the urban sector, work with citizens, civil society organisations and government to address emerging urban challenges.

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Making Music Productions
Making Music Productions

Making Music Productions initiate music projects which play an integration role between South African, African and world music.

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Muti Films
Muti Films

MUTI is a boutique film and photography production house.

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National Association of Social Housing Organisation
National Association of Social Housing Organisations

NASHO is an NPO responsible for advocacy, information, and training on social housing.

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Social Justice Coalition
Social Justice Coalition

The SJC is a mass-member based social movement campaigning for safe, healthy and dignified communities in Khayelitsha.

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Sustainable Energy Africa
Sustainable Energy Africa

Sustainable Energy Africa promotes sustainable energy approaches and practices in the development of South Africa and Africa.

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City Parks
The Company’s Garden

The Company’s Garden is a park and heritage site originally created in the 1650s by the region’s first European settlers and provided fertile ground to grow fresh produce to replenish ships rounding the Cape.

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International Associations

International Council of Societies of Industrial Design
International Council of Societies for Industrial Design

The International Council of Societies of Industrial Design is a non-profit organisation that protects and promotes the interests of the profession of industrial design.

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International Downtown Association
International Downtown Alliance

The International Downtown Association connects diverse international practitioners who transform cities into healthy and vibrant places.

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International Urban Development Association
International Urban Development Association

INTA is a global membership association where public and private policy-makers and urban practitioners come together to share knowledge, experience and performing tools for integrated urban development.

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World Summit Young Leaders Forum

The Young Leader’s Forum is a not-for-profit that gathers together the brightest young people from around the world, empowering them to make lasting connections to create.

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