From scarcity to abundance: Systems thinking in business

From scarcity to abundance: From coffee to biogas

We often use linear language when talking about the economy, speaking of production lines and value chains. Hout Bay resident and author of The Blue Economy, Gunter Pauli, suggests that we think more organically. In ecosystems, for example, there is no waste because the by-products of one process are inputs to another. Continued…

May 23, 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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Bree Street: Cape Town’s rising business district

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With the construction of Portside, Cape Town’s largest office development, and the new offices of one of South Africa’s leading corporate law firms, Bowman Gilfillan currently underway, Cape Town’s Bree Street is fast becoming a major business hub in the city. As one of the main arteries into and out of the city, Bree Street is also becoming a retail, culinary and design centre, attracting many new cafes, boutiques and design-focused businesses. Continued…

August 15, 2012

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Cape Town CBD gets R580m development

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A R580-million Eurocape development is set to go up in Cape Town’s city centre. Its first phase will open up 9 900m² of retail and parking space. Continued…

August 23, 2011

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Tourism Industry Positive About the Impact of the World Cup on Future Tourism Growth for Cape Town


Cape Town’s tourism industry is taking a longer-term view about the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ on the city’s tourism prospects and is confident about future growth. This comes despite the fact that visitor numbers and bookings in Cape Town, though significantly higher than those for the same period in 2009, did not live up to short-term expectations for a mid-year ‘peak season’. Continued…

July 22, 2010

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More than 3 million visitors enjoyed the V&A Waterfront during 2010 FIFA World Cup


One of the jewels in South Africa’s leisure and tourism crown, the V&A Waterfront, is celebrating the conclusion of an extremely successful World Cup tournament, reporting significant increases in visitor numbers over the four-week period. Continued…

July 17, 2010

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Unique Arm Warmers Have Taken the World By Storm


They’re everywhere! The arm warmers created in the colours of national flags are popping up everywhere. Not only have fans from across the globe taken to them, but they have been spotted in various photographs and other footage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup on several occasions. Continued…

July 5, 2010

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Clem Sunter Backs Cape Town’s Bid to Become World Design Capital in 2014

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World-renowned scenario planner Clem Sunter has thrown his weight behind Cape Town’s bid to become the World Design Capital in 2014, saying the bid’s “Re-Connect” theme is perfectly timed. Continued…

June 29, 2010

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Dutch campers inject R6 million into local economy

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Nearly 1 000 De Oranjecamping soccer fans from the Netherlands settled on the banks of the Berg River, the same place where their forefathers had settled more than 300 years ago. Only this time they came here for a different purpose: to enjoy the historic 2010 FIFA World Cup(tm) in a very special way. Continued…

June 29, 2010

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Bumper Winter Tourism Season for Cape Town Could See New Patterns Emerge


As the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ reaches its halfway mark, Cape Town Tourism evaluates the impact of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ on Cape Town thus far, with predictions on how the rest of the event could play out – and what this might mean for future tourism to the destination. Continued…

June 27, 2010

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