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2013 in review: Cape Town partnership by numbers

Andrew Putter speaks during a walking tour past Church Square

2013 was a year of extraordinary (and exciting) change at the Cape Town Partnership. While numbers don’t quite quantify impact, they do give you a fairly good look-in to what happened at 34 Bree Street. Continued…

February 12, 2014

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Celebrating a true leader

Hand collage of Nelson Mandela's face

As a humble acknowledgement of Mandela’s impact on the country, the city and the Cape Town Partnership as an organisation, we offer a collection of personal reflections from staff about what Mandela means in each of our lives. Continued…

December 6, 2013

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Building relationships through open dialogue in Woodstock

Cape Town Partnership staff and stakeholders in dialogue during Woodstock Open Day, photo by Skye Grove

Woodstock, South Africa’s first suburb, has been at the heart of the country’s urban growth since the 1800s. Originally known as Papendorp, the area started out as a farming space and quickly grew into a dynamic community made up of people who lived and worked in Cape Town’s growing port economy. Continued…

December 5, 2013

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Invitation: Join us at Woodstock Open Day

Woodstock Open Day poster 27_11_2013

You are invited to attend the first Woodstock Open Day initiative which will give residents, business owners and the community members of Woodstock a new opportunity to hear about and comment on various activities and urban developments in Woodstock. Continued…

November 20, 2013

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People make places: A brief history of the Cape Town Partnership

Photo of Human Fabric in Cape Town Partnership's 2013 AGM, photo by Lisa Burnell

The work of the Cape Town Partnership, since its inception in 1999, has been about helping make the city work. And yet this work – what we do, where we do it and who we do it with – has transformed over the years. In 14 years of existence, we’ve had to make our own path, not only through the city, but also in our understanding of what a city is and what makes it work. Continued…

November 13, 2013

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People make places: opening night

Google Pin as public art on Church Square, Cape Town

Tuesday night saw the opening of People Make Places: A journey through the work of the Cape Town Partnership at 6 Spin Street. This week-long exhibition (6 – 12 November) takes the place of a traditional AGM and invites the public to explore and engage with some of the current projects and processes of the Cape Town Partnership.

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November 6, 2013

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Cape Town Partnership on the move

Cape Town central train station

About a month ago, and as part of making sense of what transport month in Cape Town means to us, the Cape Town Partnership staff all took part in a survey to find out how we all get to and from work. Continued…

October 21, 2013

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Harrington Square receives mini-upgrade with free WiFi and public activations

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Harrington Square, a historic and significant public space in District Six, is to offer free Wi-Fi as a project of the Cape Town Partnership, Connected Space, District Six Museum, Charly’s Bakery, Woodheads, and The Bank. Continued…

October 14, 2013

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Re-introducing you to the Cape Town Partnership

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, photo by Lisa Burnell

If you’re a long-time friend or partner of the Cape Town Partnership, you might remember that, back in 2008, we collaborated with the City of Cape Town on a ten-year development plan for the area from Salt River to Green Point, mountain to sea. The outcome, the Central City Development Strategy (CCDS), continues to guide and govern our work today, and helps us ensure that the area “grows and greatly enhances its reputation as a dynamic business and people centre.” Continued…

September 17, 2013

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Welcome to Molo, Cape Town’s newest community paper

Molo September/ October 2013 cover photograph. Photo by Lisa Burnell

Cape Town Partnership’s latest project is a publication: a community paper for the people of Cape Town, simply called Molo. CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana explains how this publication fits into the Partnership’s stable of work and why it matters. Continued…

September 16, 2013

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