Cape Town

Volunteering: where Capetonians can get involved
18 November 2016

With its natural beauty, buzzing nightlife and cultural diversity, paired with an intricate tangle of socioeconomic issues, it’s no surprise that Cape Town has become something of a hotspot for young international volunteers, looking to take a break between jobs/studies. While it’s great that our city has so many distant hands just raring to help

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Tuning the Vine: Rediscovering Cape Town’s streets through its #innerCityWineRoute
15 November 2016

It’s a windy Wednesday evening in Cape Town and the usual after-work commuter traffic is in full swing. To the untrained eye, it seems like the city is emptying out for the night, as it does. But, on closer inspection, it soon becomes clear not all the streets are running dry: upper Bree, Loop, Long

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Kids @ the Centre of City Walk Saturday this November
10 November 2016

On 19 November, we will be celebrating Universal Children’s Day with a special edition of City Walk Saturday that will be placing Kids @ the Centre. The brainchild of Cape Town EMBRACE – a social movement aimed at closing societal divides in the Mother City – the day will be filled with interactive and fun experiences

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Water restrictions level 3: what it means and how to help save
31 October 2016

With the risk of dam levels falling to 15% by the end of summer, the City of Cape Town has announced that water restrictions will be raised to Level 3 on 1 November. Corresponding tariff increases are expected to follow from 1 December onward. This is in line with the directive from the National Department

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Five reasons to attend the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit
26 October 2016

On 2 and 3 November 2016, representatives from the full spectrum of Africa’s real estate sector will be gathering in Cape Town to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing cities across the continent. In partnership withUnited Cities and Local Governments Association Africa (UCLG-A) and WESGRO, the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit is taking place at

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Placemaking for kids: Cape Town’s most inclusive playgrounds
21 October 2016

As our future presidents and Paralympians, teachers and triathletes, doctors and dance instructors, all South African children deserve to grow up in environments that are not only safe and secure, but also inspiring. Sadly, this is a far cry from the average boy or girl’s home life, with many thousands of kids having to get

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Beating loneliness with the art of serendipitous urban design
13 October 2016

Serendipitous design. Sounds like a bit of a contradiction, doesn’t it? However, a recent Tedx Talk by instructional designer, Jamie Littlefield, shed some light on the way in which creative initiatives by ordinary urban citizens could indeed become catalysts for happy accidents, which in turn, may help forge fast friendships and long-lasting camaraderie between unlikely

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Get set for City Walk Saturday
11 October 2016

City Walk Saturday is back and set to take place on 13 October from 9am to 2pm! As the weather warms up there’ll be even more reasons to soak up the Cape Town sun. Enjoy the soothing sounds of a Marimba band as you stroll into a game of giant Jenga, be amazed by the

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4 big ideas ideas to beat Cape Town’s traffic congestion
6 October 2016

If you’ve ever found yourself stuck on the Nelson Mandela Boulevard overpass next to the CTICC, trying to get into the city on a Sunday afternoon (let alone at 8am on any other day of the working week), you are probably privy to the fact that Cape Town is battling a beast of a traffic

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