Cape Town

Walk the yellow line
29 September 2014

How can ordinary people participate in the development of the city? In the first of a series of columns, urban activist Kirsten Wilkins opens a dialogue about tactical urbanism and citizen-led experiments that can make us engage with our environment differently.

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Density’s promise for Cape Town
29 September 2014

What needs to change for Cape Town to move from a closed city that is limited by apartheid planning, to an open city catalysed by the benefits of densification? Dr Michelle Provoost, a director at the International New Town Institute, has published a detailed report on the findings of the Density Syndicate. 

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The creative narrative of our city
17 September 2014

A tour of Cape Town’s public art as part of Creative Week 2014 offered a new perspective of the city centre, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana for the Cape Times.

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7 quick facts on migration
Ambre Nicolson
16 September 2014

Around the world more than a million people submit applications to become refugees each year. These official applications are only a percentage of the number of people who seek asylum in foreign countries annually, due to conflict or social and economic instability in their home countries. Around the world 3000 people a day became refugees during 2012, according to the

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Upload our heritage to Wikipedia – and win!
4 September 2014

The world’s largest photography competition, Wiki Loves Monuments, has reached Cape Town and South Africa just in time for September’s Heritage Month. 

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Culture helps put the city back into the hands of the people
2 September 2014

Arts and culture can mediate difficult conversations and enable every single Capetonian to take ownership of their city, wrote Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, in a Cape Argus newspaper column.

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Changemaker: The activist Braam Hanekom
Ambre Nicolson
1 September 2014

This is the story of refugee rights activist Braam Hanekom. In the August 2014 edition of Molo, we asked him to tell us what led to his decision to help found the local community based non-profit organisation PASSOP (People Against Suffering, Oppression and Poverty).

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Co-design: Working with everyday experts
28 August 2014

We instigated a panel discussion about the challenges and importance of co-design at the recent Open Design Festival. Led by Andrew Putter, with participation from Josette Cole, Rael Futerman and the audience, the learnings will be packaged into a toolkit.

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The multipliCITY of our African home
27 August 2014

People are the soul of a city. Yes, a city needs houses and streets. It needs businesses and buildings. But all of that is irrelevant if you have no people. Without people, a city is an empty vessel, a lifeless instrument. It’s a dead zone.

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