Cape Town

City may instate Level 4 water restrictions
10 May 2017

With Cape Town’s dam levels now at 22% – of which only 12% is usable – and the latest consumption having jumped up to 720 million litres of collective use per day, which is 120 million litres over the target of 600 million, the City of Cape Town is considering the implementation of Level 4

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Does Cape Town really need more statues?
28 April 2017

It’s been exactly two years since colonial- and apartheid-era statues all around South Africa were left to quiver in their bronzed boots as a growing tide of anger at unchanging inequality spilled over into targeted activism. Some of the most noteworthy incidents included:   Paul Kruger in Tshwane’s Church Square receiving a coating of green

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13 first-time investor questions the Property Buyer Show will answer
5 April 2017

Thinking of buying your first home? Looking to invest in residential property as an alternative income stream? Not sure where to start or who to ask? The first ever Property Buyer Show, taking place on 8 and 9 April at the CTICC, is your one-stop shop for answers. “Prospective first-time buyers and investors will have

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Local apps, sites and maps to help navigate your daily commutes
5 April 2017

Whether it’s avoiding traffic or working out the best public transport option for your route to work, there’s sure to be an app that will help make your daily commute just a little easier. We checked out seven that could be particularly useful for navigating Cape Town’s streets. Where is my Transport – Taxis Minibus

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For the love of public libraries: 5 interesting facts
22 March 2017

If you haven’t visited your local library for a while, now’s the time to go! From 18 – 26 March, South African Library Week (SALW) will be taking place across the country to celebrate the important role libraries still play in a democratic society. While this may seem odd, as so many of us may

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The connected city
Ambre Nicolson
22 March 2017

The idea of the ‘smart city’ may have lost some of its shine in recent years, but information technology is continuing to intersect with urban life in all sorts of interesting ways. The life and death of a buzzword It’s 2010; and all around the world, in municipal meeting rooms and corporate boardrooms, people are

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AMAZA! Cape Town Carnival 2017 in pics
20 March 2017

Thousands of spectators were treated to a dazzling music, dance and costume parade, as the Cape Town Carnival wended its way along the Green Point Fan Walk on Saturday, 18 March. The theme for this year’s extravaganza was AMAZA! Ocean Odyssey and saw participants shimmer and shine in the brilliant colours of the underwater world.

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5 thought-provoking presentations from the 3rd Annual City Development conference
17 March 2017

Pressing issues facing the making of cities in Africa came to the fore this week as delegates from both the private and the public sector gathered at the 3rd Annual City Development conference, held at 15 on Orange in Cape Town. Running over three days, the conference focused on three main themes – ‘urban transformation

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The new right to the city
16 March 2017

I recently spent a month in the rural Eastern Cape, for our annual family holiday. On my return to the office, colleagues enthused about how rested I looked, how relaxed I seemed. “Must have been the lack of internet access,” one of them concluded. “Actually, the connectivity where we were is very strong,” I countered.

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