Cape Town

City Walk Saturdays celebrates Africa
23 May 2016

Sunshine, smiles and laughter were all over the city during the May edition of City Walk Saturdays. We celebrated the continent and embraced Africa in unconventional ways, in celebration of Africa Month. From aerobics to documentaries to jazz, the day was a decidedly different commemoration of what makes us African.

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Twins Cartoon
25 February 2016

Egyptian artists and identical twins Mohamed and Haitham El-seht operate under the pseudonym of Twins Cartoon. The accomplished comic book artists were speakers at the recent Design Indaba 2016 Conference. The El-seht twins are more than just comic artists, with workshop facilitators, art instructors and creative artists also being applicable titles. The twins have founded

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The Mother City in a day
16 February 2016

Imagine that you had only one day left in our city before having to leave forever. What would you do? Where would you eat? Kaylon Koeries traversed the streets and public spaces in the city bowl to investigate how residents and tourists would make the most of their final day in the Mother City. Stephen

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Open Streets brightens Bree
18 January 2016

Bree Street was bustling on Sunday 17 January 2016, as Open Streets transformed the road into a public space for the day, opening up new possibilities for pedestrians to enjoy the area, despite the 36-degree heat. Once more Cape Town CBD’s showed the way as people from all walks of life, from the city and further afield,

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Bree is the place to be this Sunday
15 January 2016

This Sunday, 17 January 2016, will see Bree Street once again animated with pedestrians as the road is closed to cars and dotted with activities, art and fun for the family. After last year’s massive success, Open Streets will once again transform Bree Street into a pedestrian utopia. With no vehicles occupying the street, there

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Abdullah Ibrahim surprises Cape Town with free concert
14 January 2016

Church Square exuded good vibes and happy feelings as Cape Town legend, jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, embraced the city with an impromptu performance. Curiosity was sparked when a grand piano arrived on Church Square. A small group of expectant and diverse people formed, awaiting the pianist. The gathering caused passing pedestrians to join and the

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Game on! 7 fun ideas for playful cities
18 June 2015

What infectiously fun ideas for city-dwellers have you heard of? Alan Cameron shares some of his favourite urban interventions that bring out the youth in him.

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The flower sellers of Cape Town: a history
27 May 2015

The vibrant colour of the Adderley Street flower market always grabs the attention of passersby. Melanie Eva Boehi brings their fascinating history to life in this Veld&Flora article based on her Masters research.

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The future of housing in Cape Town
Andrew Fleming
28 April 2015

Beyond the need to provide adequate shelter for a growing urban population, Molo: The Future City edition asked how we can think about housing in new (local) ways that help transform more than just the physical landscape of our city? Urban researcher Andrew Fleming argues that housing could re-engineer the way we think about our

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