Putting faces to the facts

Cape Town

A city is like a unique machine: improving it requires understanding each individual cog, how they relate to other cogs, and what makes it buzz. The role of the researchers at the Cape Town Partnership is to lift the hood to look inside. Meet Andrew Fleming, Senior Researcher, who told us about his role in the State of the Central City Report 2013 (SCCR). Continued…

April 15, 2014

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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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Mother City manners: Urban resolutions for the new year

Bodies in Light by Victorine Muller, photo by Sydelle Willow Smith

Manners do matter. In a world in which more and more people are moving to the city, it is increasingly important to be a considerate city dweller. So this year, when you’re thinking about your new year’s resolutions, why not factor in some urban etiquette too. Here are just 10 things you can do – as a commuter, community member and consumer – to make Cape Town a more liveable city. Go on, make someone’s day. Continued…

December 19, 2012

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MyCiTi hours extended for the festive season

MyCiti hours extend for holiday season

MyCiTi buses will run one hour later on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays during the festive season, starting on 1 December 2012. There will be a special after-midnight service on 31 December to accommodate new year’s eve celebrations. Continued…

November 29, 2012

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Video: What does the Cape Town Partnership do?

At the Cape Town Partnership we don’t sell a product, aim to make a profit or provide an easily identifiable service. Rather we work in the arena of possibility, harnessing the power of partnerships and leveraging collaborative relationships to ensure that lasting and positive change is effected in our city. Continued…

November 1, 2012

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State of the Central City: Clean, safe, inclusive and open for business

Lindsay Williams and Anton Musgrave discuss the State of Cape Town's Central City, photo by Lisa Burnell

The first annual State of the Central City Report affirms Cape Town as a premier destination for work and play. Continued…

September 14, 2012

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Uplifting upper Strand Street and the slopes of Signal Hill

Projek Opruim workers clean out storm water drains. Photos by Straatwerk

Do you live near upper Strand Street or care about the slopes of Signal Hill? An initiative to transform the space into a clean and safe area that’s regularly used and appreciated by the community has started, and aptly entitled Project Reclaim. Continued…

August 30, 2012

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Bree Street: Cape Town’s rising business district

22 Bree Street construction by Lisa Burnell

With the construction of Portside, Cape Town’s largest office development, and the new offices of one of South Africa’s leading corporate law firms, Bowman Gilfillan currently underway, Cape Town’s Bree Street is fast becoming a major business hub in the city. As one of the main arteries into and out of the city, Bree Street is also becoming a retail, culinary and design centre, attracting many new cafes, boutiques and design-focused businesses. Continued…

August 15, 2012

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Pop-up shops an answer for budding businesses

Due to the success of their pop-up shops, Thessa Bos and Chantal Louw opened their first permanent shop, Fringe Arts, in January 2010.

In line with global trends, instant retail and pop-up stores have hit the streets of Cape Town, and are proving to be a key tool in the success of local businesses. Continued…

August 1, 2012

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The Central City Improvement District is hiring

Cape Town CBD in the evening

Are you a versatile online content specialist who admires the work of Cape Town’s Central City Improvement District? The CCID is looking for a digital content coordinator. Continued…

June 12, 2012

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