Central City

Encouraging a low-carbon commute

Cyclists at the launch of The low-carbon central city strategy document in Cape Town, photo by Lisa Burnell

Did you know that private cars account for a staggering 87% of the energy used on transport in and out of the Central City today, and with this region currently using 7100 terajoules of energy per year, unchanged behaviour will see us consuming 12600 terajoules* per year by 2030?  To put it in context, one terajoule of energy is enough energy to power a single family’s home for thirty years. Continued…

February 5, 2014

Posted in African Cities, Featured, Mobility, Press Releases, Sustainability.

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Affordable housing in the central city: frequently asked questions

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To thrive, cities need people and people need safe and affordable places to live. It is this relationship that lies at the heart of the need for affordable housing in the central city of Cape Town. Continued…

August 24, 2013

Posted in African Cities, Featured, History & Memory, Housing, Stories.

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Urban ubuntu: How can we create a more caring city?

Lunga Goodman Nono, photo by Lisa Burnell

Cape Town Partnership CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana reflects on what it means and takes to be a “caring city” – and asks Capetonians for their ideas how we can collectively create more caring, inclusive communities. Continued…

August 13, 2013

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The Long Street Baths: a pool with a history

Inside Long Street Baths in Cape Town, photo by Lisa Burnell

We look beneath the surface to discover the past, present and possible future of one of Cape Town’s most beloved institutions in this June 2013 City Views article. Text by Ambre Nicolson and photos by Lisa Burnell. Continued…

July 3, 2013

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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

Posted in Business, CCID, Events, Experience Town, Featured, News, News, Press Releases, Safety & Security, Social Development, Spaces, Success Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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Towards a 24-hour city for Cape Town

The N2 and train tracks on the perifery of Cape Town, showing the slopes of District Six. Photo by Jacques Marais Media

Recently, the Cape Town Partnership co-hosted a discussion – entitled Reviving Our Inner Cities – about the pressing need for a more diverse housing solution in Cape Town, particularly near and in the Central City. Continued…

September 12, 2012

Posted in African Cities, Community, Developments, Events, Experience Town, Featured, Green, News, News, Other Events, Programmes, Retailers, Spaces, Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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Talking about urban transformation with Njabulo Ndebele

Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, Professor Njabulo Ndebele and Cape Town Mayor Patricia de Lille at the Cape Town Partnership 2012 AGM. Photo by Lisa Burnell

In the August 2012 edition of City Views, we published an interview with Professor Njabulo Ndebele – an acclaimed writer, teacher, thinker and the former vice-chancellor of the University of Cape Town – about his current role as the chairperson of the Cape Town Partnership board and his views on our urban (and social) transformation. Given the word limit dictated by the printed page, however, we weren’t able to run the full interview. Here is the extended version for your reading (and thinking) pleasure. Continued…

August 4, 2012

Posted in African Cities, CCID, Community, Creative, Developments, Events, Experience Town, Featured, Green, News, Public Places, Social Development, Stories, Transport, Urban management.

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My Cape Town: Laureen Rossouw

Laureen Rossouw in Cape Town, photo courtesy of ELLE Decoration

Laureen Rossouw is editor of ELLE Decoration and also happens to live in the Central City. She took time to share her town-related thoughts, tips and trends for 2012. Continued…

February 11, 2012

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CCID donates 500 pairs of shoes to the city’s homeless – and how to help


The Cape Town Central Improvement District recently presented 500 pairs of men’s shoes to various charities working with homeless people in the Central City. Tasso Evangelinos, COO of the CCID, said that he hoped that the shoes could provide extra comfort and dignity for some of the city’s most vulnerable. Continued…

June 28, 2011

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Selling a Central City idea

As the Central City of Cape Town continues to strive for ways in which to stimulate and grow the economic, social and cultural fibre of the CBD, an important lesson has come out of a partnership with Barcelona. Photo:Jordi Sacristan, Marketing and Communications Director for 22@Barcelona, and Bulelwa Ngewana, deputy CE of the Cape Town Partnership during the Conference. Continued…

August 19, 2009

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