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Is policy enough to deal with rapid urbanisation?
12 August 2015

As rapid urbanisation accelerates, countries the world over are scrambling to supply decent jobs, adequate housing and basic urban services. Is policy itself enough, or does civil society need to get more involved? Edgar Pieterse and Catherine Stone weigh in.

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A dream house in Hangberg
Alma Viviers
21 April 2015

Resident of the Hangberg informal settlement in Hout Bay, Xoma Ayob told the story of how he got his dream house – an award-winning sustainable solution – in the Molo: Future City edition.

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4 steps to a more cycling-friendly Cape Town
2 March 2015

With the Cape Town Cycle Tour coming up on Sunday 9 March, two-wheel fever is high in the Mother City. Yet, cycling is so much more than a sport: it’s a way of life; it’s in the veins of sustainable cities. Stephanie Katz explores what Cape Town needs to enjoy the ride.

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Cape Town’s new arts policy: what’s the verdict?
4 February 2015

The City of Cape Town has passed the new Arts, Culture and Creative Industries Policy. Councillor Garreth Bloor gives us the lowdown, and we ask Erica Elk, Mike van Graan, Denis Lillie, Siphiwe Ngwenya, Bryan Ramkilawan and Jonathan Garnham for their impressions.

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Lights out: time for a new tune
26 January 2015

While load-shedding may have everyone crying “Eskom is eishkom!”, writes programme coordinator Sibusiso Tshabalala, we can’t obfuscate our own roles in realising a sustainable, low-carbon city and country.

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30 days of gratitude for 2014
10 December 2014

In her last column for 2014, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana kick-starts a 30-day gratitude meditation and invites all Capetonians to join her in using the #30daysofgratitude #capetown hashtags this holiday season.

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Beyond 2014, beyond the divide
9 December 2014

Looking back at 20 years of democracy, Cape Town has come a long way, yet urban inequality persists. Giving a historical perspective on our progress, Cape Town Partnership programme coordinator Sibusiso Tshabalala says it’s time to replace “bridging the divide” with a bold urban rights-based approach.

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Women have a right to safe public transport
27 November 2014

 In light of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence from 25 November to 10 December, Cape Town Partnership project manager Zarina Nteta considers why gender-sensitive transport strategies are essential not only for the basic safety, dignity and equality of women, but also to ensure inclusive growth in our emerging economies.

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More WiFi in public space across Cape Town
21 November 2014

Another significant step towards accessible internet access for unconnected Capetonians has been announced by the City of Cape Town, who will provide public access WiFi outside 61 buildings across the metro by the end of June 2015.

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