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Gardens Skate Park: roll with it
26 August 2014

An unprecedented project by the City of Cape Town, the new Gardens Skate Park has not only revitalised a derelict vacant space under a bridge, but is a significant step in redressing the historically exclusionary attitude towards skateboarders.

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Small but powerful: The potential of microenterprises
22 July 2014

How can microenterprises, in the form of local informal traders, small business and creative startups, be better supported for future growth? Jodi Allemeier reports back on the recent Micro Enterprise Summit hosted by the City of Cape Town.

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Redefining what outreach means
21 October 2013

Action researcher and ethnographer Evan Blake spoke recently at one of the City of Cape Town’s social development events, about World Homeless Day, and his experience working with rough sleepers in the east of the city. This is what he had to say.

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Placemaking begins with all of us
4 June 2013

A wave of citizen activation is quietly but persistently transforming the urban spaces of Cape Town, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, in an article for the Cape Argus.

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An integrated transport authority launched in Cape Town
19 October 2012

Thursday 18 October saw the launch of the new transport authority, Transport for Cape Town, at City Hall. Transport for Cape Town is a single, centralised authority for all land-based transport in the city, encompassing rail, bus, minibus and metered taxi, as well as active mobility in the form of walking, cycling and skating. The

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Rail Summit to further develop Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan
22 February 2012

The City of Cape Town will host a Rail Summit, with a view to developing a Rail Action Plan to be included in the five-year Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan. The City’s Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille; the Mayoral Committee Member for Transport, Roads and Stormwater, Councillor Brett Herron; and the Executive Director for Transport,

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Our Journey Has Only Just Begun
8 June 2011

Linking infrastructure development to social cohesion is central to city’s vision, says Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, managing director of the Cape Town Partnership. Photos courtesy of Bruce Sutherland, City of Cape Town The recent successful launch of the new phases of the MyCiTi transport system is a further significant milestone in the development of Cape Town as

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Litterers and Dumpers be warned!
30 March 2011

The Solid Waste By-Law Enforcement team will shortly be initiating special operations to combat the unacceptable behaviour of littering and dumping.

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Later Trains for Southerners
28 March 2011

Monday 28 March 2011 sees the introduction of an extended commuter train service between Cape Town and Simon’s Town. The existing afternoon services have been supplemented with three additional trains departing from Cape Town Station. 

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