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Redefining what outreach means

World Homeless Day at St Georges Cathedral by Lisa Burnell

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. Continued…

October 21, 2013

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Placemaking begins with all of us

Open Streets Obs 25 May 2013. Photo by Lisa Burnell

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. Continued…

June 4, 2013

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An integrated transport authority launched in Cape Town

Pedestrians walk in the Cape Town Central City, photo by Justin Patrick

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 envisioned outcome of this centralised authority is an integrated public transport network with one ticket, one timetable, a unified management structure and enforcement system as well as a single standard and brand.   Continued…

October 19, 2012

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Rail Summit to further develop Comprehensive Integrated Transport Plan

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, Roads and Stormwater, Melissa Whitehead will deliver addresses at the summit.

The media are invited to attend the morning session of the summit.

Date: Friday 24 February 2012

Time: 08h00 – 13h00

Venue: Council Chamber, 6th floor, Podium Block, Civic Centre, Hertzog Boulevard

 The summit seeks to:

Elicit views and perspectives from leading role-players on the immediate action agenda;

  • Establish the climate for partnerships at the inter-governmental and stakeholder level;
  • Facilitate the establishment of a single point of authority for integrated transport systems and operations across the city;
  • Develop an Action Plan for the next five years;
  • Agree upon the mandate to the City and protocols for the integration of rail- and road-based scheduled public transport.
February 22, 2012

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Our Journey Has Only Just Begun

The MyCiTi service is part of a 15-year Integrated Rapid Transit (IRT) vision for Cape Town

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 a liveable city. On Monday, 9 May 2011, the West Coast sector of the MyCiTi/Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)  network on the R27 between the Table View and Civic Centre bus stations (or the Table View red trunk route) commenced in a pilot phase between 09h00 and 15h00 daily. On Saturday 14 May 2011, the full trunk service started operating with the buses stopping at all stations along the trunk route.  Continued…

June 8, 2011

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Litterers and Dumpers be warned!


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

March 30, 2011

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Later Trains for Southerners


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.  Continued…

March 28, 2011

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New York City Planners Janette Sadik-Khan and Amanda Burden Share Their Wisdom With Cape Town

Janette Sadik-Khan (commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation) and Amanda Burden (director, New York City Department of City Planning) speak to the organisers of Infecting the City.

City partners were privileged to host Janette Sadik-Khan, the commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation and Amanda Burden, director of the New York City Department of City Planning this week to discuss issues of public transport, NMT, public space and city planning. Continued…

February 23, 2011

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U2 Can Rock on the Fan Walk

Fan walk

When the fans begin to stream towards Cape Town Stadium for the much-anticipated U2 360° Tour Concert at Cape Town Stadium on February 18th, the 2.4km Fan Walk will be again activated with entertainment – this time as an integral part of the City’s rock music experience. Continued…

February 9, 2011

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City Opens First Recycling Drop-Off Facility in Sea Point

Recycling Igloos with Lables 7 Sept 2010 pic

 The City of Cape Town’s Solid Waste Department will open its first waste drop-off facility completely dedicated to recycling, on 1 December 2010 in Sea Point. Continued…

November 29, 2010

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