city of cape town

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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Street life of Cape Town to be newest attraction of the Big Six
5 November 2014

A new urban attraction in the CBD, The City Walk, will be co-created through multi-level stakeholder engagement, announced the Cape Town Partnership at its AGM on Wednesday 5 November. Unfolding in 2015, it will bring the city’s Big Six tourism attractions (Cape Point, Robben Island, Groot Constantia, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch and the V&A Waterfront) up

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Summary: WDC2014 Design Policy Conference
4 November 2014

“Make a plan” was the theme of the Design Policy Conference from 17 to 18 October at the Cape Town Stadium. A signature World Design Capital 2014 (WDC2014) event, the theme celebrated the inherent resourcefulness and resilience of people who find solutions to problems by making use of what they have within their immediate environment. An esteemed

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Better off TOD
31 October 2014

The City of Cape Town has prioritised transport-orientated development with the establishment of the new Transport for Cape Town department. Cape Town Partnership senior researcher Andrew Fleming unpacks the multifarious benefits and considers the challenges.

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Low-cost housing in the CBD: yes we can!
22 October 2014

Affordable housing in Cape Town’s CBD isn’t just possible, it is something that should be actively pursued for the benefit of an integrated city and a thriving local economy, wrote Cape Town Partnership researcher Andrew Fleming in the latest edition of Ndifuna Ukwazi’s People’s Law Journal, “The Urban Land Question”.

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A climate for changing the African city
29 September 2014

When it comes to African cities, socio-economic development needs to work together with climate change measures. This is according to the UN-Habitat “State of African Cities” report, and the solution might be where we least expect it.

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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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