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Conversations at Cape Town's water features
1 July 2013

City Views hung out at some of the water features dotted across the Mother City to talk to Capetonians about their unique relationship with water. From favourite watering holes and surf spots to the effect of water on people’s daily lives – here’s what they had to say and click on the images to view the

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Drawing on diversity: a City Views cover story
7 May 2013

In honour of International Day of Biodiversity on 22 May, the May edition of City Views celebrates the abundance and variety of Cape Town, one of three cities globally that rank as an urban biodiversity hotspot.

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A lesson in lasting relationships in Cape Town
Alma Viviers
7 February 2013

His t-shirt says it all: “I am M24”. For the past 12 years Nicolas, the client liaison working in the lobby of the building, has been synonymous with a visit to Naspers and Media24. 

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The story of laundry over three centuries of Cape Town life
7 February 2013

Laundry – whether you do it yourself or someone helps you – is as much a part of our daily existence today as it was three hundred years ago. What was and is some of the culture surrounding the cleaning and pressing of clothes in Cape Town?

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Serendipity in the city: A City Views cover story
11 December 2012

Cities and serendipity are somehow synonymous: There’s something about the diversity that cities bring together in dense areas that makes them the perfect place to come across something extraordinary or surprising completely by accident. This is also what makes our urban environment rich hunting ground for photography, an art form that relies a great deal

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Living in the Central City: Alan Storey
4 December 2012

Alan Storey, minister at the Central Methodist Mission on Greenmarket Square, lives, works and gardens in the Central City. He shares some of his urban passions with City Views’ writer Alma Viviers over “heavenly coffee and wicked cupcakes”.

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Stop, collaborate and listen: A City Views cover story
26 November 2012

Have you been wondering what the eye-catching yellow and black symbols, featured on the November cover of City Views, stand for? Wonder no more. These symbols, and the sign to which they belong, were spotted on the Portside building site in Bree Street, and refer to building contractor Murray & Robert’s “stop and think” safety

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Keeping Cape Town mobile: A taxi story
6 November 2012

What’s a day in the office like for those whose business in on the road? City Views’ writer Ambre Nicolson stopped by the Cape Town Station taxi rank and spoke to Mzi Phephani to find out.

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Zachie Achmat: On coffee and life in Cape Town’s Central City
2 September 2012

Activist and Ndifuna Ukwazi director Zackie Achmat – who is also a long-time resident of Cape Town’s inner city – took City Views’ writer Alma Viviers on a walking tour of some of his favourite haunts. Read more about his experience of Cape Town over the years, and his opinions on cities and public life.

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