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Welcome to Molo, Cape Town’s newest community paper

Molo September/ October 2013 cover photograph. Photo by Lisa Burnell

Cape Town Partnership’s latest project is a publication: a community paper for the people of Cape Town, simply called Molo. CEO Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana explains how this publication fits into the Partnership’s stable of work and why it matters. Continued…

September 16, 2013

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Conversations at Cape Town’s water features

Jeandire Jacobs, 26 – media student
“I’m a media student at the Boston College in Strand Street across from here and we often come here to relax. The water has a real calming effect in busy streets. There should actually be more spots like this in the city.” - Photographed at the water feature on St George’s Mall

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 full-size gallery: Continued…

July 1, 2013

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Drawing on diversity: a City Views cover story

Illustration of Cape Town and its biodiversity by Alex Latimer

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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May 7, 2013

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A lesson in lasting relationships in Cape Town

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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.  Continued…

February 7, 2013

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The story of laundry over three centuries of Cape Town life

Photo courtesy of Nannucci Holdings archive

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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February 7, 2013

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Serendipity in the city: A City Views cover story

Photo of a man-made rainbow by artist Michael Elion on the cover of City Views 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 on happy accidents – finding the right shot at the right time when you happen to have your camera handy. The cover shot of our December edition of City Views captured just such a moment in our city. Here’s the back story to our front cover. Continued…

December 11, 2012

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Living in the Central City: Alan Storey

Alan Storey from Central Methodist on Greenmarket (c) Lisa Burnell

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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December 4, 2012

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Stop, collaborate and listen: A City Views cover story

Cover image November City Views

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 campaign. Continued…

November 26, 2012

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Keeping Cape Town mobile: A taxi story

Taxi commuters at the Cape Town Station taxi rank, photo by Jacques Marais Media

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. Continued…

November 6, 2012

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

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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. Continued…

September 2, 2012

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