Rob Kane

Private property joins the mission to build better cities

The Fanwalk pedestrian walk way in Cape Town, photo by Lisa Burnell

In a new partnership, the South African Cities Network (SACN) and the South African Property Owners Association (SAPOA) are combining the best of their efforts to leverage the power of private property to make South African cities more sustainable and inclusive. Continued…

March 19, 2014

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Pop-up shops an answer for budding businesses

Due to the success of their pop-up shops, Thessa Bos and Chantal Louw opened their first permanent shop, Fringe Arts, in January 2010.

In line with global trends, instant retail and pop-up stores have hit the streets of Cape Town, and are proving to be a key tool in the success of local businesses. Continued…

August 1, 2012

Posted in Business, CCID, Community, Creative, Economic Development, Featured, Press Releases, Stories, Success Stories.

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Businesses encouraged to get involved in the green economy in the spirit of World Environment Day

CCID maintenance team clean the pavements

As the world gears up for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 Summit in Brazil, the CCID urges city businesses to use World Environment Day, and the days thereafter, as an opportunity to get involved in the green economy and actively participate in adopting sustainable ways of conducting business.


June 7, 2012

Posted in Economic Development, Featured, News, Press Releases, Social Development, Stories, Sustainability, Urban management.

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Cape Town CCID AGM – CBD well run and resilient despite challenging year

CID staff

The Central City Improvement District’s 11th Annual General Meeting highlighted the importance of consistency, creativity and partnerships in addressing urban challenges within a recessionary climate. Continued…

November 17, 2011

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