African liveability

The “Two Africas”: American Perceptions of the Continent
3 February 2017

Joey Lyons, a Cape Town Partnership intern from Boston, looks at how the reality of Cape Town (and the rest of Africa) square up with his preconceived ideas. Will you survive the next three months? How many safaris will you go on? Will your apartment have a dirt floor? Why would you choose South Africa?

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New tech makes a case for rural internet in Africa
18 January 2017

The economic benefits of rural internet use are far from realised in South Africa, and elsewhere on the continent. A new technology is increasing efficiencies for mobile networks, and lowering the costs of rural coverage. Opportunities given by digital money transfer service M-Pesa to safely store and manage money have lifted 2 percent of Kenyan

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How the Cool Shack could change lives in informal settlements
9 December 2016

When it comes to extreme weather conditions and natural disasters, there’s no denying that those living in informal settlements on the outskirts of Cape Town are by far the most vulnerable. Population density and highly flammable construction material, can see fires that would normally be easy to control, wreak havoc within an hour, while a

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Braamfontein to Joburg what Woodstock/East City is to Cape Town?
25 November 2016

During recent travels, Nadia Krige spent a night in Joburg’s eclectic Braamfontein and found a couple of striking similarities with Cape Town’s very own Woodstock/East City.

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Calling former Angolan refugees: limited time to apply for permanent residence in SA
24 November 2016

The Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town (SCCT) has launched a group exemption application for all former Angolan refugees whose Angolan Cessation Permits (ACP) have expired and are looking to gain permanent residence in South Africa. Following discussions with the Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Honourable Justice Gamble of the Western Cape High Court issued an

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Five reasons to attend the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit
26 October 2016

On 2 and 3 November 2016, representatives from the full spectrum of Africa’s real estate sector will be gathering in Cape Town to discuss the unique challenges and opportunities facing cities across the continent. In partnership withUnited Cities and Local Governments Association Africa (UCLG-A) and WESGRO, the African Real Estate & Infrastructure Summit is taking place at

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Tell us what makes public space great
16 March 2016

You’ve helped us co-create this city in the past, now help us craft the Cape Town of the future:

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Is policy enough to deal with rapid urbanisation?
12 August 2015

As rapid urbanisation accelerates, countries the world over are scrambling to supply decent jobs, adequate housing and basic urban services. Is policy itself enough, or does civil society need to get more involved? Edgar Pieterse and Catherine Stone weigh in.

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What women want from a city
8 August 2015

How can placemaking and public space interventions promote gender-sensitive urban design? A number of projects at the 15 August City Walk Saturdays will engage with these issues, in light of Women’s Month.

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