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6 glimpses into the future of Cape Town’s Foreshore
8 March 2017

An eyesore. An impediment. A huge mistake. An unfortunate icon.

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Documenting our commutes – the OpenStreets Travel Diaries challenge
24 February 2017

In an effort to establish a realistic reflection of the current state of movement and mobility in Cape Town, the team behind Open Streets recently invited people from all corners of the city to participate in a 7-day AtoB Travel Diary Challenge. Equipped with a pocket-sized logbook provided by Open Streets, each participant had to

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3rd Annual City Development conference sets sights on transforming African urban spaces
16 February 2017

From 13 – 15 March Cape Town will be welcoming some of the brightest minds in urban development and city planning from around the globe, as it plays host to the 3rd Annual City Development conference. Addressing the most pressing issues of city-making in Africa, the conference will be focusing on ‘urban transformation & city

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4 reasons to support Cape Town Carnival on 18 March
9 February 2017

It’s all hands on deck at Cape Town Carnival’s headquarters, as the team marked only 40 days till floats, dancers, artists and performers hit the Fan Walk in spectacular style for this year’s AMAZA! – Ocean Odyssey-themed event. We got to share in some of the anticipation and excitement on Wednesday during a comprehensive behind-the-scenes tour

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ICA Live Art: a feast of FREE inner-city performances
6 February 2017

While many consider February to be the month of love, here in Cape Town we’ve reclaimed it as the month of FREE artistic expression, as the international ICA Live Art festival takes over the inner-city between the 10th and the 26th. Presented by the Institute for Creative Arts (ICA), this year’s 10-day  programme showcases a

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5 ways the City of Cape Town wants to get us all on our bikes
1 February 2017

With a wealth of MTB routes crisscrossing the mountain ranges of the Western Cape and the prestigious Cape Town Cycle Tour being a highlight on the Mother City’s social calendar, it hardly comes as a surprise that recreational and sports cycling is currently at an all-time high throughout the city, the province and the country.

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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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15 pics + a video capturing the magic of the 10th Open Streets
16 January 2017

On Sunday, 15 January, Bree and Longmarket Streets were closed off to all motor vehicle traffic and turned into a magical, activity-filled haven for pedestrians and cyclists of all ages. From pole dancing demonstrations to free yoga classes, street art to busking, salsa dancing to housing demonstrations, these oft-congested inner city streets were truly transformed

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Mel Jones: Lady of the LOLs
3 January 2017

How and why did you get into comedy? I was always the class clown at school, so people expected me to get into some form of entertainment. They encouraged me to do it, the kids at school, my colleagues at work and friends at college. Comedy was never huge here in South Africa – when

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