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SA needs more fibre to compete in the Fourth Industrial Revolution
Alan Cameron
20 February 2017

How is the fibre optic sector helping South Africa compete as a knowledge economy, asks Alan Cameron.

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Six Weeks, Nine ways of Uncovering Cape Town
Aidan Antonienko
10 February 2017

Since I arrived in Cape Town almost six weeks ago as an intern, I was excited by the promise of natural beauty and prospect of a new city, but of course also nervous about the unknown. I’ve found the city to be diverse, active, delicious, and surprisingly affordable. Affordability As a student, traveller, and intern, I’m

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The “Two Africas”: American Perceptions of the Continent
Joey Lyons
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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Why Every City Should Have a Library of Things
Aidan Antonienko
30 January 2017

What if a trip to the library meant borrowing camping equipment, power tools, or toys instead of books? New library A library of things or tool library is similar to the concept of a traditional library, but you don’t borrow books, you borrow a variety of technology, equipment, or toys. So instead of buying the ladder

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What we can learn from tomatoes
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
27 January 2017

I’ve just returned to the office after two months away. Having been at the Cape Town Partnership for thirteen years, I am very grateful to my board for granting me this extended period to revive my energy and focus. I hope you also had a restful festive season and that you’ve entered 2017 feeling rejuvenated.

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Creating healthier cities through placemaking
Nadia Krige
20 January 2017

We are currently living in what could arguably be the most health-conscious era in human history. And it’s hardly surprising, what with celebrity fad diets promising to turn us all into supermodels and Dr. Google being just a click away. More than ideal body types and access to information, however, our hyper-awareness about health and wellness,

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Open Streets celebrates 10th event
Nadia Krige
11 January 2017

With the 10th Open Streets Cape Town event set to close off Bree and Longmarket Streets to motor vehicle traffic this Sunday  (15 January) and open it up to all sorts of fun to be had on foot, bike or board, we decided to catch up with managing director and co-founder, Marcela Guerrero Casas to

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8 urban development trends for 2017
Nadia Krige
4 January 2017

With 50% of the global population currently living in urban areas, and a projected 1.5 times rise to 6 billion city-dwellers by 2045, there’s no denying that investing in thorough, thoughtful and sustainable urban design is absolutely crucial. Designing the sorts of urban spaces that will, essentially, improve the quality of life for citizens requires

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#DataMustFall: Ideas to help Internet adoption in SA
Alan Cameron
19 December 2016

It’s no debate that access to the internet can increase economic opportunities. In 2009 already, the World Bank found that low- to middle-income economies can grow by 1.3% for every 10% of the population who have access to broadband internet. Internet use is slowly increasing in South Africa, and Africa, as internet-enabled mobile phones become more common. Of

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