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It’s a dog’s life: places for pets in the Mother City
Nadia Krige
15 May 2017

Stepping out into the street at that magical hour when the city lets out a collective end-of-the-day exhale is something of a recurring favourite moment for me. Not only does the late afternoon light take on a certain ethereal quality making the heart ache and expand all at once, it’s also the time of day

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Afrikanist in Motion: Cape to Dar on public transport
Nadia Krige
5 May 2017

Capetonian photographer, Yasser Booley, recently set out on a rough and ready adventure from Cape Town to Dar es Salaam, using ONLY public transport. Supported by international engineering and design group Aurecon and local innovators Where is my Transport, his journey was all about capturing the essence of the ‘real African Union’ and showing South

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Does Cape Town really need more statues?
Nadia Krige
28 April 2017

It’s been exactly two years since colonial- and apartheid-era statues all around South Africa were left to quiver in their bronzed boots as a growing tide of anger at unchanging inequality spilled over into targeted activism. Some of the most noteworthy incidents included:   Paul Kruger in Tshwane’s Church Square receiving a coating of green

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Post-modern protests: an interplay between cyber- and public space
Nadia Krige
26 April 2017

Since time immemorial, public squares and streets have provided spaces for people to gather in solidarity – whether it be in celebration, in mourning or in protest. Earlier this month, Capetonians – along with their fellow South Africans all across the country – took to the streets en masse to raise a collective voice against

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#Datamustfall: Backhaul bottle-necks expose SA’s digital economy
Alan Cameron
24 April 2017

The digital economy game is here and the rules are made by those making money online. South Africa needs every resident, to get connected, productive and profitable, especially those in smaller towns. A significant proportion of residents outside of South Africa’s big cities are in urgent need of becoming familiar with the Internet so that

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7 thought-provoking awareness campaigns in public spaces
Nadia Krige
18 April 2017

Living in a world where the average human brain is loaded with about 34GB of data daily, it’s hardly surprising that most of us feel somewhat saturated. Especially when it comes to screen time. I mean, have you ever read a heart-wrenching story online only to find the faint flutter of empathy you felt a

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Local apps, sites and maps to help navigate your daily commutes
Nadia Krige
5 April 2017

Whether it’s avoiding traffic or working out the best public transport option for your route to work, there’s sure to be an app that will help make your daily commute just a little easier. We checked out seven that could be particularly useful for navigating Cape Town’s streets. Where is my Transport – Taxis Minibus

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Best bet for Cape Town’s urban food security? Informal trade
Nadia Krige
3 April 2017

Africa is in the midst of a massive reinvention – moving from a predominantly rural continent to one that will soon be characterised by its urban areas. The World Bank estimates that by 2030, 50% of Africans will be living in urban areas, after which cities will only continue to grow and expand. Needless to

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Address a problem?
Kaylon Koeries
24 March 2017

Defining your exact location can be a tricky business. Canal Walk Shopping Centre, for example, has one address but many entrances, and what about places without addresses? How do we know where to send aid packages in war-torn areas where streets have been destroyed? How do people in rural areas with little to no infrastructure

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