African liveability

Beyond 2014, beyond the divide
9 December 2014

Looking back at 20 years of democracy, Cape Town has come a long way, yet urban inequality persists. Giving a historical perspective on our progress, Cape Town Partnership programme coordinator Sibusiso Tshabalala says it’s time to replace “bridging the divide” with a bold urban rights-based approach.

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City Desired: a shared revolution
24 November 2014

While cities are the heart of our survival because they compel us to become “transboundary”, a shared revolution needs to be makeshift and informal. So said director of the Indian Institute for Human Settlements, Aromar Revi, at the Kapuscinski Lecture that formed part of the City Desired exhibition. Ashraf Jamal reflects.

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CT through the lens of Ockie Fourie
11 November 2014

In our new Cape Town Through The Lens series, we will be featuring the Capetonians who are capturing our multi-dimensional city with powerful images. First up, meet Ockie Fourie – Theworldsyoungestman on Instagram – who was the winner of the #MyCreativeWeek Instagram competition run by Creative Cape Town in September.

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10 people, 10 issues: City Desired
3 November 2014

Well-being, education, mobility, shelter, work, the food system, land, diversity, vulnerability and climate change are all mapped to the personal stories of 10 Capetonians in the City Desired exhibition, showing at the City Hall until 10 December.

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Making the Mother City home: Thandi Dlamini
29 October 2014

Thandi Dlamini left Swaziland in 1994 to begin a 20-year journey towards becoming a nephrologist, or kidney specialist. In the August 2014 edition of Molo, she reflected on Cape Town, the city that’s shaped her professionally and personally, just before she returned home to set up her country’s first dialysis unit.

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Low-cost housing in the CBD: yes we can!
22 October 2014

Affordable housing in Cape Town’s CBD isn’t just possible, it is something that should be actively pursued for the benefit of an integrated city and a thriving local economy, wrote Cape Town Partnership researcher Andrew Fleming in the latest edition of Ndifuna Ukwazi’s People’s Law Journal, “The Urban Land Question”.

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A case for error-friendly urbanism
20 October 2014

If resilience demands diversity and experimentation, we must also embrace errors. In fact, let’s engage our sprawling schizophrenic city with systems that collapse, regroup and warp, ceaselessly, writes Ashraf Jamal.

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The immigrant: Harrison Mudukuti
Ambre Nicolson
17 October 2014

This is the story of Harrison Mudukuti, musician, political activist, Zimbabwean, father, former illegal immigrant… as told in the August 2014 edition of Molo.

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Feeding the Mother City
15 October 2014

In anticipation of World Food Day on 16 October, Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana reflects on the importance of food security in building a resilient urban future for Cape Town, in her fortnightly Cape Times column.

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The how of an inclusive Cape Town
14 October 2014

The continued revival of the inner city will be stunted unless it is supported by the development of the surrounding communities, which will inject more vigour and creativity into its veins, believes Professor Njabulo S Ndebele, chairperson of the Cape Town Partnership board. Written in 2007 for the Cape Argus newspaper already,  the message of this revised essay remains

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