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Dignified design
27 May 2016

In a conversation with project founder Thomas Chapman, Kaylon Koeries investigates how one architectural firm is going about commemorating the approximately 65 000  residents removed from Sophiatown by the apartheid government between 1955 and 1963.

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City Walk Saturdays celebrates Africa
23 May 2016

Sunshine, smiles and laughter were all over the city during the May edition of City Walk Saturdays. We celebrated the continent and embraced Africa in unconventional ways, in celebration of Africa Month. From aerobics to documentaries to jazz, the day was a decidedly different commemoration of what makes us African.

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Embrace Africa at City Walk Saturdays this May
11 May 2016

Get moving along City Walk on Saturday, 21 May as we celebrate Africa in various ways.

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The value of Cape Town’s sacred spaces
4 May 2016

Susan April spoke to the leaders of some of the oldest congregations in Cape Town to hear their thoughts on whether the pace of development in the city centre is compromising the spaces in which people worship. As a city changes and develops over time, so do its places of worship. Cape Town’s CBD is

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Linking communities over breakfast with the Cape Times
19 April 2016

Bridges and public transport may physically connect previously separated areas, but it doesn’t link communities emotionally, said Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana at the third Cape Times breakfast.

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Discovering District Six
19 April 2016

Susan April accompanied the operators of Cape Town Free Walking Tours to learn more about the organisation and to discover the history behind District Six for herself.

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Cape Town’s coffee shops with history
11 April 2016

Coffee culture is exploding in Cape Town. It’s hard to believe that in 1999, there were only six coffee shops in the city centre. Susan April chatted to the owners/operators of three of them. Here’s what she learned.

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A safe place for dangerous ideas
29 March 2016

Merrydale Avenue in Mitchells Plain is a street with many lived realities. Infrastructure just built is already radically insufficient for the hours when it’s needed. Yet at the same time, Merrydale Avenue is often a starkly underutilised, textbook example of the City’s bolt-down public space ethos.

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Cape Town Carnival: Celebrating Street Life
15 March 2016

The Cape Town Carnival once again united the city for a day of fun, creativity and communal celebration. An estimated 50 000 people flocked to the Fan Walk on Saturday, 12 March 2016, to shimmy, shake and dance in celebration of our city.

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Our newsletters, your replies
11 March 2016

Feedback Loop In a world where newsletters can be perceived as noise, the Cape Town Partnership is pleased that we often receive feedback to our monthly Cape Town Partnership newsletter. Here are a few comments we’ve received in the past months. If you have a burning issue to get off your chest, or merely want

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