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Public space reimagined as the Company’s Garden gets free Wi-Fi
Alan Cameron
29 July 2013

Cape Town’s oldest heritage site, the Company’s Garden, dates back to the 1650s, but is now being brought firmly into the future with the introduction of free wireless internet access.

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Placemaking begins with all of us

A wave of citizen activation is quietly but persistently transforming the urban spaces of Cape Town, writes Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana, CEO of the Cape Town Partnership, in an article for the Cape Argus.

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Towards a 24-hour city for Cape Town
Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana
12 September 2012

An innovative housing solution for Cape Town (and for so many cities like it) is overdue. We have inherited urban planning that was based on a legacy of segregation and our challenge has been — and continues to be — how to shift this geographic foundation into a new socially cohesive reality. As we rise to this challenge there are a number of tensions at play.

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Zachie Achmat: On coffee and life in Cape Town’s Central City
Alma Viviers
2 September 2012

Activist and Ndifuna Ukwazi director Zackie Achmat – who is also a long-time resident of Cape Town’s inner city – took City Views’ writer Alma Viviers on a walking tour of some of his favourite haunts. Read more about his experience of Cape Town over the years, and his opinions on cities and public life.

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My Cape Town: Ed Suter
Ambre Nicolson
4 July 2012

Photographer Ed Suter’s new book – Sharp Sharp, South Africa Street Style – celebrates the diversity of downtown SA, and the art, fashion and attitude that makes our streets the dynamic places they are.

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David Kramer on Cape Town, inspiration and velskoens
Ambre Nicolson
9 May 2012

The city’s renowned playwright, director, singer and songwriter tells us where to find inspiration, good food and velskoens.

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How liveable is the Cape Town central city? Ask resident Riaan Oppelt
Alan Cameron
9 April 2012

Riaan Oppelt is an English Literature lecturer at Stellenbosch University and a Mandela Rhodes Scholar – who also happens to live near Mandela Rhodes Place. City Views asks him about living in the city centre. CV: Why do you live in the central city? There was one point as a teen growing up in Paarl when

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Creativity, collaboration and conversation with Jay Pather
26 January 2012

Academic, choreographer and director Jay Pather is the director of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts and is the curator of the public arts festival Infecting the City 20012. 

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