In the 1700s the northwestern edge of town was marked by a canal known as the Buiten Gracht. Development continued to spread beyond the original grid laid out for central Cape Town and spread higher up to Rose and Chiappini streets. By the early 1900s the area known as Schotschekloof, now Bo-Kaap, was a vibrant community where many artisans and tradesmen lived in terraced houses.
Art in restaurants is not a new idea – Picasso and Matisse were both known to paint for their dinners once upon a time. Sometimes, going to a restaurant is not just about the food but also about the pleasure of being in a beautiful space, enhanced by the presence of great art.
A Zimbabwean hospitality franchise is capturing the imagination of locals and tourists alike, expanding the service offerings in the increasingly cosmopolitan Cape Town central city. Jimmy Jimalo’s is the brainchild of James MacAdams, a Zimbabwean by birth who has spent most of his adult life in the United States and South Africa.
Spending precious time in traffic is a tedious business. As the congestion hots up again this year in the bustling central city, CityLife talked to Capetonians about what they like and dislike about their daily commute, and its impact on their pocket.
A new wave of high-rise building development is fast changing our familiar skyline.
The Mother City, a tourist haven known for its cosmopolitan people and scenic beauty is also fast becoming one of the most congested places in the world according to TomTom’s 2017 Traffic Index.
Working in the lively CBD remains very attractive, despite transport and traffic issues.
High above busy Buitengracht Street, overlooking Riebeek Square, the FEDISA campus was abuzz as 250 students registered for the new academic year for the BA Fashion and BA Honours in Fashion degrees.
The City of Cape Town’s draft cycling strategy, recently published for public comment, aims to increase commuter trips by bicycle from the current 1% to 8%. Achieving this huge increase will require multi-sectoral interventions, from ensuring a supply of affordable bicycles to making cycling safer.