July 21, 2019

Edition 8 is on the streets! Look out for your copy.

A judicial review of a recent planning decision by the City of Cape Town shines a spotlight on the role of the municipality in upholding the rights of all affected property owners in its application of the National Building Regulations and Building Standards Act.

Popular ride-sharing business Uber, has diversified its portfolio with a separate food delivery app appropriately named UberEATS. The rollout of its Cape Town service follows the initial South African launch in select suburbs of Johannesburg.

The global phenomenon known as Ciclovía, or Open Streets, continues to grow in Cape Town with Bree Street, as well as Longmarket Street, closed for this year’s CBD Open Streets. Kyle Kock reports on his first Open Streets, packed with people, not vehicles, on Sunday 15 January 2017.

If there’s one thing that could ruin your holidays it’s traffic – and parking. Think a little differently this festive season, and you may find that leaving your car at home could become your New Year’s resolution for 2017. There’s so much to see and do around the CBD, the Waterfront and the Atlantic Seaboard, but planning ahead is essential. Here are some of the ways to avoid the chaos.

App-based services have transformed the accommodation and taxi environment, and now the tour guiding market is set to undergo a shake-up, with the launch of “experiences”. 

Church Square is thought to be South Africa’s oldest urban square and over the years it has undergone several transformations.

In this age of small-screen entertainment, it is heart-warming to see a number of people flying the flag for the pleasures of old-fashioned, communal, independent cinema in Cape Town. 

Cape Town’s craft beer scene is flourishing with the rise of small, independent microbreweries offering beer lovers more choice than ever.

Support for small businesses and the emergence of markets as a way of making a living are the subject of two new policies put out by the City of Cape Town for public comment. The closing date for comment is 17 November 2016.

This November in Cape Town, there is a distinct feeling in the air of “let the holiday season begin!”

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