The ongoing decline of Cape Town’s rail service receives insufficient attention on the part of the institutions mandated to oversee it. It is also a case study in how the crisis in national state-owned enterprises is impacting on a city.
After launching her career in 2015 through the Erdmann Contemporary gallery, Nicola Roos has gone from relative obscurity as a second-year student at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Arts to an internationally recognised artist with a particular niche.
As traffic gridlock and lengthening peak hours contribute to Cape Town’s worsening congestion rank, business leadership organisation Accelerate Cape Town believes an answer lies in the use of a rideshare application called uGoMyWay.
The East City, as it’s become known, is the area that links the former District Six and the historic, dense central city. It’s an area in flux as the city expands beyond its traditional urban core in response to the growing popularity of living and working in Cape Town.