Cape Town not exempt from an urban spring?

The protests which have played out on the streets, in the squares and outside the stadia of Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Cairo, have brought to the fore the importance of public participation and engagement around the development of cities. These protests should send a strong signal to Cape Town and other cities […]

Defending Cape Town’s princess

Princess Vlei, a wetland system that runs through Grassy Park in Cape Town, is situated on the border between formerly “coloured” and white group areas, and is ideally located to offer a meeting point for Capetonians from diverse backgrounds. However, the bid to build a shopping mall on its banks has galvanised the community into […]