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Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
Cape Town, use prime municipal land in the heart of the city to house the poor
DEVELOPMENTThe City of Cape Town is about to dispose of a prime piece of inner-city land. Known as Site B and located on Lower Long Street...
Evictions in Woodstock and the resistance against apartheid spatial planning
Evictions in Woodstock and the resistance against apartheid spatial planning
At least 23 families could be evicted from their homes in Woodstock near the Cape Town inner city. They have been told to leave by September 9, but...
A City Refracted: Graeme Williams shoot the city's innards
A City Refracted: Graeme Williams shoot the city's innards
In 2000, photographer Graeme Williams published a monograph titled ...
Urban renewal's bourgeois curse
Urban renewal's bourgeois curse
It's over a static phone line that the distressed voice of stylist-actress Honey Makwakwa crackles with anxiety. It's been a month since Makwakwa...
City limits: Studio-X comes to Jo'burg
City limits: Studio-X comes to Jo'burg
The world's cities are no longer what they used to be. Landscapes and skylines, especially in Africa and Asia, have taken on a new form as...
Maboneng Precint: 'I am an island'
Maboneng Precint: 'I am an island'
Alone, gazing from my window to the darkened streets below I saw a man, terror stricken and maddened, jumping wildly and howling, as he tried to...
Woodstock: A work in progress?
Woodstock: A work in progress?
An evening of misty rain is not typical of the otherwise oven-like month of February in Cape Town, but it matched the mood of A Word of Art's last...
'It's like a concentration camp'
'It's like a concentration camp'
Grim rows of grey metal shacks stretch out with military precision in the barren sandy ground.
Old facades revamped
Old facades revamped
When Bill Clinton left the White House and set up office in Harlem, New York, my artist friends hastily removed themselves further up the A-line to...

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