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Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
Twin buildings still echo the changes in Salt River
There are two buildings in Cape Town that witnessed generations of workers. They stood tall on two islands of tarmac in the windswept suburb of...
God’s pauper walks the talk
God’s pauper walks the talk
Gavin Mitchell is visibly exhausted as he cools down from delivering another blazing sermon on the walkway outside Durban’s City Hall on a...
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
From slum city to urban living hub: How Jo’burg got its groove back
The land is not just the dusty earth on which we stand. It is a kinship with our ancestors. It is an affirmation of self. It is the urgent...
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
Evolving, cynical and everything in between
‘The African project of succession also designates this same configuration of its locus of creativity. In effect in the early 1960s, the...
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.

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