"City Hall" tag

Proposal for new Madiba statue in Cape Town CBD

A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014
The Cape Town city council will consider a proposal to erect a statue of Nelson Mandela on the Grand Parade. The council’s naming committee is forging ahead with plans to erect another statue of the former president in Cape Town, and has resolved […]

By Jude Anogwih

FUTURE LAGOS | Voices of the City: Oyindamola Fakeye

This week our voices of the city is Oyindamola Fakeye, curator of art, fashion and music.

Journalist, Caryn Gootkin.

Voices of the City: Caryn Gootkin

This week, we hear from Cape Town resident, Caryn Gootkin. Gootkin read law at Trinity Hall College, Cambridge and later became an attorney. Gootkin left the legal profession in 2009 and now works as a writer and copy-editor. She writes a regular column for The Media Online and serves on the board of directors of The Big Issue South Africa.

Day 1 of the Arts and Culture Indaba (photo by Bruce Sutherland)

Arts and Culture Indaba a step forward in Cape Town

On 3 and 4 June 2014, the arts and culture community of Cape Town gathered at City Hall to participate in the second annual Arts and Culture Indaba.

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Have your say at the Future Foreshore Exhibition

[ April 14, 2014 10:00 am to April 25, 2014 6:00 pm. ] The Your City Idea installation, a shortlisted World Design Capital 2014 project, will stand in the City Hall from 14-25 April as part of the Future Foreshore Exhibition .The exhibition includes Cape Town Partnership and Future Cape Town to facilitate public engagement with current developments and the future of the foreshore.

Open City: A Future Cape Town walking tour

[ August 13, 2013; 2:00 am; ] On Sunday, 25 August, Future Cape Town will be hosting our 2nd walking tour entitled ‘Open City’.

Cape Town's tree-lined Grand Parade in 1894

The wrong reasons for planting pine trees on the Grand Parade

Cape Town’s tree-lined Grand Parade in 1894. Image: Flickr

I’m fond of the Grand Parade. It is essentially Cape Town’s oldest public square, dating back to 1697. Even though its primary use has been as a parking lot since the first half of the 20th century, it has tremendous potential and a number of efforts have […]


Day Two of Architecture ZA 2012

Day Two at AZA 2012 was fact-intensive, but culminated in a truly memorable engagement with a new voice in Architecture for the Global South, Rahul Mehrotra. With large grounds of work covered today, many students and practitioners alike will undoubtedly be left with much to ponder as they rest after a hard day of learning.

Taking future architecture to Cape Town’s future citizens

Future Cape Town has been announced as the social media and online partner for the Architecture ZA 2012 Biennial Festival, which is taking place at Cape Town City Hall from 14 until 16 September.

Photo: Sayed Dhansay of Cape Town City Hall

Day One of Architecture ZA 2012

A running start to the AZA2012 Biennale’s first day. We were exposed to a smorgasbord of architectural perspectives on the spaces we could make, the ones we have made (for better or worse) and the ones that never were.