A bronze bust of Nelson Mandela was unveiled outside Parliament on 28 April 2014
Update (February 2017) :
The City of Cape Town’s Naming and Nomination Committee recommended that the City undertake a public participation process to engage with Capetonians about the intended memorialisation of Madiba, with a statue and exhibition at City Hall.
The proposed project forms […]
Watch this timelapse of the Wednesday Market at the Grand Parade, one of the oldest public spaces in South Africa.
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 […]
CITY HALL – 90,000: Lessons from Madrid Images from a recent trip to Madrid, showing the decision in
CITY HALL – 90,000: Lessons from Madrid
Images from a recent trip to Madrid, showing the decision in the 90’s to reclaim space in front of the Royal Palace, by diverting a road in front of the Palace, underground. What can Cape Town learn? Is City Hall and the Grand Parade not important enough in our […]