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Grand Parade - Cape Town

WATCH : A time-lapse of the wednesday market at the Grand Parade

Watch this timelapse of the Wednesday Market at the Grand Parade, one of the oldest public spaces in South Africa.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]