Cape Town

Political parties’ architectural ambitions

Are politicians frustrated spatial planners at heart? We’re tempted to think so following their recent election campaigning.  The DA in Cape Town wants to turn the estate that houses parliamentarians into low-cost housing. It sends all the right signals: housing 400 MPs costs almost R70 million per year. But we can’t take the party seriously. …

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VIDEO: Three reasons why Covid-19 hit Cape Town so badly

Despite enforcing one of the most stringent lockdowns on the continent, South Africa has been battling an exponential spread of Covid-19 in Cape Town- the hardest hit city in the country. Here are three reasons why Cape Town is heading into winter 2020 representing around 65% of South Africa’s confirmed cases.