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CCID reduces budget increase as it celebrates 21 years
15 Nov 2021
Cape Town CBD property owners, who approved a 11.7 % budget increase for the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) earlier this year, stand to benefit from the organisation reducing its budget ask by more than 5 %.
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CCID CEO Tasso Evangelinos honoured with civic award
27 Oct 2021
As the Cape Town Central City Improvement District gears up to celebrate 21 years of service excellence in the CBD, CEO Tasso Evangelinos has been honoured with a Mayoral Civic Award.
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CCID body-worn camera footage leads to arrest of 3 murder suspects following road rage incident in cape town cbd
11 Oct 2021
Body-worn camera footage recorded live at a crime scene in the Cape Town CBD by a Public Safety Officer of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has led to the swift arrest of three suspects wanted for murder following the assault and subsequent death of a fellow motorist with whom they were involved in a car accident.
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Property investment in the Cape Town CBD
8 Oct 2021
The Cape Town Central City remained a viable commercial and residential property investment node in 2020 with the total estimated value of developments completed totalling R972 million – despite the crushing impact of Covid-19 on the construction sector.
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Cape Town Central City economy holds its own during Covid year
6 Oct 2021
The economy of the Cape Town CBD remained stable in 2020 despite Covid-19, with the official nominal value of all property set at R43.8 billion by the City of Cape Town – and at least 31 new developments worth more than R6.9 billion in the pipeline.
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Central City NGOs need funds to cope with increasing challenges
23 Aug 2021
NGOs that work with the homeless population in the Cape Town CBD are stretched “incredibly thin” at the moment as the number of street people who have Covid-19 has increased with the third Covid-19 wave, says Pat Eddy, manager of Social Development at the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID)
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7 Apr 2021
In February 2020, Zip Zap Circus delighted over 50 000 people at the Federer vs. Nadal showcase match. That was its last live performance. A year on, and the team has invested countless hours and resources in keeping its ‘circus family’ afloat.
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Cape Town CBD on road to recovery
30 Mar 2021
The Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) recent Come Back to Town campaign – the first of its kind in a South African CBD - reached a widespread audience through multiple channels, including 1.1 million through social media alone. Focused on encouraging people to return to the Cape Town Central City to work, eat and play, the campaign contributed to amassing critical groundswell in the area, primarily to support local businesses and engage with corporates and provincial government on office workers returning to their CBD workplaces.
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Revel in the Cape Town Central City's cocktail bars
9 Mar 2021
Despite the wave of tough lockdown restrictions that have hit Cape Town’s entertainment and retail fraternity in the past months, the Mother City is still tops when it comes to winding down with a cocktail in hand. No more so than in the CBD, where the wide array of stylish pubs, sophisticated wine bars and must-visit cocktail lounges have managed to pull through. To these tenacious Central City retailers, we say, “Cheers!”
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Coffee culture flourishes during lockdown in downtown Cape Town
23 Feb 2021
There was a time when the only coffee in South Africa was instant. Luckily, those days are long gone and now a cup of java in your blend and style of choice is readily on hand, and nowhere more so than in Cape Town, considered by connoisseurs to be one of the coffee capitals of the world.
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