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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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ZIP, ZAP, ADAPT: HOW A CIRCUS SURVIVED
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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Get Brassy With Free Jazz Concert in the CBD
22 Feb 2021
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Spice up your week by catching the emboldening music of the Cape Town Philharmonic Brass Quintet on Thursday 25 February 2021 when they will do a free pop-up concert in St Georges Mall, outside Newspaper House. The public will be treated to a variety of arrangements over lunchtime, including a Beatles Suite and an Ain’t Misbehavin’ Suite for jazz lovers out there.
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Hitting mute on Zoom fatigue
18 Feb 2021
Over 300 million people globally are now using Zoom every day. As the pandemic progresses, more and more of our daily activities take place online. While virtual meetings have become a part of our professional and personal lives, many people find videoconferencing exhausting and are suffering from so-called ‘Zoom fatigue’ or ‘screen time fatigue’. It is the feeling of dread and exhaustion when another online meeting pops up in the calendar.
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The secret to Cape Town CBD's best burgers
15 Feb 2021
We all know Cape Town surpasses most cities when it comes to cuisine and our burgers are no exception. Whether you’re craving meat or meatless between your buns, the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) has outlined where to get the best burgers in its handy maps of the top spots to work, play and eat in the CBD.
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CCID launches map on key CBD eateries to encourage people to #ComeBackToTown
8 Feb 2021
Cape Town, 8 February 2021: Now’s the time to #ComeBackToTown to rediscover the culinary delights of the Cape Town city centre.  A vibrant melting pot of award-winning, destination and popular eateries and cultural hot spots await – all highlighted in a new map of the Central City which will be distributed by the Cape Town Central City Improvement District (CCID) at traffic intersections, in suburban post boxes and in town from this week. This is the latest in its #ComeBackToTown initiative, which aims to reinvigorate the economy of the CBD and support its restaurant stakeholders.
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The CCID brings the city streets back to life
1 Dec 2020
Cape Town, 1 December 2020: Buskers from all walks of life are busy livening up the Cape Town CBD as part of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District’s (CCID) “Come Back To Town” campaign to reinvigorate the economy of downtown Cape Town.
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