Reimagining and rebuilding District Six

Participating in the Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise, honours students from the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics explored ways of reconceptualising District Six, while accommodating the ongoing restitution process and residents’ ultimate return to the neighbourhood. Students study the past architecture honours students’ work that…

New R20m V&A Waterfront swing bridge now open

Cape Town Executive Mayor Dan Plato officially opened the new R20m swing bridge at V&A Waterfront this month. The upgraded swing bridge replaces the previous pedestrian walkway connecting the Pierhead Precinct with the Clock Tower Precinct. The original swing bridge was designed and constructed in 1997, but an increase in visitor numbers over the years…