The Importance of Airports to City Economies

June 29, 2017
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With the recent news that the Department of Environmental Affairs has approved the new runway realignment for Cape Town International Airport, there is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of airports to city economies. In an interview with News24, Deon Cloete (General Manager of Cape Town International Airport), explained, “We are indeed pleased to.. read more →

Corporate Cape Town launches Carpooling Pilot to ease traffic congestion

March 16, 2017
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In August last year, TomTom released its annual traffic index survey indicating that Cape Town is the most congested city in South Africa. On the list of the world’s most congested cities, Cape Town ranked 47th internationally. Current congestion levels result in a 71% increase in journey time during the morning peak period when compared.. read more →

KFM – Corporate Cape Town Launches Carpooling Pilot

February 27, 2017
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In a recent interview on KFM, our CEO, Ryan Ravens, emphasised the importance of behavioural change and said that increasing congestion could dampen the growth of our city region and we need to embrace solutions that include the use of emerging technology. As part of our Transport Programme, Accelerate Cape Town, together with our members from Allan.. read more →

Vodacom invests R600 million in digital skills and connectivity

January 30, 2017
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Technology is constantly evolving resulting in the continuous digitisation of our businesses and lives. By 2020, there will be over 26 billion Internet-connected devices and over 4 billion global Internet users, but as technology evolves, the digital divide between those who have access to technology and those that don’t, is becoming even wider. If South Africa.. read more →

Cape Talk – Addressing the issue of traffic congestion in Cape Town

September 29, 2016
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Traffic congestion in Cape Town is the highest in South Africa according to TomTom, and with Metrorail’s challenges from cable theft and vandalism, commuters can spend almost double their travel time during peak hours. Adding to this is the complexity that Cape Town’s population is growing at 2 – 3% every year, and public transport.. read more →

Addressing Transport Issues to Enhance Business Productivity

July 27, 2016
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Transport issues in Cape Town are starting to impact business productivity. Our population continues to grow by 2-3% every year as an average of 10 families per day move to the Cape from other provinces. Accelerate Cape Town, together with Wesgro, hosted its second Thought Leaders engagement on Addressing Transport Issues to Enhance Business Productivity.. read more →

Improving Commuter Productivity in the Cape

April 7, 2016
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Traffic congestion in Cape Town is the highest in South Africa according to TomTom, and with Metrorail’s challenges from cable theft and vandalism, commuters can spend almost double their travel time during peak hours. Adding to this is the complexity that Cape Town’s population is growing at 2 – 3% every year, and public transport.. read more →

Cape Town’s transport apps win global awards – can they help with our travel woes?

December 8, 2015
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Getting to work in Cape Town can be frustrating. With the highest traffic congestion in South Africa according to TomTom, and continuous Metrorail challenges from cable theft and vandalism, commuters can spend almost double their travel time during peak hours. Add to this the complexity that Cape Town’s population is growing 2 – 3% every.. read more →

Digital Cape Town: Creating a Smart City

October 20, 2015
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Globally the role of cities and metropolitan regions is increasing. With urbanisation being a reality, cities have to deal with greater transport congestion, waste disposal, provision of housing and utilities such as water and electricity. At the same time, technology has developed to such an extent that, as Gartner predicts the blurring of the physical.. read more →

Complete our Digital Cape Town Survey

October 7, 2015
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Accelerate Cape Town is hosting a Thought Leaders Breakfast on 16 Oct on Digital Cape Town: Creating a Smart City with Andre Stelzner, CIO of the City of Cape Town and Intel’s Internet of Things Senior Director, Damien Callaghan. To get a consolidated business view and to understand what businesses in the Cape Town city region are experiencing with.. read more →