South Africa | Cape Town – by Mokena Makeka

Cape Town | January 6, 2011

Cape Town’s physical identity as a city is a direct result of human intervention, namely architecture and how it collectively shapes and informs street life and the character of the city. With an abundance of historical architectural fabric in the central city, our buildings tell an interesting story of our past,” so it starts our guest contribution – ‘Architecture and the City’ – by Cape Town-based architect Mokena Makeka [Makeka Design Lab]. A 1000 words and 23 images is where our 2010-11 South African journey ends.


South Africa | Swaziland

Swaziland | December 29, 2010

The Kingdom of Swaziland (Umbuso weSwatini) is a landlocked country, bordered to the north south and west by South Africa, and to the east by Mozambique. No more than 200 km north to south and 130 km east to west, it has an estimate population of 1,2 million inhabitants. Wikipedia and CIA – The World Factbook have all the introductory info. MovingCities shares the images and provides background to Swaziland’s urban growth (increasing by 6%/year) and what role the World Bank plays in upgrading the country’s settlements and peri-urban living conditions.