The Fish Farm

Sustainable "aquaculture" in a shipping container

by Anton Crone Among a number of sustainability initiatives underway in the townships of Cape Town, one of the most innovative we’ve discovered is “The Fish Farm,” a patented micro-intensive farm in a 40-foot shipping container. Containers have become synonymous with third world development. They are converted into houses, schools, banks, restaurants, cell phone recharge depots, hair salons, clinics and all sorts of other things. …

CH Local: Cape Town

Four highlights from our guide on what not to miss in South Africa's Mother City

Cradled by a striking 360-degree panorama of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range and the sparkling sea, Cape Town is one of the most gorgeous places on Earth. South Africa’s Mother City has historically been a harbor destination, beginning with European merchants who would stop off on their way to the Indies through to today, where it remains a Riviera-like draw for a host of international tourists. …

Design Indaba: An Interview With Michael Bierut

The renowned graphic designer and captivating emcee sheds light on Cape Town's Conference on Creativity

As a former speaker in both 2005 and 2010, renowned graphic designer and Pentagram partner Michael Bierut has also served as one of Design Indaba‘s masterful emcees for the past three years. Each day, wearing a shirt and tie matching his cheerful demeanor, he enthusiastically presents the impressive roster of speakers, adding valuable industry insight and witty commentary between presentations. With Cape Town named the …