You know that area just below Gardens Centre? It isn’t really Gardens, or Oranjezicht, and it sure as hell isn’t Downtown. A few weeks ago Name Your Hood officially launched their latest campaign, the naming of Hood 8, AKA ‘That Area Just Below Gardens Centre’ in Cape Town. We’re glad to report that Hood 8 finally has a name: La Guma.
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Hood 8 is bordered by Roeland, Hatfield and Mill streets. Submissions for names have closed, and now it’s time to vote for the Top 1o shortlisted names! Voting for your favourite shortlisted name closes on 8 October 2013, with the big reveal happening on 24 October.
There’s only so far directions like “Near To Ferrari” or “You know Fruit & Veg City?” will get you. Finally, one of Cape Town’s hippest and fastest growing nodes is getting its own name.
Bruce Good, MD and founder of Name Your Hood was commissioned to write a piece on former president Nelson Mandela for an American publishing company. The initiative is redefining Cape Town, Gugulethu and soon Johannesburg.
As part of a highly successful campaign that launched in Cape Town’s City Bowl in July last year, Gugulethu has begun its own interactive, public campaign to unearth creative and significant new street and neighbourhood names for itself.
If you don’t know about Name Your Hood by now, well then you haven’t been reading enough. This genius idea, created by Bruce Good basically gives people a chance to suggest names for their affiliated neighborhoods and then vote on one to stay, giving people the chance to actually identify themselves with where they live [...]
In something of a coup for local neighbourhood naming campaign, NameYourHood, the organisation has received the full backing and endorsement of Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille. The Premier joins the likes of Guy Lundy (Accelerate Cape Town), Ravi Naidoo (Design Indaba), Mokena Makeka (MDL Founder), Nils Flaatten (Wesgro), Bulelwa Makalima-Ngewana (Cape Town Partnership) and Mariete Du [...]
People get pretty mixed up with Woodstock – with Victoria Road and Sir Lowry Road and all the rest. There’s the bit where the Biscuit Mill is and then there’s another bit where The Armoury is and Ogilvy and La Bottega bar. The suburb will always remain Woodstock but it is clear it needs to [...]
Wow! Check it out! Alan Winde, MEC, has officially endorsed the Name Your Hood project and its objective of intending to impart a sense of community cohesion and belonging. Because you know what builds a community? A common identity. And by naming the myriad un-named and vastly distinct neighborhoods in Cape Town, we can do [...]
Little Camissa and The Loop are set to join the likes of Bokaap, Tamboerskloof and De Waterkant as names given to Cape Town’s unique neighbourhoods. The first phase of the Name Your Hood initiative concluded on Monday, 8th August, and with it two democratically named neighbourhoods were delivered from Name Your Hood. The Name Your [...]
I was checking out the Name Your Hood website this weekend and must say, the 200+ names that have already been put forward for the the first two neighbourhoods in the project (Hood 1: the area above Saigon on Kloof Street & Hood 2: the area around Heritage Square between Buitensingle and Strand) are just [...]
There is a lot of talk going on about the new ‘Name Your Hood‘ initiative, and as you may have noticed, 2oceansvibe is in full support. It is exactly what Cape Town needs to fully explore and celebrate the unique pockets of this great city. We’ve got the new transport system and fancy bridges, but [...]