Deputy mayor of Cape Town, Ian Neilson, has confirmed that the City has cut the funding to Cape Town Partnership, a collaborative public-private partnership organisation created in 1999 to promote and manage areas of the Cape Town central business district.
According to Neilson, Cape Town Partnership in recent years has proven to be different to what it was when it started. He says on an ongoing basis, the City reviews its relationships with all its partner organisations to see whether the work they do is still valuable.
What we have done in terms of a whole range of partnerships is to move away from the basis of simply giving them money to get on with things but we rather get into contracts with them in terms of deliverables.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor of Cape Town
We want to move away from where these organisations just automatically get responsibilities. We believe there is nothing unique in these organisations in terms of their ability to deliver these kind of research - organisations must now bid to do these kind of work.— Ian Neilson, Deputy mayor of Cape Town
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