CAMISSA, meaning 'the place of sweet waters' is the ancient Khoi name for Cape Town. Embedded, lost and obscured within the city's fabric this vital ecological and cultural link still exists, today.... LET'S RECLAIM CAMISSA, TOGETHER.
"The first transition to modernity took place when the sweet waters flowing from a series of springs beneath Table Mountain were recognized for their capacity to support life and sustain livelihoods. The small stream is thus symbolic of that transition to modernity.
It is also a symbol of the many trials and tribulations that accompanied that transition - the displacement of first nation users, the disparity in society that arises when the privileged are given preferential access, and the subsequent abuse of a resource to the point of collapse - so it is fitting that it should also be the focus of our new democratic nation as we make the next transition into reflexive modernity.
CAMISSA, thus has the capacity to link the past with the present so we can develop a different model for the future.”
-– Prof. Anthony Turton, Chairman of RECLAIM CAMISSA.
9 April 2012 - News by Reclaim Camissa
Thanks to film producer, Leigh Wood - now on Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/39885478 Since this 50/50 was produced, we have located 22 of the 36 springs in the City Bowl - the Peninsula has a whole lot more! If we...
3 July 2011 - News by Reclaim Camissa
we are taking small steps forward... See more here: [link]
21 June 2011 - Conversation by Caron von Zeil
WONDERFUL NEWS!!!! Cape Town has been shortlisted together with Bilbao and Dublin for World Design Capital 2014.....and we're in the bid book for winning the MULTIPLIcity Award for inclusion in the bid!!!!!!! ...