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THE CENTRAL CITY

IN NUMBERS The following figures give an overall viewpoint of private and public enterprise across the entire Central City as these stood in December 2016 when research undertaken1 for this publication was analysed. These numbers are broken down further in Section 2 of this publication (containing high-level overviews of various sectors), as well as precinct-by-precinct in Section 3 in order to reflect the specific nature and characteristics of the four different “neighbourhoods” in the Central City.

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EMPLOYMENT & RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

97

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES & RESOURCES

82

R30 628 149 724

BUSINESSES IN THE CBD The following indicate in which categories and subcategories the 3 061 entities doing business in the Central City operate. These exclude government facilities, which are listed elsewhere on these pages.

THE VALUE OF CENTRAL CITY PROPERTY The City of Cape Town’s most recent official property valuations report (as at 2016-17) shows the overall nominal value of all property in the CBD to be R30 628 149 724.

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30

Accountants

53

25

Business development

297

11 69

Adult Bars & entertainment clubs

4

Conference venues inside complexes

209

Eateries (see more below)

CUSTOMS BROKERING, SHIPPING & IMPORT/EXPORT 54 FREIGHT,

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There are 209 eateries whose primary function is to serve food.

OF THESE:

131 45 33

Museums

ARCHITECTURE, ENGINEERING & SURVEYING

Architecture

ENTERTAINMENT (INCLUDING CLUBS, THEATRES, BARS & EATERIES)

EATERIES

12

Libraries

32

7

Engineering

Surveying

INVESTMENT, 217 FINANCE, INSURANCE & BANKING

In addition, to this, there is currently (conservatively) R12.086 billion of property currently under construction, planned or proposed for the Central City, to be completed by 2020 (and including those that were completed late in 2016).

1 The external and independent resources that have been used throughout this publication are sited in Sections 2 and 3, as well as in the acknowledgements at the end.

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Education

Freight forwarding & customs brokering

or 62% are RESTAURANTS, of which 11 (8%) also function as bars/clubs or 22% are FAST FOOD/TAKEAWAY OUTLETS or 16% are COFFEE SHOPS

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12

Import & export

OF THESE:

103 36

Financial services & banking

23

Investment companies

172 ACCOMMODATION & TRAVEL 65 4 21 86 Accommodation venues (including student hostels)

Theatres or places of performance

30

Shipping companies

69 16

Insurance brokers

or 33% are open after 18h00 or 8% are open seven days a week

Embassies

Travel services

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ART & DESIGN STUDIOS

The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2016  
The State of Cape Town Central City Report 2016  

Looking back at 2016 in terms of the economic and investment climate of the Cape Town CBD.

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