What do the Dakar Rally and property development have in common? In this episode of the Waterfall Podcast, Siya Sangweni chats to Mark Corbett, CEO of Century Property Developments, along with Willie Vos (CEO: Waterfall Management Company). Mark was instrumental in creating the look and feel of Waterfall Estate, as well as being a Dakar Rally car designer and driver on the side.

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As cities continue to grow at an unprecedented rate, so do opportunities for the development of local economies. Spatial design is crucial to consider during the growth phases of a city because growth means opportunity for business, business means people, people mean housing and services. Past trends suggest that where lucrative jobs are being created, the price of living space increases, often creating a barrier for social and financial exclusion. Would encouraging the relocation of large businesses into peri-urban areas break down the current barriers?

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Bongani is joined by Cathy O’Clery – creative director of Platform Creatives and 100% Design SA – to discuss the design landscape of South Africa. Cathy shares her vision of building these platforms to get young designers discovered and funded to start their businesses. They also reflect on the changes that need to be introduced to even the playing field in design as a whole, to reflect the demographics of the new South Africa…

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