Cartel House Heritage & Timeline 2017-06-30T10:58:13+00:00



Cartel House is founded on the principles of providing exceptional everyday experiences in every possible way. Members Only, You’re Invited.

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Take a step back in time with us as we recall where we come from, who helped us become what we are and contemplate if you would entrust your future with ours.


May 2013: IC | IC launches 1st Website

Inner City | Ideas Cartel Website is now live! "The IC | IC offers scalable workspace for the urban entrepreneur who needs an office that is conducive to productivity and opportunity by encouraging the presence of like-minded people." - Schuyler Vorster

1 June 2013: IC | IC Launches

Inner City | Ideas Cartel launches and we can't wait to show Cape Town our premium office space that is catered for the urban entrepreneur. We focus on empowering those who hire themselves.

June 2013: Roland joins the Team

Roland Ncube also known as Roli, was hired to look after our members and provide the best coffee at Inner City | Ideas Cartel.

June 2013: IC | IC Expands

It's official, Inner City | Ideas Cartel is expanding! Premium coworking private office suites available.

November 2013: IC | IC Launches In House Food Service

The newest members to take office space at Inner City | Ideas Cartel are Kirsty and Jonathan from Source Food – A creative food agency focusing on high profile events and experiences.

“If you are looking for a professional office space without any fuss, where everything is taken care of for you and all you need to do is show-up to do your best work, then Inner City Ideas Cartel is perfect for you!  Having come from renting my own office spaces for many years, this is the answer for any business who just wants to focus on their business and leave all the office set up, management and office premise head-aches to someone else.  IC | IC offers everything you need, friendly staff to look after you and a professional, focussed environment.”

Taudata | Wanda Olszewski


March 2014: IC | IC Partners with NVD Property & Project Management

Nina van Deventer took the decision to join the IC | IC and hire herself as premium property and event manager. We are very proud to be in business with NVD Property & Project Management.

1 June 2014: IC | IC 1st Birthday

Happy Birthday Inner City | Ideas Cartel! Thank you to everyone that has contributed to our success.

August 2014: Cartel House Launches

We started at ICi (71 Waterkant Street) with 50sqm. Today we are 2 years old & recently opened the Cartel House on 113 Loop Street. Cartel House where culture meets intelligence, opportunity and creativity.

August 2014: 1st Cartel House Member

A very warm welcome to Andre Pieters who received the very first Cartel House welcome box this morning, we are happy to have you as part of the Cartel Culture Club.

October 2014: Cartel House Expands

Cartel House expands with members lounge, house library, private gym (coming soon), extraordinary offices, in-house tailor, members clubhouse & Cartel rooftop pool (coming soon) and Cartel accommodation.  

1 November 2014: Cartel Rooftop Bar partners with IC | IC & NVD Property & Project Management

Our New York style Rooftop Bar and Lounge is available for events, film and still shoots and can accommodate up to 150 people. With the modern bar and kitchen it is the perfect location for upmarket events.

“Moving into Cartel House is one of the best decisions I have made for our business. Not only is the environment beautiful, but the members have been carefully curated to create a culture we are very proud to be part of and that resulted in new business opportunities for us.”
James Gilmour | Cartel House Member


17 December 2014: IC | IC Powers Batstone Pool

A members club in the heart of Cape Town for people looking for a fresh, new space to work, meet, eat and relax. The combination of the swimming pool, meeting tables, great coffee, pool loungers, soft shade, fast internet and a view of the mountain. We have now moved this facility to the 11th floor of Cartel House.


22 May 2015: 10 000 Likes on Facebook

We have reached 10 000 likes! Thank you for helping us reach another milestone!

September 2015: IC | IC Powers Lock Stock & Barrel

Inner City | Ideas Cartel and Lock Stock & Barrel partners and collaborates with independent brands who share a passion for the artisanal - creating original products, built to last. Lock Stock & Barrel is proudly founded Inner City | Ideas Cartel.


August 2016: IC | IC Collaborates with DANDO – Choice Coffee

We couldn’t be more proud to call DANDO - Choice Coffee a Cartel House partner. Their attention to detail, quality of roast and dedication to the craftsmanship is an inspiration.

December 2016: Launch of Mobile App

Our online office concierge, on your mobile device. We took some time in 2016 to work with our members and partners MADE Agency to develop an app for our members. Available in the app and play store - Cartel House.


30 June 2017: Launch of Cartel House Website

In Your Shoes Cartel House Website Launch In an exercise to rehire ourselves, we undertook to build our new website – Ourselves. After more hard work than we initially expected (As is to be expected), we are excited to announce the launch of our new Cartel House website. So for everything from coworking and [...]


Our Missions are daily and our duties are by the minute. Request it and we will attend to it.

We subscribe to the traditional values of service in a modern day environment. We commit ourselves to solving problems that you should not have to deal with. Our purpose is to lift your day with a smile and provide a house that welcomes you off the street day in and day out. It is our responsibility to look after everything that enables you to work, network and engage with opportunity.

To visualize is to achieve. The Ideas Cartel group of companies and houses strives to become the largest independent, solely owned provider of premium serviced commercial, retail and residential space in Africa.

Year on year we look to double our our footprint as well as our efforts. To understand the market is to understand our members requirements. As we grow, you grow. To be more than a provider of space, but rather a facilitator of exceptional every day experiences.

To inspire, encourage and enable our members by giving them the tools they need to create daily work experiences that brings them happiness, opportunity, increased income and meaning.

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