Blok Urban Developers may have to pay a R250 000 legal bill in addition to their own, if all goes according to the plan of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association. The association has filed an affidavit saying that they are unable to pay the legal costs of the protracted legal[…]
The interdict application by Blok against Bokaap residents has been postponed until June 10th – in order for both parties to deal with a number of procedural matters. It comes after Blok served papers on nine protestors recently – some of whom have provided affidavits in support of the Bo[…]
While the public-participation process to designate Bo-Kaap as a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) has begun, two important legal processes are now underway to stop the continuous development of the contentious Blok apartment complex. On 21 January 2019, the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (BKCRA) filed their answering affidavit in[…]
Property developers Blok has no choice but to put their Bo-Kaap development plans on halt following an announcement made in the Western Cape High Court today. The Western Cape High Court ordered that the development company’s cranes are not allowed to enter the area until the next court date is[…]
The Bo-Kaap Youth Movement held a closed press conference on Thursday in response to allegations that the movement entered into an agreement with development company Blok to allow for the construction of high-rise buildings in the area. A member of BKYM Robyn Moore said the group is registered as a[…]
Bo-Kaap residents took to the streets on Tuesday to prevent a Blok crane from entering the neighbourhood. Issues of gentrification have long been raised in the Bo-Kaap area, with residents unhappy about new developments in the area. Residents said that these new developments are destroying their heritage. Property development group[…]
By Zaahidah Meyer Bo Kaap residents are expected to hold a public meeting on Monday after property development company Blok withdrew an interdict application that prevented activists and residents from going anywhere near its building site in Lion street, where a 12 storey apartment complex is being built.The community of[…]
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