BK Civic files its answering affidavit contesting Blok

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[…]

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BKYM denies receiving payment from Blok Developers

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[…]

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Angry Bo-Kaap residents protest gentrification

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[…]

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