There were mixed reactions from divided Bo-Kaap residents following a march by EFF supporters who issued an ultimatum to a pair of brothers accused of sexually abusing a relative, to move out of the area. On Saturday, around 50 EFF members joined a small group of residents calling themselves Bo-Kaap[…]
One of the former principals accused of sexual abuse as named by a woman in a viral video has denied the allegations against him. In a letter sent by his attorneys, the Bo Kaap resident denies having been party to any unlawful conduct. He says he has never been confronted[…]
The Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) says one of the former principals accused of sexual abuse has been suspended “with immediate effect” from the organisation’s education board. This follows “serious allegations” of sexual abuse levelled against the individual and his brother, both prominent educators and well respected in the Muslim community.[…]
Disgruntled Bo-Kaap residents have taken to social media to air their plight as criminality continues to perpetuate in the infamous ‘Kraal’ and the heritage Prayer Quarry. Bo-Kaap Neighborhood Watch Chairperson, Ebrahim Christians said their continuous calls to the City of Cape Town have fallen on deaf ears. “It’s not that[…]
To mark Heritage Day, the Bo-Kaap community unveiled a plaque at the Auwal masjid in Dorp Street to honour Sara Van de Kaap, known as the mother of Waqf in South Africa. Sara Van De Kaap made the land available for the establishment of the Auwal mosque in 1794 –[…]
Calls to exempt religious activity from the City of Cape Town’s noise and nuisance by-laws are mounting after a complaint was lodged over the sounding of the athaan at Nural Huda masjid in Leeuwen Street last week. The mosque said this was the second time a complaint was reported and[…]
A high-cost development planned for Bo-Kaap came to a grinding halt after Heritage Western Cape (HWC) granted provisional and provincial protection for two addresses under inspection. Locals said the iconic heritage and surroundings would be under threat should the development proceed at 148 and 150 Butiengracht street. The association called[…]
A 51-year-old man from Bo-Kaap has passed away due to the coronavirus. Mogammat Cassiem Harris, a dialysis patient, started showing symptoms of the virus on Saturday. His family believe he may have contracted the virus at the hospital, where he went for dialysis treatment last Thursday. They said the only[…]
By Tasneem Adams The Bo Kaap community is reeling after the first Muslim in Cape Town died on Saturday as a result of the coronavirus. 81-year-old Kulsum Cassiem was hospitalised last week and placed in isolation at Christian Barnard hospital. According to a statement by Health Minister Zweli Mhkize, the[…]
A second coronavirus case has been confirmed in Bo-Kaap, that of an 81-year-old woman. She is currently in hospital and in isolation. In a letter to the Bo-Kaap Community COVID-19 Response Team, her family stated that her health is under control and they are in close contact with the Department[…]
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