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Bo-Kaap stabbing not isolated, says CPF

By Anees Teladia The recent near-fatal stabbing incident in Bo-Kaap which saw a young French student stabbed in the neck has once again highlighted the state of crime and lawlessness in Cape Town. The chairperson of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood watch and execo member of the Bo-Kaap community policing forum, Ebrahim[…]

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Victory for Bo-Kaap as 19 sites granted heritage status

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced that 19 historical places in Bo-Kaap would finally be declared as national heritage sites. The minister made the announcement at the Bo Kaap Civic Centre as residents gathered in their numbers. Chairperson of the Bo Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association Osman Shabodien[…]

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Minister to visit Bo-Kaap over heritage status

Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mtethwa is expected to visit Bo-Kaap on Tuesday evening following a previous engagement last year around the ongoing fight against gentrification and the pursuit of heritage status. With the national elections just one week away, Bo-Kaap is seen as a major testing ground for[…]

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 Bo-Kaap: milestone reached but “struggle continues”

By Anees Teladia The City council has given their stamp of approval to have Bo-Kaap included in the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ). According to some, this means Bo-Kaap residents have achieved their goal of having the area protected. The vice chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association, Fowzia[…]

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HPOZ: How it impacts Bo Kaap residents

The regulations around the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) will have an impact on all of those who own property in the Bo-Kaap, in particular as it relates to new developments, restorations, and the maintenance and alteration of properties. The HPOZ was approved by the City of Cape Town’s council[…]

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Council approves heritage protection for Bo-Kaap

In what is considered a victory for the community of Bo=Kaap, the City Council has approved the inclusion of the historic area in a heritage protection overlay zone (HPOZ). The HPOZ will become effective once published in the Provincial Gazette. The decision comes after the City conducted a comprehensive public[…]

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