Cape Mazaar Society

Public comment opens for Kramat national heritage

As South Africa celebrated a historically different Heritage Day in 2020, the Muslim community in the Western Cape is being urged to add their voice to calls for the Cape Town Kramats to be declared National Heritage Sites. It comes after the Cape Mazaar Society and Vidamemoria heritage agency initiated[…]

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Questions raised over safekeeping of kramats

With ongoing forensic investigations into the fire that partially damaged a kramat in Constantia on Tuesday, questions are being raised about the safe-keeping of graves of individuals who have for centuries been revered by the local Muslim community. The Sayed Mahmud Kramat was set alight around 06h00 on Tuesday morning,[…]

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Kramat untouched by Camps Bay fire

By Yaseen Kippie The fire on the slopes of Twelve Apostles mountain in Camps Bay has reportedly made its way past a number of Kramats of Awliya Allah in Belsfontein and Bakoven, near Oudekraal. According to Sanparks spokesperson Merle Collins, the fire has now reached the picnic area of Oudekraal.[…]

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