A Muslim family forcefully removed from Constantia during the apartheid years can finally raise its collective head now that justice has prevailed. The Solomon family, under the Haji Ismael Solomon Family Trust, has established a shopping centre called the Constantia Emporium on newly restituted land in the Constantia area. The[…]
A 28-year-old man, who admitted killing “Steroid King” Brian Wainstein in his Constantia home in 2017, has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. The sentence was imposed in terms of a plea and sentencing agreement, which Matthew Breet entered into in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday. Breet[…]
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,[…]
The Sayed Mahmud mazaar in Constantia was set alight this morning, allegedly by two men who entered the premises under the guise of wanting to perform Fajr prayers. According to the caretaker who lives on site at the karamat at 17 Summit Way, the men approached the remote-controlled gates at[…]
It was an emotional day for eight claimants of the Ladies Mile land restitution in Constantia, who may be one step closer to returning home. Addressing land claimants on the historic site on Wednesday, Mayor Patricia De Lille announced that she would be transferring ownership of the land to the[…]
The Hadji Abdullah Solomon Family Trust says they feel vindicated by a court tribunal’s decision, which gives the green light for a commercial development in Constantia. Their land on Ladies Mile Road which had been forcibly removed under the Group Areas Act during the apartheid era, was returned to the Solomon[…]
By Nawaal Adams After months of wrangling, the Solomon family has won a court tribunal to develop a piece of land in Constantia. The family had plans to construct a shopping complex on their reclaimed land in the wealthy suburb, which was opposed by residents. The land in question is[…]
In light of growing criticism by Constantia residents of the development plans for the land reclaimed by the Solomon family, the Constantia Ratepayers and Residents Association (CRRA) met with the family this week to discuss the way forward. The CRRA last week conducted an online poll to document community sentiment[…]
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