Constantia

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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Constantia kramat torched

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[…]

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Solomon family hails Constantia development decision

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[…]

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Solomon family win case to develop land

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[…]

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CRRA, distances itself from residents’ complaints

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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