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[…]
Hundreds of restitution claimants have been assured by top officials that all levels of government were working together – and had adequate funding – to this year start creating a new District Six that would be well-designed, beautiful, sustainable and economically vibrant. The claimants, many of whom are elderly, gathered[…]
The construction of the Gordons Bay Masjid is fast approaching, with the Gordons Bay Islamic Society having recently received approval for the rezoning of the land proposed for the development. The construction plans, which may now be submitted by the Islamic Society to the City Council, are expected to be[…]
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[…]
There are concerns that the City of Cape Town’s planned redevelopment of Maidens Cove near Camps Bay and Clifton, which is already facing stern opposition from residents, could have dire consequences for the kramats situated in the area. The area is a popular destination amongst Capetonians and the City is[…]
Amidst the City of Cape Town’s announcement of an investment initiative aimed at improving conditions in the gang-infested area of Manenberg, the Manenberg Community Policing Forum has expressed concern at a lack of consultation on the plans with the community. This comes despite those behind the project having surveyed the[…]
Despite the redevelopment project in District Six well into its third phase, residents of the area have expressed concern that an iconic piece of land has not been included in the project. Their concerns have been further accentuated by the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s (CPUT) decision to start construction[…]
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