Good Hope Centre

SACTWU opposes City’s Good Hope Centre plans

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) on Monday approached the Western Cape High Court and applied for an interdict against the City in an attempt to postpone any further changes to the mandate of the Good Hope Centre, which is currently being used as a film studio.[…]

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Vote to close Goodhope Centre

Al Jama-ah political party leader Councillor Ganief Hendricks says the privatization of local facilities will restrict the community’s access to the Good Hope Centre. He was speaking after a city council caucus debate ended with majority siding with the idea to transformed facility into a film studio. Hendricks says the[…]

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‘City tries to curtail our culture’

Cape Town – The City Council is forging ahead with plans to lease the Good Hope Centre to a film company, for at least three years. Mayco member for tourism, events and economic development Garreth Bloor said the council was expecting to sign a long-term lease by the end of[…]

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Spring Queen Pageant at GHC under threat

The decision by the City of Cape Town to lease the Good Hope Centre to a film company has jeopardised the 40 year old Spring Queen Pageant, which has for decades been hosted at the iconic venue. That was according to the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU)[…]

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Malay choirs organise second protest

The Cape Malay Choir Board will be staging a second protest against the closure of the Good Hope Centre after Ramadan, according to chairman Shafiek April. The Cape Malay choir fraternity are up in arms about the iconic venue’s pending lease to a film production company. The Board claims they were[…]

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Malay Choirs to continue challenging City

The Cape Malay Choir Board (CMCB) says they will not accept the proposed alternative venue suggestions from the City of Cape Town as the Good Hope Centre becomes a film studio. The City announced that the civic centre will be leased to a film company for a period of time[…]

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Champs of Champs showcases Hollandse Teame

The Cape Malay community’s colourful and spirited heritage was showcased on Saturday as a myriad of malay choirs competed in the ‘Champs of Champs’ showdown at The Good Hope Centre. Nine Cape Malay Choirs or ‘Hollandse teame’ competed to be crowned the best in the Mother City. Competing teams were[…]

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AJ lodges complaint over Good Hope Centre

The Al Jama-ah party have lodged a complaint with the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities against City of Cape Town director Mr Anton Groenewald. It’s been alleged that Groenewald delegated authority to hire out the Good Hope Centre on terms,[…]

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Malay Choirs upset by Good Hope Centre plans

Cape Town’s popular malay choirs will have to find another home soon, if plans to turn the Good Hope Centre into a film studio goes ahead. The City of Cape Town has announced that there are proposals for the privatization of the iconic venue, which many regard as a ‘white[…]

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