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Victory for Bo-Kaap as 19 sites granted heritage status

Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has announced that 19 historical places in Bo-Kaap would finally be declared as national heritage sites. The minister made the announcement at the Bo Kaap Civic Centre as residents gathered in their numbers. Chairperson of the Bo Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association Osman Shabodien[…]

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Bo-Kaap: Heritage site pending

By Zaahidah Meyer Submissions of written testimonies to declare Bo-Kaap a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) are expected to begin on Friday. Cape Town Mayor Dan Plato announced the proposal to declare Bo-Kaap a heritage site in early December, a decision welcomed by all. “Many families have been living there[…]

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Zuma declares Hani’s grave a heritage site

President Jacob Zuma on Friday declared Chris Hani’s grave a heritage site, on the 22nd anniversary of the South African Communist Party (SACP) leader’s assasination in Boksburg. Hani, chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe the armed wing of the ANC, was assassinated on this day in 1993. Zuma participated[…]

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Faure Kramat under threat

The sanctity of the iconic Faure Kramat has come under threat recently, after the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) became aware of the emergence of several land claimants, who are seeking to acquire portions of the Zandvliet farm. The MJC have also expressed frustration at the lack of progress in their[…]

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