With the country just coming out of heritage month, and residents encouraged to relish in the traditions, history and memories of their forbearers, the Western Cape Heritage Council has approved the classification of five new heritage sites in the province. The sites include Freedom Square in Bonteheuwel; Gugulethu 7 Memorial;[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The City of Cape Town’s Mayoral Committee has resolved to support the designation of Bo-Kaap as a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone and has recommended that Council approves a public participation process. This comes amidst continuous battles by Bo-Kaap residents to declare the area as a heritage site. Residents have been[…]
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[…]
Harold Cressy High School is to be declared a provincial heritage site on Wednesday, another landmark moment in its more than 60 year history. The school will receive a heritage plaque on National Heritage Day on September 24th, in a special event at the school. The heritage status pays homage[…]
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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