Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Claremont

At the tail end of heritage month, former Claremont resident, 79-year-old Abdullah Abdullah shared his glorious childhood memories and what has moulded into his heritage with VOC journalist Aneeqa du Plessis. A nostalgic Abdullah travelled back in time to Stegman road in Claremont, 60 years ago before apartheid and all[…]

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Public comment opens for Kramat national heritage

As South Africa celebrated a historically different Heritage Day in 2020, the Muslim community in the Western Cape is being urged to add their voice to calls for the Cape Town Kramats to be declared National Heritage Sites. It comes after the Cape Mazaar Society and Vidamemoria heritage agency initiated[…]

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Muslim Enclaves of the Cape: Newlands

Heritage Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 24 September. On this day, citizens are encouraged to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions, in the wider context of a nation that belongs to all its people. For 77-year-old sports aficionado, Rushdi Majiet,[…]

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Green Point Common could become heritage site

Residents and ratepayers of Green Point have submitted a proposal that aims to declare the popular Green Point Common a heritage site. According to Councillor Dave Bryant, the proposal was submitted by the Green Point Ratepayers Association (GPRA). “The GPRRA and heritage officials at the City of Cape Town have[…]

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Bo-Kaap stabbing not isolated, says CPF

By Anees Teladia The recent near-fatal stabbing incident in Bo-Kaap which saw a young French student stabbed in the neck has once again highlighted the state of crime and lawlessness in Cape Town. The chairperson of the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood watch and execo member of the Bo-Kaap community policing forum, Ebrahim[…]

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HPOZ: How it impacts Bo Kaap residents

The regulations around the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) will have an impact on all of those who own property in the Bo-Kaap, in particular as it relates to new developments, restorations, and the maintenance and alteration of properties. The HPOZ was approved by the City of Cape Town’s council[…]

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