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[…]
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[…]
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,[…]
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[…]
The highly anticipated Golden Hour Luncheon was yet another success this year, as guests were treated to true Cape Malay Tradition during Heritage Month 2019. The Belgravia High School Hall in Athlone was abuzz on Saturday, as the over 900 guests came dressed to the nines for an afternoon of[…]
Bo Kaap residents are up in arms over the newly unveiled Pick n Pay De Waterkant store, located at 117 Strand Street Building, on the border of the area. The Bo Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association said the naming of the store located is “highly insensitive”, and they see it[…]
By Tauhierah Salie The Imam Haron Foundation is calling on public participation regarding the Al-Jamiah masjid in Claremont and the burial site of late martyr Imam Abdullah Haron, to be declared a provincial heritage site. On May 27th, the Imam Haron 50th year Commemoration Committee embarked on a 123 day[…]
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[…]
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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