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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Council approves heritage protection for Bo-Kaap

In what is considered a victory for the community of Bo=Kaap, the City Council has approved the inclusion of the historic area in a heritage protection overlay zone (HPOZ). The HPOZ will become effective once published in the Provincial Gazette. The decision comes after the City conducted a comprehensive public[…]

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SAHRA meets BoKaap over heritage sites

The South Africa National Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) and the Bo Kaap community met yesterday to discuss the process of declaring Bo Kaap a national heritage site. SAHRA, which is mandated to identify, declare and protect national heritage sites, said parallel to declaring Bo Kaap as a heritage site, a[…]

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BK Civic files its answering affidavit contesting Blok

While the public-participation process to designate Bo-Kaap as a Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) has begun, two important legal processes are now underway to stop the continuous development of the contentious Blok apartment complex. On 21 January 2019, the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (BKCRA) filed their answering affidavit in[…]

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