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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Bo Kaap residents rally to support HPOZ

Residents came out in their numbers on Tuesday evening at a public meeting to discuss the Heritage Protection Overlay Zone (HPOZ) in Bo Kaap. Vice chairperson of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association Fouzia Achmat said she is amazed at how the community understood the HPOZ. “The meeting went really[…]

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