Another sacred site has been violated in Cape Town – this time the resting place of the auliya Sayed Abdul Haq Al Quadri. The kramat or mazaar of the great saint is situated within Deer Park in Vredehoek at the foot of Table Mountain. Mahmoud Limbada, chairperson of the Cape[…]
By Anees Teladia Following the historic decision to earmark key sites in Bo-Kaap as heritage, there are now plans afoot to achieve national heritage status for the religious and cultural sites known as kramats in the Western Cape. Six kramat sites have already been declared and there is a submission[…]
The uphill battle against gentrification is not over yet and hard work lies ahead to preserve the area’s heritage. This was the view of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers’ Association after the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday night declared that 19 areas in Bo-Kaap would be[…]
The ANC welcomes the decision by the Cape Mazaar Society to push for official recognition of the tombs, also known as Kramats, of the founders of Islam in South Africa. On Thursday, the Cape Mazaar Society is set to announce at a ceremony in Constantia that the National Heritage Council[…]
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