Tana Baru

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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Tana Baru sale threatens to divide a family

By Thakira Desai With intentions to sell a pocket of prime land on the Tana Baru cemetery threatening to divide a local Muslim family, certain members of the family remain resolute that erven 677 and 681 will be sold. The family members are adamant that the land in question does[…]

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Sale of Tana Baru land called off, for now

The sale by public auction of two erven of sacred land on the oldest Muslim cemetery in South Africa has been cancelled by the Claremart Auction Group. Claremart previously announced that it was instructed by the current title holders to sell two erven on the historical Tana Baru site, located[…]

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Tanu Baru Trusts hosts Remembrance Day

The Tana Baru Trust hosted a Remembrance Day celebration on Sunday, aimed at commemorating the 130th anniversary of the infamous Tana Baru riots. The event was attended by over 100 guests, who were treated to guided tours of the historic cemetery. Each year the Trust seeks to bring light to[…]

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Tana Baru Trust to hold open day

The Tana Baru Trust will mark National Heritage Day by hosting an open day at one of Cape Town’s most iconic Islamic landmarks. They will be providing free guided tours to the Tana Baru cemetery, with the hope of educating the community to its historical significance. Situated at the top[…]

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