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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
The fight to preserve Bo-Kaap’s heritage now faces another obstacle – with the potential auctioning of two pockets of land at the historic Tana Baru cemetery. As Bo-Kaap residents wage an ongoing battle against gentrification and the burden of high municipal tariffs, it now faced with the reality that two erven[…]
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[…]
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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