Bo Kaap

 
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’
The Bo-Kaap community, led by the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers Association (Bokcra), has taken property development Blok to task for its association with a youth group in the suburb....
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents
Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that private developers are muscling into local associations to get them to rubber- stamp...
The real Afrikaans experience
The real Afrikaans experience
‘Are you sure? Fok, these leeskringe are usually a bunch of old white women,” Herman Lategan messages me in response to me telling him I would...
Bo-Kaap to be declared national heritage site
Bo-Kaap to be declared national heritage site
A process to have the Bo-Kaap declared a national heritage site will begin early in the new year, Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa...
Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap
Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap
When we got there on that morning of the protest [Tuesday] here in Bo-Kaap, what was also really encouraging was to see some of the elderly...
Bo-Kaap divided over developers
Bo-Kaap divided over developers
As the Bo-Kaap neighbourhood in Cape Town faces off against big development, factionalism has been brewing among its residents.
Protesting Bo-Kaap residents claim small victory as crane leaves, charges dropped
Protesting Bo-Kaap residents claim small victory as crane leaves, charges dropped
Bo-Kaap residents cheered and waved as a crane belonging to construction company Blok left the neighbourhood on Wednesday.
Bo-Kaap residents lose bid to stop development
Bo-Kaap residents lose bid to stop development
The Western Cape high court has dismissed an application by residents in the Bo-Kaap to halt the development of a mixed-use building that has...
Developer withdraws interdict against Bo-Kaap
Developer withdraws interdict against Bo-Kaap
Blok property development company says it has withdrawn its interdict against members of the Bo-Kaap community who had earlier protested against...
The people of Bo-Kaap versus the private developers
The people of Bo-Kaap versus the private developers
A private development company has interdicted the Bo-Kaap community from trespassing and vandalising property on its construction sites after...
Throwing the boeka at crime: How Muslims are reclaiming the streets
Throwing the boeka at crime: How Muslims are reclaiming the streets
Food is laid out on a trail of white paper in the street. As the sun sinks lower, the moment for sounding the call to prayer comes closer to...
Auction group cancels sale of historic burial land in Bo-Kaap
Auction group cancels sale of historic burial land in Bo-Kaap
A dispute over the sale of land that forms part of the Tana Baru Cemetery in the Bo-Kaap has led the Claremart auction group to cancel the...

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