Bo Kaap

 
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Blok property development company says it has withdrawn its interdict against members of the Bo-Kaap community who had earlier protested against...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...
Bo-Kaap residents cry foul as cops nab youngster
Bo-Kaap residents cry foul as cops nab youngster
A group of residents in Bo-Kaap has accused the South African Police Service (SAPS) of “intimidation tactics” after a 17-year-old boy was...
Tourism angers Bo-Kapenaars
Tourism angers Bo-Kapenaars
In the colourful Bo-Kaap, residents are angered by gentrification in an old inner-city neighbourhood that still holds on to a lineage of Islamic...
Bo-Kaap unites in protest to hold onto heritage
Bo-Kaap unites in protest to hold onto heritage
In the narrow cobbled streets of Bo-Kaap, an hour before the call to prayer echoes at sunset, young people begin to set tyres alight.
Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
Slice of Life: Building on a mother's wisdom
My wife doesn’t like me telling people this, but I’m going to tell you: I love women. I love them because my mother was a woman. And it is...
The bar that caused all the trouble in historic Bo-Kaap
The bar that caused all the trouble in historic Bo-Kaap
It was a bone-chillingly cold Wednesday night in late August and the main hall of the Bo-Kaap Civic Centre was packed. Women in headscarves and long...
[Slideshow]Tradition and change in Bo-Kaap
[Slideshow]Tradition and change in Bo-Kaap
Cape Town's culturally and historically-rich neighbourhood the Bo-Kaap is changing as it becomes more appealing to non-traditional residents.

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