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"My approach is to become a part of the community — a simulation of what and whom I could have become had I grown up on the Cape Flats."

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Getting to know the Bo-Kaap

Delving into the history and cultural roots of the Bo-Kaap region in Cape Town.

Bo-Kaap ‘fights off capture’

A property developer has been accused of co-opting a youth group in the Cape Town suburb

Cape Town private property developers on a ‘civic capture’ crusade, say residents

​Concerns are growing in three Cape Town communities that developers are muscling into local associations to get them to approve development plans

Bo-Kaap to be declared national heritage site

Nathi Mthethwa says UNESCO will be asked to declare Bo-Kaap a world heritage site

Slice of life: They would die for Bo-Kaap

'It was really so encouraging to see that people are prepared, you know, to sacrifice their lives for this community'

Bo-Kaap divided over developers

Two groups trying to protect the area’s heritage from gentrification are now at loggerheads

Protesting Bo-Kaap residents claim small victory as crane leaves, charges dropped

A handful of elderly people waited peacefully for hours for the removal of the crane — a far cry from the violent events that took place on Tuesday

Bo-Kaap residents lose bid to stop development

The development of a “monster building” is set to go ahead after a Western Cape high court judgement

Developer withdraws interdict against Bo-Kaap

Blok, a property development company, has withdrawn its interdict against Bo-Kaap residents in the “spirit of de-escalation”

The people of Bo-Kaap versus the private developers

As Bo-Kaap grapples with history and development, residents are continuing to protest

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Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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