Legend of 250 year prophecy to be fulfilled as kramats closer to being national heritage sites

By Anees Teladia Following the historic decision to earmark key sites in Bo-Kaap as heritage, there are now plans afoot to achieve national heritage status for the religious and cultural sites known as kramats in the Western Cape. Six kramat sites have already been declared and there is a submission of 17 more sites currently … Continue reading "Legend of 250 year prophecy to be fulfilled as kramats closer to being national heritage sites"

What Bo-Kaap heritage status means for the community

The uphill battle against gentrification is not over yet and hard work lies ahead to preserve the area’s heritage. This was the view of the Bo-Kaap Civic and Ratepayers' Association after the Minister of Arts and Culture Nathi Mthethwa on Tuesday night declared that 19 areas in Bo-Kaap would be granted heritage status.  The process … Continue reading "What Bo-Kaap heritage status means for the community"