RIP Dr. Hans Fransen 1931-2017

Jim Hislop  Very sad to hear about the passing of Dr. Hans Fransen yesterday afternoon (ex-VASSA chairman, champion of conservation and dedicated author, not to mention marathon runner and cyclist). His wonderful books on Cape vernacular architecture (along with Dr. Mary Cook) remain some of the most referred to sources…

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(DCAS) has opened the nominations for the 2017/18 Cultural Affairs Awards to nominate deserving individuals and organisations for these awards.

  DCAS encourages you to nominate those individuals and organisations that have made an impact across the fields of Arts and Culture, Language, Heritage, Museums, Geographical Names, Libraries and Archives in the Western Cape on the attached nomination forms.   More information on the awards can be found online. including nomination…

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Appeal against the proposed development of the MOUNT PROSPECT Retirement Village

APPEAL BY THE CONSTANTIA RATEPAYERS’ AND RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION IN TERMS OF THE NATIONAL APPEAL REGULATIONS, 2014 AGAINST THE DECISION TO GRANT ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION FOR THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF THE MOUNT PROSPECT ‘RETIREMENT VILLAGE’ ON ERVEN 2641 AND 2643 CONSTANTIA, WITHIN THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN MUNICIPALITY, WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE…

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Checklist for Heritage Warriors

                Flo Bird, Founder of the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust and founder member of the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation was a surprise guest speaker at the 17th annual symposium of the Heritage Association of South Africa held at Heidelberg last week. Flo’s speech was given at the remarkable  NZASM constructed Heidelberg Station.   …

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