3 episodes

This is a three-part series about the Bo-Kaap and gentrification. It reflects on the history, present and potential future of the iconic neighbourhood and the changes and challenges it is facing. 

It looks at the history and founding of Bo-Kaap and how it was affected during apartheid. It tracks the changes to the historical businesses in the area and the new ones that are opening and it considers what should guide the development of the area. It covers the controversy of the current developments but also those of its history.

It aims to provide both the real story of the well-known suburb and serve as a resource to inform the debate about its future and the balance to protect heritage while enabling development. 

The story of Bo-Kaap is an EWN production presented and produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and Rebecca Davis with sound engineering and editing by Gavin Deysel. Our thanks to Beat Bangaz featuring Youngsta CPT for the use of the song Bo-Kaap.

The Story of Bo-Kaap EWN

    • History
    • 4.5, 8 Ratings

This is a three-part series about the Bo-Kaap and gentrification. It reflects on the history, present and potential future of the iconic neighbourhood and the changes and challenges it is facing. 

It looks at the history and founding of Bo-Kaap and how it was affected during apartheid. It tracks the changes to the historical businesses in the area and the new ones that are opening and it considers what should guide the development of the area. It covers the controversy of the current developments but also those of its history.

It aims to provide both the real story of the well-known suburb and serve as a resource to inform the debate about its future and the balance to protect heritage while enabling development. 

The story of Bo-Kaap is an EWN production presented and produced by Haji Mohamed Dawjee and Rebecca Davis with sound engineering and editing by Gavin Deysel. Our thanks to Beat Bangaz featuring Youngsta CPT for the use of the song Bo-Kaap.

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Sarah Koopman ,

So informative

A great perspective of an important part of Cape Town history

Gnatswatter ,

Interesting and engaging - learnt a lot!

Puts this unique area of Cape Town in fascinating new light

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