Bo Kaap NHW: No urgency from CoCT to deal with informal dwellers at Strand Street Quarry

Yesterday, our news team picked up an online petition calling for the removal of informal dwellers at Strand Street Quarry, which has National Heritage status. For those who don’t know, Strand street quarry is on the border of Bo Kaap and some say it is quite literally the foundation on which the city of Cape Town was built.
Recently, there has a been a number of informal dwellings set up there. The petition states that brutal assaults, murder, muggings, burglary, drug trafficking, and other issues have become a regular occurrence in that area. The undersigned Kobus Potgieter, wants the city of cape town to take action.

Let’s chat to Ebrahim Christians, Bo Kaap neighbourhood watch chairman