Fight won to prevent development of Maiden’s Cove heritage site

12 March 2019

A planned development at Maiden’s Cove, that included 54 bungalows, a boutique hotel with 100 rooms as well as retail and restaurant spaces, was stopped in court.

Maiden’s Cove

Attorney Bill Gundelfinger contested the sale of the Maiden cove site to Vunani Capital. Judge President, Justice John Hlophe set aside the sale and development, which would have altered the character of Maiden’s Cove. This beach, which was one of the only two beaches accessible to non-whites during the apartheid area, has deep significance to the people of the Bo-Kaap, District Six, Woodstock and the Cape Flats.

Maiden’s Cove (photo reference to news24.com)

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