Stellenbosch Information


Stellenbosch Info

A: Context

    Stellenbosch by 2065: what it might be like

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    Experts earlier this year reflected on and discussed the future of Stellenbosch. The discussion, part of Woordfees 2015, considered whether Stellenbosch by 2065 would be moribund, staggering or innovative (Stellenbosch 2065 – Sterwend, steierend of innoverend). Against the background of the tremendous growth in and around the town, there was an attempt to to find new insights and viewpoints on urban design for Stellenbosch. Dupre Lombard, director of planning and economic development at the Stellenbosch Municipality; Danie Fölscher, Western Cape head of PwC; and Prof Erwin Schwella, spoke with Eloise Rousseau, an urban planner at the City of Cape Town.

    Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation: spatial development framework

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    The spatial development framework is a compass for development. A new framework is being drafted. In this process we have to imagine the future Stellenbosch anew.

    Stellenbosch: Architectural history (1679 - 1979)

    Document Author: Hans Fransen

    The Study Group of Stellenbosch Architects presents an exhibition of the architecture of the town over 300 years in the University Art Gallery in Dorp Street – better known as the Old Lutheran Church, designed in 1851 by the architect Carl Otto Hager. This edition of the exhibition gives a concise but balanced view of the architecture of the town.

    Stellenbosch: A short history (1679 - 1979)

    Document Author:

    Following the discovery of the valley by Simon van der Stel in 1679 the village of Stellenbosch was founded in 1685. Buildings were traditionally constructed of available local materials and thatched roofs. The organic layout of the central core of Stellenbosch is an unusually successful town structure. The geographic expansion and rapid influx of people from diverse cultures present both challenges and dynamic opportunities.

B: Stellenbosch Heritage Survey

C: Public Process Comments

    R44 - Comments on the Draft Assessment Report

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    The point of departure of the suggested further development of the R44 from Somerset West, as a high-speed approach route to Stellenbosch, is controversial. Could better collaboration between local and provincial authorities mean that R480 million may be spent better?

    Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation: spatial development framework

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    The spatial development framework is a compass for development. A new framework is being drafted. In this process we have to imagine the future Stellenbosch anew.

D: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation: Projects, Studies and Recommendations

E: Studies, Research and Proposals

    Shared Built Heritage Reconsidered. Based on paper prepared for ICOMOS South-Africa

    Document Author: Fabio Todeschini

    Enquiries into the realities represented by the connections between people and the material world of the past and the present in Cape Town are of interest to those concerned with shared built heritage in Africa. I like to think that insights flowing from these enquiries may also illuminate speculations about a future reality of interactions in Cape environments, because my interest is as much directed at heritage as at necessary and appropriate development.

    Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation: spatial development framework

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    The spatial development framework is a compass for development. A new framework is being drafted. In this process we have to imagine the future Stellenbosch anew.

    Spatial planning for a sustainable Stellenbosch

    Document Author: Simon Nicks

    Heritage Study: Stellenbosch Ou Kerkhof Urban Block

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cape Winelands. Part 3: Framework

    Document Author: Dennis Moss

    Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cape Winelands Part 2: Executive Summary: Dennis Moss

    Document Author: Dennis Moss

    Strategic Framework for Sustainable Development Cape Winelands. Part 1: Overview, Dennis Moss

    Document Author: Dennis Moss

    Third Report: Die Braak en het Rijnse Complex Part 5

    Document Author: Carton & Ryckeboer, 2012

    Third Report: Die Braak en het Rijnse Complex Part 4

    Document Author: Carton & Ryckeboer, 2012

    Third Report: Die Braak en het Rijnse Complex Part 3

    Document Author: Carton & Ryckeboer, 2012

    Third Report: Die Braak en het Rijnse Complex Part 2

    Document Author: Carton & Ryckeboer, 2012

    Third Report: Die Braak en het Rijnse Complex Part 1

    Document Author: Carton & Ryckeboer, 2012

    Second Report: Binnetuin Park, Stellenbosch

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris 2005

    First Report: Mill Square and Surroundings

    Document Author: KrugerRoos, 1998

    Updated Framework for Sustainable Development in the Cape Winelands. By Dennis Moss

    Document Author: Dennis Moss

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Stadshuis Urban Block_Part 4

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Stadshuis Urban Block_Part 3

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Stadshuis Urban Block_Part 2

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Stadshuis Urban Block_Part 1

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Eerste River Park System

    Document Author: C.Tod Welch

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Bloemhof Block_Part 4

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Bloemhof Block_Part 3

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Bloemhof Block_Part 2

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

    Pistorius & Harris Stellenbosch Bloemhof Block_Part 1

    Document Author: Penny Pistorius, Stewart Harris

E: Studies, Research and Proposals (Jonkershoek)

F: Policies, Practices and Help for Homeowners

    Terms of Reference for the Stellenbosch Planning Advisory Committee

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Municipality

    The National Heritage Resources Act, 1999, (Act no 25 of 1999) was introduced to conserve, protect and manage the cultural landscape of South Africa. As with the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No 32 of 2000) responsible community involvement is encouraged by the Act which aims to enable and encourage communities to nurture and conserve their legacy so that it may be bequeathed for future generations. The Act makes provision for local authorities to take responsibility for managing its local heritage resources but community involvement features prominently in this process.

    Historical Stellenbosch. Design guidelines.

    Document Author:

    The aim of this publication is to provide easily understood general information regarding the care of old buildings, and the design of new ones, in historical Stellenbosch.

    Stellenbosch Municipality: Spatial Development Framework

    Document Author:

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 1

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 2

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 3

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 4

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 5

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 6

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 7

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 8

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 9

    Document Author: Space Syntax

    Application Form: Notification of Intent to Develop

    Document Author:

    Section 38 of the National Heritage Resources Act requires that any person who intends to undertake certain categories of development in the Western Cape must notify Heritage Western Cape at the very earliest stage of initiating such a development and must furnish details of the location, nature and extent of the proposed development. This form is designed to assist the developer to provide the necessary information to enable Heritage Western Cape to decide whether a Heritage Impact Assessment will be required.

    Stellenbosch Spatial Linkages Project_Part 10

    Document Author: Space Syntax

G: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation: Newsletters

H: Tributes

    Colin Welch

    Document Author: Jolanda de Villiers Morkel

    Professor Welch will be remembered for his perfectly crafted pencil notes in the margin, fine observation and genuine attention to detail, outspoken principled views on controversial issues, always meticulously formulated thoughts and views, discreet care, respect and consideration for others, contagious passion for heritage and design, an expansive general knowledge and always enquiring mind, delight in the joys and achievements of his family, modest and unassuming professional conduct and witty and intelligent sense of humour.

    Paul le Roux

    Document Author: Frieda le Roux

    Hannes Meiring

    Document Author: Hannes van Zyl

    Meiring was goed toegerus om die informele leier te wees van die poging om die regering van eerste minister John Vorster teen te staan, om eindelik die historiese Wesfasade in 1975 van sloping te red en tot nasionale gedenkwaardigheid te verklaar. Hy was ’n suksesvolle argitek in ’n goeie vennootskap wat belangrike private en openbare opdragte onderneem het. Hy was ’n kundige bewaarder, goed belese en met wye reiservaring. Hy was voorts ’n innemende mens, met ’n gesonde, sterk selfbeeld, iemand wat die toorn van magtige politieke leiers kon weerstaan.

    Pius Pahl Architectural Biography (Part 1)

    Document Author: Pius Pahl

    Pius Pahl Architectural Biography (Part 2)

    Document Author: Pius Pahl

    Pius Pahl Architectural Biography (Part 3)

    Document Author: Pius Pahl

    Pius Pahl Architectural Biography (Part 4)

    Document Author: Pius Pahl

I: Lectures, Articles and Essays

    Stellenbosch by 2065: what it might be like

    Document Author: Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

    Experts earlier this year reflected on and discussed the future of Stellenbosch. The discussion, part of Woordfees 2015, considered whether Stellenbosch by 2065 would be moribund, staggering or innovative (Stellenbosch 2065 – Sterwend, steierend of innoverend). Against the background of the tremendous growth in and around the town, there was an attempt to to find new insights and viewpoints on urban design for Stellenbosch. Dupre Lombard, director of planning and economic development at the Stellenbosch Municipality; Danie Fölscher, Western Cape head of PwC; and Prof Erwin Schwella, spoke with Eloise Rousseau, an urban planner at the City of Cape Town.

    Youth employment and entreprenuership- Moulding our heritage

    Document Author: Trevor Manuel

    “…We obviously pay too little attention to the operation of this great compact that must hold us together. It needs to operate at a national level, but will work best when every part of each community takes responsibility. It cannot function without the devotedness of active citizens that the National Development Plan speaks of…” Trevor Manuel gave this lecture in Stellenbosch as part of the Heritage Day celebrations.

    Shared Built Heritage Reconsidered. Based on paper prepared for ICOMOS South-Africa

    Document Author: Fabio Todeschini

    Enquiries into the realities represented by the connections between people and the material world of the past and the present in Cape Town are of interest to those concerned with shared built heritage in Africa. I like to think that insights flowing from these enquiries may also illuminate speculations about a future reality of interactions in Cape environments, because my interest is as much directed at heritage as at necessary and appropriate development.

    Sensemaking in Stellenbosch

    Document Author: Albert Grundlingh and Dora Scott

    Public history – particularly in the form of heritage – is open and free ranging, there for everybody to observe. This opens up an avenue for descriptions of heritage to abound – as they tend to do in Stellenbosch – without interrogating the underlying dynamics of heritage production. The aim of this chapter is to outline some of the more salient features of this production process and take a tentative look into the future of heritage in the town.

    The 'flesh' of Ghosts: Heritage, Memory and Identity in Stellenbosch

    Document Author: Prof Andre Keet

    The Production of Quartered Spaces in Stellenbosch

    Document Author: Inaugural Address: Prof Ronnie Donaldson

    Nogmaals: Die bewaring van ons ou dorpsbeeld

    Document Author: Hans Fransen (Die Burger)

    Sommige van Stellenbosch se geboue is reeds tot niet en ander loop gevaar om deur dieselfde lot getref te word. Verder is daar die geboue wat vandag nog (of weer) net so jeugdig uitsien soos 150 of 200 jaar gelede en wat, mits hulle opgepas word met die sorg wat hulle verdien, oor nog twee eeue steeds 'n sieraad vir die dorp sal wees.