Die Stellenbosch Erfenis Stigting

  • Bevorder toepaslike en volhoubare bewaring en ontwikkeling in en om Stellenbosch.
  • Steun dinamiese ontwikkeling wat tegelyk die unieke kulturele landskap, historiese kontinuiteit en sin van plek versterk.
  • Besef ‘n kulturele landskap en sin van plek is nie staties en verkry betekenis eers deur mense.

The Stellenbosch Heritage Foundation

  • Promotes appropriate and sustainable conservation in and around Stellenbosch.
  • Supports dynamic development that strengthens the unique cultural landscape, historical continuity and sense of place.
  • Realises that a cultural landscape and sense of place is not static and have meaning only through people.

The documents on this website are significant for archaeologists, architects, town planners, engineers, historians and municipal and heritage resource officials as well as students, scholars, property owners, residents and visitors to Stellenbosch.  



Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index 2022

If you had to choose an international city to move to, which would you choose? The latest global liveability Index is ‘back to normal’ after the impact Covid-19 had on the 2020 and 2021 index. Vienna is back in first place. This is the position it had in 2018 and 2019 and after the city dropped to 12th place in 2021.

First African architect receives Architecture’s highest honour

Burkinabè architect Diébédo Francis Kéré has won this year’s Pritzker Architecture Prize, becoming the first African architect to win the prize. This award is considered architecture’s most significant lifetime achievement award. Kéré is a hero in Gando, the village in Burkino Faso where he was born.  The villagers enjoy the climate-friendly school buildings and libraries […]

Ukraine’s cultural heritage

The brutal invasion of Ukraine is sending shudders around the world. Unfortunately, Ukraine’s cultural heritage has also been damaged and destroyed by Russian forces. This includes museums, archives, brick Byzantine churches, cathedrals, monasteries, futuristic Soviet-era bus stops, several Art Nouveau buildings, theatres, and monuments. Twenty-five paintings of beloved folk artist Maria Prymachenko were destroyed after […]

Sleepwalking towards climate change or walking towards a green society

United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) regularly releases reports on the extent of climate change. The latest report, from March 2022, on Mitigation of Climate Change contains dismal news and simple steps to counteract the rise of greenhouse levels. Compared to all human history, greenhouse gas levels were at their highest between 2010 […]

The end of an era for a Stellenbosch single-lane bridge

Built in 1691, Steenenbrug, alias Plankenbrug, alias the Adam Tas Bridge at Bosman’s Crossing, was the first access to Stellenbosch across the Kromme River, now known as Plankenbrug river. Earlier this year, an intergenerational group gathered on the banks of the river to say farewell to this remarkable but humble single-lane bridge. Johannie Serdyn, a […]

Transformed car garage reactivates space

Nomos redesigned an existing car repair shop to become an affordable house.

15 Minute City model gains ground

The 15 Minute City model is the third project to ever win the Obel Award, which is an international prize presented to architectural projects that contribute to society. The model was developed by Professor Carlos Moreno and his team.

Poetic design in Beirut

Bicycle garage is design project of the year

Cape Town firm wins a silver medal at WAN awards

Titanium white does not have a Western origin

Boosting interactive public space and micro-economy in urban areas