Bo-kaap is at the risk of social impact and economic change

The World Monuments Fund listed Bo-Kaap in Cape Town as one of the 50 sites in 36 countries which are at risk from the forces of nature and the impact of social, political and economic change.

Osman Shabodien, the chairman of the Bo-Kaap Civic Association says the situation is worse than when it started a few years ago.

He says the biggest challenge is the investors who are buying property in the area and turning them into holiday homes, which he says has a bad impact on the community as it breaks up neighbours.

Shabodien is also concerned that these trends are negatively affecting the culture and history of the neighbourhood.

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