Cape Town - Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa has indicated that it could take up to two years for the iconic Bo-Kaap area to be declared a national heritage site.
“The process of the SA Heritage Resources Agency is one that, unlike that of Unesco (UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation), can take up to two years,” said Mthethwa’s spokesperson, Asanda Magaqa.
Mthethwa rallied behind Bo-Kaap residents, promising in December that the government planned to make the area a “cultural destination for all”.
The process to declare the area a national heritage site is expected to begin by the end of the month, with the start of public consultations on the first batch of sites. Public consultations on the second batch of sites will start next month....
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