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SOS!! Help Save the Soul of Sea Point

SOS!! Help Save the Soul of Sea Point

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SOS!! Help Save the Soul of Sea Point

The triangular block, where the Sea Point Fire Station stands, is arguably the most iconic civic space in Sea Point. Besides the Fire Station, the block has two other buildings which are all protected due to their high heritage significance.

A developer recently applied to Heritage Western Cape (HWC), the provincial body responsible for protecting Western Cape’s built heritage, to demolish one of these protected buildings. 

The Sea Point Fresnaye Bantry Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association (SFB) opposed the application, as did the Simon van der Stel Foundation, and the City of Cape Town. 

Sadly, our collective pleas fell on deaf ears. HWC issued a demolition permit for the building, without any conditions – a 9-storey building can now be built in its place!  

The SFB, together with the Simon Van der Stel Foundation, will appeal this HWC decision and will fight to save this much-loved site by hiring professional Heritage Specialists to draft the appeal. Unlike the developer, we are a voluntary organisation reliant on donations and sponsorships in order to finance this type of appeal.

 All residents of our greater Sea Point area, and indeed all Capetonians who love their city, should donate so we can mount a strong defence against the destruction of the soul of Sea Point.

 If our appeal should fail, and unconditional demolition approval is granted, then no sites of heritage value in Sea Point, and Cape Town too, will be safe from the same fate in the future.

We will save the soul, history and heritage of Sea Point and surrounds for our community and children to experience.

The funds will be used to secure 2 professional Heritage specialists to assist us with the appeal against the Heritage Western Cape.The rest of the SFB Planning Committee are volunteering their services.


  • Dec 07, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "

    During the lockdown I've rediscovered the beautiful and varied architectural styles of Sea Point. Your efforts can preserve Sea Point for the enjoyment of future generations. Thank you!

    " - [email protected]

  • Nov 30, 2021 - USD $ 30.98
  • "Wishing everyone success in this endeavour" - Derek Salter

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Our heritage isn't for sale" - DG

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thanks for your important work " - K

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "This is a really important civic responsibilty to protect our heritage for the future" - Lydia

  • Nov 23, 2021 - R 200.00
  • "Save our heritage " - Sue &Ian

  • Nov 22, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "Thank you for trying to protect our neighborhood character" - Juliet and Jurgen

  • Nov 22, 2021 - R 250.00
  • "

    let's save Sea Point

    " - DI MORRIS

  • Nov 18, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Thanks for your hard work in preserving our heritage!" - Nikki

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 300.00
  • "Maintain the aesthetic, character and charm of historical buildings in Cape Town " - Johanna

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 500.00
  • "We are the custodians of the future " - Helene

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 100.00
  • "Community in Action" - Michael Ender

  • Nov 17, 2021 - R 1 000.00
  • "." - Ryan Viljoen

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Donations to date

R 6 150.02

Fundraising target

R 20 000.00



The Sea Point Fresnaye Bantry Bay Ratepayers and
Residents Association (SFB)
is for all residents and
ratepayers in these suburbs.

We all have a role to play in enhancing and developing our communities.  To connect you to service providers and to solutions and to empower you to take action.

The aim is to engage with the relevant, to make the most of the services they provide and to ensure that residents have a say in the decisions which affect them. Whether it’s engaging with Council or other service providers such as SAPS and Law Enforcement, or engaging with each other, a community which interacts is a cohesive force for community good.