n Cabo - Recalling Cape Town’s Alhambra Theatre

Volume 2018 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0379-4830


There are countries – Italy prominent among them – that protect their ancient inner cities with legislation forbidding the demolition of historic old buildings and the construction of inappropriate, intrusive new ones. South Africa has less effective safeguards against such things, and the 360-year-old Mother City has seen its built environment subjected to repeated acts of vandalism (including the politically motivated destruction of an entire, historic, inner-city suburb – District Six).

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