Blue plaque now adorns Jager Walk

2018-07-24 06:01
The blue Jager Walk plaque at Sunnycove.

The blue Jager Walk plaque at Sunnycove.

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The blue Jager Walk plaque on the seaside-facing strut of the pedestrian stairway at Sunnycove is part of an ongoing programme to mark heritage resources in the City of Cape Town.

The plaque is a mile marker and is part of the path called Diamanten Pad that dates back to 1785 and was previously known as the Catwalk.

“This initiative was started in 2014/15. It forms part of the first phase of heritage marking and interpretation and (for the moment) focuses on marking City-owned heritage sites,” says Brett Heron, Mayco member for transport and urban development.

The initiative flows out of the Cape Town Cultural Heritage Strategy, which is part of the City’s Environmental Strategy.

“The vision of the Environmental Strategy is to enhance, protect and manage Cape Town’s natural and cultural resources for long-term prosperity in a way that promotes access and social wellbeing, and optimises economic opportunities,” Herron says..

Herron adds that the City is committed to ensuring that the diverse cultural heritage of Cape Town is protected and enhanced.

This includes recognising the rich cultural history of Cape Town; recognising all cultures and religions represented within Cape Town; including all cultural values, sites and landscapes of historical significance, areas of scenic beauty and places of spiritual importance in planning and decision-making.

It also includes the identification, protection, management and interpretation of heritage resources in Cape Town, Herron adds.

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