On the 25th of September 2015 a notice was published in the Cape Times regarding the House Der Nederlanden in Pinelands. The Property owners Gelria Properties Pty Ltd have put forth an application to rezone the land on which the Huis Der Nederlanden with the intent of tearing down the Library and Community Craft Centre, replacing them with a Supermarket.
If the demolition goes through, not only will Pinelands lose a place significant to the art community but some of Pineland’s ‘spirit’ will be lost. Importantly, the weaving guild will no longer have a place to meet, exhibit or keep their library.
If you would like to sign the petition, go to: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-cape-town-save-huis-der-nederlanden