Vanessa September, Gary Stewart and Janey Ball, Maiden’s Cove for All co-founders
Maidens Cove for All (MCA) is a newly formed non-profit established to represent the broader Cape Town community in protecting and ensuring continued access for all to the Public Open Space at Maidens’ Cove.
Our association is deeply concerned at the R1 billion tender awarded by the City in October 2017 for the development of this precious land. We are particularly concerned that the historic and current users of Maidens’ Cove were not properly consulted prior to the sale of the land and, in effect, this group has been rendered invisible in all the processes followed up to now by the City.
We are calling on members of the community who have a connection with the Maidens’ Cove space to tell us their stories of what the space means to them and the part that Maidens’ Cove has played in their lives.
We’d love to know about special occasions marked at Maidens’ Cove, or annual visits, or any other fond memories of the space. It will also be helpful to know in which suburb respondents presently reside.
Stories can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope to be able to compile a substantial record of the history and current use of the space, and stories (identified only by initials and suburb) will be curated on our website and shared to our Facebook page.