The mission of the Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway is
to create a pathway toward empowerment and financial self-sufficiency
for women and youth
while preserving and sharing our cultural heritage.
The Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway aims to realise our mission by creating a vibrant local economy through social enterprise and micro-entrepreneurship. The Bo-Kaap Cultural and Heritage Gateway invites local and foreign tourists to spend their money in support of families in Bo-Kaap through the following initiatives:
- The Bo-Kaap Food and Craft Market
- Bo-Kaap Walking Tours
- Home-cooked Meals
- Cape Malay Cooking Classes
- Halaal Catering
- Boutique Clothing and Corporate Apparel
- Reading Glasses
These enterprises are designed to increase family income. We have found that role models in our community who have taken initiative through micro-enterprise and helped to lift their families out of poverty have created infectious energy and optimism, providing tangible examples of how we can all take action help ourselves and our family.