1956 – Parow-Noord word spogdorp van Tygerberg


Huise moet ten minste ‘n waarde van £3 250 hê as eienaars in hierdie spogbuurt wil bou en moet deur ‘n argitek ontwerp word.
(The Cape Argus, 1 November 1956)


1965 – Oosterzee: Buyers eager for prime Parow property

This brand-new area has been planned and laid out at a cost of approximately R600 000. The Old Mutual is funding the project.
There are 176 home sites and five blocks of flats, which are already fully occupied. Sites for a school and a church are also set aside. More flats and shops are to be constructed at a later stage.

House plots are between 7 000 and 12 000 sq. ft. and cost anything from R1 500 upwards. Houses must have a value of at least R5 000, plot excluded. The new neighbourhood lies next to Voortrekker Road in Parow East and is located 11 miles from Cape Town. (The Cape Argus, 9 March 1965)

1971 -R40 million of Flats to be built in De Tijger, Parow

Tafelsig, consisting entirely of flats, is going to be constructed on a site of
46.5 hectares (15 acres) in Parow North. It could cost as much as R40 million and will provide housing for some 6 000 people. It is the first development project of this nature in South Africa. Similar schemes, however, have been successfully launched overseas. (The Cape Times, 17 March 1971)


This scale model reflects how the Tafelsig high-density housing project in Parow will look once completed. The development will provide accommodation for approximately 5 570 people in 6 651 rooms (2 220 3-roomed flats). Buildings will be between 3 and 20 stories high.
In the middle of this photo, Hannes Louw Drive crosses Fairfield Street, while the N1 is right at the top.
(The Cape Times, 1 May 1971)

1974 – Reuse R4 miljoen woonstelontwikkeling in Parow

Die ontwikkeling sal uit sowat 550 woonstelle bestaan en sowat R4 miljoen kos. Volgens berigte kyk ons hier na die grootste woonstelontwikkeling tot nog toe in die Tygerberg en een van die grootstes in die Kaapse Skiereiland. Teen voltooiing sal sowat 3 000 mense in die ontwikkeling gehuisves kan word.
Dit sal uit altesame 29 verskillende woonstelgeboue, 3 verdiepings hoog, bestaan en bouwerk sal op ‘n terrein van byna 6 hektaar plaasvind. Daar word beplan vir 129 eenslaapkamer-woonstelle, 245 tweeslaapkamer-woonstelle, 122 drieslaapkamer-woonstelle en 38 eenmans-woonstelle. Parkeerplek vir 535 motorkarre word ook verskaf.
(Die Burger, 9 Maart 1974)


This aerial picture of Parow Park shows the latest stage of the 521-flat develop-ment solely for white families situated near the Parow Golf Club.
(The Cape Argus, 15 May 1977)

Woonstelkompleks volgens Franse metodes gebou

Parow Park het ‘n besonder interessante uiterlike ontwerp. Die voorkant het ‘n sogenaamde trapvoorkoms, wat tot gevolg het dat die balkonne groot is en baie privaatheid bied.
‘n Unieke Franse boumetode is vir die projek toegepas. Die geboue word soos volg gekonstrueer. Panele word op die terrein self gegiet en tot 60m³ beton word gebruik om een vorm te vul, wat tot gevolg het dat die bouers tot drie vertrekke van ‘n woonstel elk in een dag kan giet.
(Die Burger, 7 Augustus 1976)

1968 – Plattekloof 1 – Goes on auction

This was one of the hugest property transactions in the history of this part of the province! A total amount of R421 850 for the 49 plots was spent by buyers! Plot sizes ranged from 11 000 sq. ft to 20 000 sq. ft, while prices were between R6 750 and R13 800.


There were more than 2 000 interested parties at Parow Civic Centre last night at the auction of 49 Plattekloof plots on the Tygerberg slopes. Officials even had to carry in extra chairs to accommodate the overflow of people at the hall. The throng became rowdy and there were fears of a stampede. Fortunately events transpired without incident.
(The Cape Argus, 16 October 1968)


(Plattekloof Uitbreiding 2 advertensie, Die Burger, 7 Nov 1987)


 (Advertensie uit Die Burger, 18 Maart 1978)