To Harlequin restaurant, 54 years and counting!

54 is a significant amount of time for any business to exist, especially an eatery. When the Harlequin restaurant was established in 1965, the choice of places to enjoy authentic Italian cuisine were few and far between. All these years and countless restaurant chains later, this little restaurant in the heart of Parow is still […]

Street kids need more resources

The Parow and Northern Suburbs Western Cape Street Children held a sub-forum meeting on Thursday 7 March. The members present highlighted issues about the increase of street children in the northern suburbs.

Crackdown on crime in CBDs

Crime and grime will continue to shoot down Parow, Goodwood and Bellville’s hopes of being Cape Town’s second CBD, unless there is a zero-tolerance policing of by-laws. This is according to Hardus Zevenster, chairman of the Voortrekker Road Improvement District’s board of directors.

VRCID operational during festive season

The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District (VRCID), which had cameras installed targetting the hotspot areas in Bellville and Parow CBD areas earlier this year, aims to roll out even more cameras in the new year.

VRCID aims to help

The Voortrekker Road Corridor Improvement District(VRCID) aims to keep the Parow area clean and safe and to create a sustainable enviroment, despite the social problems plaguing the area.  

The New National Hotel – the new elegance of old

The New National Hotel and Conference Centre stands proudly on Voortrekker Road and faces an ever-changing city scape with the same innovative outlook it has had since its establishment in 1950. The land was purchased from Captain Parow himself, by a gentleman named Jimmy Taylor.¬†Parow divided up the land into commercial plots and when a […]