Historic steps will rise again


Historic steps will rise again

Locals puffed up and down the flight for 125 years, but then it was closed for repairs – which took an inconvenient ten years. By Donwald Pressly

The historic De Smidt Street steps, which run down the lower slopes of Signal Hill from Loader Street to Waterkant Street in Cape Town’s tourist magnet of De Waterkant, have been closed and “under repair” for the past 10 years because, it seems, the city authorities simply can’t get their act together.

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