Mutual Heights is a sectional title scheme (as defined in South African law), located in a noteworthy art-deco building in Darling Street, Cape Town. This web site serves the needs of the Mutual Heights Community: owners, residents, tenants, the managing agents, service providers, and others.
Opened in 1940 as the headquarters of what is now the Old Mutual insurance and financial services company, the "Mutual Building" (or "Mutual Gebou" in Afrikaans) was reportedly then the tallest building in Africa apart from the Pyramids in Egypt, and it had the fastest lifts - they still work, and they are still fast. It is one of the finest art deco buildings in the southern hemisphere, but with neo-classical features; it was one of the first conversions of an office building to residential use in the central business district of Cape Town.
The community at Mutual Heights includes permanent residents, tenants, and short stay visitors. The care of the building and the community is the responsibility of the managing agents, supported by a building manager and a concierge.
What is your interest in the building?:
There are several people concerned with day-to-day and longer term management of the sectional title scheme, but there are just three that you need to know about: the Chair of the Trustees, the Building Manager, and the Concierge.