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We surveyed the community about damp in the building in 2014, and about web and internet services in 2016. Now that these things have been dealt with, this time we have a general survey about life and work in the building (if you do not agree that the damp and internet services are dealt with you can tell us in this survey!). We need this information if we are to properly prioritise our management efforts in the coming year.

If you are involved with the building in any way please click this link!

If you have any queries you can always contact us by email at info@mutualheights.net, or by phone on +27 21 465 6377.


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 - residents, tenants, owners, 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.
  • Read more about the history of the building here.
  • See the wikipedia page here.
  • See the location of the building on Google Maps here
  • Download a 30-page copy of the Wikipedia pages (2Mb) here.
You can contact us at: info@mutualheights.info. Registered users of the web site (owners and their nominees) can now access facilities allowing them to manage their visitors, submit maintenance requests and submit community reports. There is a six-minute video demonstrating those facilities here.


Last updated:
14 June 2018
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