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We received 77 responses and the full analysis is now under way. Thank you to all those who submitted their opinions, and especially for the additional written comments. The results will be presented at the AGM (on 18th July 2018) and there will be a summary of the results available on this web. Here are two summary charts for you to peruse in the meantime:

A simple summary based on the first question in the survey (colour coded to match the detailed chart below):

Some details summarising each of the questions that were asked:


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:
18 July 2018
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