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Springbok Pub is Being Torn Down

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The old Springbok Pub in Newlands will soon be no more.

The Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA), which owns the rundown property, has handed the site over to contractors who have started demolition work that is expected to finish in June.

A three-metre high, see-through fence will be put up around the site, according to Prasa spokeswoman Nana Zenani.

For many years the pub – not far from the old Newlands Rugby Stadium and the Newlands Cricket Ground – was a haven for sports fans looking to toast a win or drown a defeat.

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