For reasons that I will not go into here, some profile managers prefer not to submit to the governance of the Dutch Cape Colony project (still popularly known as COGH, but that tag is not offered on G2G). It would be in the best interests of all concerned if we had a very clear definition of whether a profile qualifies for that governance to be imposed against the wishes of such a manager.
The project's scope, according to its project page, is "people who lived in the Dutch Cape Colony (not to be confused with Cape Colony) during and after it was first settled under governorship of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652, until the final British invasion and take-over in 1806".
That British takeover happened in January 1806, so it would be convenient to consider all of 1806 as no longer part of the Dutch colonial period, Remember also that in the period 1795-1803 the Cape was at least formally not under Dutch administration.
Disposing of the easy cases first, we conclude that people who died no later than 1805 are legitimate subjects of the Dutch Cape Colony project and those that were born no earlier than 1806 are not.
The question now is how much of one's life has to fall within the period before one can be considered to have "lived in" the Colony "during" that period.
1. A case where the right of the project to claim the profile is very strong:
The person is listed in a well-known source like Oude Kaapsche Familien but the details given there are known to be wrong. In this case that wrong information is already widely disseminated and continually reappears in GEDCOM uploads.
2. A case where that right is arguable but the need for it is not so pressing:
At least one significant event (marriage, birth of a child, an exploit famous or infamous enough to go down in history, etc) took place before 1805.
3. A case where the project is only marginally involved:
A baby born in the period 1795-1805. Bear in mind that the WikiTree LNAB of that baby depends on this decision. If it is part of COGH, its LNAB might according to the rules be Laũrje instead of Laurie.