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Remembering District Six - 50 years later [pictures]

Today marks 50 years to the day that District Six was declared a "whites only" area. The barren land that now lies outside the city serves as a painful reminder of South Africa's brutal past while old photos give only a glimpse of what life was like in one of Cape Town's most famous neighbourhoods.

"What was not erased was the spirit of the place, a restless longing in the hearts of the dispossessed. Yet, more than 20 years after the collapse of apartheid, that longing remains for the most part unrequited."-Restitution for the forced removal of thouands of families should run deeper than being a housing project, says D6 Museum
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District Six: A sore that continues to fester

Restitution for the forced removal of thouands of families should run deeper than being a housing project, says D6 Museum

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The New Harbour Cafe, Cape Town

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It was one of South Africa’s many dark moments. Fifty years ago, on 11 February in 1966, the neighbourhood of District Six on the fringe of Cape Town’s centre was declared for “Whites Only”.
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WATCH Trudy Rushin Recalls District Six on 50th Anniversary - SAPeople - Worldwide South African News

It was one of South Africa’s many dark moments. Fifty years ago, on 11 February in 1966, the neighbourhood of District Six on the fringe of Cape Town’s centre was declared for “Whites Only”.

This is an original painting of the "Seven Steps" , in Hanover street, District 6--painted by the artist, David, 1987, which I have. I lived on the border of District 6--Walmer Estate and walked down Hanover street, many, many, times, when it was alive with all its colourful characters, its traditions, its soul, its vibrancy, its many aromas of magnificent food, wafting through the windows, its laughter and then its sadness, as many were removed from the homes of their forefathers.
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This is an original painting of the "Seven Steps" , in Hanover street, District 6--painted by the artist, David, 1987, which I have. I lived on the border of District 6--Walmer Estate and walked down Hanover street, many, many, times, when it was alive with all its colourful characters, its traditions, its soul, its vibrancy, its many aromas of magnificent food, wafting through the windows, its laughter and then its sadness, as many were removed from the homes of their forefathers.

Lower William Street - balconied houses of District 6 - Cape Town
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Lower William Street

Lower William Street; balconied houses; children playing in the street

District six 1977.
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Cape Town like you’ve never seen it before: 1940 – 1980

Cape Town has been voted as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and these vintage photos show the city in a way you’ve never seen – or at the very least, don’t remember.

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Wedding in District Six 1960, via Flickr.
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Wedding in District Six 1960

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A scene in the Bo-Kaap dating from 1965.

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A scene in the Bo-Kaap dating from 1965.

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District 6, Cape Town, South Africa, 1960, photograph by Etienne du Plessis.
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District 6, Cape Town, South Africa, 1960, photograph by Etienne du Plessis.

Woodstock beach 1933/2010 by Etiennedup, via Flickr
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Woodstock beach 1933/2010

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Woodstock beach 1933/2010 by Etiennedup, via Flickr
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Woodstock beach 1933/2010

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Have you ever wandered what Cape Town was like back in the good old days when people still wrote letters, men still opened doors for women and blowing your nose into a handkerchief was common practise. Take a look at these marvelous … Continue reading →