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”.

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”.

The USS Huntington arrives to a very desolate foreshore in 1948.

The USS Huntington arrives to a very desolate foreshore in 1948.

Cape Town 1877 and even then it was only an hour from Franschhoek home of La Clé des Montagnes - 4 luxurious villas on a working wine farm

Cape Town 1877 and even then it was only an hour from Franschhoek home of La Clé des Montagnes - 4 luxurious villas on a working wine farm

Adderley Street Cape Town looking towards Table Mountain 1898 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Adderley Street Cape Town looking towards Table Mountain 1898 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Crossing Adderley street. c1940. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Crossing Adderley street. c1940. | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cape Town, Still on the Water's Edge : The War Memorial, Adderley Street 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Cape Town, Still on the Water's Edge : The War Memorial, Adderley Street 1945 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

The old Post Office in Adderley Street (right), ... ...was joined to the telephone exchange building by a bridge over Parliament Street

The old Post Office in Adderley Street (right), ... ...was joined to the telephone exchange building by a bridge over Parliament Street

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