Remembering District Six
On 11 February 1966, District Six, a multiracial community in the heart of the Mother City, was declared a whites-only area, opening a wound in societ
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.
Oranjezicht the house c1900.
Probably built by a member of the Van Breda family during the 18th century, the house and grounds were at the top of the present day Upper Orange street.The house was demolished during the 1980's but the name survives in that of the suburb by the same name.
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”. More than half a century later the area has (lamentably, after many hold-ups) still not been built on, and it remains a very visible …
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