Table Mountain Cableway.
The Cableway was built in the period 1926-1929 and although these images might have been taken then I have a hunch that they date from about 1900, in other words about 26 years earlier. Could it be that this was an earlier separate undertaking? Any input would be most welcome. Photo; Thanks to fellow flickr member emmyeustace for the use. See her sets for more historic South African images here ; www.flickr.com/photos/59036290@N07/collections/7215762627... For more on the Cableway see…
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.
Distrik Ses, #11: Die slopings en gedwonge verskuiwings - Luister Donderdag 20:30 | RSGplus
Wat weet jy van Distrik Ses? Van die strate, die eertydse inwoners, die musikante, die speletjies wat die kinders op straat gespeel het en die lewe in die dorp? Johan van Lill het dié insiggewende dokumentêre reeks Distrik Ses – elke straat het ’n storie saamgestel. RSG kry baie reaksie van oud-inwoners van Distrik Ses. Ons sê dankie. Laat hoor gerus van julle! Hier is kort uittreksel oor die reeks: Oor die volgende dertien weke gaan ons kyk na hoe Distrik Ses ontstaan het. Met die hulp van…
Cape Town, Western Province | South African History Online
Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean.