During the apartheid years, the government forcibly removed over 60 000 coloured and black people from their homes in Cape Town’s District Six. These homes were demolished to make way for a new “whites only” area. The District Six Museum offers the unique experience of Walking Tours of the destroyed site, led by ex-residents. To promote the tours, we took photographs of former District Six residents on the sites of their former homes and suburb.
Mr Yusuf Jakoet, 82, waiting for the bus, old Constitution Street, District Six.
Mrs Aleah Gamieldien, 90, at her home at 43 Clifton Street, District Six, Cape Town.
Mr Ismail Khan, 66, at his home at 14 Geelong Street, District Six, Cape Town.
Mrs Faiza Schroeder, 65, at her home at 106 Cowley Street, District Six, Cape Town.
Executive Creative Director: Chris Gotz
Creative Director/Art Director: Tania Barker
Creative Group Head/Copywriter: Alison Hingle
Photographer: Guy Neveling
Art Buying: Jean Mortlock/Merle Bennett
Retouching: Erika Stauducher
DTP: Anthony Passler/Newton Peskin
Account Director: Jamie Curtis
District Six Museum Director: Bonita Bennett
District Six Historian & Archivist: Chrischene Julius