Sixty Thousand Stories That Will Never Be Demolished

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.

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Mr Yusuf Jakoet, 82, waiting for the bus, old Constitution Street, District Six.

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Mrs Aleah Gamieldien, 90, at her home at 43 Clifton Street, District Six, Cape Town.

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Mr Ismail Khan, 66, at his home at 14 Geelong Street, District Six, Cape Town.

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Mrs Faiza Schroeder, 65, at her home at 106 Cowley Street, District Six, Cape Town.

 

Credits

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

 

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