VOC will pay homage to the vibrancy and rich, colourful history of District Six at this year’s Golden Hour Luncheon to coincide with the 50 year commemoration of the apartheid dispossessions. Once the heart of the city, most of District Six is now desolate land but former residents are now trickling in slowly as part of government’s restitution process. However the exuberance of the diverse community has been lost, and only the memory and narratives of former residents remain alive.
It is this memory that VOC hopes to revive at this year’s Golden Luncheon called ‘District Six: 50 years Down Memory Lane’. The annual social event takes place 9 April at Darul-Islam in Greenhaven from 11am to 5pm.
“We know what beautiful memories our elderly listeners have of District Six and we see this event as a chance for them to share that and to reunite with old friends,” said VOC marketing manager Sukayna Johaardien.
“We invite all ex-residents of District Six, who are over the age of 70, to come and share their memories of living in District Six at the luncheon.”
The event is hosted in collaboration with the Gift of the Givers Foundation.
The luncheon will also celebrate Yusuf Fisher’s show, The Golden Hour, which has been on air since the birth of the radio station in 1995.
Guests will be served a scrumptious five course meal whilst enjoying fabulous entertainment. Each guest will also go home with a special gift.
“Once a year we invite all senior citizens to be spoilt for a day. These are our more supportive listeners, the ones who have been with VOC since day one. We are nothing without them,” said Johaardien.
Tickets cost R199 per person. Corporates are encouraged to show their support by purchasing a table at R 4,000.
The dress code for the event is black and white.
Tickets may be purchased at the Voice of the Cape offices or at the Taz Boutique, Shop 5, Gatesville Square. For more information, please contact Shiham on 021 442-3511. VOC