By: Aneeqa du Plessis After several years, District Six claimants have at long last received the keys to their homes as part of the land restitution process. Speaking on VOC’s Breakfast show on Tuesday morning, Chairperson of the District Six Working Committee Zahra Nordien explained there are no longer any[…]
11 February 1966 marks the day that District Six was declared a White Group Area according to the Group Areas Act of 1950. This was an Apartheid Act which planned all areas of residence in South Africa based on racial classification. It is the day that the community regards as[…]
By Anees Teladia District Six land claimants have been reassured that homes and land that form part of the restitutive process of the historical area cannot be sold. There’s been shock and anger after a property listing surfaced a few days ago, showing that a District Six restitution home –[…]
The District Six Museum launched a campaign on 18 June last year to restore the name “District Six” in the area now known and referred to as Zonnebloem. The museum has stated that they are acting on behalf of the community and have not faced any significant opposition from residents,[…]
A single noise complaint centering around the Muslim call to prayer, which has been made from Zeenatul Islam Masjid in District Six for the past 100 years, will be investigated after the holy month of Ramadaan. Mayoral committee member for community services and health Zahid Badroodien on Monday said it[…]
By Anees Teladia Most Capetonians are well familiarised with the controversies surrounding the developmental vision for District Six and the efforts being put into formulating a solution which would allow claimants restitution. In what has been commented on by some as a questionable and poor choice for a keynote speaker,[…]
By Anees Teladia “The Minister of Rural Development who was responsible for delivering the plan to the court is [should be] rendered in contempt of court.” These were the words of District Six Working Committee (D6WC) chairperson, Shahied Ajam, as he announced a decision to take legal action against Rural[…]
An illegal occupant has left the home of claimant, Tahir Levy in District Six, uninhabitable after three years of occupying the home. Rightful claimant, Levy along with officials from the Regional Lands Claims Commissioner visited the home on Friday to inspect the damages. During the inspection, clear indications of[…]
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