D6WC eagerly awaits submission of conceptual plan

As the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, is expected to submit a conceptual plan to the Land Claims Court for the redevelopment of District Six today, Shahied Ajam of the District Six Working Committee has reminded claimants that the court will only approve the plan[…]

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Application filed to halt renaming of Keizersgracht St

An application has been filed to the Western Cape High Court to halt the renaming of Keizersgracht Street to Hanover Street. As celebrations were held on Heritage Day yesterday at the official renaming ceremony in District Six, a sudden application was submitted by Achmat Williams of the District Six Reference[…]

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UCT students “reimagine” District Six

By Anees Teladia  A talented group of students completing their honours degrees in architecture at the University of Cape Town (UCT) has participated in the “Cape Town Spatial Justice Laboratory: Writing/Righting the City Otherwise” project, using their skills to reconceptualise the famous District Six. District Six is an area synonymous[…]

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D6 restitution land and homes cannot be sold off

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 –[…]

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Zille’s comments on D6 “rich” and ironic, but valid

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,[…]

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Zille calls on District Six claimants to reach consensus

Twenty-one years ago, more than 2700 people who were forcibly removed from the area, filed claims for restitution. Western Cape Premier, Helen Zille, has called on District Six land claimants in Cape Town to reach consensus if they want successful restitution. She delivered the keynote address at a meeting of[…]

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