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[…]
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[…]
As South Africa marks Heritage Day 2019 on Tuesday, residents and descendants of the famous District Six community will celebrate as the renaming of Keizersgracht Street to Hanover Street is set to take place. The renaming means a lot more to the people of District Six than being a street[…]
The famous Hanover Street of District Six will soon regain its place in the City as the renaming of Keizersgracht Street has officially been approved. This comes after the District Six Working Committee (D6WC) requested the City of Cape Town to rename Keizersgracht Street to Hanover Street – an act[…]
The previous Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane has formally received a personal costs order from the Land Claims Court due to her failure to take appropriate action in addressing the issue of restitution in District Six. Acting judge president of the Land Claims Court, Yasmin Meer[…]
In a landmark ruling by the Land Claims Court, it was found that the former Minister of Rural Development and Land Reform, Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, was “grossly unreasonable” in executing her duties relating to the restitution process in District Six. Professor Ruth Hall, however, adds that the reasons behind the constant[…]
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[…]
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 –[…]
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,[…]
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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