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Refugees fined for occupying areas in CT CBD

A number of foreign nationals sleeping on pavements in the Cape Town CBD have been fined 300 rand each for violating the city’s by-laws. Families with their children moved onto the pavement of Albertus street a few weeks ago, after they were removed from Long Market and Burg Streets on[…]

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‘District Six’ set for return to Cape map

On Tuesday the national Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, finally approved the renaming of Zonnebloem to District Six and local maps are set to see the change very soon – to the delight of many. The approval has been published in the Government Gazette and may very well[…]

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Zonnebloem officially reverts to District Six

Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, approved the renaming of Zonnebloem back to District Six on Tuesday, December 17. The approval has been published in the Government Gazette. The District Six Museum had applied for the renaming of the suburb earlier this year. In September, the Western Cape Minister[…]

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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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Night walk honours Cape Town’s slaves

The annual “Walk in the Night” will once again take place through the CBD this evening. It marks Emancipation Day on 1 December 1834, when enslaved people of the Cape were legally freed. The District Six museum will be honouring the former slave, Lydia Williams and world renowned South African[…]

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