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GH luncheon throwback to 50’s

VOC will pay homage to its elderly listeners at the 5th annual VOC Golden Hour luncheon, set to take place on Saturday the 11th April. This yea’s event is centred around the theme “The Star Bioscope-District 6”, as a throwback the popular youth hangout during the 1950’s and 1960’s. The[…]

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D6WC hails meeting

The District Six Working Committee (D6WC) said they have been overwhelmed by the attendance of land restitution claimants who attended their meeting on Saturday. The meeting which was held at the Blackpool sports complex in Salt River meeting attracted 1000 people.  D6WC CEO Seraj Jenkings said claimants expressed their increased[…]

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D6WC holds public meeting

Former residents who were evicted from District Six during the apartheid Group Areas Act will gather for a meeting in Salt River on Saturday to discuss the shortcomings of land restitution. The meeting is being organised by the District Six Working Committee (D6WC), an organisation formed to assist late claimants,[…]

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D6WC plans to head to court over restitution process

More than 10 000 claimants aligned with the District Six Working Committee (D6WC), are planning to take launch a court bid against the Land Claims Commissions, in a bid to redress what the representative body has described as a ‘much flawed’ restitution process. The group has noted alleged cases of[…]

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Tensions increase amongst D6 groups

Controversy has arisen over the repayment of monies to a some District Six, after it emerged that only those who made financial contributions for their homes within the last four years were being refunded. This comes despite the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform (RDLR) indicating that housing for[…]

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D6 residents recall evictions

Community members gathered at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre on Wednesday morning, in memory of the forced evictions that drove more than 60 000 residents out of the area. The 11th February 2015 marks 49 years to the day that District Six was officially declared a whites only area,[…]

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Hanover Str remembered on Heritage Day

Former District Six residents who were evicted from their homes during apartheid plan to visit the old Hanover Street on Heritage Day on Wednesday as a form of remembrance. According to the organisers of the event, the District Six Museum, Hanover Street was the most popular Street in District Six[…]

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Community forum lauds D6 meeting

The District Six claimants meeting went well in terms of the expectations of the current residents in the area, according to the chairperson of the District Six Community Forum, Anwar Botha. Speaking to VOC’s Breakfast Beat, Botha said many of the residents were satisfied that their concerns and issues were[…]

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D6 meeting divides claimants

District Six claimants on Saturday expressed their frustration at authorities with the slow progress of the housing development by the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform at the Multi-purpose Hall at Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT). The meeting raised many issues including progress of development and equity. Hundreds[…]

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D6 meeting resolves key issues

At a highly-charged meeting at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) on Saturday, several important resolutions were taken to move phase 3 of the District Six restitution process forward. Whilst things got off too a late start, 1100 beneficiaries gathered CPUT hall – only those who lodged land claims[…]

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