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Sophiatown: recalling the loss

It was on 9 February 1955 that the forced removal of over 60 000 people from Sophiatown began. Fifty years on, the City of Johannesburg pays tribute to the sons and daughters of its lost suburb.
King Kong the musical

King Kong swings back on to South African stages

The massively successful King Kong musical is back on South African stages. More than half a century ago, it helped to launch the careers...

District Six lives again, 35 years later

When District Six residents were forcibly removed from their homes in the 1960s and 70s, going back seemed an impossible dream. Now, former residents and their descendants are moving back home, to return the area's streets to their former vibrancy.

African Children’s Feeding Scheme nurtures families

Providing just one meal a day makes an enormous difference in the lives of children who rarely eat every day; the African Children's Feeding Scheme now goes further, helping communities grow affordable food and start small businesses.

1913 Land Act: images of loss

A wrenching photography exhibition at the Wits Art Museum vividly documents the dispossession, hardship and grief of black South Africans following the 1913 Natives Land Act.
South Africa looks back 100 years

Jazz Day to break down barriers

Hugh Masekela and Angelique Kidjo were two of the many music stars who celebrated the first-ever International Jazz Day on 30 April, proclaimed by Unesco to help raise awareness about the popular music genre’s force for peace, dialogue and cooperation.
Music fest in SA’s Darling

Sophiatown again

Sophiatown again, 50 years on

To the sounds of Hugh Masekela's trumpet, Sophiatown was raised from the ashes. Almost a decade since the decision to rename Triomf was taken, the suburb has officially got its old name back.
Sophiatown unveils Sekoto mural

Sophiatown unveils Sekoto mural

The recently completed Gerard Sekoto mural "Sekoto in Sophiatown", painted on the northern exterior wall of the Anglican Christ the King Church, was recently unveiled at a ceremony in the Johannesburg suburb.

Recalling District Six

When the apartheid government swooped on District Six, Cape Town in 1965, forcibly removing its occupants and declaring the area a "whites-only" zone, the rich fabric of an impoverished but vibrant community was torn to shreds. The District Six Museum pays homage to that community.

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