‘Proudly South African: Dullah, Essa, Us’

‘Proudly South African: Dullah, Essa, Us’

On Saturday 6 July 2019, a full-house at the District Six Museum gathered to pay tribute to two legal icons who both had a historic connection to District Six during the course of their lives. Chair of the Museum board of trustees Judge Siraj Desai, spoke of the…

SUPPER CLUB ‘Finding Voices’ – Marcus Solomon

SUPPER CLUB ‘Finding Voices’ – Marcus Solomon

Thursday 25 APRIL 2019, 18h00 This month’s Supper Club guest is Marcus Solomon, who is particularly well-known in recent years for his unfaltering commitment to children’s rights – particularly the rights of young girls. However, Marcus has a much longer…

Zonnebloem or District Six? Does it matter?

Zonnebloem or District Six? Does it matter?

Replacing the name ‘District Six’ with the name ‘Zonnebloem’ after displacing the people and bulldozing their homes, represented a final step in erasing the memory of the area under Apartheid. The official name on the map remains as Zonnebloem, and as an area name it remains closely…

DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM SUPPER CLUB 2019

DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM SUPPER CLUB 2019

Theme: ‘Finding Voices’With its origin story firmly located in the practice of oral narratives, the District Six Museum is often described as an entity which ‘gives voice’ to people who have been rendered voiceless. Most times the people being referred to are…