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Museum saved by ‘love letters’

The coronavirus pandemic dealt the District Six Museum a heavy blow, forcing it to close its doors. But the fighting spirit of its patrons has opened them again.

Picking up threads from the cutting room floor

Lesiba Mabitsela’s multidisciplinary project interrogates the influence of modernity through examining the intersections between fashion and architecture

George Hallett: Nomad, raconteur and photographer who ‘became the camera’

The renowned South African photographer understood how to look for the tucked-away spaces that were the sources of both light and dark

District Six hero dies before seeing his dream of return fulfilled

A key figure in the return of more than 1 000 claimants to Cape Town’s inner city, Shahied Ajam was working on a multi-billion rand land restitution project

District Six wound to be healed

Plans include reintroducing Hanover Street and property rights for returning victims of removals

‘Accidental’ author climbs bestseller list

​Yusuf Daniels, a former auctioneer, describes himself as someone who became an author by mistake

District Six to get its name back

After becoming the ‘whites-only’ neighbourhood of Zonnebloem, another symbol of those forcefully removed from there is being reclaimed

District Six claimants expect Nkoana-Mashabane to explain development delay

In March, her department missed a deadline to deliver a plan of action on the cost, scale, and modality of a District Six restitution programme

A call to action to keep SA’s religious rainbow intact

It would be remiss to underplay the seriousness of one complaint of noise pollution against the azaan

The Muslims who will not choose between their god and being gay

Cape Town’s gay men won’t abandon Islam, despite the censure they sometimes face

The real Afrikaans experience

‘People are generally so fucken switched off’ – how Lategan puts readers into his characters’ shoes

Cast out, then duped anew

Small-scale farmers who were given back their land now sell acorns to survive, a doccie shows

District Six claimants take on land reform minister in restitution fight

The court action comes after the Land Claims Commission revealed government has failed to allocate restitution for 900 elderly claimants

Inextricable link between jazz and fashion

Bonded by history as much as the present, the two genres of expression work together effortlessly

I like your new restaurant, but not in my neighbourhood

This documentary weaves the truth about gentrification today with a history of capitalist spatial planning

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Judicial committee orders Mogoeng to apologise for SA-Israel remarks

The JCC said that by the chief justice straying into politics, he breached the judicial conduct code and ordered him to issue an apology and retraction

‘Doctors’ wives’ jump Covid queue

Private doctors and civilians have been exploiting gaps in the public health system to get vaccinated

Ithala fails to act against board chairperson over PPE scandal

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