Tag Archives: District Six

Original District 6 Faces Eviction

  On Searle Street, six semi-detached Victorian cottages house a handful of families not forcibly removed from District 6 during apartheid. Now, as the cottages go on sale, the tenants face imminent eviction, Daneel Knoetze reports.   The owners of the cottages, the Holy Cross Sisters, claim that it is an open and shut case: […]

Richard Rive: Of “Nephews” and “Normalcy”

  Book Excerpt: Richard Rive: A Partial Biography (2013, Wits University Press) by Shaun Viljoen Richard Rive, the contemporary of Es’kia Mphahlele, Alex la Guma and James Matthews was one of a golden generation of South African writers, artists, poets and thinkers. Born in the working class non-racial suburb of District Six in Cape Town he followed […]