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Minister to commemorate 50th Anniversary of group areas act with series of events
11 February 2016 marks fifty years since the declaration of District Six as a whites-only area under the Group Areas Act. To commemorate this date, the Department of Rural Development and Land reform together with District Six Museum will be hosting two events – on 11 February and 13 February respectively as well as a mobile storyteller campaign featuring former residents who experienced displacement from the area.

Members of the Media are invited as follows:

Date : Thursday, 11 February 2016
Time: 11am
Venue: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15 Buitenkant Street

Members of the public are invited to join former residents of the District at the Museum’s Homecoming Centre for a programme which will include the traditional walk of remembrance to the site of Hanover Street.

“A ritual of remembrance and marking of the site will be followed by a programme of reflection, storytelling and performances.

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Walk down Keizergracht Street

Date : Saturday, 13 February 2016
Time: 11am
Venue: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15 Buitenkant Street

The second event will include a walk down Keizergracht Street with banners depicting District Six communities as well as other communities affected by forced removals. The programme will end with speeches, performances and music. The aim of this occasion is to create large scale awareness of the impact of apartheid displacement and to focus attention on the ideals of restitution. We invite all members of the public to join us in this walk of solidarity.

For RSVP and further information regarding the event kindly contact the following officials:

Mr Thabang Mahlatsi: Communication Services
Tel: 012 312 8376, Cell: 073 112 9756

Mr Tshepo Diale: Communication Services
Tel: 012 312 8532, Cell: 071 850 1751

Mr Sivuyile Mangxamba
(Acting) Chief Director: Strategic Communication Department of Rural Development and Land
Reform
Tel: (012) 312 8881 or Cell: 0713342915


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