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jenniever From: jenniever Date: May 22nd, 2006 06:15 am (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Global village


I love that picture. I wish I had a copy of the real thing, instead of a photograph of a poster.

What were you doing about District Six in class? That whole thing is sad/fascinating. A very important part of Cape History.
kali_d From: kali_d Date: May 22nd, 2006 08:07 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Global village

Ha, great usericon :)
I drive past District Six every day, as I live just round the corner. Right now, new housing is being built for the people who were forcibly removed from there in the sixies. The rebuilding is moving unbelievably slowly. There was a great flurry of activity before the last national election in 2004, but it's been going at a snail's pace since then - typical politicians. I think they've got three rows of little semi-detached houses built now. The oldest people get moved back first; sadly some of the older residents died before the new houses were built.
I found your pic because my students are doing an online documentary about District Six next term. I want them to document the space while it's still empty and undeveloped. It's incredibly moving - a vast windswept scar of history. And there are those expansive panoramic views of the mountain and the city. As you walk around, you still stub your toes on piles of overgrown rubble from the demolished houses. And the cracked old streets of the district are still visible through the weeds and grass. You probably know all this if you visited there, though.
Anyway, I'll post you a link when the project's done :)
jenniever From: jenniever Date: May 23rd, 2006 05:17 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Global village

Oh, so rad, you *live* in Cape Town. I was there for six months in 2001 - we took a drive through District Six and my friend Gerritjan lived just outside of it. It was really creepy how desolate it was. I'm glad to hear there was some movement after 2004!

Good luck with your project!
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