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Volume 2016, Issue 1, 2016
Author Christopher GregorowskiSource: Cabo 2016, pp 4 –25 (2016)More Less
In the winter of 1977, one of the most severe of Cape winters, the South African government began a process of demolition of shacks in informal settlements (then known as "squatter camps") which housed African people, mainly from the Transkei and Ciskei "homelands". Most of the men in these settlements were in Cape Town legally and were legally employed. However, they were not content to live in hostels or other single quarters, and had brought their wives and young children to live with them, which was possible only in the informal settlements, but illegal. Some men and most of the women worked informally or were seeking work, and were in Cape Town illegally. The Western Cape was then a Coloured Labour Preference area and closed to all "bantu" other than those with specific permission to work there.
Author John RennieSource: Cabo 2016, pp 44 –48 (2016)More Less
Central Library was formally opened on 29 July 2008 by the then Executive Mayor Helen Zille together with Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation jointly presiding at the Parade Street marquee-covered function. The City of Cape Town had taken a bold decision in 2004 to relocate the city library from the City Hall to its neighbor, the old Volunteer Drill Hall. The conservation and alteration of this building would fulfil the City's vision of establishing their library in its own identifiable and better equipped venue.
Author Jeremy LawrenceSource: Cabo 2016, pp 49 –53 (2016)More Less
Certain calamities - calamities that elicit shock and that provide tales of human suffering, bravery, miraculous escapes - are so distressingly evocative that they remain etched in the public memory for decades. The railway crash that occurred in the late afternoon of Wednesday, 9 June 1926 on Cape Town's suburban line is one of these. And because the population of the Cape Peninsula in those days was relatively small, it seemed that almost everyone knew - or knew of - somebody who had travelled on the fateful train.