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Your help is needed in piecing together some of the hidden history of Durban's Coloured population group in a bid to explore narratives around this history from the perspectives of those who are willing to contribute material and knowledge to the Proclamation 73 Open-access Visual Memoryspace Project.
That means that you can through images and documentation contribute to the visual telling of your family's and your community's history and help weave the tapestry which aims to make the hidden histories of Durban come to life.
Published in Community News
Sunday, 08 April 2018 15:16

Jan van Riebeeck - UNPLUGGED

For many years in our youth under the shadow of Apartheid 6th April was a public holiday called Van Riebeeck’s Day or Founder’s Day... BUT who was the real van Riebeeck?
 Those who place Jan van Riebeeck on a pedestal elevating him to playing a much larger and benevolent role in our past than is factual, and who project him as a fair and blameless man, are often rather ignorant of the bigger picture that make up this man’s life. Few people can present an actual biography of this man and few people have read his detailed journal and his letters from the Cape. In fact his present day supporters are much less honest about what happened, than Jan van Riebeeck himself.
Published in Opinions

After numerous extension to its highly acclaimed first season, District Six - KANALA returns to The Fugard Theatre ON 22 NOVEMBER 2O16.
It is set to continue its magical celebration and recreation of the vibrant musical culture that was part of 1960's District Six.
Popular music that reverberated through Hanover Street, the Star Bioscope, the Tafelberg Hotel, the La Fiesta, the Drill and City Hall and the Green Point Track is exuberantly recreated by a fabulously talented cast.


Created by David Kramer to commemorate the declaration of District Six as a “whites only” group area in 1966, the musical produced by Eric Abraham for the Fugard Theatre, opened precisely 50 years to the day after the Group Areas Act declared District Six as a "whites only” area and played to capacity for 5 months.

Published in Entertainment News
Sunday, 04 September 2016 23:00

Letter from Suburban Hell

I never found my piece of perfect suburbia but I found a row of old houses and a working class Afrikaaner community that had lived there from before the World Wars, many had escaped the brutality and inhumanity of Europe’s violence to seek out a better life in sunny South Africa. I bought one of those old houses via a bank loan, other than shoddy workmanship on the roof overlaps, the house is massive compared to the tiny houses with low ceilings that I was accustomed to in the townships.

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Mr Table Tennis is the inter-generational story of Pedro and Cody Meyer. Their story of big dreams unfolds against an ambiguous socio-economic climate. South Africa supposedly offers the world to its Born Frees, but these opportunities also seem to grow ever further beyond reach.

Bruinou.com spoke to Tina-Louise about her film opening at the Encounters South African Film Festival on Sunday 5 June 2016.

Published in Entertainment News


Two people were killed and five injured, including an 8-year-old girl, in three shooting incidents in Hanover Park on Thursday.

Western Cape police spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Andrè Traut said all three incidents took place on Thursday morning, hours apart from each other.
"A 23-year-old man was shot and wounded at the bus terminus in Hanover Park at 05:15 by an unknown suspect who fled the scene," Traut said.

Published in In The News

Twilight for Children's Educational Rights in Blikkiesdorp - Picture: Facebook - Molo Songololo
We have for the past few years been saying that there is nothing temporary about the abomination called the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area or as it is better known, Blikkiesdorp. Even if the people are moved to proper housing in the near future, they will be permanently stuck with all manner of scars.

As if suffering the indignation of being forced to move there is not enough, a further clear violation of human rights, specifically children's rights is happening right under our noses as there are, according to the children's rights charity Molo Songololo, at least 43 children in Blikkiesdorp who are being denied enrolment in school.

Published in In The News


Kelina on her way to school. - Screengrab Image
What's your walk to school like when, everyday, you have to cross one of the poorest parts of South Africa to get to class? Kelina then 11, now aged 15, is getting an education in a township in Cape Town, riddled with guns, drugs and violence. How does she see the world on her daily trip to school.

Why Poverty? is a ground breaking, cross-media event, online and on TV, using films to get people talking about poverty, wealth and inequality.

In this 2012 short film produced by Ma'engere Film Productions & Steps International with Nadine Cloete directing and Steve Markovitz producing, Kelina shows us the world through her eyes.

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