My landlady is a lovely elderly person. She lives in the Zonnebloem district (Sun flower) – previously known as Distrikt 6, an area full of artists, traders and underground-jazz. Today you can just find street hip-hop and graffiti. During Apartheid black people and people of color have been banished and their houses have been destroyed. Nearly all non-whites were resettled to the townships, to grant space to the “upper class”. My landlady was one of them.
The area lied fallow for years and after the official end of Apartheid it took almost 10 years until the government under Nelson Mandela invested into the district and enabled the return of the population. In Austria that was the time when “Shut up” from Black Eyed Peas was hitting the radio.
Imizamu Yethu Township
Bo Kamp Quarter (Cape Malayan Quarter)