2 Nov-31 Jan. This travelling exhibition, entitled An African Tale of the Mother City, focuses on the city of Cape Town and its many more and less known stories of ordinary people, especially women, who fought with courage, vigour and savvy for the right of the African population to live and find a sense of place and belonging in Cape Town.
It reveals the deep pain, suffering and violence, experienced by the black population in Cape Town in the late 1970s and early 1980s during the apartheid era. A group of brave and tenacious people, who lived in suburbs like Modderdam, Crossroads and Nyanga Bush, fought politically for the right of black South Africans to live with their families and work freely in the Western Cape. After a decade of battles they won, the government abolished the influx control measures and land was set aside for the development of a new townships even those these were still on the outskirts of the city.