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Title:Tales of Urban Restitution, Black River, Rondebosch
Author:Dhupelia-Mesthrie, UmaISNI
Periodical:Kronos: Journal of Cape History
Geographic term:South Africa
land rights
Ethnic and Race Relations
Literature, Mass Media and the Press
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Politics and Government
Law, Human Rights and Violence
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/41056565
Abstract:About 300 families classified coloured, Malay and Indian lived in an area in Cape Town (South Africa) known as Black River/Swart Rivier, in Rondebosch suburb when, in 1966, it was proclaimed a white group area. Most were forced to leave in the period 1967 to 1971, with the last two families leaving as late as 1979. In 1996 former Black River residents organized a meeting for all former residents to discuss the possibilities of restitution as laid out in law by the then two year old Restitution of Land Rights Act. Using individual stories of former residents, this paper reassesses the meaning of restitution for Black River residents, showing how important 'non-material' issues are, and that financial settlements are inadequate. Notes, ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]