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Title:Die Congregational Kerk in Uitenhage en die Groepsgebiedewet
Author:Terblanche, H.O.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Historia: amptelike orgaan (ISSN 0018-229X)
Volume:55
Issue:2
Pages:226-242
Language:Afrikaans
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:apartheid
segregation
property rights
Coloureds
parishes
Church
Abstract:The coloured people in South Africa regarded the Group Areas Act as an act of violence, an act of dispossession and an iniquitous act. This paper focuses on two church communities in Uitenhage, the Rose Lane Congregational Church (founded in 1828) and Dale Street Congregational Church (founded in 1896). Both of these congregations have been destroyed because they were isolated pockets of coloured property in a proclaimed white group area. These closely-knit communities were forcibly removed from the historic heart of Uitenhage to new coloured areas on the outskirts of the town. In 1968, the coloured people, who all owned their properties, were removed from Naabosh. In 1975, the total property of the Rose Lane Church was sold because it was situated in 'a declared area'. All the existing buildings (church, school and manse) were demolished thereafter. The two manses, school building and church building of the Dale Street Church, were also demolished. Rev. Allan Hendrickse, who served as a minister for 35 years at Dale Street, could forgive, but not forget because of what happened to their church properties. Notes, ref., sum. in English and Afrikaans, text in Afrikaans [Journal abstract]
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