Resilience, Community and Connection at Kenneth Gardens

Kenneth Gardens is Durban’s biggest low-income housing estate and offers subsidised housing to between 1500 and 1800 residents in Umbilo. Initially built for low-income families who were categorised as “white” under apartheid legislation in the 1940s, the 286-unit estate transformed radically in the 1990s with the dismantling of harsh segregation laws. Because of its unique …

Proclamation 73

Early next month the Durban Art Gallery will play host to an exhibition of photographs collated as part of Proclamation 73, a newly created archive of family photos of people who were categorised as ‘Coloured’ and ‘Indian’ in terms of the Group Areas Act of 1950. Initially the act applied only to ‘White’, ‘Native’ and …

Spaces of Perplexity

Nearly a quarter of a century after South Africa’s first democratic elections were held, the country still grapples with the legacy of apartheid, whether in the form of relationships between people of different races; the massive economic disparity between the rich and poor; or the physical remnants in the form of town planning. KwaMashu was one …