The cape town`s district six
This study gives an introduction which is a general overview of the entire topic, then a discussion which forms the body of the research paper. The body provides a detailed discussion the sub elements of the research topic in question. Finally, the study concludes at giving a brief summary of the entire research discussion, then a questionnaire that gives a few questions that will be used to interrogate the museum workers. Introduction District Six Museum is renowned for its international reputation for its great work in providing memory and past history in terms of displacement of people. District Six Museum is a community museum which is highly dedicated towards those who went through traumatic exposures for forceful removal from District Six due to application of past laws and the awful practices which encouraged application of discrimination based on race and skin color, (Rive, et al, 1987) The District Six Museum is an initiative of intellectuals and committed activists who came together to fight this negative vice during the eve or just a before apartheid collapse.
The number of residents that were removed from this town was over 60, 000 and this was progressively done till 1982 and it had started in 1966, (Cornwell, 2011) This removal exercise was conducted by the department that was linked to community development. This action was an awful act which led to destabilization of the political, social and economic welfare of this town. Research has shown that this evacuation process targeted Africans as well as other minor ethnic and marginalized groups in order to prove superiority of the white over other ethnic groups. Recent studies have shown that this area has remained redundant in terms of development, with strong foundations on heterogeneity, with most of its parts or sections remaining empty or unoccupied. Simply, this sport can be termed as a scar at the middle of the city, many memories of the past traumatic events that occurred back in so many years still haunts the present generation, (Rive, et al, 1987).
In the recent years there have been calls to promote multiculturalism alongside Africanization to all the facets of South African culture. Emerging discourses and debates are inclined towards multicultural and marginalization in post-apartheid periods. In South Africa, there has been emulation of what other countries are doing around the world in terms of embracing cultural diversity and ethnicity through encouraging of ethnic tourists and establishment of multi culturist society by creating township tours and villages to accommodate this much desired change towards the building of a contemporary society. Embracing cultural diversity, ethnicity and diversity in all perspectives creates room for an innovative and creative culture which promotes productivity and progress towards attaining the best in terms of collaborative culture, (Cornwell, 2011). Restitution in District six District six was founded and structured around the politics involving the return or resettlement of the evacuated residents which has been used as the basis of its cultural practices over the last few years.
The opportunities for growth and expansion were hindered when marginalization and injustice was given the avenue to rule and reign at the District Six, (Erll, pp 55). Due to poor legislation and control measures in District Six, there was a range of violations of many human rights due to poor policies concerning control of population which led to loss of homes for many people in the period before the 1990s. Ever since the displacement of people at District Six, majority have remained homeless to date with no surety if they will ever recover their lost homes or residents. However, due to the negative contribution this awful experience and acts subjected the South African government to, there has been priority granted towards making necessary policy adjustments in relation to the displaced population into making it a reality to help them return to their homes, (Erll, pp.
This will be a major step towards making District Six a more productive Town in this current era of post-apartheid. Forced Removal of residents of District Six. This is subject which the residents of District Six might never forget especially looking the traumatic events they went through as well as being subjected to harsh environments and loss of property. Research has it that, these residents had been in residing in District Six for a period of over 6 years when the government through its poor policies which were influenced by the whites upon colonizing South Africa issued directions towards a forceful removal of district six residents who belonged to marginalized groups and those who were from different ethnic groups which were looked down upon based on their skin color.
This forced removal was initiated because of lack of objective and constructive ideological policies and also due to the fact that it was during apartheid regime when the blacks and people from marginalized groups were disrespected and criticized, (Fay & James, 2008). However after these displacements and the former residents having been rendered homeless, District Six underwent deterioration in terms of economic and social progress. Racial discrimination and marginalization based on individual as well as group identities were used as sufficient grounds to showcase ambivalence towards the colored communities with legislation being enforced by the military forces through terror. The colored community was therefore symbolized by semi privileged feeling, as well as tension experienced during confrontations and collaborations for colored communities or groups.
Later, these colored communities are ones that fell for the displacements and forced to pave way for white settlements, (Beyers, et al, pp. Portrait Protests According to the novel the A walk in The Night, portrait protests was visible through factual descriptions as well as placid illustrations of human behavior as well as material surface of the community or the society. A symbol of generic experience is what District six as a narrow experience into forming boundary around the lives of the characters who were involved. A walk in The Night shows how people were treated rudely and violently by the white police in patrol, (Cornwell, pp. The blacks, the Indians and the non-whites were subjected to unpleasant treatment by the whites.
Therefore the essence of protest portrait placed at all places was meant to remind people of the place and the feelings of desperation and therefore to cultivate the desire for all people to be free from such sufferings. In other words it was psychologically purposed to create the desire for South African citizens to be free and to come out of the bondage of the white men. Again, according to. We Want What's Ours: Learning from South Africa's Land Restitution Program. OUP Oxford, 2014. Beyers, Christiaan, and Derick Fay. "After restitution: Community, litigation and governance in South African land reform. " African Affairs 114. Fay, D. , & James, D. (Eds. The rights and wrongs of land restitution:'Restoring what was ours'. Routledge. What do your think should be done to improve the reputation of this museum? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 5.
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