Remembering the past that was nearly erased by the trauma of forced removals is an important political act, as well as a social one in helping re-build communities. This is a theme reflected on by many visitors, as you can see in the comments box below. A lot of the visitor red cards commented on how important exhibitions like Fields of Play were in revealing histories that have been hidden or sidelined.

One such example is the little-known story of Arthur Wharton:


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District Six museum still has a long way to go in hearing everyone’s stories. The interactive Google map here shows the areas of Cape Town we have begun to explore, and shows how much work is still to be done.

We welcome more memories from all over Cape Town and beyond, and would love for you to help us out and broaden our exploration of Cape Town’s sporting past. On our website here you will find a guide on how to conduct an oral history interview with members of your community that played, administered, supported or were otherwise involved in local football.

Some visitors’ thoughts are outlined below; do join in the debate.


3 Responses to “Activism”

  1. 1 V Williams
    July 20, 2010 at 11:26 am

    It is imperative to use the medium of dance, drama, music and art to break down all racist barriers.

    -V. Williams

  2. 2 Margaret
    July 20, 2010 at 11:27 am

    Photos shape memories. Photos shape feelings. This place preserves the memories and feelings. It becomes a story to share around the world. Thank you!

    -Margaret Zoid

  3. 3 Tania
    July 20, 2010 at 11:28 am

    Racism is part of our past and it should not be given the platform to invade our future. Racism… you deserve a RED CARD!!!

    Tania Mbalo

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