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‘Number 47 … Divided’ is an exhibition to remember a community – Sophiatown in 1955.
“When that sledgehammer hit our home, our lives, our labour was lost.” – Patricia Mokwena-Harvey.
Until 9 February 1955, Sophiatown was a freehold suburb, and home to some 60 000 people of all backgrounds, language and traditions.
Come and find out what Number 47 meant to the people of Johannesburg under the Group Areas and Native Resettlement Acts in our new exhibition.
Opens 8 February and runs until 6 March 2019. Entry is free.
Venue: 71-73 Toby Street, Sophiatown, next to Westdene – Jozi. GPS: 26°10’34.2″S 27°58’59.8″E
Open Monday-Saturday 09:30 – 16:00. Walking tours Saturdays start at 10:30 @ R120 per person.