Remembering 60 000 Forced Goodbyes District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange

This exhibitions showcases 50 prints by 50 artists who collaborated to compile a portfolio of images which commemorate the 50th anniversary of the declaration of District Six in Cape Town a “whites-only” residential area.  The subsequent removal of some 60 000 people and the destruction of their homes  has a left a permanent scar in the centre of the city-scape of Cape Town.  To date no final resolution has been achieved in terms of compensation and restitution of the victims of this Apartheid legislation. 


The portfolio was compiled in 2016 and was first shown at the District 6 Museum’s Home Coming Centre.  The realisation, production and exhibition of the portfolio was made possible with the support from Sanlam, Business Art South Africa, Hard Ground Printmakers, Meltt, George Wentzel Book Binder, Wizardz Print and Design and the Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


Exhibition dates: 23 January – 28 February 2020

DE Sewape

DE Sewape
Mandela Ideas
linocut on paper
Artist information:
DE Sewape was born in Morapalala village in Limpopo in 1948. He is a self-taught artist who developed a love for art at an early age growing up in the rural area of Duiwelskloof. After moving to Johannesburg in the mid-1960s, he worked and attended art lessons, before becoming a full-time artist in the 1980s. His art reflects his personal life experiences, which he feels will go a long way to preserving SA’s history and its current state. He works in various media, including oils, acrylic, pencil, pen ink and watercolour. He was awarded second prize at the IDC for Creative Artwork on Display in 2005 and the Most Executive1Award at the Black Like Us exhibition in 2010.