Photographs and text by JFC Clarke | Contributions by Darryl Accone, Johnny Masilela and Zwelakhe Mthwethwa




Essa Vally Omar, known as Steeve Omar, standing in front of Steeve's Radio Service in Jerusalem Street, next door to Steeve's Record Centre, owned and managed by his brother Omarjee Vally. Steeve's Radio Service has been closed for a number of years. Steeve Omar was born in Marabastad where he has a home. In recent years he has represented the interests of former residents of the Asiatic Bazaar section of Marabastad who were dispossessed of their land by the apartheid government.

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