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




The house on the south-west corner of Grand Street and 7th Street. The woman in the photograph is Ayesha, wife of Amie Tabla. The architectural style is typical of many of the houses which were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the Asiatic Bazaar and Cape Location sections of Marabastad. No houses of this kind remained after the forced removals and demolitions of the 1970s.

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