What will Happen In The Western Areas - Sophiatown Residents Show Mixed Feelings About The Move - The first sixty families in Sophiatown, Johannesburg, have been given orders to leave their houses, and have been offered accomodation in the new location in Meadowlands. "You are hereby required in terms of the Native Resetlement Act 1954 to vacate the premises in which you are residing..." The first date given is February 12th. (Photograph by Bob Gosani Baileys Archives)


  • Title: Forced removals
  • Date: 1955-02
  • Location: Sophiatown, South Africa
  • Subject Keywords: Drum Magazine,South Africa,South African history,black and white image,horizontal,1955,February,politics,Sophiatown,Johannesburg,forced removals,Group Areas Act,Native Resettlement Act,moving,1950s
  • Original Source: Baileys African History Archive
  • View on Africa Media Online: Use rights

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