‘EDUCATION MATTERS’: Supper Club with Lyrice Trussel

Thursday 23 May, 18h30 at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre promises to be an evening of thoughtful conversation and great food!

Strong views on education and other matters that are important to our country on a macro-level, and to her community on a micro-level, is what characterises  our May Supper Club guest, Lyrice Trussel. lyrice-trussel-static

Educator, subject advisor, curriculum specialist and outspoken practitioner, Lyrice’s contributions to the broad education debates come from her consistently practicing what she preaches for more than three decades.

Join the District Six Museum Supper Club movement, which is geared towards developing our collective listening and problem-solving skills. Where we are able to explore new and different views respectfully, in a positive environment. Let’s listen, let’s talk, let’s break bread and remain engaged in matters that affect us all and that can make a difference to the quality of our evolving and sometimes flailing transformation.

For those observing Ramadaan, a quiet place for breaking fast at Iftar will be made available before the start of Supper Club. Dates will also be provided.


Thursday 23 May 2019

18h00 – 20h30

District Six Museum Homecoming Centre

15 Buitenkant Street

Bookings / enquiries: Matthew Nissen: 021 4667200 / researcher@districtsix.co.za






FRANK TALK Dialogue: ‘The Importance of Addressing the Land Issue Urgently’

Join the District Six Museum and the Steve Biko Foundation in this round-table discussion on Thursday 9 May from 6.00 – 8.30pm- one day after the country’s sixth national democratic elections. The venue for this discussion will be the District Six Museum’s Homecoming Centre, 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.land-dialogue-animated

Twenty five years into democracy, the land question remains a burning issue in the South African political landscape.

Following a motion raised by the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) last year in Parliament for Section 25 of the Constitution to be amended to allow the expropriation of land without compensation for equal redistribution, President Cyril Ramaphosa committed to land expropriation without compensation, provided it doesn’t undermine the economy and impact on food production and security.

Since the end of Apartheid in 1994, the ANC has followed a “willing-seller, willing-buyer” model whereby the government buys white-owned farms for redistribution to Black people. However, this approach has failed and delayed the process of equally redistributing land in South Africa. The majority of South Africans continue to express their disquiet about the slowness and the resulting triple challenge of poverty, unemployment and inequality. The government has since scrapped this policy and introduced the land expropriation bill to fast-track the process of land redistribution.

The land question remains largely a contentious issue in South African politics. While some argue for a fast-tracking of the process of redistributing land, others argue that the acceleration of land redistribution needs to balance the urgency of social redress with sustainable land usage and food security. However, there is no argument that a way has to be found to redistribute and to restitute the land to those who were forcibly dispossessed of it.

The proposed FrankTalk dialogue will closely examine why it is imperative for the nation to address the land issue with urgency.