Lady Selborne: Suburb Destroyed by Apartheid Regime Regains Former Glory as Mansions Erected

Lady Selborne: Suburb Destroyed by Apartheid Regime Regains Former Glory as Mansions Erected

  • The local suburb of Lady Selborne is being restored to its former glory after being bulldozed by the apartheid-run government
  • Lady Selborne is near the edge of Pretoria and was destroyed in 1960, leaving many black community members without homes
  • Recently, people have been returning to the suburb where they've been building stunning modernised mansions

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At the edge of Pretoria lies a suburb that was almost destroyed by the apartheid regime. Lady Selborne is coming back to life and rising from the ashes in a stylish and elegant way. Much of the settlement, which was destroyed in 1960 is being rebuilt into magnificent homes.

Mansions of various sizes and modernised designs are being erected and display the pure resilience of the locals who fought tooth and nail with courts in order to save their homeland.

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Two images of Lady Selborne were shared on social media by the Kasi Economy Group in honour of the residents who worked themselves to the bone to keep their homes safe.

House hustles, South Africans return to small town, build mansions, Lady Selborne, Pretoria
South Africans are returning to apartheid destroyed suburb Lady Selborne where they are building mansions. Image: @KasiEconomy
Source: Twitter

A report by Mail & Guardian revealed that families began lodging claims to get their land back after the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994. IOL reported that in 1905, Lady Selborne was established as an area where black South Africans could own their own land.

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Take a look at the post shared by Kasi Economy below:

South Africans shared their opinions on the apartheid regime and the return of land

@Yared_TheGuy wrote:

"Trying to remember the book I read during my school days that was set in this area and mentioned the forced move to Mamelodi. Need to start reading Setswana books again."

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@Kutlwano_IV said:

"Always wondered what's happening here..."

@jamandgang shared:

"This is where I live."

Hebanna: Mzansi mourns the pending destruction of Soweto's 1st black-owned cinema

Previously, Briefly News reported that located in Mofolo in Soweto, Eyethu Cinema is set to be demolished, according to a report carried by @Kasi Economy. The social media page headed online to share the sad news for many locals.

The Twitter account holder says the cinema is one of the first black-owned cinemas and it is set to be demolished to make way for a shopping mall. According to the reactions from many locals, the development of having a shopping mall is not equal to having a factory because fewer jobs will be created. @KasiEconomy wrote on social media:

“One of South Africa's first black-owned cinemas, Eyethu Cinema, situated in Soweto will be demolished to make way for a shopping mall.”

Source: Briefly News

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