Umhlaba 1913-2013 Commemorating the 1913 Land Act

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: March 25, 2013     To: July 28, 2013
Umhlaba 1913-2013 Commemorating the 1913 Land Act
Old JohnGardener at "Hughenden", Albion Road, Rondebosch Western Cape Archives and Records Service (Jeffreys Collection:J10168)

The Land Act of 1913, and associated legislation that was to follow during the apartheid period, had a devastating effect on the country and on the lives of millions of black South Africans. This photographic exhibition gives visitors the opportunity to follow a century-long journey into the history of the land, into land struggles, forced labour and child labour, removals, and last ditch stands. Historical photographic material gleaned from archives is exhibited alongside modern and contemporary work in new ways to explore the romance with and realities of the land, both in the past and the present.

Enquiries: Pam Warne, Tel. 021 481 3956 or email

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