Who built Cape Town?

  • Location: Bo-Kaap Museum
Who built Cape Town?
Installation view, Who Built Cape Town?. Photograph by Iziko photographer Carina Beyer

The city of Cape Town was built over almost three centuries of colonial rule.

This exhibition explores early expansion of the city, racial discrimination even prior to apartheid, and working life in the city. It is dedicated to the slaves, convicts and free workers who built the city.

It features items from Iziko Social History Collections department's Permanent Collection, as well as large format photographs from the E van Z Hofmeyer & Lüchoff Collection.


Paul Tichmann Curator
Tel: +(0)21 467 7215
Email: ptichmann@iziko.org.za


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