I have been involved at the District Six Museum since 2008 and its director from July 2008 to January 2020. I have a background in education and as a human rights activist. I am currently completing a PhD in Museum and Heritage Studies, registered at the University of Pretoria in South Africa.
Both my parents are from District Six, and I grew up in a township on the Cape Flats together with other families who were forcibly removed, when the areas where they lived were declared for ‘whites only’.
The District Six Museum provides a wonderful platform from which to confront issues which directly affect the displaced community and their descendants, and to also raise awareness about the indivisibility of human rights and I continue to support its work as a research associate. I am deeply interested in issues relating to memory, human rights and heritage.