Four colored people, who work or vol District 6 talk about the things that changed for them once apartheid ended in 1994. District 6 is a neighborhood in Cape Town, which was very diverse. In 1966, the Apartheid government declared the area to be a white-only area. Over the next decade, government removed all non-white residents gradually. Some 60 to 70,000 people were forced out of the area. After the Apartheid regime ended, properties were returned or compensation was provided to former residents.

In 1995, a museum was opened in the neighborhood called District 6 museum. The purpose was to preserve the history of the area and how it suffered due to horrors of the Apartheid regime.

However, once Apartheid system was abolished, life in South Africa improved for its black and colored citizens. From being able to go into a restaurant and sit and eat there, voting for elections, to hanging out as one family to getting more work and business opportunities, life changed a lot after Apartheid ended. The things that people in more democratic and developed societies take for granted were denied to the majority people of South Africa before.


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