A love letter should be filled with romance and affection. In the time of forced removals from District Six, it was anything but – it was a nickname for a notice of eviction. As a result of COVID restrictions which forced its temporary closure, the District Six Museum founded in 1994 could be facing eviction itself unless it can raise some money. To enable them to stay afloat and continue their work of accessing stories and memories to protect the future, manager Chrischene Julius is inviting the public to send in real love letters combined with a donation, regularly or as a once-off they suggest R110, the price of a guided visit. Here she explains why these memories and stories matter.
In this Lupus Awareness month of May, a young woman describes in a book called Crazy Became Me, how this unpredictable disease took hold of her life. Lupus (meaning wolf) is so called because centuries ago it was said the rash looks like a wolf bite.