Astrid Rabany

90 Years Of Fashion, Culture and Resistance

A very young and determined migrant Ismail Dajee who landed up in South Africa around 1915, secured leasing space in Jeppe in 1931 at the time when non-whites could not own property and could only lease it due to the group areas act. Nevertheless, Mr Dajee tried breaking the continuity of a ‘whites only’ space and found a loop in a property in Jeppe, making it a shop and residence at the back.

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