Local Corner Shop: Habeba Adam Rawoot (nee Bandeker), has an interest in gardening and would like to travel. She has been married for 23 years, and has two sons and a daughter. She has been working at the 6th Avenue, Belgravia Shop, a family business, for 23 years. Before this she worked for ten years in her parent’s shop in Black River (now Sybrand Park). One of her pleasures in life is to be able to care for her father-in-law.
Photo: Zubeida Vallie
‘When it came to the fight for freedom from racial oppression, we all banded together – and gender problems, race problems were all part of that struggle. But post 1994, we kind of had this idea that this fight for freedom has been won. And we’ve let go of the fact that there are many freedoms that have yet to be fought for. And I think that is what these picture remind of – particularly the role of women, and the role women should play in forging a new space.’ – Siona O’Connell