In June 1955 Kliptown was the home of an unprecedented Congress of the People, organised by the African National Congress, the South African Indian Congress, the South African Congress of Democrats and the Coloured People's Congress. This Congress saw the declaration and adoption of the Freedom Charter, which set out the aims and aspirations of the opponents of apartheid.
In 2005 Johannesburg City Council announced plans for renewal of the Kliptown area, including a large-scale housing project.
A once-vibrant place left to die slow death; Disillusioned Kliptown residents are worried at the lack of development around the area, which is home to the famous Freedom Square. Beauregard Tromp reports.(News)
Oct 12, 2007; At an unassuming house, wedged between the Kliptown Magi strate's Court and the local police station, a freckled man with...
Kliptown - historic neighbourhood that's gone to the dogs; Bunfight for houses means applicants shunted for people not on the list.(News)
Nov 02, 2010; BYLINE: POLOKO TAU AN AILING Thelma Makobovu, 79, worries constantly about leaving her family in the one-room hovel they've...