Kensington Flats, cnr. Noord and Banket, cbd, Johannesburg

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February 14, 2016 by petrujviljoen

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I moved into the above address at the end of 1994. For no other reason but being desperate for a place to live having had to leave my previous address in Yeoville. (It was a boyfriend I couldn’t live with any longer). It was to be a short term arrangement until I could find a ‘better’ address. Living on a taxi rank wasn’t my idea of having fun. I heard about the flat through an acquaintance. Also, the rent was affordable. If I remember correctly we paid a mere R500 a month. The building was, at the time, occupied by primarily white people, artists by nature and occupation. One of the incongruities of this wonderful country we live in. It was also declared a national heritage site by the then owner, Dr Rogalsky. None of the flats had a toilet built in, that came later with change of ownership. We…

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