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The Rahima Moosa House is a dwelling located in Johannesburg that belonged to Rahima Moosa And Dr Hassen Moosa. The house is located in New Clare Johannesburg and is registered as part of Johannesburg's historical heritage.
The house was purchased in 1986 by Maggie Friedman, who moved into the house together with her partner David Webster in August of that year. On 1st May 1989, David Webster was gunned down in front of the house at 13 Eleanor Street by a shotgun fired from a passing car. He died on the pavement.  The assassin was later revealed to be Ferdi Barnard of the apartheid regime’s Civil Cooperation Bureau (CCB).
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*'''JP Tile No.:''' 2
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*'''JP Tile No.:''' 4
*'''Building Age: ''' circa 1904
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*'''Name of site:''' Rahima Moosa House  
*'''Name of site:''' David Webster House  
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*'''Stand no:''' Erf No.: 229 Newclare
*'''Stand no:''' Erf No.: 594 Troyeville
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*'''Street address:''' 47 Rahima Moosa Avenue, Newclare
*'''Street address:''' 13 Eleanor Street, Troyeville
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*'''District/Province/Region:''' Johannesburg / Gauteng
 
*'''District/Province/Region:''' Johannesburg / Gauteng
 
*'''Ownership:'''
 
*'''Ownership:'''
**'''Previous Owner:''' Maggie Friedman
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**'''Previous Owner:''' Rahima Moosa
**'''Present Owners:''' Veerle Dieltiens & Moloi
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**'''Present Owners:''' Natasha Naseema Jassat (neé Moosa)
 
*'''Site Type:''' Residential house
 
*'''Site Type:''' Residential house
 
*'''State of Conservation:''' The property is well-maintained and preserved.
 
*'''State of Conservation:''' The property is well-maintained and preserved.
 
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In 1999, ten years after the death of David Webster, Maggie Friedman and a group of David’s friends, put up a commemorative mosaic on the garden wall on the street sideThe inscription reads:
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A blue “Johannesburg City Heritage plaque to be installed in 2011 bears the inscription:
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DAVID WEBSTER 19 DEC. 1945 – 1 MAY 1989
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ASSASSINATED HERE FOR HIS FIGHT AGAINST APARTHEID
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Womens’ leader Rahima Moosa shared this home with her husband and fellow-activist Dr “Ike” H.M. Moosa.  The couple played a significant role in organizing the 1955 Congress of the People, and in collecting signatures for the Freedom CharterTogether with Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa led the epic march of 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in 1956, to protest against the extension of apartheid pass laws.
LIVED FOR JUSTICE, PEACE AND FRIENDSHIP
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The house is of political and historical significance because of its association with David Webster and because it marks the place of his assassination. His death came at a watershed time for the apartheid government.  His activism, and the international outrage that followed the event, no doubt contributed in some measure to the subsequent political changes in the country.
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The house is of political and historical significance because of its association with the struggle traditions associated with Rahima Moosa together with her husband Dr. “Ike Mohammed Moosa and other members of her family. Rahima Moosa was a key figure in spearheading the 1956 anti-pass march of women who took their protest to the seat of power of the apartheid government at the Union BuildingsThe Womens’ March of 9 August 1956 a seminal event in the history apartheid struggle.  Through her activism Rahima Moosa and the mass struggles with which she was identified helped usher in democratic post-apartheid dispensation which she did not live to see.  
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During the 1980s the house was often a meeting place of activists as well as a ‘safe house’ for people who were trying to avoid the attention of the security police.
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The house does not have general heritage protection under section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act, given that the structure is less than 60 years old.  It is important in this regard that Rahima Moosa House should be formally declared and protected as a heritage site.
  
 
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You can read a more detailed article on Wikipedia.
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Revision as of 15:47, 23 January 2014

David Webster House
Rahima Moosa House plaques

The Rahima Moosa House is a dwelling located in Johannesburg that belonged to Rahima Moosa And Dr Hassen Moosa. The house is located in New Clare Johannesburg and is registered as part of Johannesburg's historical heritage.

Quick Facts
  • JP Tile No.: 4
  • Name of site: Rahima Moosa House
  • Stand no: Erf No.: 229 Newclare
  • Street address: 47 Rahima Moosa Avenue, Newclare
  • District/Province/Region: Johannesburg / Gauteng
  • Ownership:
    • Previous Owner: Rahima Moosa
    • Present Owners: Natasha Naseema Jassat (neé Moosa)
  • Site Type: Residential house
  • State of Conservation: The property is well-maintained and preserved.


Inscription

A blue “Johannesburg City Heritage plaque to be installed in 2011 bears the inscription:

Womens’ leader Rahima Moosa shared this home with her husband and fellow-activist Dr “Ike” H.M. Moosa. The couple played a significant role in organizing the 1955 Congress of the People, and in collecting signatures for the Freedom Charter. Together with Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph and Sophia Williams, Rahima Moosa led the epic march of 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in 1956, to protest against the extension of apartheid pass laws.
Statement of Significance

The house is of political and historical significance because of its association with the struggle traditions associated with Rahima Moosa together with her husband Dr. “Ike Mohammed Moosa and other members of her family. Rahima Moosa was a key figure in spearheading the 1956 anti-pass march of women who took their protest to the seat of power of the apartheid government at the Union Buildings. The Womens’ March of 9 August 1956 a seminal event in the history apartheid struggle. Through her activism Rahima Moosa and the mass struggles with which she was identified helped usher in democratic post-apartheid dispensation which she did not live to see.

Legal Status (Decree/Act)

The house does not have general heritage protection under section 34 of the National Heritage Resources Act, given that the structure is less than 60 years old. It is important in this regard that Rahima Moosa House should be formally declared and protected as a heritage site.

You can read a more detailed article on Wikipedia.


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