The little known Langa Township Heritage Museum or Dompas Museum was once a pass office and court in the apartheid era. "Dompas" quiet literally means dumb pass. During apartheid all black people outside the confines of their government designated areas were legally required to carry passbooks. Failure to produce one resulted in a fine, arrest, or deportment. The museum atmosphere is a mixture of abuse, sadness, defiance and triumph. You'll want to hear or read for yourself the individual stories. One such story took place in 1960 when 50 000 people burnt their dompas' in defiance of apartheid pass laws. The museum owes much to local resident and selfless curator Alfred. He'll enthrall you with his loopy laugh and natural story telling ability.

Contact Details

Call: +27 21 694 8320
 
Fax: +27 21 694 8320
 
Mobile: +27 84 949 2153
   
Email: magwacaalfred@gmail.com
 
GPS: 33° 56'28.24 'S
  18° 27'41.75 'E
 
Address: CNR Washington Street &
Lerotholi Avenue
  Langa
  Cape Flats
  Athlone
  7925
 

Payment Options

• Cash

Trading Hours

Monday: 09h00 - 16h00
Tuesday: 09h00 - 16h00
Wednesday: 09h00 - 16h00
Thursday: 09h00 - 16h00
Friday: 09h00 - 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 - 16h00
Sunday: Closed


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