Cissie Gool Memorial

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Place Category: Routes and The Woman’s Circle-in-the-CityPlace Tags: cissie gool, city counci, l woman laws, and memorial

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    In 1938, Zainunnisa ‘Cissie’ Gool was elected to the Cape Town City Council, becoming the first black woman in the country to serve in local government. In 1962 she became the first black woman to be called to the Cape Bar. She became known as the ‘jewel of District Six’ where she lived for all her contributions to the city and its citizens. Her legacy lives on in these granite blocks that represent the different laws that she helped to pass. Artist Ruth Sacks was commissioned to create this memorial as part of the Sunday Times 100 year Heritage Project. Find out more about Cissie at the District Six Museum further back up Buitenkant St.

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