Over generations of struggle, the Weinberg family made a significant contribution to a democratic South Africa. Eli Weinberg, his wife Violet and daughter Sheila faced bannings, imprisonment and attacks on their home. Sheila’s brother Mark died in 1965 aged 24, at a time when both parents were in jail. After rocks were repeatedly thrown through the windows of the Weinberg home, the broken windows were not replaced.
Eli Weinberg began working as a professional photographer in 1926, and ran a successful studio for many years, continuing even while under house arrest. Signwriting from the historic Weinberg photographic studio has been reproduced on the name-wall for this park.
The artwork Family Portrait is by Hannelie Coetzee and Drew Lindsay