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

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