Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown. Unidentified rural community, Transvaal, 1900. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown. Unidentified rural community, Transvaal, 1900. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown, Convicts picking grapes at Groot Constantia, Cape Town. Date unknown. Courtesy of National Archives. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown, Convicts picking grapes at Groot Constantia, Cape Town. Date unknown. Courtesy of National Archives. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown. Off-duty policeman playing cards on the Witwatersrand gold mines. 1900. Courtesy of Museum Africa. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Photographer unknown. Off-duty policeman playing cards on the Witwatersrand gold mines. 1900. Courtesy of Museum Africa. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture Eli Weinberg(1908-1981) Demonstration against potatoe farms in the Bethal District, where and convicts were forced to dig for potatoes with their bare hands and workers were beaten to death and buried in the fields. The national boycott of Bethal potatoe farms successfully highlighted the inhumane living and working conditions of farm labourers. 1956. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture Eli Weinberg(1908-1981) Demonstration against potatoe farms in the Bethal District, where and convicts were forced to dig for potatoes with their bare hands and workers were beaten to death and buried in the fields. The national boycott of Bethal potatoe farms successfully highlighted the inhumane living and working conditions of farm labourers. 1956. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture Ilan Godfrey. Jeffrey looks out over a stretch of water that has flooded a large part of the Tudor Shaft informal settlement in Krugersdorp on the West Rand. The settlement is built on top of mine tailings and is surrounded by land contaminated by minig activities and radioactive dumps.After 8 years of lobbying, thousands of residents are being relocated to safe land. 2010.   The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture Ilan Godfrey. Jeffrey looks out over a stretch of water that has flooded a large part of the Tudor Shaft informal settlement in Krugersdorp on the West Rand. The settlement is built on top of mine tailings and is surrounded by land contaminated by minig activities and radioactive dumps.After 8 years of lobbying, thousands of residents are being relocated to safe land. 2010. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture David Goldblatt. A consultation between the Mohlohlo farming community and their lawyers, Richard Spoor and Steven Goldblatt, to discuss attempts by the Anglo American Corporation to make room for the platinum mine by forcing them off their land. Mokopane, Limpopo. 2006. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture David Goldblatt. A consultation between the Mohlohlo farming community and their lawyers, Richard Spoor and Steven Goldblatt, to discuss attempts by the Anglo American Corporation to make room for the platinum mine by forcing them off their land. Mokopane, Limpopo. 2006. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture David Harrison. Contemporary uses of the land; wind turbines and cows on farm land near Darling, Western Cape. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. Picture David Harrison. Contemporary uses of the land; wind turbines and cows on farm land near Darling, Western Cape. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY
Cape Town. 130325. The Umhlaba Exhibition is taking place at Iziko National Museum. Picture COURTNEY AFRICA/FLAT-COPY

To mark the centenary of the 1913 Natives Land Act, a photographic exhibition opened yesterday at the Iziko SA National Gallery. Titled Umhlaba, it showcases pictures from 18 archives and the work of over 30 photographers who have engaged with the land issue for over a century. The exhibition covers dispossession and forced removals and also includes a historical journey through the land, according to curators David Goldblatt, Bongi Dhlomo, Pam Warne and Paul Weinberg. Umhlaba runs until July 28.