Remembering SA’s war sacrifices
WILLIAM Saunderson-Meyer “We have betrayed South Africa’s dead in both world wars” (Weekend Argus Saturday, November 14) hit the nail on the head about how we have forgotten to remember (or is it remembered to forget?) the contribution of this country.
A small group in Cape Town has determined that the centenary should not pass unnoticed by putting together a four-year programme of talks, excursions, events and an imaginative legacy project. Its success will stand or fall by the degree of participation of those who want to know more about their personal histories, Cape Town and South Africa 100 years ago and for a whole new generation for whom World War I is as remote as the Battle of Blaauwberg. More information will be provided on a dedicated website.