Re­mem­ber­ing SA’s war sac­ri­fices

Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - COMMENT -

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.

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