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100-year celebration of the National Women’s Memorial

The National Women’s Memorial, the first monument in the world dedicated to women and children, was unveiled on 16 December 1913. This year we are celebrating the 100-year existence of the monument and commemorating the ideals of previous President M.T. Steyn and Emily Hobhouse. The festival aims to establish a consciousness and participation in the ownership of the monument by all communities, to bring people together around the theme of woman- and child suffering and hope. To reflect, to learn and to celebrate, establishing the National Women’s Memorial as an iconic and living heritage site, a reference- and tourism destination; and to create a legacy and foundation for sustainable development for future generations.

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  • Vrouemonument steentjieprojek

Vrouemonument steentjieprojek

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Piet Strauss

Hierdie databasis dui die name aan van donateurs wat die restorasie van die Vrouemonument help moontlik maak het. Hulle het dit gedoen deur elkeen ‘n klein sandsteentjie of -teeltjie van R100 te koop. Die Vrouemonument is in 1913 uit die armoede van die ‘gewone’ armes voltooi. Die steentjieprojek in 2012-2013 [...]

  • Tradisionele Volkspele te sien tydens fees

Tradisionele Volkspele te sien tydens fees

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Ernie Langer

Volkspele het ontstaan sowat 2 maande na die inwyding van die Vrouemonument, grootliks deur die dryfkrag en entoesiasme van dr. Henri Pellisier. Na ‘n besoek aan Swede in 1912, waar hy met die Sweedse volksang en -danse kennis gemaak het, beywer Dr. Pellisier homself vir ons eie drag, liedere en [...]

  • St Michael’s to lead mass choir

St Michael’s to lead mass choir

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Marilise van Rooyen

St. Michaels, one of the oldest girls’ schools in South Africa, will lead the mass choir performance to conclude Saturday evenings’ programme during the monuments’ 100-year celebrations. Under the direction of Marilise van Rooyen and accompanied by Johan Cromhout, the group consists 240 learners from St. Michaels, Eunice, Grey [...]

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Anglo-Boer War Museum of the Boer Republics

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One of the most significant events in the history of South Africa was the Anglo-Boer War of 1899-1902. Although the protagonists were Britain and the two Boer Republics, the population of South Africa as a whole became embroiled in the war either directly or indirectly.

Afrikaanse Taal- en Kultuurvereniging

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Die ATKV is in 1930 in Kaapstad deur twaalf mense gestig as ’n organisasie waar mense die lekkerte van Afrikaans-wees met mekaar kon deel. Vandag is dit dié Afrikaanse kultuurtuiste met ongeveer 70 000 hooflede en 30 kultuurprojekte per jaar wat bykans 55 000 inskrywings genereer en meer as 220 000 mense regstreeks betrek.

Die Voortrekkers

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Die Voortrekkers is ‘n kultuurbeweging wat die moderne Afrikaner, in besonder sy jeug, bemagtig om as positiewe Burgers en konsekwente Christene suksesvol te wees. Elke lid gaan sy volle potensiaal bereik deur geleenthede te gebruik om effektiewe persoonlike leierskap te ontwikkel.