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The National Women’s Memorial is celebrating its centenary during 2013. We have a a host of activities planned throughout the weekend and expect a truly memorable experience. See you there!



Saturday, 19 October 2013

08:00 –
Zumba Dance Exercise Group
Market and demonstrations of handicraft
Book stalls
Boere-orkes marathon
09:00 –
Tug-of-war competition kick-off
10:00 – 10:30
Boer War re-enactment at the fort
12:00 – 13:00
Volkspele at main stage
13:00 –
Launch of Ideas 100 and tour of the terrain
19:00 – 21:00
Evening performance programme
Ceremony with torches, flags and lighting of the monument
Schools performance: music and dance
Prize-giving ceremony of ATKV writing competition

Sunday, 20 October, 2013

06:30 – 07:30
Sunrise reflection at monument
16:00 – 20:00
ATKV Christusfees


Monday, 16 December 2013

06:30 –
Early prayer meeting, Tweetoringkerk – Dr. Danie Langer (Leader: Voortrekkers)
March to the Women’s Memorial from Pres. Brand cemetery
Religious song at the Women’s Memorial
Memorial service at the monument – Prof. Piet Strauss (Chairman: Women’s Memorial Commission)
Choir: Candu Amici, directed by Juantia Erasmus
Song: Lyrics to be indicated
Speeches delivered at the inauguration of 1913
Emily Hobhouse – Wilna Snyman
Pres. M.T. Steyn – Prof. Andries Raath
Wreath laying ceremony
“Ek sien haar wen” – Composed by Lucia vd Berg
Release of white doves with the Anthem as Prayer