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Human Rights Day South Africa

Why do we celebrate Human Rights day in South Africa on this day? On 21 March 1960, the president of the Pan African Congress, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe organised a peaceful, countrywide uprising against the pass book (dompas), issued only to those in South Africa who had...

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Memorialisation

Archival Intern Kine Matose explores the emotive topic of memorialisation. Why do we memorialise? We memorialise as a way to show respect and preserve the memory of individuals, whether passed or living, groups of people or events. There are many traditions to honour people: statues, buildings, tombstones,...

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