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South African Mounted Police Camel Memorial: Upington

This memorial, also known as the Desert Patrol Statue,  was photographed by Terry Cawood in August 2012. It commemorates the South African Mounted Police and their use of Camels and is situated in Upington. It was unveiled on 29 April … Continue reading

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The Police Memorial at the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The South African Police Memorial at the Union Buildings is easily overlooked, but its lines of names and plaques proves that being a policeman in South Africa is a very dangerous job. At the time of writing 5689 policemen and … Continue reading

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The Koevoet Memorial; Voortrekker Monument, Pretoria

The Koevoet Memorial is situated  at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria and images of it were kindly provided by Ryno Human and are used with his permission. The Memorial was unveiled on 6 April 2013 by Lt Genl “Sterk Hans” … Continue reading

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The Hector Pieterson Monument and Museum, Soweto

The Hector Zolile Pieterson  (also spelt Petersen or Pietersen) Museum, was opened on 16 June 2002 near the place where he was shot in Orlando West, Soweto. The museum is funded by the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism and … Continue reading

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June 16th Student Uprising Memorial

I do not recall 16 June 1976 as well as I should and had no idea of the politics that were happening around me. I do remember that it was a scary and very violent period in our history, and … Continue reading

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