The South Africa I want my children never to forget
So much of our history, traditions, memories are not taught in our schools anymore and hardly anyone mentions the "Old Days". How can I teach them not to forget where they came from?? South Africa the Rainbow Nation is great but please let us not forget how it all came about - the good and the bad.
Nelson Mandela, pictured in the early before he was sentenced in 1964 to life in prison for sabotage. The government did not release photos of Mandela during his many years in prison, and few people knew what he looked like at the time of his release.
Blacks in the Anglo Boer War - The war was fought between ALL South Africans and their British enemies, South Africans of all ethnicity groups where detained in concentration camps. But the UK seldom kept record of Blacks in the concentration camps.
He is generally regarded as the bravest of the Boer generals during the Second Boer War and as one of the leading figures of Boer independence. As a guerrilla, his tactics proved extremely successful. De la Rey opposed the war until the last, but when he was once accused of cowardice during a Volksraad session by President Paul Kruger, he replied that if the time for war came, he would be fighting long after Paul Kruger had given up and fled for safety. This proved to be the case.
Commemorating the fallen in the Anglo Boer War of 1899 - Northern Cape, South Africa. Contrasting colonial monuments to contemporary memorials.