Monuments, South Africa

The footprints of my people in South Africa -before it gets wiped out entirely as we witnessed the vandalism and removal of statues of historical figures of people from European decent like the Anglo-Boer War statue of Gen. L.Botha, Cecil John Rhodes & Jan van Riebeek. If lifeless statues pose a threat, when will living descendant start to disappear?
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Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

Huguenot Memorial Museum, Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa | by South African Tourism

The Oppenheimer Fountains, Market Street - opposite the Belfast store.

The Oppenheimer Fountains, Market Street - opposite the Belfast store - Johannesburg. The impala stampede statue now stands at 44 Main St.

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa - Travel Photos by Galen R Frysinger, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - Memorial to the Women

Boer War Memorial, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa Studying existing monuments around colonial history

AB oorlog monument, Naboomspruit. In die omgewing waar drie ontploffings gely het tot die ontsporing van die Nylstroom-Naboomspruit Spoorweg op 10 Augustus 1901 onder leiding van Jack Hindon en 'n kommando van 60 mans wat spesifiek opgelei was om die spoorweg sisteem te ontwrig en sodoende ook die Britse vervoer van voedsel, manskappe ens.

AB oorlog monument, Naboomspruit. In die omgewing waar drie ontploffings gely het tot die ontsporing van die Nylstroom-Naboomspruit Spoorweg op 10 Augustus 1901 onder leiding van Jack Hindon en 'n kommando van 60 mans wat spesifiek opgelei was om die spoorweg sisteem te ontwrig en sodoende ook die Britse vervoer van voedsel, manskappe ens.

Mutual Building Cape Town, South Africa 1940

Tribal figures on the Mutual Building, Darling Street Cape Town. Design attributed to Ivan Mitford-Barberton, execution attributed to Adolfo Lorenzi. Photo attributed to AndyB

The modern source of law for the crime of destruction of cultural property, the 1954 Hague Convention, defines “cultural property” as “movable or immovable property of great importance to the cultural heritage of every people” and obliges state members of the Convention to take measures to preserve such property during peacetime, armed conflict, and occupation.

The modern source of law for the crime of destruction of cultural property, the 1954 Hague Convention, defines “cultural property” as “movable or immovable property of great importance to the cultural heritage of every people” and obliges state members of the Convention to take measures to preserve such property during peacetime, armed conflict, and occupation.

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