Monday, November 27, 2006

Let us never forget.

Coming to a time when families join in celebration in the holidays, we must also remember and mourn the many families that are not complete and gave their lives to end the pointless suppression South Africans endured under the Afrikaaner Apartheid Regime. This time of the year we should reflect on how lucky we are to have food on our tables and roofs over our heads. A good place to start this journey would be the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg. The museum occupies around 6 000 square metres and the natural terrain of the region is reflected in the natural element and finish of plaster, concrete, rusted and galvanised steel. Thus creating a harmonious relationship between the structure and the environment. As you enter the museum you receive a card that reads "white" or "non white" followed by a harrowing journey of pain, suffering and death which eventually leads to Nelson Mandelas release and the end of Apartheid. For a minimal R25 ($3.50) it is worth every cent. It is amazing the amount of pain suffered by so many and the pain inflicted by so few.


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