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Oral History initiative rollout launched in Worcester

22 October 2018

Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Ms Anroux Marais, along with the Mayor of the Breede Valley Municipality, Ms Antoinette Steyn, launched the Oral History Initiative at the Kleinplasie Museum in Worcester. Approximately one hundred people from the Worcester area attended the launch of the initiative on 15 October 2018. The event was hosted by the Western Cape Library Service (WCLS).

Stories from some of the Worcester residents were captured on video by the WCLS Oral History team and placed on disc. These discs were handed over to public libraries in the Worcester area.

Minister Marais emphasized the importance om having their stories told and recorded in order to preserve their histories in our museums and archives for generations to come. She also stressed the importance of having these stories and histories circulated in the public libraries.

The WCLS also produced a booklet containing the written stories as told by the Worcester residents. Minister Marais handed over copies of the booklet to the Mayor of Breede Valley Municipality, public libraries in Worcester and members of the community.

Let us continue to keep the stories and experiences of the past alive so that future generations can celebrate our heritage. BETTER TOGETHER.

Media Enquiries: 
Dr Tania Colyn
Head of Communication Service
Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Tel: 021 483 9877 / 076 093 4913
E-mail: Tania.Colyn@westerncape.gov.za