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Mamre and Pella communities join Oral History Initiative

11 June 2019

On 10 June 2019, Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, along with the Member of the Mayoral Member for Community Services and Health in Cape Town, Dr Zahid Badroodien, launched the Oral History Initiative in the West Coast at the Community Hall in Mamre.

Community members saw videos of stories from their local community that were captured on DVD by the Western Cape Library Service Oral History team and handed over to the Public Libraries and storytellers of Mamre and Pella.

Minister Marais emphasised the importance of capturing the stories of the past and to preserve oral history in our museums and archives for generations to come. She also highlighted the importance of the accessibility of the DVDs for communities at their local libraries.

The Oral History Initiative reflects the heritage of all who call the Western Cape home. It will help to keep alive the stories and experiences of the past 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