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Minister Marais to unveil Provincial Heritage Site in Athlone

17 August 2022

On Friday, 19 August 2022, the Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport Anroux Marais will unveil the Provincial Heritage Site (PHS) plaque on a portion of Thornton road in Athlone. This site has been declared a PHS by Heritage Western Cape due to its significance as an important site of struggle during the 1980s. The Trojan Horse massacre, a horrific event which saw the loss of young lives as they fought for freedom, took place at this site.

As a declared PHS, the site will now be protected under the National Heritage Resources Act, 1999.

All members of the media are invited to attend the unveiling. Opportunities for photographs and interviews will be available.

Date: Friday, 19 August 2022
Time: 11:00
Venue: Dulcie September Civic Centre, corner of Protea and Klipfontein road, Athlone




Media Enquiries: 

Tania Colyn
Acting Spokesperson to Minister Anroux Marais
Tel: 076 093 4913