Minister of Cultural Affairs and Sport, Anroux Marais, along with the Mayor of the Cederberg Municipality, William Farmer, launched the Oral History Initiative in Wupperthal on Tuesday 13 November 2018.
Approximately one hundred people from Wupperthal and the nearby towns of Clanwilliam and Citrusdal attended the launch of the initiative at the town hall. The event was hosted by the Western Cape Library Service (WCLS).
Stories from some of the Wupperthal residents were captured on video by the WCLS Oral History team and placed on DVD disk. These DVD disks were handed over to the public library in the Wupperthal area as well as to the storytellers.
Minister Marais emphasized the importance of having the community’s 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 in the public libraries to be accessible for 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.