Monday, September 8, 2008


Last week the National Heritage Symposium was held in Port Elizabeth, in the old Drill Hall. The room was full of people who are passionate about preserving the heritage of the country, and the discussions were really interesting. Although, to be honest, I left with the uncomfortable feeling that much the same gets said year after year, and that the absent key players and grey areas mean that the same thing will be said again next year, with few tangible results.

The ceiling in the hall is covered with a huge parachute that is used for cargo drops and can carry up to 5 tons!

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