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Media Advisory


Pretoria, 14 April 2014






On 25 April 2014, Freedom Park and Die Erfenisstigting in Pretoria will sign a Memorandum of Understanding, to consolidate and strengthen the friendly ties and reciprocal understanding between the two institutions, and to promote mutual understanding, nation building and reconciliation.


The Memorandum will promote to the greatest possible extent, institutional collaboration that would lead to future cooperation and projects for mutual benefit.  The collaboration brings together historically parallel ideologies and harnesses them under the spirit of nation building, social cohesion and reconciliation.


The parties will undertake to co-operate and collaborate in various areas that include a joint annual ceremony to commemorate all South Africans, black and white, who have paid the highest price during SA Anglo-Boer War, to be presented at the Wall of Names at Freedom Park. The aim is to achieve optimum awareness of the losses suffered and sacrifices made during and as a result of the SA Anglo-Boer War (1899 – 1902).


The parties will also separately and jointly advocate and promote the idea of erecting a suitable memorial for all members of the SA National Defence Force who have lost their lives in service of the country since its inception on 27 April 1994.


Both parties will provide guidelines on the role and responsibility of each, regarding the arranging and marketing of these events to underline the unifying ability of this culturally significant episode in our collective past.



Date:  Friday, 25 April 2014

Time:  09H00 – 11H00

Venue:  Exhibition Room, Freedom Park


Media are invited to cover this event.





For more information:


Elsa Daniels

Public Relations Officer


+27 (0)12 336 4006

+27 (0)79 515 3371



Media Conference


Signing of Memorandum of Understanding


Freedom Park and Die Erfenisstigting




Date :  24 April  2014


Time : 09H00 – 11H00


Venue : Exhibition Room, Freedom Park


Programme Director: Mr Khorommbi Matibe


Time Order of Service Responsibilities
08h30 – 09h00 Arrival of Media representatives and other delegates


09h00 – 09h05 


09h05 – 09h25



09h25 – 09h45



09h45 – 09h55



09h55 – 10h15

Welcome address 


Presentation – Freedom Park



Presentation – Die Erfenisstigting



Official signing of Memorandum of Understanding


Interviews & Questions

Mr Khorommbi MatibeHoD: Public Participation


Mr Fana Jiyane

CEO of Freedom Park


Maj Gen (Rtd) Gert Opperman

Managing Director


Mr Fana Jiyane & Maj Gen (Rtd) Gert Opperman


Media representatives


10h15 – 10h20 


10h20 – 11h00

Vote of thanks 


Refreshments, tea & coffee will be served


Mr Khorommbi MatibeHoD: Public Participation


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