After five years, a settlement was finally reached regarding the Winburg concentration camp cemetery and the Masilonyana municipality’s responsibility for the dumping site and illegal excavation directly next to the cemetery. Thanks to Afriforum’s assistance the municipality is now forced to rehabilitate the area, manage the dumping site and repair the road to the dumping site in order to make it accessible for the inhabitants of the town.
The Heritage Foundation undertook several cleaning and repair projects at the cemetery between 2011 and 2014 with funds contributed by the SA Heritage Resource Agency. The main problem however was the mismanagement of the site. We would like to thank Afriforum for their support regarding this issue.