Inaugural Memorial Lecture on Robert Sobukwe PDF Print E-mail

The Northern Cape Department of Sport, Arts and Culture and the School of Humanities in the Sol Plaatje University as well as the Sol Plaatje Municipality are jointly hosting a public lecture to mark forty years since the founder of the Pan Africanist Congress of Azania (PAC) and African Studies lecturer at Wits University, Robert Mangaliso Sobukwe, who died in Kimberley. Sobukwe took his last breath on the 27th of February 1978 at the Kimberley Hospital.

Call For Nomination to Serve on the McGregor meseum Board PDF Print E-mail

The McGregor Museum was established on 24 September 1907 when the original museum building in Chapel Street was donated to the people of Kimberley by Mrs Margaret McGregor, in memory of her late husband, Alexander McGregor, a diamond pioneer and mayor of Kimberley.  This attractive brick building with its elaborate facade was designed by F. Carstairs Rogers.  Miss Maria Wilman was appointed as the first curator of the museum in 1908.  During the nearly forty years that she was in charge of the museum, she developed it into one of the most important in South Africa.

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