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By H. Du Preez
In the course of our time period in workplace as President of the Republic of South Africa, we determined to rename the presidential professional place of abode in Cape city from Westbrooke to Genadendal this means that Valley of Grace. We additionally visited this ancient little city on 10 October 1995. The renaming of the reliable place of dwelling was once in honor of the oldest project cost in South Africa. Over the centuries it grew to become a spot linked to the arrival jointly of individuals from varied racial teams: as well as being the 1st everlasting Khoi payment on the Cape, it used to be additionally a spot of sanctuary for greater than one thousand slaves whilst slavery used to be abolished in 1838. Genadendal is blessed with a wealthy tangible and intangible historical past. It boasts of vernacular structure, musical traditions and language and an extended culture of humanitarian efforts and political fight. it truly is with excitement that we discovered concerning the of entirety of the recovery undertaking as a result of the counsel of the Dutch govt. The advancements that have been effected supplied the population with infrastructure to enhance the standard in their lives. may well the heritage of Genadendal proceed to encourage specifically through the 270th 12 months of its lifestyles. Nelson Mandela (former President of South Africa). The problem of Genadendal offers the result of this crucial project.
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