Newclare Cemetery, in the west of Johannesburg, was developed during South Africa's segregationist years when people of different races were separated in life and in death. Also known as Croesus Cemetery, it was a burial site for Asian, Coloured and Black South Africans, and is the resting place for war heroes and political activists: Walter Sisulu, the ANC’s first secretary-general who served 26 years as a prisoner on Robben Island, Albertina Sisulu, a stalwart of the Federation of South African Women and organiser of the 1956 women's march on the Union Buildings, and Rahima Moosa also a leader of the Women’s march, are buried there.

Newclare Cemetery also holds over one hundred Commonwealth War Graves commemorating members of the South African Cape Corps, the South African Indian and Malay Corps and the South African Native Corps who lost their lives in service to South Africa during World War Two.

We will also be looking at some interesting modern churches along our route designed by Donald Turgell.

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  • MEET: Clare van Zwieten, Sarel de Klerk, and Sarah Welham
  • PARK: Sunnyside Park Hotel, Princess of Wales Terrace, Parktown
  • TIME: 13h15 (bus leaves at 13h30!)
  • DURATION: 3 hours
  • COST: R300 for members and R370 for non-members
  • MAXIMUM No: 50
Events Exhibitions Tours
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 13:31

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