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									                  PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE BRIEFING
                    2012 SONA LEGACY PROJECTS
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                             Presentation by
                         Mr. Vusithemba Ndima
                   TABLE OF CONTENTS


1.   MUSEUMS AND CENTRES TO BE UNVEILED

2.  HOMES AND GRAVES OF NATIONAL STALWARDS
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3.   MEMORIAL SITES TO BE PRIORITISED

3.   STATUE OF JOHN DUBE

3.   UNION BUILDINGS CENTENARY PREPARATIONS




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                    1. MUSEUMS AND CENTRES TO BE UNVEILED



1.1        The 1980 Matola Raid museum in Maputo

1.2         The Ncome Museum in KwaZulu-Natal, phase 2
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1.3        Final phase of the Freedom Park museum

1.4        The Steve Biko heritage centre in Ginsberg in King Williamstown




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1.1           THE 1980 MATOLA RAID MUSEUM IN MAPUTO

1.1.1 Construction of the monument and interpretative centre 90%
                       complete – practical completion date 30 April
2012
1.1.2 Compulsory          site      briefing  with   potential   exhibition
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April 2012, appointment                      early May 2012, exhibition
development and installation by                          July 2012
1.1.3 Core staff including manager, tour guides, receptionest,
                                groundsmen and security are being
appointed through the                        High Commission and will be
in place by July
1.1.4 Institution’s moveable assets such as furniture, equipment
                       are also being acquired to be finalised by July
2012
1.1.5 Governance framework is being put in place with the key
                       stakeholders4 with finalisation target date of July
2012
1.2           THE NCOME MUSEUM IN KWAZULU-NATAL PHASE
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1.2.1 The     first   phase,       comprising the monument and
                                           interpretive centre and meant
to tell the story of the Battle                   from      the    African
perspective, was launched on 16
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1.2.2 Second phase infrastructure include the multi-purpose hall
                       for conferences and other activities, library, work
room for                      pottery and beadwork , curio shop,
reconciliation bridge, 4                   staff offices, manager’s office,
restaurant, kitchen, 14 bed                       accommodation facility
for tourists, guard room and staff
         accommodation
1.2.3 This is massive heritage tourism infrastructure in the rural
                       area and dovetails with the vision of government
to                                   implement rural      development
1.2.4 Completion is scheduled for August 2012 and the official
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                              opening for October/November 2012
   1.3            FINAL PHASE OF THE FREEDOM PARK
                          MUSEUM

1.3.1   Freedom Park Monument and Museum was established to tell the
                       story of our trials and tribulations from time immemorial to
the                             attainment of our Freedom.
1.3.2 Components such as Isivivane, Moshate and //hapo. that constitute
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1.3.3 Visitors have been taken to Isivivane, the Wall of Names and other
                       parts of the Park without being given a complete story of
the Park.
1.3.4 The total completion of //hapo has been the missing link in
                                concluding the story of Freedom Park.
1.3.5 // Hapo is a museum that will house interactive exhibitions that will
                       tell the story from creation until the attainment of our
freedom.
1.3.6 The Museum component will be officially opened in September
                       2012.

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1.4            THE STEVE BIKO HERITAGE CENTRE IN GINSBERG


1.4.1    The Centre is designed as both a destination for tourists and a
                                vehicle for greater cultural, social and political
awareness and                   economic development for the local community.
1.4.2 It is meant to be a living monument that utilizes memory to channel
                       local energies towards contemporary development
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challenges
1.4.3 It includes a museum, Archive and Library Resource Centre,
                                Commemorative Garden, Honouring Human Rights
Activists,                              Training rooms, Conference Centre. Cultural
performance and                                 Production spaces, A community
media Centre; and Retail space;
1.4.4 Construction is 95% complete and the exhibition, assets and
                                equipment are being developed and installed
1.4.5 Official opening is scheduled for October/November 2012
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              2. HOMES AND GRAVES OF NATIONAL STALWARTS


2.1     Budget provision has been made for the upgrading/refurbishment of the
        Mapikela house and acquisition of an alternative house.

2.2      Renovations on the Mahabane House started in July 2011 and                    an
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         alternative house for the family who lived in the original house was built.

2.3     The architectural firm appointed by the Lejweleputswa District Municipality
        finalised a business plan to turn the house occupied by Winnie Mandela in
        Brandfort into a museum and    a new house for the current occupants of
        the house has been constructed to allow the declaration and restoration
        process to start.

2.4     Negotiations with the owners of the Bram Fisher property has commenced.



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          2. HOMES AND GRAVES OF NATIONAL STALWARDS (Cont)

2.5 Appointment of the Independent Development Trust (IDT), an agency of the
      Department of Public Works, as a service provider has been approved and an
SLA has been negotiated and is being signed between DAC, DSACR          and the
IDT to implement the above heritage infrastructure development processes.
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2.6 The houses to be restored by SAHRA are those of Bessie Head, Olive Shreiner
and Ingrid Jonker.

2.7 On 23 March 2012 SAHRA published a notice of intent to declare as national
heritage sites the graves of JL Dube, SM Makgatho, JT Gumede, P Seme, AB Xuma,
AJM Luthuli, OR Tambo, RM Sobukwe and SB Biko

2.8 Formal declaration of the graves will be gazetted 60 days after publication of
the notice of intent coupled with a media briefing

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       2. HOMES AND GRAVES OF NATIONAL STALWARDS (Cont)

2.11   Wesleyan church in the process of being declared as 60 days have   passed.

2.12   Both Luthuli and Dube graves are fine. Sobukwe grave has been restored
       and workshop with community held. Biko grave fine.

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        Gumede‘s grave in Pietermaritzburg require restoration

2.14   Restoration work on the graves and declaration in August. Mahabane and
       Moroka graves restoration by April.

2.15   The next SAHRA council meeting to approve grading dossier of all other
       sites mentioned in SONA as well graves of Beyers Naude, Abram Tiro,
       Helen Suzman and Peter Mokaba



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  3.      MEMORIAL SITES TO BE PRIORITISED FOR DECLARATION

3.1             The Independent Development Trust has been appointed as the service
                provider for Development of the Heritage Centre and other capital works
                for the site, Master plan launch 2nd Quarter of 2012, Commencement of
                construction October 2012 and declaration of sites such as the Holy
                Cross Church
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                heritage        route
3.3             The declaration of sites of revolt before the peasant revolts of the 1960s.
                These include the site of the 1913 revolt by African women in the Free
                State and the 1957 anti-pass revolt by women in Zeerust.
3.5             The Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plein where the United
Democratic      Front was formed
3.6             SAHRA will also declare the Gugulethu Seven monument a national
heritage site to form part of the broader museum in collaboration with the FAWU
Gugulethu Development Committee.
3.7             The house of Lillian Ngoyi in Soweto will also be declared as a heritage
site.
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                      4.     STATUE OF JOHN DUBE

4.1      JL Dube’s statue was unveiled at the launch of the Dube Tradeport at King
         Shaka International Airport on 16 March 2012 by the KZN Provincial
         Government and the Presidency

4.2        In addition a ceremony was hosted on 25 February 2012 to mark the
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           completion of the Dube gravesite rehabilitation and restoration

4.3      The Department in partnership with the three spheres of government, the
         Independent Development Trust, the Community and the Family unveiled a
         master-plan that outlines a holistic approach towards the development of the
         area

4.4    The master plan includes the purchase and the restoration of the house into a
museum, the construction of the Interpretive Centre, an exhibition, arts,   culture
and heritage production and marketing facilities and the construction of a Tower of
Hope in honour of JL Dube
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  5.      UNION BUILDINGS CENTENARY PREPARATIONS

5.1             Formal application has been made for renaming in 2012 as part of the
                centenary build up of the Presidential Guest House to Sefako M
Makgatho        House, Kings House in Durban to John Langalibalele Dube House
and the         Diplomatic Guest House to Johnstone (Johnny) Mfanafuthi
Makhathini Guest        House.
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5.2             The adverts announcing the name changes were placed in the
newspapers by the DPW over the weekend of 2 April 2012

5.3           Once all the necessary processes and documentation have been
completed     the names will be forwarded for Minister Mashatile’s consideration

5.4           Conceptualisation of other elements of the Union Buildings Centenary
              Programme is at an advanced stage



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