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This Day in African History - South Africa's Day of Reconciliation

By December 16, 2013

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Afrikaners traditionally celebrated 16 December as the Day of the Vow, remembering the day in 1838 when a group of Voortrekkers defeated a Zulu army at the Battle of Blood River, while ANC activists commemorated it as the day in 1961 when the ANC started to arm its soldiers to overthrow Apartheid. In the new South Africa's it's a day of reconciliation, a day to focus on overcoming the conflicts of the past and building a new nation. Find out more about South Africa's national holidays


December 21, 2010 at 8:47 am
(1) Rosanne Larsen says:

Here is a link to some images about the Day of reconciliation. Also this timeline is another resource for historical images of Africa.

January 9, 2013 at 2:43 am
(2) Rouxnette says:

Die dag is n belofte wat ons aan die Here gemaak het ,
Die dag is Gelofte dag en ons as blankes sal die dag altyd vier as Gelofte dag die anc het absoluut geen reg om die dag te verander nie…

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