Heritage celebration

Hundreds of people – both young and old – attended the Heritage Day programme in Bokmakierie on Monday September 25, despite the rainy weather. Before the event, young people were tasked with putting together the history of Bokmakierie. Pensioners in the area were also willing to share their memories and experiences. The event included a museum exhibition, having all the stories captured and old phones, radios and other equipment, on display. Thanks to donations, volunteers were able to distribute more than 500 sandwiches to the children. The many partners who made this day possible, included the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals (PDSA), which celebrates 80 years’ service, Bokmakierie Primary School, (also 80 years old) the Bokmakierie Neighbourhood Watch, staff from Dr Abdurahman day hospital, who gave free blood and glucose screening to pensioners, the Bokmakierie Street soccer and Netball Association (BASSANA), the Apostolic Faith Mission church in Hazendal, the Metro Police’s K9 Dog Unit, and the City of Cape Town’s Sport and Recreation department.