Friday, June 10, 2011

Anton Hammerl memorial service


A memorial service will be held for Anton Hammerl at His People church, 20 Seventh Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg on 2 July 2011.

The service will start at 11am and will be followed by a wake. Further details about the wake will follow – please keep checking the Free Photographer Anton Hammerl facebook page for updates.

For directions to His People visit

Please RSVP if you wish to attend the Johannesburg memorial.

The London memorial will take place at “The Journalists’ Church” St Brides, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8AU, in early September. Further details to follow.

Contact: Bronwyn Friedlander, bfriedlander@hotmail.com

 
http://www.hispeoplejoburg.org/contact-us/map

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bill Cobb: Ex-pat murdered in South Africa.

A British pensioner has been murdered in a suspected robbery in South Africa, police said today.Police said retired ex-pat Bill Cobb's body was found slumped in the hallway with his hands cuffed together and his head wrapped in a blanket.
Spokesman Lungelo Dlamini said it appeared the elderly former chemist had been suffocated as his attackers raided his home.
Murder hunt: Bill Cobb's body was found slumped in the hallway with his hands cuffed together and his head wrapped in a blanket
Murder hunt: Bill Cobb's body was found slumped in the hallway with his hands cuffed together and his head wrapped in a blanket

He said: 'The old man was found in the passageway.
'His hands had been cuffed together behind his back and he had a blanket wrapped tightly around his head.'There were no wounds on his head or body so at this stage we believe he suffocated to death.'A post-mortem will be conducted to establish the exact cause of death.'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1394878/British-World-War-II-veteran-dead-South-African-home-hands-cuffed-head-wrapped-blanket.html#ixzz1OX5ZF01A




Thursday, June 2, 2011

Albertina Sisulu ' A Mother of the Nation'

Albertina Sisulu, was known to many as " A mother of the nation" she was a South African anti-apartheid activist. Married to fellow activist Walter Sisulu, Albertina joined the ANC Women's League in the 1940s and became a member of the executive of the Federation of South African Women in 1954. On August 9, 1956, Albertina joined Helen Joseph and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn in a march of 20,000 women to the Union Buildings of Pretoria in protest against the apartheid government's requirement that women carry passbooks as part of the pass laws. Albertina who has died today, aged 92.

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Albertina Sisulu has died: R.I.P.