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dc.contributor.authorLabuschagne, Pieter
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-21T09:46:18Z
dc.date.available2016-07-21T09:46:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-06
dc.identifier.citationLabuschagne, P. (2012). Monuments and meaning making: Freedom Park and the bumpy road to reconciliation and nation-building in South Africa. Journal for Contemporary History, 37(1), 158-170.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/3709
dc.description.abstractOn Salvokop, just south of Pretoria, a new memorial in the form of an open park (Freedom Park) was established to honour those who had sacrificed their lives in the struggle for freedom and humanity, but also to enhance reconciliation and freedom in South Africa. Although Freedom Park was a welcome addition to the commemoration of a specific chapter in the country’s history, it also attracted criticism for excluding the names of former South African Defence Force (SADF) soldiers who also perished. It seems that the difference in interpretation of who were the heroes and heroines of the struggle is thwarting the initial noble ideas of commemoration, reconciliation and nation-building. The article focuses on the differences in interpretation and also attempts to analyse Freedom Park’s role as part of peace-building in South Africa.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectFreedom Parken_ZA
dc.subjectMonumentsen_ZA
dc.subjectNation-buildingen_ZA
dc.subjectReconciliationen_ZA
dc.subjectPolicy makersen_ZA
dc.subjectSADF soldiersen_ZA
dc.subjectSalvokopen_ZA
dc.subjectVoortrekker Monumenten_ZA
dc.titleMonuments and meaning making: Freedom Park and the bumpy road to reconciliation and nation-building in South Africaen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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