n Journal for Contemporary History - To commemorate or not to commemorate : three important commemorative events in twentieth century South Africa

Volume 28, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0258-2422
  • E-ISSN: 2415-0509



To remember and to commemorate events that took place in the past seem to be a universal human trait, both at individual and group level, and there are countless examples of what we commemorate. The events in question can be of either a tragic or a joyous nature, but it seems to be more common to commemorate the former kind of events. At an individual level, commemorations usually deal with birthdays, wedding anniversaries or the remembrance of a loved one that died.

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