Op die plasie: Let's talk, Laat ons praat, Masithethe

Reconciliation day

This Friday 16th December is a public holiday - Reconciliation Day which we will celebrate through  the Op die Plasie festival and awards ceremony at Kleinplasie in Worcester.

Op die Plasie provides the opportunity to meet, talk and celebrate in a festival atmosphere with music, inheemste sports, reel dancing, displays and exhibitions. The event celebrates the important contribution which people living and working on farms make to the economy in the Cape Winelands. It will contribute to developing a shared vision about what needs to be done to improve living and working conditions on farms despite the challenging times in the farming sector. The event will help to identify examples of good labour and social development practices on farms which can help us write new stories about how to secure a better future for all.

Who is invited

All farm workers who have participated in farm worker forums, round table discussions and the civil rights education programme are invited to attend.  They will join Councillors and officials from the Cape Winelands District Municipality and the five local municipalities, government departments, local farmers and representatives of organised agriculture together with worker organisations and NGOs.

Key note speaker

We are honoured that the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State Jonathan Jansen who was born in Montagu in 1956 has agreed to provide the key note address and  formally open the event.

 Professor Jansen has made a major contribution to transformation and the bridging of historical and social divides which continue to be a feature of the rural landscape. We look forward to his insights in how to open up meaningful conversation as a precursor to change. Click on the link above to find out more about Prof Jansen.

Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State Jonathan Jansen. Picture: The Daily Maverick
Rector and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Free State Jonathan Jansen. Picture: The Daily Maverick
Posted: 12/13/2011 (2:43:30 AM)

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