WALL OF REMEMBRANCE

The Wall of Remembrance was erected as a last honour to all the Commercial Farmers and their families who have been murdered since 31 May 1961 in the Republic of South Africa.

symbolism

The nine stone structures represent the nine provinces on which the names of the commercial farmers who have been murdered since 31 May 1961 are inscribed.

The use of Dolerite symbolizes the connection of the farmer with the harsh reality of nature to which the farmer is exposed every day.

The three pillars represents a family. (Husband, wife and child)  The horizontal links show a firm family tie and support during both good and difficult times.

 The positioning of the statue symbolises that agriculture, in spite of hardship and sorrow will always face the future positively.  The Bible and raised arm asking for strength, signifies the farmers dependence on the mercy of GOD in times of sorrow as well as in their daily existence.

Jos. 4:6

That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying:

What mean ye by these stones?”

EMPOWER US TO CONTINUE

UNVEILED: 07/03/2002
BY : Mr. JAPIE GROBLER  ( President AGRI S.A.)
ERECTED :  HENNENMAN DISTRICT AGRICULTURE UNION.
ARCHITECT:  Mr. FREEK du PLESSIS
BUILDER:   LE ROUX BOUERS KLERKSDORP
SCULPTURE: Mr. PHIL MINNAAR. (Pretoria)
PAINT WORK: MARBLE & GRANITE DESIGNS. (Hennenman)
BUILDING SITE: NAMPOPARK BOTHAVILLE.
DOLRITE:  Mr. THEO FERREIRA. (Hennenman)

A monument commemorating the farmers, workers and family who have died in farm attacks.

Nampo area outside Bothaville

The Wall of Remembrance was established by the Hennenman Farmers Association. The 3 upright columns Man, Woman and Child who often are murdered together in a farm attack.  The columns are 14 m, 10m and 5m high. The link points to a close family relationship of many in the agricultural sector. To the left are 4 memorial walls and to the right  5, each province is represented. 

The walls were of iron stone, building on the commitment of the farmer with the nature reflected, tempered and out of  the ground. The walls each have a black granite panel which displays the r victims' names. in the foreground is the History needle where Agricultural Associations and Businesses who have donated a substantially have their names engraved.  

Statue design by Phil Minnar, a famous sculptor of Pretoria

SPONSORS AND DONATIONS

Any donation will be greatly appreciated

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agricultural union sponsors

  • HENNENMAN DLU.
  • STEYNSRUS DLU.
  • ODENDAALSRUS BOEREVERENIGING.
  • BOTHAVILLE NAMPO.
  • NEW CASTLE BOERE EN WOLKWEKERS VERENIGING.
  • VETRIVIER SPESIALIS BOEREVERENIGING.
  • THEUNISSEN BOEREVERENIGING.
  • KAALLAAGTE BOEREVERENIGING.
  • CEDERVILLE / MVENYANE BOEREVERENIGING.
  • WATERBRON BOEREVERENIGING.
  • KROONSTAD AFRIKANER BEESKLUB.
  • MALMESBURY LANDBOU VERENIGING.

business sponsors

  • IVAN BASSON, DIE BOER SE VRIEND
  • NEW HOLLAND SA
  • PRIMA LEWENDE HAWE
  • OXH BOEREDIENSTE
  • THUSO MEULE
  • OMNIA KUNSMIS BEPERK
  • SENWESKO VEEVOERE
  • GIP COMMODITIES
  • TIGER MILLING INDUSTRIAL DIVISION
  • NFS BANDE HENNENMAN
  • FNB HENNENMAN
  • GREENPAC CC
  • WYLIES DAIRY
  • MARBLE & GRANITE DESIGNS (Pty) Ltd.
  • AGRI SECURITAS TRUSTFONDS
  • LE ROUX BOUERS
  • MAKENDA SALES (Pty) Ltd.
  • PARYS GRAFSTENE
  • NAMPO
  • GERMAN AGRI SERVICES ( M. WEIGELT)
  • SENWES
  • MONTEGREEN TRADING
  • Primêre SKOOL HENNENMAN
  • N. J. van Zyl Boerdery

Julle maak my TROTS om n BOER te wees. DANKIE laat julle die monument opgerig het. Ons sal hulle onthou. En ons sal hulle nie vergeet nie. 100% boer vir ewig.

Alexander van Heerden

Dit is a groot plesier.  Ek hou julle ook op datum, alhowel my gebede is dat ons nooit weer 'n plaasmoord in KZN sal sien nie!!

Ethel von Abo

Hennenman

AGRICULTURAL UNION

CONTACT DETAILS

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Hennenman Agricultural Union
Wall of Remembrance
P.O. BOX 2
Hennenman
9445

Organizer:
Riana Claasens, tel. 060 945 9901