A former burial ground for black men, women and children who were taken into slavery on the Rustenburg slave plantation during the early colonial period will be developed into a unique heritage site at UCT.
The first phase of the heritage site is due to open on National Emancipation Day, 1 December 2016, with an academic and community panel discussion, and a spiritual ceremony in remembrance of the deceased who were buried there.
The site, which lies on what is now a small lawn adjacent to the School of Economics on middle campus, will house a new open-air public classroom, a social space, as well as a permanent exhibition and an ongoing display of critical research from across the university.
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