MEETING WITH DRAKENSTEIN HERITAGE
Assalamaamu ‘Alaikum/Good Morning
Just a brief on my meeting attended yesterday with mr Clive Theunissen: Head Heritage Resource Specialist – Drakenstein Municipality.
Mr Theunissen responded with utmost excitement on plans on the Ou Tuin Heritage Festival. He gave the undertaking to discuss the Festival with his Management Team.
He further emphasised that it is a very important venture to tell the history of Paarl and a source of information for Drakenstein Municipality, who is contemplating (already started in some ways) to identify areas affected by the Group Areas Act.
The person who was appointed to do research on the history of the Ou Tuin, has completed his task and an Open Day will be held soon. Of course the Ou Tuin Heritage Festival Committee will be invited. He is positive that his department will definitely exhibit their information at the Festival.
Mr Theunissen also gave me a contact of someone from the Jewish community who will be able to assist with stories on the Ou Tuin.