The Premier of Limpopo Stanley Mathabatha welcome 15 trucks in Polokwane on the 13th September. The arrival of the trucks marks the start of the Reversing the Legacy of the 1913 Natives Land Act Exhibition', that will be running at the Polokwane International Airport from 20-29 September 2013. The exhibition is open to the public with free admission.
The Department of Land Reform is embarking on a project in all the nine provinces of South Africa. The biggest exhibition of its kind ever undertaken in the country, it is unique in that it offers the general public an interactive view of the last 100 years of South African history since the 1913 Native Land Act was passed.
In addition to the 24 shipping containers of artefacts, expo material and props that make up the exhibition, the public will be informed and educated by a team of professional actors and performers who bring the past alive with anecdotes of forced removals, in justice and despair, while also highlighting the progress made in recent years and providing hope for our future of our land.
The exhibition is aimed at creating awareness especially among the Youth, about the journey travelled thus far and the progress made by the government of the day towards reversing the negative legacy of the 1913 Native Land Act and related racially motivated laws. The Natives Land Act prohibited black people from lawfully acquiring, owning or renting land in the whole of South Africa other than on land that had been reserved for their occupation.