Cape Town (SA)
This is the first time that Making Peace is presented outside Europe where the exhibition will remain on-show along Government Avenue - one of the city's most busiest pedestrian walkways - until 31 January 2015. Notably the Houses of Parliament the Jewish Holocaust Museum, the South African National Gallery and Slave Lodge are all very close-by.
Government partners included the City of Cape Town, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and the Swiss confederation. NGO partners included the FW de Klerk Foundation, the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation and Action Support Centre. Helping us with production was Cape Wood Products and ORMS Print Shop.
Importantly the exhibition is presented in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa languages. This will we hope enable the local public and especially schools to use the exhibition (and accompany Educator's Guide) for teaching purposes.
Following the presentation in Cape Town it is hoped that the exhibition will then travel to Pretoria the country's de facto national capital situated 55km north of Johannesburg.
The Making Peace exhibition will remind us and visitors to our City of the distance that we have travelled along the road to peace and the journey that must still be completed before we can achieve the vision of human dignity, equality and non-‐discrimination that is articulated in our Constitution.
It will also inspire us with the examples of those - throughout the international community ‐ who have helped to work for peace and who continue to strive for a world without warfare, conflict and violence.
— FW de Klerk, Former President of South Africa (1989-1994) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1993). Excerpt from FW de Klerk's speech.