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106th anniversary of the sinking of the SS Mendi commemorated in the Netherlands

NOORDWIJK, ZUID HOLLAND – To mark the occasion of South African Armed Forces Day, the fallen South African servicemen of the SS Mendi – at least five, and possibly six[…]

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New Flagpole presented to South African Embassy in The Hague

On Friday, December 7, 2022, members of the South African Legion (Europe Branch) raised a brand new South African flag to inaugurate the new seven-metre flagpole, presented to the South African Embassy in The Hague, the Netherlands. The new flagpole was accepted by H.E. SA Ambassador Vusi Madonsela, at a moving ceremony also attended by Embassy and Consular staff.

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Commonwealth Service of Remembrance, The Hague

THE HAGUE – Sunday November 13, 2022 Ambassadors, Consular representatives, Defence Attachés, officials of the Netherlands Government and Dutch Armed Forces, the Mayor and Aldermen of The Hague, as well[…]

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Planting new roses at the SS Mendi graves in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

NOORDWIJK, THE NETHERLANDS – 17 June, 2022Five casualties of the sinking of the SS Mendi (*see below), namely, Private Abraham Leboche, Private Arosi Zendile, Private Sitebe Molide, Private Natal Kazimula[…]

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