Mendi memorial site at UCT
One hundred years ago, the SS Mendi sank near France on February 21, 1917, claiming the lives of the South African Native Labour Corps. The troops, many from the Transkei, spent their last night on South African soil camped on the old Rosebank Showgrounds, now UCT’s soccer fields. The grounds have been declared a South African Heritage site. Read more here.
Judge Kathleen Satchwell's Summer School course on WWI will cover the year 1917.