Site where anti-segregation movement launched becomes South African heritage site

The birthplace of the United Democratic Front at the Rocklands Civic Centre in Mitchells Plain, South Africa was declared a heritage site, with speakers gathered to celebrate the occasion.

Among the speakers that took to the stand on August 20 was Cameron Dugmore leader of the ANC in the Western Cape Provincial Parliament.

Joining him was Allan Boesak, one of the previous leaders of the Union Democratic Front, a broad coalition of unions, churches, civic organisations and unions who formed a wide opposition to the apartheid regime.