Johannesburg and other cities as well as towns will Sunday mark National Civic Remembrance Day to pay tribute to “all South Africans who have lost their lives in honour of South Africa”.
In Johannesburg a ceremony will take place at the Cenotaph in the city centre from 2pm, with a march past by the city’s Reserve Force Regiments, as well as SA National Defence Force (SANDF) Regular Force elements and the SA Police Service.
Also on parade will be the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police, Emergency Management Services and ex-Service organisations including MK, APLA and AZANLA veterans, the Gunners Association, the SA Infantry Association, Royal Naval Association and SA Air Force Association, youth volunteer groups such as, the Boys Scouts and Girl Guides and volunteers from the SA Red Cross and Noodhulpliga.
Johannesburg Executive Mayor Amos Masondo “will be the main functionary, while Major General Vusi Masondo, the Chief of the SA Army Force Preparation, will represent the SA Army.”
The SA Museum of Military History in Saxonwold, Johannesburg, currently has a temporary display commemorating the 90th Anniversary of Armistice Day and the Memorable Order of Tin Hats will parade at the Museum at 6pm on Tuesday.
Freedom of the City
Meanwhile, 21 South African Infantry Battalion (SAI Bn) and several Reserve Force units will tomorrow exercise the right to freedom of entry of the city.
All SANDF units that have been accorded the status of the Freedom of the City of Johannesburg will march past the city`s Speaker Nkele Ntingane with colours flying.
The event will take place at the Orlando East Community Centre in Mooki Street and Major General Themba Nkabinde, the General Officer Commanding of the SA Army Infantry Formation, will be the senior military officer present.