Die Jack Hindon Verkenners het op Saterdag 6 Desember 2008 hul eerste suksesvolle aksie geloods.
Onderaan vind u die Mediaverklaring wat daardie dag uitgereik is:
Below is the Media Announcement of the first peaceful protest on 6 December 2008.
LEAVE OUR HERITAGE ALONE
On Saturday morning, 6 December 2008, members of the Jack Hindon Scouts pledged solidarity with the passive resistance movement in
South Africa which has as aim to prevent the Greater Tshwane Metropolitan Council from renaming South Africa’s capital from to Tshwane. Pretoria
With the name change, a number of street names have also been identified for renaming from Afrikaner historical figures and settings to “struggle cadres”.
The Jack Hindon Scouts (in Afrikaans “Jack Hindon Verkenners”, is a cultural movement of the Afrikaner people in South Africa who wish to ensure that the language and traditions of the Afrikaner people are upheld wherever Afrikaners may find themselves) have kept with the passive resistance that started in Pretoria and tied a red ribbon to the street sign Pretoria Road in Chingford.
When asked what the aim of the occasion was, the chairman of the Jack Hindon Scouts, Francois Keulder, said: “We wish to highlight the injustice done unto our culture and heritage, not only in
but also to the international community. We believe that by doing so we may be able to start a debate that may aid in eliminating the emotionally charged route that the Tshwane Metropolitan Council has embarked on.” South Africa
Other members of the group were all in favour of appealing to the South African Government to rather, in these challenging economic times, spend the millions of rands that such name changes will amount to on social upliftment programmes and service delivery, which seems to have been side lined recently.
One member commented that
South Africa’s neighbour, Zimbabwe, could be aided with the money which could see an enormous amount of relief on Zimbabwe’s infrastructure and ’s resources. South Africa