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The Mendi Centenary Conference

This conference, hosted by the Centre for African Studies at the University of Cape Town, commemorates the sinking of the SS Mendi that occurred during the First World War, on 21 February 1917. It pays tribute to the South African Native Labour Contingent, and the men on the Mendi who died en route to fight for their dignity and human rights through service to the war effort.
Event Type: Exhibition and conference
Date of Event: 28 - 30 March 2017