Memorial to Africa's First Black Olympians

Kedar Lodge Rustenburg

We would like to extend a complimentary invitation to you to attend the unveiling on Saturday 17 September 2022 at Kedar Heritage Lodge of the Memorial to Len Taunyane and Jan Mashiane. These two Tswana men served as agterryers during the South African War, and then went on to run in the Marathon at the 1904 Olympic Games. By doing so, they became Africa's First Black Olympians.

The keynote speaker at the unveiling event will be well-known author Vincent Carruthers.

Kedar is not currently in a position to offer complimentary overnight accommodation but is offering a special rate of R850 per person sharing for the night of 17 September 2022.

I would be grateful if you could let me know by 2 September 2022 whether you will be able to attend the event.

RSVP to Andre Wedepohl  at [email protected]

  • Kind regards
  • Andre Wedepohl
  • History Consultant to Kedar Heritage Lodge


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