Amongst the numerous fund-raising events held during WW2, the most impressive was the Liberty Cavalcade in July 1943. This 5-day fair, at which each of the Allied countries had a stand, was officially opened by General Jan Smuts.
Main picture: A Miles Master II prepares to give an acrobatic display at the Liberty Cavalcade
A personal view – March 2014
For me, the recent debate within the DA about race-based BEE work practices brought this issue to the fore. Whilst acknowledging the iniquities of Apartheid, the methods employed by the current ANC government to ameliorate the situation stuck in the craw. Maybe my hopes for a colour blind future in South Africa were derailed along with the debate.