Heritage Weekend: The Rand Revolt of 1922
Sun Sep 25, 14:00 - Sun Sep 25, 17:00
Holy Family College
Violent strikes by mine workers are nothing new, but the 1922 Rand Revolt was unlike anything South Africans had ever experienced. Starting in January 1922, the unrest quickly developed into a full-scale, armed workers’ rebellion aimed at overthrowing the state.
Join us for the centenary commemoration of the Rand Revolt as we visit the Cottesloe School - where the so-called Knopkierie Striker Commando fired on advancing military forces, and the Milner Park School - where a contingent of the Transvaal Scottish was ambushed. We’ll finish our tour with a walk around the Fordsburg Market Square - where strike leaders Percy Fisher and Harry Spendiff met their end.
It’s going to be an entertaining (and somewhat bloody) afternoon of history!