As jou siel skeur

As jou siel skeur

deur Trix Tromp, vir Connie van der Westhuizen 29 Jaar gelede op 27 Maart om en by half 3 die middag; was ek 'n 1ste jaar verpleegster by JG Strijdom hospitaal. Ek was net reg om agter die gordyne in te glip om 'n verband te vervang in saal 21. 'N ander student het...

read more
Kranslegging 16 Junie 2013 – Westdene Dam

Kranslegging 16 Junie 2013 – Westdene Dam

As oorlewende van die Westdene Busramp, was dit vir my, op die stadium van my lewe, n groot eer om deur Hennie genader te word om die Stadsraad te assisteer om mense in kennis te stel en reelings te tref vir die dag. Dit was amper n “ietsie” wat mens kon teruggee, n...

read more
Onthou

Onthou

Hierdie gedig is geskryf deur Eurika (de Koker) du Plessis. Eurika is deur haar broer, Theo de Koker, van verdrinking gered. Theo het die Wolraad Woltemade toekenning ontvang as erkenning van sy heldedaad. Onthou Hoe beskryf ek die pyn, wat nooit uit my hart verdwyn,...

read more

Victims of Westdene Dam bus tragedy honoured

Survivors of the 1985 Westdene Dam bus disaster, families of the victims and several dignitaries gathered at the scene of the crash at the weekend to honour the memories of the 42 schoolchildren who died tragically when their school bus plunged into the dam. Read the...

read more
Anel

Anel

Hierdie boodskap vir Anel Jacobs is ingestuur deur Elize Smith: Anel Ons het jou nooit vergeet Dit is nog net soveel leed Waar ons nou jou graf besoek Gaan daar soveel deur ons gemoed Wens so jy was nog in ons midde Maar ons sal mekaar weer ontmoet tussen Jesus se...

read more
Westdene Kranslegging

Westdene Kranslegging

Kranslegging Seremonie 'n Kranslegging word beplan vir Jeugdag, 16 Junie 2013, om die slagoffers van die Westdene busramp van 1985 te herdenk. Ons moedig almal aan wat deur die ramp geraak is om die seremonie by te woon en die 42 kinders wat op 27 Maart 1985 hul...

read more

Twee onthou Westdene-ramp

Beeld WesRand Talle mense het onlangs ’n kranslegging tydens die 27ste herdenking van die Westdene-busramp bygewoon. Twee van die oorlewendes, Elize Venter (42) van Radiokop, wes van Johannesburg, en Chantelle Parker (43), eienaar van ’n motorwerkswinkel in die suide...

read more

Westdene-bus: ‘Rassis’ sê ’skuus

Beeld ’n Man wat op Facebook rassistiese opmerkings oor die Westdene-busramp gemaak het, het gister blomme op die grafte van die slagoffers gesit. “Ek is werklik jammer oor wat ek gesê het,” het Zama Khumalo (24) in die Wespark-begraafplaas in Johannesburg aan Elize...

read more
Khumalo cleans graves of Westdene victims

Khumalo cleans graves of Westdene victims

Zama Khumalo, the man who recently insulted the family and friends of the 42 children who died in the Westdene bus disaster, today complied with a ruling of the SA Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to clean the graves of the deceased children. The event was attended by...

read more

Request for Interview with Survivors

This is a request we received in a comment on https://www.westdene1985.co.za/reports/the-survivors/#comment-506. If there is anyone out there willing to take part, the contact details are below. You can also read more on Welela Studios here: http://www.welela.tv This...

read more
Facebook racist opens wounds

Facebook racist opens wounds

This photo appeared in a Times Live article entitled "Facebook racist opens wounds" by Andile Ndlovu, 06 February, 2013 00:19. It followed racist comments made on Facebook by Zama Khumalo. Read more. Download PDF version.

read more

Ryan Tucker – 42

42 By Ryan Tucker Ryan, 16, lives in New South Wales, Australia.  Ryan's mother was a student at Vorentoe High School at the time and lost a friend in the disaster. Her recounting of the events and Ryan's own research on the disaster inspired him to write this poem....

read more

I had a dream last night…

Hey everyone, I had a dream last night, sharing a happier moment in the dream with Jacqueline Hurwitz, who died in the Westdene Bus Accident. I was in standard 8 that year and Jacqueline was in standard 6. We just started a relationship and I still remember very...

read more

0 Comments

Translate »