On the 24th September 2012, Bataung Memorials launched the Schoeman cemetery rejuvenation project in Thokoza. The Schoeman Cemetery is part of the Bataung legacy project for communities. The BMT staff went on to Schoeman cemetery to clean up and pick up tombstones that had fallen over, vandalised and other neglected tombstones. The Bataung ended up donating a tombstone to a family that helped during the project.
The project aims to rejuvenate the cemetery so that families can enjoy the memories of their loved ones in a serene clean, safe and looked after environment.
Why this project is important:
It should not be a scary place to visit, it’s a place of memories and heritage, after all our heroes, fathers, mothers, sisters, sons, daughters, teachers, friends and loved ones lay here. It’s a project that is focused on celebrating heritage at a personal level by renewing a place of heritage in our hearts, a place where we lay our fallen but not forgotten.
Lebohang says , “It’s important that we celebrate our heritage outside of politics and mainstream culture, let us celebrate our own heritage by remembering and honouring our own family history and its heritage. Take a day of and brighten up the grave side of a loved one, keep their life and memories alive.”