Castle of Good Hope: History 'to be made compulsory in schools'

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As the Castle of Good Hope celebrates its Legacy Project with the Department of Education and SANDF, they highlight the need for youth to engage with SA's history.

On 22 September, before the start of the Heritage long weekend, the Castle joined forces with the Department of Defence to deliver an important Legacy Project aimed at inspiring the youth to learn about the true history of South Africa. 

Already rolled out in 72 schools, the project has seen a timeline developed and installed on a wall in schools, showing the different events that took place at the Castle of Good Hope over 350 years. The timeline will be installed in 300 more schools across the country.

At the event, spokesperson for the Department of Education Elijah Mhlanga also mentioned that the department is currently considering making History a compulsory subject up until matric throughout SA, as well as discuss ways to reinterpret the subject's curriculum.