The unveiling of the Klara Majola statue

The Togryers Museum in Ceres unveiled a statue of the late Klara Majola baptised, Violet Jansen on Saturday, 26 August 2023 in front of the John Steyn Library.

The story of Klara Majola (8) from the farm Die Eike, Witzenberg, is a true account of a young girl’s bravery who met her untimely death when she went searching for her blind father who did not return from gathering firewood. Her father, returned home safely but Klara was found frozen to death the next morning on 31 July 1950. Through this memorial, the Ceres Togryers Museum, does not only honour the legacy of such bravery, but aims to rediscover the forgotten heritage of the Ceres area for future generations not only to appreciate but also to remember.

CWDM supported the development of the memorial.

Executive Mayor, Ald (Dr) Elna von Schlicht delivered the keynote address and honoured Klara by presenting a certificate to the Jansen family as part of the Phenomenal Women of the Cape Winelands District Awards. Naming Klara a Phenomenal Daughter of the Cape Winelands, posthumously. The certificate was handed to Wilhelm Jansen, Klara’s nephew.

Previous Unveiling of the Klara Majola monument

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