Honouring Marius Le Roux, Simon Adams, Lourens du Plessis and Victor Honey as Custodian of Cultural Possessions

24 Augustus 2016

Marius le Roux, previously director of the Stellenbosch Museum for 32 years, was honoured as a custodian of cultural possessions along with Simon Adams, Lourens du Plessis and Victor Honey.

They received mayoral honours from the outgoing mayor, Condrad Sidego, in July.


  • Reverend Adams, peacemaker and struggle activist, was honoured as one of the facilitators of the Stellenbosch Discussion Forum that led to the establishment of Stellenbosch’s Transitional Council in 1995.
  • Professor Du Plessis, served as an advisor and mediator on the Stellenbosch Discussion Forum and was actively involved in the multi-party negotiation process at the World Trade Centre, Kempton Park, in 1993.
  • Victor Honey chaired the Stellenbosch Local Negotiation Forum for three years leading to the single local government structure. He played a leading role in the arts and also as a mediator in community and protest activities.
  • Marius le Roux, an active conservationist, became director of the Stellenbosch Museum when it consisted of only one building and grew it into a complex of fourteen buildings and three rented properties.

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