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

Aug 24, 2016 | News

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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