Construction of the R 168 million Sarah Bartmann Centre of Remembrance at Hankey will start as soon as the Department of Agriculture gives the go ahead for the rezoning and subdivision of the site earmarked for the development.

The burial site of Sarah Bartmann, overlooking the Gamtoos Valley

Kouga Municipality, the Deptment of Arts & Culture as well as the Dept of Agriculture are still negotiating aver the site, but Arts & Culture are optimistic that the contractor will be on site before the end of the year.

The Centre is expected to boost tourism in the Gamtoos Valley and will be included on a Hertitage Route that is being developed by the Department of Tourism.

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