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Het Gesticht, the old slave church, today serves as a symbol of reconciliation between the communities in Paarl

Paarl’s pearl shines once more

Oct 27, 2013 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Het Gesticht, the old slave church, today serves as a symbol of reconciliation between the communities in PaarlPaarl, the Pearl of the Boland, is one of South Africa’s oldest towns. The heritage that has shaped the area has been captured over centuries in the historic buildings that line its streets. One such building is Het Gesticht, an old slave church, which today is a museum that serves as a symbol of reconciliation between the communities that were driven apart by the draconian laws of the past.