Thank you, Jan Eliot, for your tribute to our beautiful country. Today is a very important day in South Africa. The 16th June commemorates the death of Hector Pietersen, a 13-year old schoolboy who was killed by the South African police in 1976. The African school children were portesting against the enforcement of learning Afrikaans as the first medium of instruction in high school. That day and the events that followed marked the beginning of the end of apartheid in South Africa.