Communications Minister, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has challenged the Post Office to digitise the Albertina Sisulu Centenary stamps. The stamps were officially unveiled in Pretoria on Tuesday morning to commemorate MaSisulu’s centenary. They are also a sign of recognition for her selfless contribution towards a democratic South Africa.
A commemorative stamp is issued to celebrate among others, heroes and heroines who contributed to South Africa’s history and landscape. One such stalwart is anti-apartheid activist Mama Albertina Sisulu.
“We considered it appropriate to celebrate our mother the stalwart, who fought so much for our freedom and democracy through an ordinary stamp which an ordinary citizen can buy and use for postal services,” says Elvis Rabogale of the Post Office.
A qualified nurse and midwife, Sisulu was married to another icon, Walter Sisulu. She participated in the famous women’s march to the Union Buildings in 1956.
The Department of Communications saw it fitting to immortalise her with a stamp.
“For us as young women we say it’s never too late to honour those that we must walk on their footsteps. To honour those that has been an inspiration in our lives,” says Ndabeni -Abrahams.
The Sisulu family expressed gratitude.
“When the family was notified about the stamps and we were shown some of the designs, we were really honoured and it truly marks on the greatness that gogo has achieved,” says a family representative, Duma Sisulu.
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