Article 78

“Celebrating 20 Years of Democracy at the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014”

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As the cavalcade of motorcycles bearing the South African flag purred slowly out of the arena, marking  the end of the Cape Town Military Tattoo 2014, the lights dimmed for just  a moment, and the Castle of Good Hope fell silent.

The spectators rose  to their feet and slowly filed out of the massive steel-studded Van der Stel gate  to the Castle, reminiscing animatedly about the colourful event they had just witnessed.

Published in the African Armed Forces Journal in December 2014.