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Indonesia and South Africa Launches Stamps Sheikh Yusuf

Cape Town - Marking 300 time spent relations between Indonesia and South Africa, two countries make joint stamps. One of the stamps, launched the figure Sheikh Yusuf Al-Al-Banteni Makassari, that is known as a national hero by Indonesia and also by the South African Government.

Consul General for Social and Cultural Rights, the Consulate General in Cape Town, South Africa, Erry Kananga says, significant themes raised within the launch for the stamps it, namely the Three Centuries of Relations Among the city of Indonesia and South Africa.

"There are five stamps issued by each and every country, and stamps Sheikh Yusuf is 1 consultants," said Erry Kananga from Cape Town, Wednesday (10/19/2011).

Shaykh Yusuf is an essential figure for both parties since with the role inside the spread of Islam in South Africa. The good scholar with the kingdom of Gowa, South Sulawesi was exiled Dutch to the Cape of Superior Hope (Cape Town) on 16th-century ago and then became the first spreaders of Islam in South Africa.

The launch within the stamp was officially created ??Ambassador to South Africa, Sjahril Sabaruddin whilst the South African side was represented by Deputy Minister of Communications Kopeng Obed Bapela. The inauguration marked the unveiling of stamps jointly by each parties, at the Crystal Tower Hotel & Spa, Cape Town on Saturday (15/10).

Every country publishes 5 stamp designs. Indonesia issued a design Sheikh Yusuf; Museum of Balla Lompoa South Sulawesi, South Sulawesi Pakarena from, Tilanga and Sandals Geulis together with musical instruments Tifa from Papua. While South Africa Sheikh Yusuf issued a postage stamp; Bo-Kaap Museum; Ghoema drums; Bo-Kaap art; Cape Minstrel group.

The launch of this joint stamp this was attended by a few officials of each governments, comprising the Consul General in Cape Town, Sugie Harijadi it too as officials from South Africa Post Office (Sapo) and officials of PT Pos Indonesia.
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