The Black Sash remembers with respect and affection the work of Anne Denniston Browne, and mourns her death on 8 June 2016. She and other members of the organisation’s Elgin branch worked tirelessly to improve the living and working conditions of people in the area, particularly those who worked on the fruit farms, and those seasonal workers who were forbidden to live permanently there because of the pass laws.
Anne was also a faithful member of the church, a mother of five children, a marvellous cook and excellent organiser. She took part in protest demonstrations, was a major contributor to catering for conferences, and was a warm and generous hostess.
She will be remembered with warmth and gratitude, and a gathering to celebrate her life will be held in the Town Hall in Simonstown (on the Main Road) on Thursday, 23 June at 3.00 p.m.