"Mendi" was the name of a troopship which was sunk in the British Channel in 1917 with 700 African troops on board.
"Mendi" was the name of a troopship which was sunk in the British Channel in 1917 with 700 African troops on board. The fund was established for a memorial to them, and lateral also as a memorial to African troops who died during, the Second World War. The fund is organised completely by Africans throughout South Africa by their own local committees, and it's purpose is to provide scholarship for African university students something like 70 African students were sent to university this year from all over the Union, by the Mendi Memorial Fund.
The establishment and survival of this Fund help to show that the African is not entirely dependent on the help given by the White people of South Africa.
There is an African woman coming to England shortly to study Social Welfare at Durham - we understand she will be going on a lecture tour of England before going to Durham.