Dec 1, 2011

Indonesia FDC on "Indonesia - South Africa Joint Issue"

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Sobrescrito de 1.º Dia


Indonesia - South Africa Joint Issue

Date of Issue : 15 October 2011

South Africa and Indonesia have only enjoyed formal diplomatic ties since August 1994, but the link between the two countries stretches back close to three hundred years.

Every country publishes 5 stamp designs. Indonesia issued a design of 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 presented stamps of Sheikh Yusuf, Bo-Kaap Museum, Ghoema drums, Bo-Kaap art and Cape Minstrel group.

Shaykh Yusuf is an essential figure for both parties with the spread of Islam in South Africa. The good scholar from the kingdom of Gowa, South Sulawesi was exiled by the Dutch to the Cape of Good Hope (Cape Town) in the 16th-century who then became the first spreaders of Islam in South Africa.

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