Dozens of excited visitors from near and far visited the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument (ATM) this week after it reopened to the public. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the institution had been closed since March 2020, but it will now, taking into account the mandatory protocols, be able to continue to celebrate its 45th year of existence and host a summer programme of picnics and so on. Also, the 12 best entries for the popular coronavirus competition can be viewed in the outdoor Groen Galery. To celebrate the reopening, the ATM gave one free annual permit to one of the first visitors. Pictured is Du Toit Beukes with his daughter, Liana, and son, Hanlo, as well as Riana Dempers, who handed over the family permit on behalf of the ATM. Although they live in Durbanville, Du Toit’s wife, Ilse, works in Paarl and they decided to make an outing of the day. A mobile coffee shop is available, and more information on all opening hours, discounted prices and Covid-19 regulations can be seen at www.taalmonument.co.za. Come and visit and enjoy the views while the children entertain themselves in the playgrounds. See you soon!