Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town

Built between 1666 and 1679 by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) as a maritime replenishment station, the Castle of Good Hope is the oldest surviving colonial building in South Africa. From 1678 it was the centre of civilian, administrative and military life at the Cape, until the settlement grew and some functions and activities moved away from the Castle. Today the Castle is the seat of the military in the Cape, and houses the Castle Military Museum and Iziko Museums of Cape Town

This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.

Sarel Cilliers was ‘n baie bekende Voortrekker wat oorspronklik in die Paarl gewoon het. Hy is gebore op die plaas Schoongezicht in Dal Josaphat op 7.9.1801. in 1836 het Cilliers met vrou en 6 kinders by die Potgieter-trek laat aansluit. Hy was daarvan oortuig dat dit God se wil is dat hy moes trek. Cilliers word ook deur sommige as die ‘vader van die Gelofte’ beskou wat die Voortrekkers afgelê het voor die Slag van Bloedrivier wat op 16.12.1838 plaasgevind het.

Sarel Cilliers was ‘n baie bekende Voortrekker wat oorspronklik in die Paarl gewoon het. Hy is gebore op die plaas Schoongezicht in Dal Josaphat op 7.9.1801. in 1836 het Cilliers met vrou en 6 kinders by die Potgieter-trek laat aansluit. Hy was daarvan oortuig dat dit God se wil is dat hy moes trek. Cilliers word ook deur sommige as die ‘vader van die Gelofte’ beskou wat die Voortrekkers afgelê het voor die Slag van Bloedrivier wat op 16.12.1838 plaasgevind het.

Great Trek - A map charting the routs of the largest trekking parties during the first wave of the Great Trek (1835-1840) along with key battles and events. It marks the routs taken by Louis Trigardt     , Janse van Rensburg     , Hendrik Potgieter     , Gerrit Maritz     , Piet Retief     , and Piet Uys     .Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Great Trek - A map charting the routs of the largest trekking parties during the first wave of the Great Trek (1835-1840) along with key battles and events. It marks the routs taken by Louis Trigardt , Janse van Rensburg , Hendrik Potgieter , Gerrit Maritz , Piet Retief , and Piet Uys .Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Second Boer War National Women's Monument The Women's Monument or Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is a monument commemorating the suffering of some 27,000 Boer women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Second Boer War. The Monument is a Provincial Heritage Site in the Free State.

Second Boer War National Women's Monument The Women's Monument or Vrouemonument in Bloemfontein, South Africa, is a monument commemorating the suffering of some 27,000 Boer women and children who died in British concentration camps during the Second Boer War. The Monument is a Provincial Heritage Site in the Free State.

Die Eerste Taalmonument is opgerig om die erkenning van Nederlands as amptelike taal in die Kaapkolonie te herdenk. Dit is trouens die enigste taalmonument in die wêreld wat opgerig is ter ere van die Nederlandse taal.

Die Eerste Taalmonument is opgerig om die erkenning van Nederlands as amptelike taal in die Kaapkolonie te herdenk. Dit is trouens die enigste taalmonument in die wêreld wat opgerig is ter ere van die Nederlandse taal.


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Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

Emily Hobhouse, an English activist, spent six months in South Africa from January to June 1901 visiting Bloemfontein and six other camps during the Anglo Boer War

The Voortrekker Monument - actually a beautiful building in a beautiful location looking out over Pretoria. One can see all the way to Johannesburg, in fact. An architectural masterpiece. As an English-speaker it was never really our thing, until I saw it for real. Then I was much impressed.

The Voortrekker Monument - actually a beautiful building in a beautiful location looking out over Pretoria. One can see all the way to Johannesburg, in fact. An architectural masterpiece. As an English-speaker it was never really our thing, until I saw it for real. Then I was much impressed.

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af.  Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

By Voortrekker Pas is daar 'n monument van 'n vrou wat weg loop van Natal af. Dit is in nagedagte van Susanna Smit, die suster van Gert Maritz, wat gesê het sy sal eerder kaalvoet terug oor die berge trek as om in Natal onder Britse beheer te bly.

The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants". It can be seen from almost any location in the city, as it is seated on a hilltop.

The Voortrekker Monument is a monument in the city of Pretoria, South Africa. The massive granite structure, built to honour the Voortrekkers who left the Cape Colony between 1835 and 1854, was designed by the architect Gerard Moerdijk who had the idea to design a "monument that would stand a thousand years to describe the history and the meaning of the Great Trek to its descendants". It can be seen from almost any location in the city, as it is seated on a hilltop.

Op 14 Augustus 1875 is die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (GRA) in die Paarl gestig onder leiding van ds. S.J. du Toit. Hierdie gebeurtenis word as 'n mylpaal beskou in die geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse taal en as die begin van die Eerste Afrikaanse Taalbeweging. Die doel van hierdie organisasie was om die mense daarvan bewus te maak dat hulle 'n eie taal het wat Afrikaans genoem word.

Op 14 Augustus 1875 is die Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners (GRA) in die Paarl gestig onder leiding van ds. S.J. du Toit. Hierdie gebeurtenis word as 'n mylpaal beskou in die geskiedenis van die Afrikaanse taal en as die begin van die Eerste Afrikaanse Taalbeweging. Die doel van hierdie organisasie was om die mense daarvan bewus te maak dat hulle 'n eie taal het wat Afrikaans genoem word.

Op versoek van die Volksraad is die Paardekraal Monument op die koppie op Paardekraal opgerig en President Paul Kruger het dit op 16 Desember 1891 tydens ‘n Gelofte en Verootmoedigingsfees onthul. Hierdie dag was uiters gedenkwaardig aangesien dit die eerste Volksfees/Paardekraalfees was, waarop die Slag van Bloedrivier weer deur die boerevolk herdenk is. Van hierdie dag af vorentoe het Paardekraal Monument ‘n dubbele betekenis gekry, naamlik ‘n besonderse verbintenis met die gelofte van…

Op versoek van die Volksraad is die Paardekraal Monument op die koppie op Paardekraal opgerig en President Paul Kruger het dit op 16 Desember 1891 tydens ‘n Gelofte en Verootmoedigingsfees onthul. Hierdie dag was uiters gedenkwaardig aangesien dit die eerste Volksfees/Paardekraalfees was, waarop die Slag van Bloedrivier weer deur die boerevolk herdenk is. Van hierdie dag af vorentoe het Paardekraal Monument ‘n dubbele betekenis gekry, naamlik ‘n besonderse verbintenis met die gelofte van…

Die monument het die name van 5 Voortrekker leiers: Piet Uys, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, Andries Pretorius, Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz. Die lengte van elke pilaar is verteenwoordigend van hoe ver elke leier getrek het en op 16 Desember word 'n Christelike boodskap op die voet van die monument verlig deur die beweging van die son en ter herdenking van die slag van Bloedrivier.

Die monument het die name van 5 Voortrekker leiers: Piet Uys, Andries Hendrik Potgieter, Andries Pretorius, Piet Retief and Gerrit Maritz. Die lengte van elke pilaar is verteenwoordigend van hoe ver elke leier getrek het en op 16 Desember word 'n Christelike boodskap op die voet van die monument verlig deur die beweging van die son en ter herdenking van die slag van Bloedrivier.

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