Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa
Highlights in and around Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa. Ask most travellers and they’ll tell you that they’d rather avoid Johannesburg if at all..
Taalmonument, Paarl Suid-Afrika Simboliek Links van die aantrede tot die monument staan drie suile wat die Wes-Europese tale en kulture verteenwoordig – Hollands, Frans, Duits, Portugees. Op die podium is daar drie rondings, wat die invloed van die Khoi-, Nguni- en Sothotale simboliseer. Die Maleise taal en kultuur word deur ŉ muur (B) op die trapaantrede van die monument voorgestel. Die hoofsuil van die monument (E) stel die snelstygende boog van Afrikaans en sy versnellende groei voor.
This Day in History: Jul 19, 1786: The town Graaf-Reinet is founded in South Africa
On 19 July 1786 Graaff-Reinet was established by the Dutch East Indian Company (DEIC). The town was named after the Governor Cornelis Jacob van de Graeff and his wife Cornelia Reynet. Graaff-Reinet is the fourth oldest town in South Africa. It is well known as the home of magnificent examples of Cape Dutch architecture and over 220 heritage sites. The town’s early history can be traced back to the 1770s, when autonomous farms were set up in the Graaff-Reinet area by Boers trekking from the…
The National Women's Memorial in honour of the somewhat 30 000 women and children who died in concentration camps during the Anglo Boer War, mostly due to neglect and starvation. Bloemfontein, South Africa
Japie Greying: Bravery in the face of death
At dawn on a dewy, autumn morning in April 1901, Captain J.E.B Seeley and 20 handpicked, well armed British soldiers surrounded a farmhouse situated on Smaldeel, in the district of Hopetown in the …