this Day in History: Oct 10, 1825: Paul Kruger, the face of Boer resistance against the British during the Second Boer War is born
Stephanus Johannes Paulus Kruger (10 October 1825 – 14 July 1904), better known as Paul Kruger, and affectionately known as Uncle Paul (Afrikaans: "Oom Paul"), was State President of the South African Republic (Transvaal). He gained international renown as the face of Boer resistance against the British during the South African or Second Boer War (1899–1902). Kruger was born at Bulhoek, on his grandfather's farm in the British Cape Colony, and he grew up on the farm Vaalbank. He received…
Map of Cape Town 1891.
VIEW ORIGINAL.........for a fascinating look at what the city looked like 122 years ago. Virtually all the well known streets are there albeit, sparsely populated.. Today’s residential areas were mostly farms and small-holdings.. Unfortunately a small area on the right (Sea Point) has been damaged and the ‘repair job’ could have been better, but still gives a good indication of the lay of the land.
Die Kasteel die Goeie Hoop in Kaapstad is die oudste gebou uit die blanke vestigingstyd in Suid-Afrika. Gebou tussen 1666 en 1679 deur die VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie), vervang 'n klein klei- en houtfort gebou in 1652 deur Jan van Riebeeck, stigter van die halfwegpos aan die Kaap die Goeie Hoop. Word voltooi deur Wagenar
The first large group of French Huguenots arrive at the Cape
The first Huguenots arrived as early as 1671, when the first Huguenot refugee, Francois Villion (later Viljoen), arrived at the Cape. By 1692, a total of 201 French Huguenots had settled at the Cape of Good Hope.