Tweebuffelsmeteenskootmorsdoodgeskietfontein (44 letters) is a farm in the North West province of South Africa, located about 200 km west of Pretoria and 20 km east of Lichtenburg. Coordinates: 26°10′S 26°28′E whose 44-character name has entered South African folklore. The name was used as the title for an Afrikaans lyric written by Fanus Rautenbach and performed by Anton Goosen. Translation is "The spring where two buffaloes were cleanly killed with a single shot"
This Day in History: Sep 30, 1931: Start of "Die Voortrekkers" youth movement for Afrikaners in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The founding of the Voortrekkers coincided with the growth of Afrikaner nationalism in South Africa, then a member of the British Commonwealth. In some ways it was an Afrikaans-language alternative to the largely English-speaking Boy Scout movement, with its British heritage. The original concept of a youth movement amongst Afrikaners was formulated by Dr. C.F. Visser in 1913 in Bloemfontein. Dr. Visser appealed to the directors of the Boy Scout Movement (founded in 1907) to allow the…
Siener van Rensburg
Nicolaas Pieter Johannes ("Niklaas" or "Siener") Janse van Rensburg: (August 30, 1864 - March 11, 1926) was a Boer from the South African Republic who was considered by some to be a prophet of the Boere. His seemingly accurate predictions of future events were typically wrapped in a patriotic, religious format. During the Boer War he soon acquired a reputation which made him a trusted companion, if not advisor to General de la Rey and President Steyn.
Ge Korsten Madama Butterfly 1960 Gerhard Korsten (Rotterdam, 6 Desember 1927 - Wildernis, 29 September 1999) was 'n legendariese Suid-Afrikaanse sanger wat 'n groot stempel op die Afrikaanse kultuur afgedruk het. Vandag nog word sy lied Liefling by rugbywedstryde in Bloemfontein en Pretoria gespeel.