Het Voortrekkers Monument in Pretoria
Het Voortrekkers Monument in Pretoria - De Voortrekkers waren blanke Zuid-Afrikaanse boeren, die tussen 1830 en 1850 emigreerden uit de door de Britten geannexeerde Kaapkolonie naar het gebied rond de Oranjerivier, in de zogenaamde Grote Trek.
Everything/Anything and...Chess..."Despite the documented evidence by chess historian HJR Murray, I've always thought that chess was invented by a goddess"--George Koltanowski: from the foreword to:"Women in chess, players of the Modern Age"
South African recipes
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A young South African heroine …
South African children are raised with the tale of little Racheltjie de Beer, twelve years old, but small for her age, whose family had a farm in the foothills of the Drakensberg mountains where it…
Wolraad Woltemade statue in the grounds of Old Mutual, Pinelands. (June 1, 1773 – Table Bay, Cape Town) The wreck of De Jonge Thomas lay in Table Bay. Wolraad Woltemade rode his horse, Vonk, into the raging sea to save lives of the ship's crew. He managed to rescue 2 sailors. He repeated this 6 times successfully. Woltemade rode out into the sea again – but this time too many sailors grabbed onto his horse. Both he and the horse, & the sailors, drowned.
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The Battle of Blood River - The Boer picked off the Zulu warriors lining the banks of the river that ran red with their blood - hence the name Blood River. An estimated 3000 Zulu warriors were killed on the veld, in the donga and in the river. Not a single Boer was killed. The Zulus were no match against a strong Boer defensive position. In the ultimate of ironies, on that very day, the British had run up the Union Jack in Durban. The Voortrekkers' greatest enemy had arrived.
Hendrik Frensch Verwoerd (Amsterdam, 8 September 1901 – Kaapstad, 6 September 1966) was voormalige eerste minister van Suid-Afrika wat in 'n sluipmoord in die parlement in Kaapstad gesterf het. Verwoerd word algemeen as 'n sleutelfiguur in die Apartheidstelsel beskou. Mense sal waarskynlik nog lank verskil oor die waarde van sy werk. In die geskiedenis van die Afrikaners en van Suid-Afrika bly die grondlegger van die 1961-Republiek egter ‘n sleutelfiguur.
Slagtersnek Memorial, Cookhouse, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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