Gerhardus Christian Coetzee (born 8 April 1955 in Boksburg), better known as Gerrie Coetzee, is a South African former boxer. He made history twice: he was the first boxer from the African continent ever to fight for, and win, a world heavyweight title. His nickname was The Bionic Hand, because he always had trouble with his right hand. His Afrikaans nickname was "Seer Handjies" or little sore hands, named so by fellow South African boxing great Kallie Knoetze.
Commissioner Street, Boksburg
Boksburg consists of two joint townships, viz., Boksburg and Vogelfontein, the former devoted mainly to business and the latter to residential purposes. It is the centre of the East Rand Mining Industry, fourteen miles east of Johannesburg
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…
The Lake, Boksburg
Surrounded by trees and containing several islands connected by rustic bridges. The lake forms one of the most picturesque spots in the Transvaal. On public holidays, sports are generally held drawing crowds of pleasure-seekers from far and near
Interview with Chris Hani – archive
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