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…
South African recipes
All links in this post will open in a new window. Links to other pages or documents have a number. 1) Please click HERE for my own “pizza” recipe with comfrey or spinach. You will eat y…
Boer War Art Poetry and History
Read this newspaper clip below – where an Englishman described how kind the Boers were and that everything that was said in England about the Boers, was not true. From the Boer War Facebook p…
Stunning Pics Of Port Elizabeth That Prove It’s SA’s Most Underrated City
Over at the I like Port Elizabeth Facebook page we get a constant flow of amazing pics from SA's Southernmost city. To most, Port Elizabeth is a forgotten city which doesn't measure up to the
Maria Magdalena Campbell on Instagram: “A A L W Y N Tattoo | a proudly South African custom illustration for the lovely Jean Pierre. It’s such an honour when people enjoy my…”
266 Likes, 1 Comments - Maria Magdalena Campbell (@maria_magdalena_atelier) on Instagram: “A A L W Y N Tattoo | a proudly South African custom illustration for the lovely Jean Pierre. It’s…”
The Sea can be a Dangerous Place as I Learnt - The Casual Observer
Being brought up by the sea brought us boundless joy as children. From a very early age we all learned to swim proficiently. As my father was brought up at the coast, he took us to the beach every weekend irrespective of what the weather conditions were like. Due to our competence, we were left […]
A Pictorial History of the Campanile in Port Elizabeth - The Casual Observer
The Campanile was erected to commemorate the landing of the 1820 Settlers and is situated at the entrance to the railway station and docks in Strand Street, the spot where it is said the settlers landed in Port Elizabeth. The architects were Jones & McWilliams with construction starting in April 1921 and it was completed […]
International Studies Abroad - ISA - Your Discovery, Our People... The World Awaits
Since 1987 ISA has offered high-quality, study abroad programming in colleges and universities across the globe. Students earn credit through a wide range of study, internship and service-learning opportunities. Your discovery, our people... The world awaits.
Pictures: Beautiful Photos from Around the World | Expedia
The Sacramento was the pride of the Portuguese fighting fleet in the 17th Century. She ran aground just off Schoenmakerskop outside Port...
Port Elizabeth of Yore: The Great Flood of 1st September 1968 - The Casual Observer
Unlike adults, at the age of 15, one is never affected by the weather. Even if it was raining, we would go swimming in the sea. Whether it was night or a howling gale force wind was blowing, we would be swimming. No matter how atrocious the weather conditions were or what the time of day […]
A Sunday Drive to Schoenmakerskop in 1922 - The Casual Observer
The opening of Marine Drive from Summerstrand to Schoenmakerskop became a major event not only for the wealthy with cars but for a family in Schoenmakerskop