Florence Nightingale Celebrated English nurse, writer and statistician. She came to prominence for her pioneering work in nursing during the Crimean War, where she tended to wounded soldiers. Nightingale laid the foundation of professional nursing.
Although she was a British citizen, Emily Hobhouse has become an honorary South African through her selfless and courageous actions, which exposed the inhumanity of concentration camps during the Anglo-Boer war Fantastiese Vroumens!
Johan Anthoniszoon van Riebeeck - Jan van Riebeeck April 1619 – 18 January of the Dutch East India Company, VOC, was a Dutch colonial administrator and the founder of Cape Town. He was the Commander of the Cape Colony (Kaapkolonie) from 1652 until
Shaka (Zulu Tribe) King Shaka is one of the greatest South African legends. Born in 1787 he became the ultimate African warrior-king. One of the most successful of Shaka`s great battle tactics was the fighting formation he devised called the `horns of the buffalo`, a clever method of ambush. Shaka was assasinated in 1828 by his half brother Dingaan, who had contested the throne.
Interessant dat die eerste Hugenoot wat voet aan wal in Tafelbaai gesit het, Maria de la Quellerie, die eggenote van Jan van Riebeeck, was. Sy het egter net vir 10 jaar aan die Kaap vertoef en het in 1662 saam met haar eggenoot vertrek.
Author: Spohr, O H, Description: This book provides fascinating insights into the life of the Cape's little known second commander, a long-standing Dutch West and East Indies Company official of German
Krugerdag was 'n openbare vakansiedag wat vanaf 1882 tot 1899 en weer vanaf 1952 tot 1993 jaarliks op 10 Oktober in Suid-Afrika waargeneem is. Die dag is vernoem na Paul Kruger, 'n Boere weerstandsleier teen Britse bewind en later president van die Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, wat sy verjaarsdag op 10 Oktober gevier het. Op die dag is gepoog om die waardes en beginsels in die Afrikanervolkslewe te onderstreep