Field Marshal Jan Smuts of South Africa. Smuts signed the Paris Peace Treaty, resolving the peace in Europe, thus becoming the only signatory of both the treaty ending the First World War, and that ending the Second.
Die Trekkers wat oorgebly het na die moorde van 17 Februarie, het hulle voorgeneem om Dingaan te straf vir sy onmenslike dade. Die eerste strafekspedisie by Italeni het wel misluk, maar die Voortrekkers was beslis om nie te rus voordat Dingaan se mag gebreek is nie. Dit het gelei die Slag van Bloedrivier op 16 Desember.
Racheltjie de Beer: (1831–1843) is a (probably) fictitious Afrikaner heroine, who gave her life in order to save that of her brother. She was the daughter of George Stephanus de Beer (b. 1794). The fable goes that in the winter months of 1843 Rachel was part of a trek from the Orange Free State to the south-eastern Transvaal. During one...
"Cecil John Rhodes PC, DCL (5 July 1853 – 26 March 1902) was an English-born South African businessman, mining magnate, and politician. He was the founder of the diamond company De Beers, which today markets 40% of the world's rough diamonds and at one time marketed 90%." Read more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cecil_Rhodes
Holkrans Cave: The uninhabited Holkrans Cave in the Meiringskloof Nature Reserve offered shelter to the entire population of women and children of Fouriesburg during the Anglo-Boer War. They hid in the cave until the war was over. The cave has an enormous overhang and the entrance is not easily detected. Legend has it that the British soldiers often heard the women and children's voices in the hills but that they could not detect where the sound came from.
For her 21st birthday on April 21st, 1947, Princess Elizabeth was gifted a magnificent necklace by South African Prime Minister, Field-Marshal Jan Smuts on behalf of the Government of the Union of South Africa. #DiamondJubilee Read more: