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…
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War Memorial in front of the City Hall, Durban, South Africa
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Old Images of South Africa's Town Halls
A few years ago a wonderful collection of old documents was found in the basement of a Johannesburg inner city building while the tenant (Nedbank) was moving out. One of the boxes we looked at contained details of Nedbank's 50th anniversary celebrations (circa 1938). It was here we found a remarkable set of images of a few Town / City Halls around the country. It appears as
Photography Blog - Hartbeespoort Dam - When I returned home from work on Friday afternoon I had my supper then fell asleep soon after, only to awake at 1am. All slept out, I browsed the Internet for a while, then decided I would like to get some photos of the Hartbeespoort dam in the North West Province. Although it sounds like it's far from my house seeing that I stay in Gauteng, but in fact it is only a 50km drive. I opened my map on my iPad and found the east end of the dam. I would be…
Die Hugenote monument is ook hier opgerig ter herdenking van die Franse vlugtelinge aan die Kaap. In 1829 is vasgestel dat daar geen Franstaligen meer aan die Kaap is nie. Talle Franse plek- en plaasname het egter bewaar gebly as 'n erfenis uit hierdie tyd, en baie plaasname verwys na die Franse geboortestede van die Hugenote-vlugtelinge. 'n Aantal plase soos La Motte, La Cotte, Cabrière, Provence, Chamonix, Bien Donné, Champagne, Dieu Donné en La Dauphiné het hul name behou.
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