In April this year the charming Victorian village of Matjiesfontein will host a weekend of talks and events commemorating the history of the South African / Anglo Boer War (click here for details). One of the speakers is Dr Dean Allen who has written the definitive history of Matjiesfontein and its founder James Logan
De Beers has been granted Environmental Authorisation to prospect for kimberlite in the heart of the Groot Marico River catchment area. The application area falls across the upper reaches of the river which provides water to the town and neighbouring township, restitution, commercial and game farms, including Madikwe Big 5 Game Reserve, the massive downstream traditional communities, Gaberone capital of Botswana, and the Limpopo River.
Diepsloot is a well written and researched account of a specific burgeoning settlement on the outskirts of Johannesburg. It is part of the post apartheid world of migrancy to the city. Harber has been called “the slayer of stereotypes” and indeed he is. The study is about people coming from somewhere else, trying to find a space to call home, to start a life in the city and find a job.