West Gauteng Newsletters

Die Delwer / The Digger September 2019

Die oorsprong van die naam Jouberta.
Die naam Jouberta is redelik uniek; hier volg vier foto’s van vier Jouberta’s
Deon en Jouberta Baird [outeur van ons artikel] Jouberta se ma Jouberta Johanna Bosch Gebore Theron
Johanna Jouberta .........


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Die Delwer The Digger Junie 2017

Read in this edition: This month we have a rather mixed bag of articles which I find very intriguing and fascinating. I trust that you will agree with me. Francois Greeff, all the way from London sent me his article THE REPUBLICS SOUTH OF THE LIMPOPO during 2015 although he wrote it already during 2006. It was only recently that it took on a different meaning especially after Lucas Rinken’s article AN ATTEMPT TO SHOW HISTORICALLY CORRECT PLACE NAMES was published in the March 2017 DIE DELWER/THE DIGGER. Lucas’s article attracted a lot of attention; I do hope that Francois’ article will likewise attract a lot of attention. 2 Following on Francois’ is Hennie Van Aswegen’s B3C8D1E1 JAN DANIEL KRIGE (E-SAGI 747355). I want to congratulate Hennie with his article [FAMILIA Volume 52-2017 at page 53] that was published in FAMILIA. and more.....

Die DelwerThe Digger Februarie 2018

Stamboom van Anthonius van Rooyen Die Van Rooyens van Clanwilliam·Calvinia·Brandvlei·Kenhardt·Grootrivier 1830-2016 Redaksie Engela van Rooyen (verhalende dele en b1c6); JC Malan (b1c2); Martie du Toit (Argivale navorsing) Die volle manuskrip op CD is by eGGSA se winkel te koop. Hierdie dokumente bevat net die omvattende stamboom soos op datum, Mei 2017

WEST GAUTENG’S STORY ABOUT THEIRCEMETERY PROJECT The object of this story is definitely not to show you gangsters headstones in South Africa. We can, however, if we really want to, compile such a list and start off with Demitri Tsafendas, you remember him? He killed Dr H.F. Verwoerd] who is buried in Sterkfontein. Our branch’s leader for the GSSA cemetery project is Giel Nel. He is at the helm for a number of years already. Just a few members of our branch go quite regularly to Sterkfontein to take photographs of the gravestones. Yes, we can do with more members and public who want to help. There are more than 40’000 gravestones to photograph. And more.......

Lees die verslag oor Wes-Gauteng se finale byeenkoms van 2016

Die Delwer The Digger September 2017

One of our West Gauteng Members of the GSSA, General [retired] Colin Steyn gave me a photocopy of this article that was published in SERVAMUS Community-based Safety & Security Magazine December 2016. After reading it, I decided that it is worthwhile to publish it in our magazine DIE DELWER/THE DIGGER.Daan Pieterse van ons Wes Gauteng Tak en vriende was met vakansie in Magoebaskloof en het heerlik rondgery en ‘n goeie ervaring beleef. Hy het nie net aan hom en sy eie genietinge gedink nie, maar ook aan DIE DELWER/THE DIGGER. Terwyl hy as toeris daar rondgery het, het hy hierdie storie vir ons geskryf en foto’s geneem.

Whilst researching the Corder family tree I have been able to trace my roots back as far as William Corder born in 1746. William married Frances Warren date unknown and the only record of a child was their son William born in 1767. William married Philippa Green of Falmouth, Cornwall, England. They had five children (Two sons and three daughters)

Die Delwer The Digger Oktober 2017

My wife, Annemarié took me quite willingly to a coffee shop near Kyalami and we met the owners Ingrid and her husband. We got talking and Ingrid told me the fascinating story about her dad’s violin and the romance between him and her mother.I immediately requested her for her story and now you are able to read it. Thank you Ingrid for this story and you sharing it with us. Read the story here

Die Delwer The Digger November 2017

I FOUND MY COUSINMy mother told me about her brother Richard Smith. She never told me that he had a daughter. My grandmother died 25 January 1965. On the day of her funeral, 27 January 1965 my mother received a letter from Richard Smith with a photo of his daughter. After my mother’s death the photo disappeared. Read the story in the newsletter

Die Delwer The Digger April 2018

Die naaste wat Neels sy pa by 'n skare mense gesien was by die Vaaldam. Met Republiekwording wou Neels na Pretoria toe gaan maar sy pa het gesê nee want daar gaan te veel mense wees. Verwoerd word in die parlement dood gesteek. Met die begrafnis in Pretoria wou Neels gaan en sy pa het gesê nee want daar te veel mense wees. 2010 Breek aan. Die wêreldbeker sokker is in Suid Arika. Neels gaan kyk na straatoptog in Randburg en Neels was daar.Deon Baird skryf oor sy pa, Francis Henry Baird. Op sy geboortesertifikaat is sy name korrek maar toe hy gedoop is word sy name geskryf as Frans Hendrik Baird. Dan volg Francis Henry Baird se loopbaan. Â