About africanauntyThis author has not yet filled in any details.
So far africanaunty has created 203 blog entries.
africanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:13+02:00Josiah Tshangana Gumedeafricanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:13+02:00
Josiah Tshangana Gumede was born on 9 October 1867 in Healdtown village, Fort Beaufort in the present-day Eastern Cape and died on 6 November 1946. His ancestry can be traced back to chief Khondlo, an Ngwane chief who was forced to flee Zululand. In all probability, he began his elementary schooling at the famous Healdtown Wesleyan Mission School.
africanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00Secret Society in the Parliament Precinctafricanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00
It's 235 years old, but very few know about the De Goedehoop Masonic lodge. Governments rise and fall, but one thing remains constant in the precincts of Parliament in Cape Town: 235-year-old Masonic lodge. Few know that an old and venerable temple of the ancient and mysterious brotherhood of Freemasons exists in the parliamentary complex. But De Goedehoop Temple was built long before Parliament.
africanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00The Battle and Seige of Congellaafricanaunty2018-10-16T12:30:12+02:00
In May 1842 British forces under Capt. T. C. Smith occupied Port Natal for the purpose of making an end to the republic of Natalia. The protests of the Volksraad and Commandant-General Andries Pretorius he rejected. His camp was situated under the Berea on the Point side of the Umgeni River, where he had dug himself in well. He had about 240 men, with Capt. Lonsdale and 4 lieutenants, under his command.