Die Patriot is published in Paarl

Saturday, 15 January 1876

The first Afrikaans newspaper, 'Die Afrikaanse Patriot', with C.P. Hoogenhout as editor, was first published in Paarl in a small format as a monthly magazine to promote Afrikaans as an alternative to Dutch. Two years later, the paper was issued weekly. It became a popular weekly paper that was nationally known for its pro-Afrikaans and anti-British sentiments. During the 1880s its circulation rose to 3700.

References:
• Wallis, F. (2000). Nuusdagboek: feite en fratse oor 1000 jaar, Kaapstad: Human & Rousseau.
• Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 8, p. 476.The Star, 15 th Jan. 2004.  

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