Jan van Riebeeck establishes the Burgher Militia a few days before the Hottentot (Khoi-Khoi) rising at the Cape.

Thursday, 1 May 1659

Jan van Riebeeck establishes the Burgher Militia a few days before the Hottentot (Khoi-Khoi) rising at the Cape.

References:
• Potgieter, D.J. et al. (eds)(1970). Standard Encyclopaedia of Southern Africa, Cape Town: NASOU, v. 2, p. 599.

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