Riebeek West

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The village of Riebeek West was established in 1858 as a kerkplaats of the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC). It was named in honour of the first Dutch Governor of the Cape, Jan van Riebeeck. The village was the birthplace of General J C Smuts, Prime Minister of the Union of South Africa.

By Franco Frescura

Last updated : 27-Apr-2018

This article was produced for South African History Online on 16-Mar-2011