Historical Background Barberton, the Daisy town, was named after Henry Barber in 1884, 24 July by the Gold Commissioner David Walson, after Barber and his cousin Fred discovered gold in the area. The mining of gold in South Africa began in Barberton, where Tom McLachlan found the first traces of alluvial gold in 1874. Since then, gold fields flourished as fortune seekers flocked to the area in search of gold. Today, the town has four gold mines that are more than 100 years and still in.. read more


Bloemfontein is the capital of the Free State Province, previously known as the Orange Free State. The city is known as the 'City of Roses', or Manguang, 'the place of cheetahs' and the landscape is predominantly dry grassland. Bloemfontein is currently the judicial capital of South Africa, and the seat of the Supreme Court of Appeal. .. read more

Cape Town

Also known as 'The Mother City', Cape Town is the largest city in the Western Cape Province, and was founded as a resupply stop for the Dutch East India Company. Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa, and a popular tourist destination known for its beaches, vineyards and majestic landscapes and limitless ocean. .. read more

Cato Manor

History of Cato Manor.. read more

Crossroads Township

Crossroads Township is situated in Cape Town in the Wynberg district, some 12 km east of Athlone in the Western Cape Province... read more
The main building of the SA Army College was designed in a so-called block-house style and its cornerstone was laid by... read more
This memorial is built on Bay Hills and offers a clear view of the air force base at Zwartskop. The outline of the... read more
This bronze artifice, cast by the Bocarro family foundry in Macao, also known as the Miracle Cannon, was salvaged in... read more
Sada (Xhosa word meaning “at last”), a township about 30km north of Seymour and 3km south of Whittlesea,... read more
Sahlumbe, a settlement along the Tugela River, about 23km from Weenen and on the edge of Msinga district was... read more
The exact date when the village of Salt River was established is not known but in 1665 the settlement is recorded to... read more
Sammy Marks House. Source: This Victorian mansion dates back to 1884 and was the home of... read more
Samuel Marks, best known in South African history as a pioneer industrialist, bought the farm Zwartkoppies, near... read more
This centre was established in memory of Sarah Baartman who was transported in 1810 from South Africa to Europe to... read more
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Sarepta was established in 1862 as a station of the Rhenish Missionary Society. Its name is of Biblical origin.
This is the first Indian high school and teachers training college to have been erected in South Africa. The double-... read more
The Roodepoort Town School was established in the 1890s and its premises, including a school building and a hall, were... read more
This monument was erected in memory of the Scottish soldiers who fell during the Second Anglo Boer War. It takes the... read more
Early History For years prior to European settlement, Sea Point formed part of the Gorachoqua and Goringhaiqua grazing... read more
Hout Bay has now become well known as the port of departure for scenic day trips to Seal island or Duiker Island, home... read more
Senegal gain its independence from France after breaking away from the Mali Federation, which was formed by merging... read more
The two buildings, originally owned by Police Constable Sterley, date from about 1840, and together with the adjacent... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 20 October 1989.
The Shagana Village is home to the Shangana people who speak isiTsonga, one of the official 11 languages in South... read more
The original building is the first recorded public Hindu temple to have been erected on the African continent. Built in... read more
Sierra Leone is found in West Africa, fronting onto the Atlantic Ocean, and flanked by Liberia and Guinea. The very... read more
The settlement at the Cape of Good Hope was founded by the Dutch in 1652 and the signal guns were originally part of... read more
The village of Simonstown was given its name in 1687, when Governor Simon van der Stel visited the area. However it... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 29 June 1938.
The slave lodge was built in 1679, to house the slaves that provided labour to the early Dutch colonists. The Slave... read more
This hall was erected as one of the first phases of the University of Cape Town's Groote Schuur campus. Among the... read more
Click on image to enlarge Stadium built in Johannesburg for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The design concept of the stadium... read more
Somalia is the Easternmost country on mainland Africa, situated at the tip of the Horn of Africa. The original... read more