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

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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
Table Bay is a natural inlet of the Atlantic Ocean, overlooked by Cape Town. Bartolomeu Dias was the first European to... read more
The world famous Table Mountain is part of the scenic peninsula mountain chain that stretches from Signal Hill in the... read more
Table Mountain is probably one of the most famous iconic landmarks of the world and dominates much of the picturesque... read more
Links to explore this further: & are both good general... read more
The property was originally part of the Vredenhof Estate which had been allocated to William Hawkins on 8 April 1856.... read more
The three double-storey units form an integral part of a row of similar late-19th century terraced houses with fine... read more
Thaba Tshwane or Voortrekkerhoogte, is a military base (or military area), in Pretoria, South Africa. Founded around... read more
The history of the AVA Gallery echoes the social, political and cultural changes that took place in South Africa.... read more
The Bag Factory is known as one of the leading visual arts facilities in Johannesburg. Since its’ inception in... read more
The Dakawa Arts and Crafts Centre, a skills training project based in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape is involved in... read more
The Durban Centre for Photography (DCP) was originally conceptualised and founded by Angela Buckalnd in 1995. The DCP... read more
This was one of the earliest churches established in Polokwane (then Pietersburg). Building began in 1895, and the... read more
The charming fountain after which the city is named now features a concrete column and a mosaic of the city's emblem.... read more
The Raadsaal building which currently stands in President Brand Street, is the fourth such to have been built by the... read more
The Free State Botanical Gardens is home to some 400 species of plants' 124 species of birdlife and 54 species of... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 23 June 1989.
This building is the oldest house in Clovelly, and its construction dates from the early 19th century. It was extended... read more
Liliesleaf farm raid. © Alf Kumalo, Baileys African History Archives Although the bustling suburb of Rivonia has... read more
Pinelands Garden City was conceived by Richard Stuttaford, who actively promoted this new concept. It consists of 16... read more
The Old Durban Central Prison no longer exists, but it was used extensively during the earlier apartheid... read more
The building has since been given over to the National Cultural History Museum. It was declared a National Monument... read more
The Owl House is a museum in Nieu-Bethesda, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Helen Martins, an outsider or self-taught... read more
The dwelling was designed by JC Watson and completed in 1906 for the firm of Fraser & Chalmers as the home for its... read more
The first building on the site was erected by Henry Warden and probably began as a humble kleihuis, a farm structure... read more
Click on image to enlarge The infamous Treason Trial took place at this Synagogue.
Also known as the Bloemfontein Fort. On 3 February 1848 the British declared the Orange River Sovereignty, covering a... read more
It was declared a National Monument under old NMC legislation on 28 April 1978.
As Rustenburg lost its political significance regarding political developments after the establishment of Pretoria as... read more
The Noorul Islam Mosque looks down majestically from Thomas Lane, Simon’s Town in the Western Cape. Passers-by,... read more
In 1970 Brian Astbury, a professional photographer, was hired to take rehearsal photos of Athol Fugard, Yvonne... read more