Riebeek West

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 : 29-Mar-2012

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