A number of Korana under the leadership of Captain Jan Bloem Jr investigated this complaint in the presence and possibly also under the influence of Fourie and a large group of whites, and Kausob\'s claim was rejected. At this time British authority extended over Transorangia. Since tension was mounting between the various population groups around Vanwyksvlei the British Resident, H.D. Warden*, tried to eliminate friction. He awarded two tracts of land on the left bank of the Vaal River opposite its confluence with the Harts River, one to Bloem and the other to the followers of Danzer and the Korana chief Goliath Yzerbek. Because the local inhabitants still complained about raids by Kausob and his followers, Warden again visited the territory in the winter of 1850. While he was once more not prepared to acknowledge Kausob's claim, he awarded him a piece of land between the two areas mentioned above. At this stage Kausob had a following of some 200 people. In 1854 Kausob sold the land in his reserve to farmers in exchange for, amongst other things, brandy and gunpowder. However, it was later alleged that this happened under pressure from the whites and Danzer. Moreover, as Kausob could neither read nor write, he most probably did not understand the implications of the transactions.


Verwey, E.J. (ed)(1995). New Dictionary of South African Biography, v.1, Pretoria: HSRC

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