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There is much truth about our history hidden from us as South Africans. Our real history has purposefully and maliciously been distorted by Apartheid-era 'academics' in the interest of propagating the false notion that Camissa and South Africa was "civilised" by the Dutch upon the arrival of Jan van Riebeeck in 1652. 

Those who held power during colonisation and Apartheid erased and omitted any stories that would give Khoisan & Slave descendants a sense of dignity and a claim to an identity of their own. Most of our real history has still not been incorporated into academic literature and other mainstream resources and thus the truth, Our Truth, is still hidden.

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Thursday, 14 July 2016 02:22

Hare verskrik

Shirmoney Rhoda
Almal wat op die Kaapse Vlakte groot geword het sal verstaan wat ek bedoel as ek sê: “Nee kyk hie vi hare verskrik.” Die uitdrukking “hare verskrik” word vir enige een gebruik wat óf te veel met hul hare speel óf wie dink hul hare maak hulle mooi. Dit kan ook net wees dat die persoon wie sê “jy’s hare verskrik” net plein jaloers of naar is. Maar dat gladde hare ‘n big deal in veral Kaapstad is, is geen geheim nie. Dis ‘n feit soos die bestaan van ‘n GHD. Ek kan hiervan met ondervinding getuig. My ondervinding mag dalk verskil van die volgende persoon s’n, maar ek is seker daar sal hier en daar ooreenkomste wees.

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How a slave from Mauritius led a rebellion in Cape Town
And how he was influenced by a revolution in Haiti
by Nigel Worden

Drawing of Greenmarket Square in Cape Town in 1764 by Johannes Rach


On 27 October 1808, about 340 slaves from the Swartland and Koeberg hinterland of Cape Town rose up in revolt. They attacked over thirty of the prosperous grain farms of the region, took the farmers prisoner and marched on Cape Town where they planned to ‘hoist the bloody flag and fight themselves free.'

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