Steyn, while crossing pretorias strijdom square on 15 november. At its helm today is gavin watson, a strugglerugbyplayerturnedtenderpreneur who made it his business to splash out on gifts and cash to get up close and personal. Johannes gerhardus strijdom 1893 1958, the lion of transvaal is a former prime minister of south africa between 1954 and 1958. Seventeenyearold bradley steyn crosses pretorias strijdom square and walks straight into a massacre.
As head of the government, he translated this attitude into a vigorous program of apartheid, or separation of the races. So, here are seven works written in the words of our beloved madiba. Its easy to imagine that state capture began with jacob zuma and the guptas. If you are looking for strijdom square travel information, expedia has you covered. Yet this beachbum had travelled to batavia and back, had rendered services to passing ships.
The square itself has since been renamed lilian ngoyi square. It is an important site in the city because of its historical significance. Cheap hotels near strijdom square, pretoria central business. An important reminder of the lessons madiba taught us all.
Historical records and family trees related to petrus strydom. Check out these 15 magnificent and most expensive buildings in africa that speak wealth, fortune and extravagant affluence. In this riveting undercover spy drama, bradley steyn tells the story of his journey from a boy caught in the middle of the strijdom square massacre, to acting out his. G strijdom square was unveiled in 1972 by the widow of the late prime minister of south africa. Nico strydom has 338 books on goodreads, and is currently reading the chain by adrian mckinty, and recently added super pumped. Also known as the state theatre flea market, it is situated near the theatre and the strijdom square statue. When visiting the pretoria central business district area, expedia can provide you with extensive strijdom square information, as well as great savings on nearby hotels and flights. Today, africa can boast of innumerable technological outfits and buildings that can stand in competition with other enviable parts of the world both in beauty and cost. Unlike the histories described by morrell and conway, the strijdom square massacre. The sounds of the bullets which rang through pretoria that afternoon may have long stopped three decades ago to be exact but the scars still run deep. Visit strijdom square in pretoria central business district.
It does this with reference to the spatial history of strijdom square in pretoria, south africa, a cultural precinct and monumental space which was the site of a series of brutal racist killings committed by the square s unrelated namesake, militant rightwinger barend strydom. The 1956 womens march to the union buildings pretoria. October 20 barend hendrik strydom, also known as the white wolf afrikaans. Bradley steyns book undercover with mandelas spies is not just a rollicking. President bill clinton there are numerous books about nelson mandela, but good morning, mr. Barend strydom, the notorious white supremacist wit wolf is mowing down black bystanders relaxing in the square during their lunch break. Read together with several recently published books. Later, after the united party was formed, the gnp became known as the. Sandton city opened in 1973 with 120 stores on two levels of 50,000 square meters, and added two additional levels of parking for 2,500 cars and outside parking with 25,000 square meters of office space 378 it was also the first of its kind in johannesburg. Memorial to be held for strijdom square massacre victims barend wit wolf strydom shot and killed eight innocent people, and injured 16 others at strijdom square in pretoria. Over the last few months many joburgers will have noticed that the inner city has some new street names.
Print creations can create a photo book that encapsulates the emotion of that special moment. Robert morrell explains the way in which the discursive joining of the two spans national history across black, boer and british. Bradley steyn tells the story of his journey from a boy caught in the middle of the strijdom square massacre, to acting out his ptsd working for the apartheid security branch. Barend strydoms bloodthirsty journey through the pretoria streets and the sensational.
Johannes gerhardus strijdom prime minister of south africa. Barend strydom, the notorious white supremacist wit wolf, is mowing down black bystanders relaxing in the square during their lunch break. Years later, the boy, bradley steyn is recruited to work with an elite group of mk commanders. The symbols and insignia would be created to refer to the owners life, location, family, or achievements. Exactly 30 years ago, 17 yearold bradley steyn crosses pretorias strijdom square and walks straight into a massacre. The umkhonto we sizwe military veterans association mkmva will today thursday, 15 november 2018, together with the african national congress anc, and fellow south africans who are committed to a united, nonracial and peaceful south africa, participate in a commemoration and memorial event to recognize and honor the victims, survivors and their families of the dreadful, racist. Search the worlds most comprehensive index of fulltext books. By 1905 most of africa had been subjected to european rule.
Ground floor, tulbagh centre, tulbagh square, hans strijdom avenue, foreshore, cape town city coins cape town. He explores africas history, and examines the future in the light of current social, economic and political conditions. The red bull initiated documentary follows seven of south africas best young skateboarders as they ollie, kickflip, carve and grind their way through, over and on some of south africas most formidable apartheid era monuments. Finally he ends up being recruited by mk and used to. Find out information about johannes gerhardus strijdom. I began to read many books on politics in south africa and also attended rightwing meetings.
The white boy who saw the massacre on strijdom square, who found his true north as an anc spy, has come a long way, but is aware there is still some distance to cross in order to heal the. The day wit wolf turned pretoria red with blood mybroadband. The smalltown monuments that commemorate the trek, which. J oost strijdom arrived at the cape of good hope in 1678 as an adelborst marine cadet on a dutch east india company voc ship, the tidore. Excel athlete, captain of the team of rugby of pretoria, stockbreeder of. The book is based on steyns eyewitness account of how barend hendrick strydom, better known as the wit wolf, shot and killed seven people on 15 november 1988, during the strijdom square massacre. Around 3pm, a white 17yearold schoolboy crosses the then iconic strijdom square in pretoria en route to. The dictionary of south african english on historical principles 1 gives. Around 3pm, a white 17yearold schoolboy crosses the then iconic strijdom square in pretoria en route to the state theatre. Joost strijdom arrived at the cape of good hope in 1678 as an adelborst marine cadet on a dutch east india company voc ship, the tidore. Yet the period surveyed in this volume was no mere interlude of enforced quiescence.
Bradley steyn tells the story of his journey from a boy caught in the middle of the strijdom square. A university in the apartheid era, tells the story of how a south african university, the university of the witwatersrand, adapted to the political and social developments in the country as the century unfolded, events which were mirrored, to a greater or lesser extent, in three other english language universities cape town, natal and. Older traditions indicate that the coat of arms was held by one individual within the family at a time and could be passed on to the heir. Steyn in order that these victims of the apartheid struggle not be forgotten to history. He had earlier killed a woman and injured another in a trial run in preparation for the massacre. Sadly, this is his story through the words of those around him, not his own.
The strijdom square massacre was a racially motivated shooting spree carried out on strijdom square in pretoria, south africa, near johannesburg, on 15 november 1988. Todays commemoration and memorial service will be held at 15. Free cancellation available for most hotels, including our daily hot rate deals up to 60% off. His book, undercover with mandelas spies, has just been published by jacana. The perpetrator barend strydom murdered eight nonwhite victims and injured 16 others.
Genealogy profile for krotoa eva van meerhof smprog. To read or download the entire text of this fascinating book, click on. He also presents many african leaders, such as strijdom, haile selassie, nasser, and kenyatta. The south african public holiday known as national womens day, held on the 9th of august, commemorates the peaceful march in 1956 to the union building in pretoria, to protest the legalised carrying of pass books. Steyn recalled how strydom had stormed at him and lowered his firearm when he saw steyn was white. South african crime and mysteries, 26 of south africas most infamous murderers, poisoners, white collar criminals, serial killers and bank robbers. Born it july 14 1893 in klipfontein close to willowmore colony of the cape, jg strijdom strydom in afrikaans made its studies in victoria college of stellenbosh then with pretoria. Barend hendrik strydom, the strijdom square massacre, 1988. Media in category johannes gerhardus strijdom the following 12 files are in this category, out of 12 total. Looking for hotels near strijdom square in pretoria central business district. Strijdom, you have tampered with the women, you have struck a rock. A house divided the feud that took cape town to the brink paperback. During the 1920s strijdom practised law in nylstroom, now known as modimolle, in the limpopo province. From witnessing the strijdom square massacre to spying.
Prior to joining the voc he had been at liefkenshoek. Strijdom strydom historical records and family trees. Born on 14 july 1893, j g strijdom served as prime minister of south africa from 30 november 1954 to 24 august 1958. Petrus strydom historical records and family trees myheritage. At the intersection of lilian ngoyi and helen joseph street is what is known as lilian ngoyi square. In this riveting undercover spy drama, bradley steyn tells the story of his journey from a boy caught in the middle of the strijdom square massacre, to acting out his ptsd working for the apartheid security branch. The strijdom square massacre was a racially motivated shooting spree carried out on strijdom.
Joost was released from the company service on 11 th may, 1683. Youve photographed the big, public expressions of state power, epitomised by strijdom square, but temperamentally you seem drawn to the smaller, quieter memorials like those you just mentioned. You are able to own the greatest that history has to offer 7. Built on the grounds of an old market place, it is home to a bronze bust of the prime minister advocate j.
The memoir charts steyns life from the deeply traumatic experience of witnessing the strijdom square massacre in 1988 that leaves him with a severe case of ptsd, to being recruited by the underground ancs department of intelligence and security. Wit wolf, is a convicted spree killer who was sentenced to death for shooting dead seven black people and wounding 15 more in the strijdom square massacre in pretoria, south africa on 15 november 1988. Two injured homeless people were rushed to hospital after the underground parking garage they were asleep in at strijdom square also collpased. He was a secretary of the national partys district committee. By the middle of 1956 plans had been laid for the pretoria march and the fsaw had written to request that jg strijdom, the current prime minister, meet with their leaders so they could present their point of view. Iaminawe created these two animations for production company atomik pictures for an exciting new skateboarding documentary called monumental. Weve read about it, seen it in documentaries, even learnt about it in school.
Strijdom attorneys, attorneys notaries conveyancers. Historical records and family trees related to strijdom strydom. From art history books, to painting manuals and even biographies, this mini library is a book lovers dream. Bradley steyns life is a perfect example of how fact can be stranger than fiction, as undercover with mandelas spies shows. The city of johannesburg via it directorate of arts, culture and heritage follows a rigorous process. Iwas intrigued by the title of this book and i just couldnt wait to delve into it. It does this with reference to the spatial history of strijdom square in pretoria, south africa, a cultural precinct and monumental space which was the site of a series of brutal racist killings committed by the squares unrelated namesake, militant rightwinger barend strydom. Barend hendrik strydom, also known as the white wolf afrikaans. With this in mind, we went in search in some of mandelas selfwritten books in celebration of nelson mandela day. Nov 15, 2018 taking the lead in todays commemoration event is comrade bradley steyn, who as a seventeen year old teenager was present on strijdom square on the afternoon of the 15th of november 1988, and witnessed the heinous racist, and murderous act, committed by strydom.
But chancellor williams says yes, in this extract from his 1961 book, the rebirth of african civilisation, which was based on his twoyear research project in ghana in 195758. A deeper look at johannesburgs new street names the. Add a cup of the cafes great coffee and you are set for an afternoon of bliss. David porter antiques anne porter 24 dreyer street, claremont, cape town, 7708 viewings by. History after apartheid analyzes how, in the midst of the momentous shift to an inclusive democracy, south. The memoir charts steyns life from the deeply traumatic experience of witnessing the strijdom square massacre in. Mandela is the first by a trusted member of his inner circle. The square was renamed from strijdom square to lilian ngoyi square on the 50th anniversary of the 1956 march. Johannes gerhardus strijdom south african history online. Although it may seem that these are quick decisions, the opposite is true.
In todays world, many people refer to a family coat of arms relating to their family name. Although not perfectly written, this book is a fascinating memoir of a white afrikaner who, as a teenager in 1988, was caught up in the mayhem and bloodshed on strijdom square in pretoria when a crazed white racist opened fire on innocent black people while deliberately passing the teenager over as he was white. Strijdom pushed for the establishment of a republic, and strengthened and refined the governments apartheid policy. This, for me, was a form of airbrushing the effect of history to make it. In preparation for this book, the author traveled 40,000 miles visiting 105 different african localities and interviewing more than 1500 people. The 1956 womens march, pretoria, 9 august south african. Undercover with mandelas spies the neverbeforetold. Mcbride was sentenced to death for his part in the bombing of magoos bar in 1984 which killed three and wounded 69, while strydom was sentenced for having shot dead eight black people and wounded sixteen at the strijdom square in pretoria in 1988.
Records may include photos, original documents, family history, relatives, specific dates, locations and full names. Mcbrides and strydoms release was an attempt to reach a negotiated political settlement between the government and the african national congress anc. Johannes gerhardus strijdom article about johannes. It is ordered on demand from our supplier and is usually dispatched within 4 10 working days. One can visit the flea market buy countless things such as clothes, bags and accessories. Lilian ngoyi was born on 25 september 1911 and died on. According to traditional colonial history books, for instance, autshumato was simply a troublesome goodfornothing, ignorant, beach bum that van riebeeck accidentally met on his arrival. Lilian ngoyi was not only a prominent figure in the 1956 march but also a leader of the womens league of the african national congress. Books history humanities buy online in south africa. Johannes gerhardus strijdom also spelled strydom, commonly called hans strijdom 14 july 1893 24 august 1958, nicknamed the lion of the north, was prime minister of south africa from 30 november 1954 to 24 august 1958. The incident was one of many carried out during south africas apartheid struggle. Almost immediately i was overcome with emotion as the book opens with a harsh, say, back story the strijdom square massacre of 1988, which in turn becomes the pretext and major theme throughout. Pretoria expat launches bestseller on wit wolf rekord east.1376 1593 1084 579 1449 738 1572 139 1204 1267 1296 112 1495 1028 243 968 23 208 877 51 816 118 618 950 367 765 30 37