Namibian History

History

  • The dromedary or one-humped camel has been introduced to many regions outside its natural area of distribution in North Africa, the Near and Middle East and South Asia.
  • Die “Maniak van die Suide” is dood, maar geensins vergete. Met die woorde: “Jou moer”, op sy lippe, sterf Nhadiep op 26 April 1982. Klaas Pieters, alias Klaas Tekkies, alias Nhadiep, is “presies om 11H55”...
  • Seeheim, a tiny hamlet in the south of Namibia, is situated at the junction of the Sheep and Fish Rivers, west of Keetmanshoop. Despite its size (or lack of it!) it today once again offers travellers a fine hotel in a picturesque spot where they can...
  • The puzzle of a broken cross, and a desecrated grave, whose owner could not be identified until now, was solved this month during the accidental correspondence taken up by two complete strangers, whose only link is the southern town of Keetmanshoop.
  • The early period of Namibia's history is characterised by the complete absence of recorded data. The lack of written material prior to the mid-18th century leaves it to archaeology and oral evidence to provide a reconstruction of historical events...
  • The history of Keetmanshoop goes back a lot further than the arrival of the Rhenish missionary J. G. Schröder and his family after a two-day journey from Berseba. There is even a theory that Simon van der Stel's exploration party pushed as far...
  • Mnr. Jacobus Johannes Coetzee, later jare in die Suide as Stapper gedoop, was die afgelope twee jaar op De Aar in Suid-Afrika woonagtig en is op 4 Julie 2007 dood. Volgens sy broer, mnr. Gert Coetzee, by wie hy gewoon het, was wyle Stapper besig om...
  • The Skeleton Coast is the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean coast of Namibia and south of Angola from the Kunene River south to the Swakop River, although the name is sometimes used to describe the entire Namib Desert coast. The coast is normally...
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