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‘Them’s my Sentiments’ 2

Greetings! Fred Bullock here again with some further thoughts on our beautifulMagoebaskloof area.I mentioned how the village seems transformed into a vibrant food, drink,shopping and sleeping centre and, and now I want to take a quick look at acouple of the other attractions in and around the village.Haenertsburg was a

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About the area

‘Them’s my Sentiments!’

Greetings! My name is Fred and I lived on what we call ‘The Mountain’ for many years before going abroad for just on twenty years. I’m very happy to be back and I invite you to share some of my impressions of the hardy old tourism spots and the many

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History

Long Tom Monument

THIS MONUMENT WAS ERECTED ON BEHALF OF THE PEOPLE OF THE MOUNTAIN BY THE HAENERTSBURG LOCAL AREA COMMITTEE AS A SYMBOL OF PEACE. HIERDIE MONUMENT IS NAMENS DIE MENSE VAN DIE BERG DEUR DIE PLAASLIKE GEBIEDSKOMITEE VAN HAENERTSBURG AS SIMBOOL VAN VREDE OPGERIG. SEGOPOTŠO SE SE HLOMILWE LEGATONG LA BADUDI

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Stanford Lake College – 25 years in the making

This year, Stanford Lake College celebrates 25 years.  Two Stanford community members have undertaken to delve into the school’s history and what they have picked out whilst interviewing and researching the early years, is that the foundation of the school was very much through a strong community involvement, a commitment

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History

O’Connor Monument

-23.85029006962297, 29.98928182587214 O’Connor, Mr Alexander James (forestry) Born: 22 December 1884, Graaff-Reinet, South Africa. Died: 3 October 1957, Magoebaskloof, Limpopo, South Africa. Alexander James O’Connor received his secondary schooling in Stellenbosch and passed the matriculation examination of the University of the Cape of Good Hope in 1901. He was employed

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The Cape Parrot

The Cape Parrot, is a species of parrot endemic to South Africa. It is considered to be one of the most endangered parrot species in the world, with only an estimated 1,000 to 1,500 individuals remaining in the wild. The Wolkberg is a mountain range in the Limpopo Province of

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Friends of the Haenertsburg Grassland

The Friends of the Haenertsburg Grassland is a community organization dedicated to the preservation and restoration of the grassland ecosystem in Haenertsburg, a small town in the Limpopo province of South Africa. The group was founded in 1996 by a group of concerned local residents who recognized the importance of

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Thušanang

Thušanang, meaning ‘to help one another’ is a non profit organisation founded in 1986. Our core focus is the development and well-being of the young child. The majority of our activities are conducted through community-based Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres where we reach the communities through the ECD practitioners, committees

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History

The Long Tom in Haenertsburg.

-23.88511946366433, 29.960033278875848 “Grenfell now got news of the Boer main body on the Haenertsburg mountain, due east of Pietersburg; with them was reported to be a 6-in. gun, rumours of which had long gone about the district He immediately turned in that direction, and passing through Woodbush on the 29th,

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Who is John Buchan?

-23.966409489917435, 29.95978475549158 Buchanan is remembered in the land he loved……. “TWO pictures I have always carried to cheer me in dismal places,’ wrote Scottish novelist John Buchan in his autobiography. “One is of a baking noon on the highveld, the sky a merciless blue, the brown earth shimmering in a

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