Beat the Editor – Part 1

Compiled by Nick Gräbe   GPS News is holding a weekly Quiz Competition. The Quiz will deal with SA History, history of gold and diamonds and Anglo Boer War, Kruger Park and early, as well as, later Lowveld industry.   Questions: Name one of the occupations of Frederick Vaughn Kirby? Which modern-day town in Mpumalanga […]


Alois Nellmapius, Historical character…

Nick Grabe Alois Hugo Nellmapius 5 May 1847 – 27 July 1893, was a South African businessman, industrialist and pioneer conservationist. Born in Budapest and arrived in South Africa on board the ship Nathan in 1873. Alois Hugo Nellmapius a prospector turned transporter, was an admirer of both Pres Burgers and also Pres Kruger and thus obtained […]

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Spaces in history

Written by Nick Gräbe Part 1 The time and space allowed to write just a few lines about an area or town is very difficult so these notes are merely spaces in history and by no means anywhere near complete history. Groenkloof Nature Reserve that was established in 1892 in Pretoria was the first to be […]

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Die lewe se musiek

Uit Katrienkie Ons is bevoorreg dat Katrienkie vir ons toestemming gegee het om van haar bundels se skrywe in ons koerant te gebruik. Onderstaande is ‘n uittreksel uit haar boek, Want die kiewiet maak weer nes. Vanoggend was een van daardie dae agter die kerk se orrel . . . Mens kry mos maar sulke […]