Horlosie met ’n storie

Met die stilte van die afgelope paar dae, hoor ’n mens waarskynlik die enigste werkende kerkhorlosie met klokke in Potchefstroom, dié van die Gereformeerde Kerk (GK) Potchefstroom Die Bult, kilometers ver. Dié horlosie en klokke het ’n storie met talle kinkels en...

Nardus Conradie – argitek van Potchefstroom

’n Loopbaan van ’n paar dekades in ’n beroep is vir die meeste ’n prestasie. Nardus Conradie (86), bekende argitek van Potchefstroom, beoefen sy beroep meer as twee keer langer, ’n allemintige 62 jaar! Sedert 1961 is hy in Potchefstroom, maar sy ontwerpe is ook te...

The Pests of Potch

What we see now happening worldwide with the Coronavirus is not new to Potchefstroom. Pandemics have passed through the city in the past. Three of them stand out. Although the Rinderpest did not kill humans, except those who ate the flesh of infected animals, it...

Early electricity woes

Providing electric power to Potchefstroom has never been an easy matter. Just like today an economic slump, disagreements and failing equipment had an influence on supplying electricity to Potchefstroom since even more than a decade before it became available for the...

Jan Borrius – First Government Printer

Many people walked the streets of Potchefstroom. Some of these made a difference to the town and city. This series of the forgotten heroes of Potchefstroom is dedicated to them. Jan Borrius – First Government Printer One day, in an attempt to prevent the wrong...
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