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Potchefstroom oorstroom

Met die baie reën die afgelope tyd en foto’s en video’s van oorvol riviere wat die media oorspoel, is oorstromings op almal se lippe. Onlangs was daar verskeie berigte in die Herald van mense wat verdrink het. Boonop was dit onlangs die 40ste herdenking van die...

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Street names reflect history 2

The first person to wear the mayor’s robe and the saviour of an ox-wagon has lent their names to street names starting with a “B”. The wealth of Potchefstroom’s history, being the oldest town north of the Vaal River, is reflected in its street names. Many streets are...

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Street names reflect history 1

The wealth of Potchefstroom’s history, being the oldest town north of the Vaal River, is reflected in its street names. The most unusual origin of a Potchefstroom street name might be Grietjie Street in Dassierand, which was named after a canon. Zeederberg Street,...

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What is good about the heritage of Potchefstroom?

In the space of slightly more than a month Potchefstroom received a double shock when two of its heritage buildings were lost to fire. It paints a very bleak picture of a city going to ruin, which is not the case. Unfortunately bad news gets much more coverage than...

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