The South African Border War – A Brief History

“A country without a memory is a country of madmen.”  –George Santayana South Africa had humble beginnings as a refreshment station, founded by Jan van Riebeeck in 1652 in the Cape of Good Hope on behalf of the Dutch East India Company. The refreshment station would later grow to become Cape Town, the country’s current legislative capital.[1] In 1806, the Cape Colony was seized by … Continue reading The South African Border War – A Brief History

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“History isn’t just about the past anymore!” Join Garrett E Eriksen in Citizen Historian as we journey through the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of our past, present and future! Robotics, dinosaurs, comics, ancient battles, cosmic forces, political intrigue – everything is up for discussion and no subject is safe! Time to get Historical! Garrett E Eriksen is a historian, traveller, conservationist, writer, … Continue reading Welcome!