The top fifteen photos


The sweeping views of Ongeluksnek valley - in the late afternoon shadows of the Drakensberg and the pass by the same name. A large numbers of photos have been joined to create this single composite one. The Griquas travelled down this pass in 1861 with devastating results.
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The remote, Nederlandse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK), at Campbell stands above the coloured township that was one of the first Griqua settlements - dating back to the early 1800s. 
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The remote, Nederlandse Gereformeerde Kerk (NGK), at Philippolis stands on the spot where the first Griqua Church once stood. Although agreeing to pay the Griquas a large sum of several thousand pounds for their building - they never did.
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Griqua leader Piet Pienaar and his wife, seated, for a photo shoot with local school principals after Scott donated 50 copies of the book to the community.
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A rare photo of the three Griqua leaders from the Griquatown area together. They attended the launch of Scott's book at Griquatown.
From left to right: Nicholas Waterboer, Scott, Pastor Ivan Beukes, Adam Kok V
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The Griqua National Conference leadership - Pastor Sam Jansen, Paramount Chief Alan le Fleur, Scott and Cecil le Fleur at the book launch held at Kranshoek. Scott had just donated 100 copies of his book to the community.
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Scott with his two children Dr Kerry-Leigh Balson (a medical intern) and Richard Balson who achieved 8 straight High A's in year 12 and is now studying electronic engineering through a fully funded sponsorship provided by SASOL.
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A classic Griqua who was seen walking back to Griquatown after a day working on the tiger's eye mines.
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The top of the cliff overlooking Hardcastle where Barend Barends and his Griqua followers lived in the early 1800s. The harsh environment remains unchanged from 200 years ago.
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The old poverty shanty towns now sprawl across the country. This hut was on the road to Koffiefontein.
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The new face of poverty in S Africa. Destitute whites who get beaten up on a regular basis by black gangs. This old demented man found sanctuary in a small alley at night. He had lost all his front teeth.
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The old colonial heritage in Pietermaritzburg is best demonstrated by the architecture of the old city hall. This beautiful building has, like the city's jacarandas, always been a landmark.
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The amazing 120 year old Camera Obscura at Grahamstown. The image is relayed from a mirror placed high above the town. The reflecting mirror rotates 360 degrees and displays the image on a specially moulded, plaster clad metal plate - it still works perfectly today. Amazing!
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Flying into Durban - this photo shows the main streets running east to west through the city. See if you can identify the old colonial City Hall.
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Excited S Africans in Bloemfontein respond spontaneously to the victory of their team in the World Rugby Union final.
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