Jeremy Vearey

Jeremy Vearey het grootgeword in Elsiesrivier. Hy was ’n lid van MK en ’n lyfwag vir oud-president Nelson Mandela. Hy is ’n vorige majoor-generaal in die SAPD en was tot onlangs adjunk-provinsiale-kommisaris in die Wes-Kaap SAPD. Vearey se biografie Jeremy vannie Elsies het in 2018 by Tafelberg verskyn. Sy book Into Dark Water: A Police Memoir (Tafelberg 2021) is benoem op die 2022 Sunday Times Literary Awards langlys.

LitNet: Die Kaapse slawe (1652–1838) deur Eunice Visser

Wenner: Eunice Visser vir Die Kaapse slawe 1652–1838 (Protea Boekhuis) Commendatio: Jeremy Vearey Eunice Visser se kultuurhistoriese perspektief op die Kaapse slawe van 1652 tot 1838 is ’n rare werk van geskiedskrywing […]

Achilles from District Six 

Once upon a time in 1957, there lived a ten year old boy from the Bloemhof Flats in District Six called Stanford Godfrey Achilles.  One day his mother sent him […]

WHO WERE CORPORALS DANIELS AND PERNALL?

The Gazala frontline was in trouble. Swarms of enemy Stuka dive-bombers swooped down low, darting between allied anti-flak fire and sword-fighting searchlights to lay their incendiary eggs. Allied mortar and […]

WHO WAS PRIVATE JOHANNES STEVENS?

In early 1942, somewhere in the open desert south of Benghazi, Private Johannes Stevens of 135 Motor Transport Company of the Cape Corps turned around the Bedford truck in which […]

WHO WAS WILLIAM CLOETE FROM BELLVILLE SOUTH?

Corporal William Cloete was a stretcher bearer of the First City/Cape Town Highlanders who ran the gauntlet of extracting his injured comrades while under heavy German mortar and machine-gun during […]

WHO WAS WILLIAM LOUBSER FROM ELSIES RIVER?

In 1941, Gunner William Loubser from Elsies River, a Cape Corps volunteer, was captured by Axis forces at the battle of Sidi Rezegh in North Africa. He was taken with […]

WHO WAS JACOB RAYNERS?

Private Jacob Rayners was a military police officer attached to the 2nd Provost Company of 1 SA Division of the Cape Corps in the World War 2. He was in […]

WHO WAS FRANCIS TONKIN FROM CLAREMONT?

Sergeant Francis Tonkin of the 106 Motor Transport Company was in Libya in June 1942, when Field Marshal Rommel and his Afrika Corps broke through the Gazala Line of the […]

The Shotgun Wedding

(Inspired by Seymour Trantraal) During my time with authors Nathan Ttrantraal and Ronelda Kampfer in Makhanda, the former often mentioned how I influenced the more visceral imagery of his daughter […]

Uncle-E, die variety show manager oppie damstafel

Daa was altyd ‘n variety show ommie damstafel oppie Vearey djaart innie Tiervlei innie seventies en ons niewe ennie neighbours se kinnes wassie performers, onne die management van Uncle Entertainment. […]

The day Jan Mandoor ran free

The word was born to our use with Jan Mandoor on the wintry morning of Friday 16 June 1786 in the Cape Slave Quarters at the foot of Table Mountain.  […]

Die Sommelier van Boeta Jakes se Smokkelhuis

Die storie wat ek nou sny kô van eendag lank geleide innie eighties oppe smokkeldjaart innie Elsies. In daai tyd was daa nie resturante vi ôs mense nie soe djy […]

ONCE UPON A TWICE INNIE TIERVLEI

Ken djy vi Mossienes? Die timers vannie Elsies ennie Tiervlei raak stil as daa van hom gepraat word. Die wat hom gesien het is blind en die wat hom gehoor […]

MEDIESE WOORE IN KAAPS

Nourie annedag is ek innie Elsies, maa is ‘n hele anne Elsies vanne parallel universe. Amal praat Ingels! Nou die een laaitie wat wil wiet van Kaaps as oertaal virre […]

DIE LAND AAN WIE OEDASOA BEHOORT HET

DIE skrikbeeld wat Jan Van Riebeeck en sy Kompanjie-amptenare een vroeë herfsoggend in 1658 vanaf die fort se wagtorings in Tafelbaai begroet het, moes seker insgelyks gevoelens van doodsangs en […]

SOESOA EN DIE DAGGAROKERS VAN HOLLAND

Die land aan wie Soesoa van die Chainokwa in die sewentiende eeu behoort het, het geleef vanaf die Breederivier in die weste al langs die Sonderendrivier na die ooste tot […]

DIE WEDERGEBOORTE VAN NOMMOA

In Doman en Garabinga se krygskamp aan die voet van die Steenberge agter Tafelberg wag hulle nou al twee dae dat dit begin reën. Maar hulle woel nou al langer […]

DIE ELSIES RIVIAANSE ETIMOLOGIE VAN DIE WOORD FOKKEN

In die 6de uitgawe van die Handwoordeboek van die Afrrikaanse Taal (HAT), word die woord fokken grammatikaal vereer as byvoeglike naamwoord, bywoord en woordeel. Maar sy betekenis word hier leksikaal […]

AFRIKAANS, MY REWOLUSIONÊRE TAAL

Daar was ‘n tyd in die vroeë 1980’s in my studentjare by UWK toe Afrikaans meer radikaal as rewolusionêre omgangstaal, as Engels was. Jy kon in ‘n massavergadering gemaklik van […]