Port Elizabeth of Yore: Piet Retief as Land Speculator, Farmer & Merchant

In all likelihood, school pupils who take history as a subject are made aware that Piet Retief, a descendant of French Huguenot extraction, was a renowned Voortrekker leader who was ultimately killed by the duplicitous¬†Dingane.¬† What the school history books do not teach is that he owned substantial land in well-known parts of what was … Continue reading Port Elizabeth of Yore: Piet Retief as Land Speculator, Farmer & Merchant