Just a short distance from Underberg lies the Reichenau Mission. Founded in 1886 by Trappist Monks from the Marianhill Mission near Durban, this Mission station now serves as a primary school for the local community.
The property is home to the old church, various residences and a stone ground flour mill, powered by the river running next to it.
The Reichenau Mission near Underberg was founded in 1886 by Trappist Monks.The main church building i...
This small yellowwood church in Bulwer, KwaZulu-Natal stands on a site fronting Wagon Road, which use...
Built in 1885, this quaint little church in the town of Bulwer is made of hand sawn yellowwood and a ...
The quaint little town of Underberg has a very appropriate name. Located in the foothills of the Drak...
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The Museum is housed within a former fort, built at the turn of the 20th century. The building later ...
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The earliest fossil of the homo sapiens family (human beings) was found in Ethiopia, dating back more than 200,000 years. Compared to this length of time, even the "ancient Sumerians" from 6000 B.C. are drooling toddlers.
Let's mention a few African heroes you may have heard of, for inspiration in the face of the continued economic inequality and violence which plague Africa today: Nelson Mandela, first democratically elected President of South Africa, who fought against apartheid and served 27 years in prison while advocating freedom and peace. Haile Salassie, Emperor of Ethiopia, who resisted Mussolini and the fascist Italian invasion of WWII, and who is worshipped as an incarnation of God by the Rastafari movement. Kwame Nkrumah, first Prime Minister of Ghana, advocate of uniting Africa in Pan-Africanism. Fela Kuti, inventor of Afrobeat music, who declared his home to be an independent state, ran for president of Nigeria, and to whose funeral ONE MILLION PEOPLE came to pay their respects.
In June 2001 the African Union was formed, consisting of 53 African States organized, like in the EU, around common economic and political development.
Text by Steve Smith.