Cape Dutch


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Cape Dutch

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1. (Languages) an obsolete name for Afrikaans
2. (Furniture) (in South Africa) a distinctive style of furniture or architecture
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Cape Dutch architecture was further constrained by the availability of materials.
This changed in the middle of the 19th century when Cape Dutch was adopted as the language of instruction.
This charming Cape Dutch hotel sets itself apart from the rest with its spectacular setting, stylish elegance and personalised service.
STELLENBOSCH: A Cape Dutch university town, surrounded by wine estates.
Every few miles, dozy little townships of gabled Cape Dutch houses gathered round whitewashed churches that would look more at home in Holland than the tip of South Africa.
Surely other houses must be planned for these hills, in styles of equally questionable authenticity--and even if the style were "authentic Cape Dutch," would that make it proper to the place?
When, about December 1900, the commandos were sent into Cape Colony to draw off British forces from the beleaguered republics, foment rebellion and seek recruits from among the Cape Dutch, the British columns sought the highly mobile enemy, and the tracks of their movements resemble naval manoeuvres across the sea of grass which is the veldt.
Indeed, although Dedering certainly shows no sign of being influenced by postcolonial literary theory, one might apply the language of hybridity to his portrayal of mutable nomadic groups, some incorporating culture and bloodlines from Cape Dutch society, in a multicultural environment, as they met Dutch, German, and English-origin missionaries who had themselves migrated across oceans.
Towards the end of the issue, we examine some houses that respond in different ways to their owners' preoccupations - from Gabriel Fagan's sensuous fusion of Cape Dutch and Le Corbusier (p79), to Ora Joubert's eclectic geometry in suburban Pretoria (p82).
Cape Cross isn't renowned for his jumpers, but he has supplied useful hurdler Manyriverstocross and Cape Dutch, a winning hurdler for Ferguson.
At Hexham, John Ferguson can score a first winner as a trainer with Cape Dutch.
Quaint Cape Dutch homesteads welcome you to join winetasting sessions or dine in spectacular surroundings like Lanzerac Hotel and Spa.