Griqua

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Griqua

(ˈɡriːkwə; ˈɡrɪk-) or

Grikwa

npl -qua, -quas, -kwa or -kwas
1. (Peoples) a member of a people of mixed European and Khoikhoi ancestry, living chiefly in Griqualand
2. (Languages) the language or dialect of Khoikhoi spoken by this people, belonging to the Khoisan family
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Number of visits by the outreach physician per hospital, January 2007 to end June 2014 Order Hospital Visits, n 1 COSH (Tugela Ferry) 73 2 Vryheid 60 3 Dundee 53 4 Charles Johnson Memorial (Nqutu) 53 5 Estcourt 47 6 Emmaus 47 7 Rietvlei 46 8 Christ the King (Ixopo) 21 9 Greytown 17 10 Richmond 13 11 Madadeni (Newcastle) 13 12 St Apollinaris (Creighton) 7 13 Newcastle 5 14 East Griqualand & Usher (Kokstad) 5 15 Fort Napier (PMB) 4 16 Ladysmith 4 17 Town Hill (PMB) 3 18 Tayler Bequest (Matatiele) 3 19 Montebello 3 20 Appelsbosch 2 21 Niemeyer (Utrecht) 2 Total 481 Table 3.
Moles is a former English first-class cricketer for Warwickshire, England and Griqualand West, South Africa.
I think I first came to Warwickshire's notice when I played for Western Province and got runs against Griqualand West, who had Michael Powell in the team.
Almost in parallel, clubs and provincial unions were formed in Suburban Cape Town (City and Suburban Rugby Football Union and the Christian Union); the Eastern Cape, Griqualand West and in the Transvaal.
Prior to that, Britain had annexed Basutoland in 1868, Griqualand West in 1871, the South African Republic in 1877, Zululand in 1887, Matabeleland in 1894, and the Afrikaner republics in 1900.
Dylan Rogers played with the University of Cape Town before being called up to the Griqualand West side in the Vodacom Cup this season whilst Rodney Ah You, who has been capped by New Zealand at under-19 and under-20, has signed from Canterbury.
Mashimbyi, meanwhile, is a known quality performer having played with the Eagles, Griqualand West, Northern and the Nashua Titans (the combined Eastern and Northerns side) who play in the SuperSport franchise series.
It is most curious that in his account of his visit to South-West Africa (Gordon, 1931b) although he includes a photograph of the Hoba meteorite--as well as mentioning that the most striking objects in the South African Museum in Cape Town are "the huge iron meteorites from Southwest Africa, Griqualand, and Cape Province"--the text of the article contains no mention of his visit to the Hoba meteorite.
Then followed the historic trek in 1862 by Adam Kok III and 3000 of his followers from Griqualand West across the Drakensberg to Griqualand East, and, after the British take-over of Griqualand East in 1874 and annexation to the Cape in 1879, the later treks, under the leadership of the legendary Chief le Fleur, out of oppression, first to Touws River in the Karoo in 1917, and then in 1922 into another promised land on the edge of Namaqualand, where they once again dreamt of settling as an autonomous nation with their own church, their own flag and their own emblem.
The 23-year-old from Windhoek has played most of his club rugby in South Africa, most recently for Griqualand West in the Currie Cup, and qualified to play international rugby for South Africa earlier this year.
Ownership of the diamond fields was heavily disputed, and conflicting land claims by the Orange Free State, the Transvaal and the Griqua state under Nicholaas Waterboer were resolved in 1871, when Waterboer's claims to the fields were recognised by the British High Commissioner, who extended British protection to the Griqua and annexed the area as the Crown Colony of Griqualand West.