Griqualand West


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Griqualand West

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(Placename) an area of N South Africa, north of the Orange river: settled after 1803 by the Griquas; annexed by the British in 1871 following a dispute with the Orange Free State; became part of the Cape Colony in 1880. Chief town: Kimberley. Area: 39 360 sq km (15 197 sq miles)
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During the late 1980s, he also played domestic cricket in South Africa for Griqualand West and in three seasons managed 1,989 runs at 64.
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.
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.
The early history of the British colonial areas that would later be known as Griqualand West and British Bechuanaland confirms that extensive intermingling and integration occurred between the Khoekhoe, San, Bantu-speaking peoples and whites (Legassick 1969, Lye 1970, Lye & Murray 1980 and Ross 1974).
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.
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.
In his presidential address in 1899 to the Griqualand West Branch (BMA), 'Dr.
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.
The Cheetahs, who are bidding for the franchise along with Griqualand West, face strong opposition from the Eastern Cape, who has a vocal supporter in South Africa's Sports Minister Makhenezi Stofile.
They call on two Sotuh Africans and two Aussies - Andre Botha of Griqualand West and Gerald Dros of Northerns, plus Jeremy Bray and Trent Johnston of New South Wales.