05 April 2017
Founder's Day: Thank you Jan van Riebeeck
By Mike Smith
6th of April 2017
Today is the day that our Dutch founding father, Governor Jan van Riebeeck, arrived at the Cape of Good Hope and lit the flame of civilization on the southern tip of darkest Africa. The Day South Africa as a country was born and a day I celebrate religiously every year.
In the old South Africa this was a holiday called, Founders Day and the Cape Coloureds had a song praising Jan van Riebeeck called “Ons sê dankie, vir jou Jan van Riebeeck”, but it was also one of the first things the racist ANC abolished in 1994, because to them, and as President (yours not mine) Zuma so hatefully said, All South Africa’s problems began with Jan van Riebeeck landing at the Cape