The dwelling originally belonged to A.M. Goetz, magistate during the First War of Independance (1880 -1881). After 1902 his daugther and her husband, A.R. Fleischack, founder of one of the oldest existing firms of attorneys in Potchefstroom, occupied the house.
The Botanical Garden is situated adjacent to the Potchefstroom Campus of the North-West University. It covers an area of almost 3 hectares. Most of the plants in the Botanical Garden are indigenous with the exception of a few exotic plants which are of botanical, medicinal or educational importance. A section of the garden, around a man-made ...
The NWU Botanical Garden is managed by the School of Environmental Sciences and Development of the North-West University and is a member of BGCI (Botanic Gardens Conservation International). The Botanical Garden fulfils many important functions within the School for Environmental Sciences and Development and the local communities. Key activities of the NWU Botanical Garden include:
Theological School Complex, c. 1905: The old Theological School complex in Molen Street is both a symbol of the training of the Reformed Church (Gereformeerde Kerk) and of teaching through the medium of Afrikaans at primary, secondary and tertiary level, the latter because both the Mooi River Primary School, Gymnasium High school (probably the first in the country which offered teaching in Afrikaans rather than in Dutch) and the PU for CHE grew from this Theological School.
A third drostdy, Cape Dutch in style and with a very special Baroque gable, was erected on the premises and was completed only between 1767 and 1768. Until 1745, when the Swellendam drostdy was built, a vast portion of the Cape Colony was governed from this "local" civic building.
Potchefstroom Museum The Potchefstroom Museum forms a fascinating link with the historical and cultural past of the Transvaal. A Voortrekker leader, a president, an artist and a poet - memories of these four diverse characters linger on in the picturesque highveld town of Potchefstroom.
Vol 5 No 2 - December 1980 The Siege of Potchefstroom, 16 December 1880 - 21 March 1881 by Julian Orford. Editors' note. In previous articles readers will have noted that the war of 1880-1881 began in earnest when a small party of armed burghers approached a recently hastily constructed British fort and shots were exchanged and casualties suffered.