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The Jameson Raid 

Jameson Raid
Event Date: 17 August, 2023

Please join us on THURSDAY 17th August at Formosa Garden Village where Rodney Grosskopff will be telling us about the ill-judged and ill-fated Jameson Raid which took place in Krugersdorp on the 29th December 1895.

Date: Thursday 17th August 2023
Time: 17:30 for 18:00
Price: R150 per head including talk and refreshments.
Speaker: Rodney Grosskopff
Venue: Formosa Garden Village, Ferdinand Street

The Jameson Raid led by Dr Leander Starr Jameson on 29th December 1895 remains one of the great mysteries and controversies of British imperial history.

Set against the discovery of gold in Paul Kruger’s Transvaal Republic 1884 and the resulting influx of foreigners set on making their fortunes, the consequences of this ill-judged raid raised tensions between Cecil John Rhodes and Paul Kruger. It was undoubtedly a contributory cause of the Anglo-Boer War which changed the course of South Africa’s history and affected many lives.

Rodney Grosskopff, a keen historian, is a well-known figure in Plett. Many of us have been entertained by the memorable characters he has played in Plett’s Bitou Amateur Theatrical Society (BATS) productions under the direction of David Hall-Green.

Jameson Raid

BOOKINGS:

Online through QUICKET or in person at Barney’s Kiosk in the Market Square.

For further information please email info@pletthistory.org or telephone: Len – 082 452-1799