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Karel Landman Monument, Alexandria, Port Elizabeth
Retiefmonument, Port Elizabeth
Andries Pretorius standbeeld, Graaf-Reinette
Simboliese Ossewagedenkteken, Worcester
Die Franse Hugenote, Franschoek
Gideon Scheepers, Graaf-Reinet
Jan van Riebeeck, Kaapstad
Maria van Riebeeck, Kaapstad
Kaaps Hollandse Boustyl, Kaapstad
De Posthuys, Kaapstad
Koopmans de Wet-huis, Kaapstad
J.H. Hofmeyr (Onze Jan), Kaapstad
J.C. Smuts, Kaapstad
Groote Kerk, Kaapstad
Genootskap van Regte Afrikaners, Oos-Londen
Afrikaanse Taalmuseum, Stellenbosch
Ds J.H. Neethling, Stellenbosch
Jan Marais, Stellenbosch
D.F. Malan, Stellenbosch
Kaart vd Kaapprovinsie
Places named after members of the Council of Policy
A number of towns in the former Cape Colony were named after members of the Council of Policy and/or family members. These place names still exist and form part of the South African name heritage. Where possible, the first time a particular place name appears in the Resolutions the context, date and volume number are provided.
British take-over of the Cape of Good Hope
Financial and commercial setbacks in the midst of contradictory political factors (the war between the Netherlands and England , 1780-1784, as well as the Great Revolution that started in 1789 in France , which declared war against England and the Republic of the Netherlands ) forced the VOC to cut down expenses and to reorganise the Company. After their arrival at the Cape in June 1792, the Commissioners-General S.C. Nederburgh and S.H. Frijkenius introduced certain changes. In Europe history also took a turn when French troops occupied the Netherlands in 1795 and thus made a Batavian take-over possible. Prince Willem V fled to England.
On 11 June 1795 an English fleet under the command of Admiral Elphinstone and General Craig anchored in Simon’s Bay. Although Commissioner Sluysken and the Council of Policy refused to surrender they were in a weak military position. After a month of skirmishes at Muizenburg the English gained a victory over the Cape militia. On the last page of the last volume in which the Resolutions of the Council of Policy are contained (C. 231), appears the written conditions of “Capitulation” in both English and Dutch, signed on 16 September 1795.
In 1799 the Batavian Republic abolished the “Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie”.