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Joanne Gibson: On some of the ‘invisible’ people of early Cape...

As Jeanne Viall, Wilmot James and Jakes Gerwel note in Grape - From Slavery to BEE - Stories of the Vineyards in South Africa,...

Joanne Gibson: On Cape wine during the 1660s

When the Cape’s first winegrower, Jan van Riebeeck, departed for VOC headquarters in Batavia in April 1662, his successor as commander was Zacharias Wagenaar...

Joanne Gibson: The Cape’s first winegrower

Jan van Riebeeck was not a very nice fellow. At best, the letters and journal he wrote detailing his decade as first commander of...