Preliminary archival report regarding the Monyeke-Makgai land claim in the Waterberg and Potgietersrust areas, Limpopo Province (LCC 18/04)


This report is a preliminary report dealing with certain historical documents regarding farms mentioned relating to the Monyeki-Makgai land claim. The loss of certain information in the Deeds Office in Pretoria, make a final interpretation impossible at this moment.

A number of five farms are mentioned in the documentation and therefore all of these were included in the study, although it is believed that not all of these are included in the claims. This aspect needs to be clarified.

Three basic sources were used for obtaining information. These are the farm registers in the Dees Office in Pretoria as well as the Central Archives Depot and Transvaal Archives Depot, which forms part of the National Archives repository. Information obtained from the Office of the Surveyor-General and the files of the Land Claims Commission were used to obtain additional information.

Although some remarks are made with relation to the contents of these documents, no final interpretation is given. This will be done in a final report after further research has been done.

Report by

Anton C. van Vollenhoven BA, BA (Hons), DTO, NDM, MA (UP), MA (US), DPhil (UP)