Pontac Street, Paarl c1920

Van Niekerks of Pontac

Volunteers at the Heemkring are currently working on what will possibly become one of the Heemkring’s single largest collections of personal documents. The documents – personal and business letters, invoices, reports – all belonged to Diederik Johannes van Niekerk, and were rediscovered in the Heemkring’s attic. Most of the documents predate WWII, and the oldest letter was written in 1897. Continue reading