Riebeek West

Oubaas – Jan Christiaan Smuts walked with kings

Jan Christian Smuts was born in a humble whitewashed homestead on the farm Ongegund, Riebeek West on 24 May 1870. He was the second son of Jacobus Abraham and Catharina Petro-nella Smuts, and was home until the age of twelve. He was expected to tend his father’s livestock, geese, goats and horses, but still had [...]