Stellenbosch Libraries


6 May 2021

Article by The earliest deeds for Meerlust are signed by Simon van der Stel and dated 1693. These lands extended much further than the present farm, and there were grazing rights as far afield as Saldanha Bay. The original T-shaped house of plastered stone was built by Henning Hüsing, an illiterate German stockman, whose […]

Biography of Landscape: Karoo as Canvas

29 April 2021

In this article (11 January 2021), Janine Loubser assesses the shifts in artistic interpretation and portrayal of the Karoo landscape through a biographical exploration of South African artists inspired by this vast arid interior, including the effects thereof on local identity and activity trends. Read more:

In honour of a remarkable South African architect, Gawie Fagan (15 November 1925 – 13 September 2020)

8 November 2020

The art historians, Mary Cook and Hans Fransen write that the three most important and influential architects in the Western Cape during the middle of the previous century were Gawie Fagan, Pius Pahl and Revel Fox. All three did important architectural work in Stellenbosch. Gawie Fagan died recently.

The Flèche of Notre Dame, Paris

19 August 2020

Marilyn Martin, an honorary associate of the Michaelis Art School gives her informed opinion on the French government’s plans to restore the spire or flèche of the Notre Dame. Her insight also scaffolds the way in which we can think about heritage in general.

Hannes Meiring

6 May 2010

Hannes Meiring, bekende argitek en bewaringsvegter wat in die jare sewentig ‘n landwye beweging gelei het om Kerkplein in Pretoria te bewaar, het vandeesweek onverwags aan huis in Stellenbosch gesterf. Hy was 75 jaar. Die beweging van destyds om Kerkplein te red was meer as net ‘n gewone bewaringspoging. Dit was voorbladnuus en volbladnuus in […]