File Da20 - Plaatje, S T, Fordsburg. To Bra [Silas Molema, Mafeking]

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ZA HPRA A979-D-Da-Da20


Plaatje, S T, Fordsburg. To Bra [Silas Molema, Mafeking]


  • 14 August 1912 (Creation)

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autograph letter signed last page faint and illegibleExtent3 pages

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(19th - 20th century)

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Has had difficulty in buying the printing press of "Motsualle wa Johannesburg"; Advocate Seme tried to discourage Mr Cele from lending them money; subsequently a Mr Jeebe of Natal enabled himto buy the machinery:

on Monday they will begin printing the new paper, Tsala ea Bathe, in Serolong, Sepedi and English; people in the Transvaal are supporting this project by holding concerts in various centres as they regard it as a union between the Barolong and Bapedi people: the object is to raise a working capital to pay the workers initially and to gain the support of the people; urges Barolong to involve themselves to show that they support the union...

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  • Tswana
  • English

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