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Gereformeerde Kerk - First
Rustenburg, North West

Date:1862
Type:Gereformeerde Kerk - Church
Status:Demolished

Die ou kerkgebou van die eerste Gereformeerde gemeente in Suid-Afrika, gestig deur ds. Dirk Postma op 10 Februarie 1859, afgeneem in 1917 (Ons Kerk Album). Waarskynlik intussen gesloop. Die gebou is in 1961 te midde van omstredenheid gesloop omdat die mure en houtwerk volgens sommige adviseurs so erg deur rysmiere beskadig is dat die gebou nie ekonomiese permanent suksesvol herstel sou kon word nie.
(Morné van Rooyen 2015)

This old church building is one of the first Gereformeerde congregations in South Africa, established by ds. Dirk Postma on 10 February 1859, photographed in 1917 (Ons Kerk Album). The building was demolished amid controversy in 1961 because the walls and woodwork according to some consultants were so badly damaged by termites that repair could not be economically permanently successful.

The first church of the Gereformeerde Kerk Congregation in Rustenburg has been described as "a roomy thatch-roofed house built with mud-bricks". It was taken into use on Christmas day 1862. It later collapsed. A new church, the second, had then already been in the planning stage but would only be built much later. (Konrad Voges. Source ISSUU Gereformeerde Kerk Rustenburg, accessed 2016)


Writings about this entry

Maeder, GA & Zinn, C. 1917. Ons kerk album van Hollandsche kerken en leeraren. Capetown: Cape Times. pg 203