NPC 2014/052716/08


The GRIQUA ROYAL HOUSE will operate in the 7 provinces

We want to be the benchmark of meaningful public participation between the Griqua Royal House, National, Provincial, Local Government and the communities to ensure sustainable development and effective service delivery.

Our mission is to render a service to our communities that is, accessible, non-political and representative to our communities to ensure sustainable development, job creation, business development. Conducting needs analysis to ascertain the development and needs of our communities. To facilitate development to, improve the quality of life for women, youth and other vulnerable groups. Develop skills audit within our communities and to facilitate skills programs and Traditional, Cultural and Language projects.
Land availability requests: for a Cultural Village

With this proposal the GRH hereby formally request for the available land within Atlantis the for the development of a cultural village that will boost the tourism sector as well as create jobs desperately needed by the region and its people.
The cultural village will be a display of the Griqua nation cultural heritage and will add value to understanding the Griqua community and opens the impact it can have economically on our communities.

The aim is to establish numerous projects within the cultural village to the benefit of the communities within the boundaries of the municipality. These projects includes, Fynbos and aquaculture initiatives.
We trust that you will favourably approve our request and assist us to bring tangible change to our people’s lives through this project.

1. Khoisan Village
2. Bed and Breakfast
3. Women and Disable empowerment.
4. Youth empowerment.
5. Economic Growth and job creation.
6. Equitable and effective Services delivery.
7. Sustainable agri culture development.

The main interest of the GRH is Traditional and Cultural community Development.
We will operate on a profit basis.
The services rendered by the GRH will be accessible to everybody in the communities.
The GRH consists of sub-structures:
1. Traditional ,Culture and Language
2. Women’s League
3. Youth League
4. Disable and Elderly
5. Religion
6. Economic development
7. Sport and Recreation
8. Fishery
9. Rural land development
10. Agriculture

The Griquas or ‘Griekwas’ has a mixed-race lineage that comprises Khoisan, slave and European ancestry .whose origin could be traced back to the 17th century. During the last past of the 17th century an increasing number of colonial farmers forced the Griqua, originally called ‘Bastards’, and other indigenous groups to their traditional area around the Cape.

In 1750, under Adam Kok I, they left the Cape Colony from Piketberg to Kamiesberg . They were converted to Christianity by missionaries of the London Missionary Society, and in 1813 while visiting Klaarwater (later named Griquatown), the missionary John Campbell persuaded the Kok group to change their name. They decided to call themselves Griquas, in commemoration of their Chaguriqua or Grigrigua Khoi origin.
The Griqua’s played an important part in various areas of South Africa within the Cape Colony and beyond its northern frontier during the second half of the 17th, 18th century till today. Testimony to the Griqua presence is the fact that extensive district were for a considerable period in colonial and post-colonial history known as Piketberg, Griqualand- West, Namakwaland, Free-State and Griqualand-East.

The original population of South Africa and the Cape Winelands was made up of people descendent from the San hunter gatherers and the Khoi herders. The dispersion of humans to the area dates back as far as 1 million years ago and the San were the first known indigenous inhabitants. The San occupied the area from around 21 000 years ago and lived off plants, herds of game and marine life. Zebra, wildebeest and eland were among the main species hunted. The extinction of these game species led to significant changes in the environment and human activities. The practice of herding only became established with the spread of the Khoi herders or KhoeKhoen people about 2 000 years ago. The Khoi led a nomadic lifestyle, living of resources of the environment and moving around after better grazing for their sheep and cattle. They lived in small ‘kraals’ with often over one hundred people . The matjieshuis, a semi-permanent mat-house , was perfectly suited to the nomadic lifestyle of the Khoi herders.

The introduction of domestic stock had a very different ecological influence of the plant communities compared with local wild herbivores. Stock-keeping also constraint the Khoi to areas of sufficient grazing and so each clan occupied their own territorial grazing area. Three main clans, namely the Cochoqua, Chainoqua, and Hawequas lived in the Cape Winelands

The Cochoqua or ‘Saldanhars’ occupied the West Coast and consisted of a southern and northern group. The southern group lived in the vicinity of the Paarde Berg at the Mosselbank River under chief Oedasoa and were considered one of the richest and strongest Khoi Tribes.

The Hawequas occupied the area of the Du Toits Kloof Mountains, while the remainder of the area was occupied by the Chainoqua (‘Soeswas’). The grazing area of the Soeswas stretched from the Eerste River, across the Hottentots Holland Mountains, and inland towards the Riviersonderend River and the Breede River.
The GRH make used of top to bottom approached, and not bottom to top.
Respect                 Commitment                      Belonging
Integrity                 Communication                 Co-operation
Trust                     Tolerance                        Responsibility
Knowledge              Transparence                  Stability

Workshops: tourism, construction industry, Property development, construction industry, clothing industry, mining, farms/agriculture, fishery and administration. Logistic and marketing skills
Training: tourism, construction industry, Property development, construction industry, clothing industry, mining, farms/agriculture, fishery and administration, skills training, import and export, business training/development and tendering processes. Training and skills development programs must link to sustainable job opportunities and job creation and business opportunities.

The Youth entrepreneurial empowerment.
Agri-culture projects
Women and disable empowerment.
Put measurements in place to link with other development projects.
National Marketing Strategy, International and Domestic Skills Developing Programs.
Get funders involved to develop businesses.
Facilitate BBBEE AND SMEE partnerships with investors and local businesses.
Start a BRICK MARKETING project.

Build partnership with overseas investors.
Make sure that the projects, has reach full phases before 2029.
Empower 200 businesses through sustainable partnerships before 2029.
Created 7000, jobs before 2029.

The following principles will guide the implementation of the Griqua development & business trustI.
Principle 1
To extend business support and development services through the GRH to the largest number of members/people.
Principle 2 (Outreach)
To ensure business support and development services through the GRH, extended to reach under - served areas, markets and particularly the poor and disadvantage.
Principle 3 (Impact)
To ensure business support and development services through the GRH, result in viable, self – sustainable enterprises, business whose growth can be contribute to alleviating poverty.
Principle 4 (Cost effectiveness)
Resources that are allocated to the GRH for projects will be used efficiently and effectively.
Principle 5 (Sustainability)
To ensure business support, development services and benefits through the GRH continue for as long as possible.
Principle 6 (Development)
Ensuring business are provided with all thee necessary information/guidance on access to business support and development services.

We seek:
Human Resources

As we all know that there is a huge unemployment history and poverty in our country, thus will be the GRH contribution to help Government to reduce unemployment, poverty and crime. The Griqua Royal House, as a Traditional and Cultural organization can only do this through Partnership with Government spheres, Private sector and our communities.

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20.05 | 15:46

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17.05 | 03:46

I am researching my Great Great Grandfather Missionary Christoph Andreas Sass who married an Orlam Kaaitjie Engelbrecht in Silver Fountain 1817. Any help please

17.05 | 03:33

I am doing research of my Great Great Grandfather Christoph Andreas Sass who was a missionary in Namaqualand from 1811 and moved to Captain Cornelius Kok's Kraa

15.05 | 14:16

Thanks Joe

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