Adam Rhodes Kok

Adam Kok I founder of the Griqua nation born 1710 died 1795 buried at Warmbad

Adam (Dam)Kok ii

Birth House of Cornelius Kok I at Boesmanskloof

Adam Kok III

Adam Kok III

Monument of Adam Kok iii and Magrieta Kok

House at Klaarwater today known as Griquatown

Adam Kok i founder of the Griqua nation, he called himself a bastard,born in 1710 lost his family in 1713.

Adam Kok iii,son of Adam Kok ii, founder of Kokstad

Adam Kok iv son of Abraham Kok

Adam Kok ii called Dam son of Cornelius Kok i

Lady Kok

Palace of Adam Kok III at Kokstad


After 1978 the government applied it mind to the issues raised by him via letters . Griquas' needs and demands on economy varies and is largely unrealistic and biased not very well motivated as by evidence of Griqua delegation as:
a)Need for additional agricultural another rural land
b) Need for urban land for housing, community facilities and businesses

What really mattered was the objection to the displeasure of dispossession practices
The foundations of development corporations
Job creation
labor training
Commerce Law in CBD

The justification for the legal status of the Griqualand claims are apparently not legal contractual claims on land based. Griqua Land Claims based on historical claims, and traditional sense of community and an identity that their claims are stronger than the black population. All submissions to the judicial commissions of the President, like Bothma, Steyn and Mentz. The factors that led to the loss of land owned by the Griquas were by malicious rumours spread and believed and accepted, like fear of taxes, survey costs, poverty, imperfection of knowledge to measure land, alcohol abuse, need for cash and un wanted land transactions. Some farms were purchased by the state for Griquas as; Kranshoek, Eastland’s, Dawn and Dawn Annexes and have been held in a trust. A committee under the chairmanship of Judge Strydom on the recommendation of the President's Council was appointed. This committee has recommended that certain aspects of the Group Areas Act in 1966 act of 1936 of 1966 that hiring agriculture land for bona fide agricultural purposes by Griquas adversely affected, and that it be investigated urgently. From certain ours like Bothma report and the Department of Home Affairs appears the conditions and desperate but sceptical about the 23 rural areas, such as the conservation system and poor protection, overgrazing and maintenance is not achieved. It is mostly as subsistence farming practiced to family care, and the conditions were still backward farmer or management boards, the land is actually utilized. 

The law on Rural Coloured Areas act 1of 1979 came into effect which granted those management councils more powers and control. The Department of Home Affairs held a wide discussion with farmers and non-farmers and the management boards especially on land use to promote economic farming. Is hereby for the first time that colored farmers heard of availability of financial assistance provides for farming set by Act1of 1977.The aim was too focused on unity farming. The catch was that the board does not accept liability losses, but the gains to be surrendered to the board as to be applied in the community that never really happened.

According to the unilateral census survey of 1980 ,it is alleged that only 46 percent of the Griqua over the age of 7 years as seen Afrikaans literate and only 26 percent as English . It was alleged that the grade literacy among Griquas lower than that of coloreds. Early the Griqua women qualify to the labor market. Their contribution to the economy cannot be left unnoticed. Since 1970,  the women in their industry sectors such as agriculture, construction and manufacturing. In addition, they contributed to the urbanization implications brought to as social issues such as child care. The economic boosted development upliftments of the Griquas are linked to the Griqua concentrations near industrial areas. Shocking are the genomes vent socio-economic disadvantage of the Griquas to the colored, it clearly shows that they were impoverished to be beggars. There are also Griquas in these venties been involved in agriculture justas laborers who have been shamelessly gnomes. The constitution committee of Judge Strydom found that in Griqualand West three farms in Griqua, but whether it belonged to the mon paper was asure thing, but that they practiced agriculture and established a settlement.

At Campbell owned five coloreds’nine plots in town. They hereby objected that the agricultural land was overgrazing. In town congregation as in the case of Campbell was leased to private tenders who again was the white farmers. The sadness of all grazing rights was granted to the property you own edin town, that is to say that a treaty effectively eliminated was entitled to grazing. Campbell made ​​the colored community exclusively only from a treaty which the white village just 35 pensioners existed. This meant that it was degrader by act 110 of 1979 to a local area under the Section Council of the Vaal River falls. It is described as a Griqua / Coloured residential area with about 11hectares with no urban services to eight hundred residents with a single tap. This community faces challenges like poor health, housing, with a high rate of unemployment and weak poverty conditions. The Section Council has already applied for a colored town of 55 hectares to be established because many work elsewhere in other provinces.

Griqua representations on neo tenure especially agricultural land in Griqualand West, areas covered such as Campbell, Pniël, Long lands near Barkley West, Schmidtsdrif the Oppermansgronde and the areas served by the P.K.Le Roux dam as well Gong-Gong, Lourenshoop (Verlorenshoop) and Fonteintjie. Land lost was based due to threatened by cities. Historical Griqua involvement in agriculture and the economical upliftment has brought fear for their culture and traditional practicing. Campbell village is110 km from Kimberley and 46 km from Griqua town and 30 from Douglas and 50 from Lime Acres. The village was originally a Griqua town they founded inhabited why they see it to this day as the only Griqua traditional village in Griqualand West. This village has 17 irrigation scheme mainly consists water springs. Electricity is remotely available with cheap housing. Employment maybe considered by tanning, weaving home industry and the unemployment desalt. The need for Griqua representing on the municipal board at Campbell will granted again Griqua character and self-determination for the Griquas.

Campbell residents have raised objections to the various committees to judge Bothma but it was pointed out that the colored people 's grazing rights was taken away by the actions of the previous local committee who just existed from whites. That the white property purchased together with village green grounds under act 36 of 1966 for a colored residential are a and the farming unit on commons operates. The old councillors of Adam Kok IV's accused the Mentz committee of sympathetic to the Le Fleur's. From documentation I read that Mentz committee made ​​a recommendation that the local authorities purchased a place 30 km from Kimberley for Griquas and that the law states act 1of 1979 practicable locality pursuant administered where necessarytheGriquanumbersjustifyseparatelivingareasdrawforGriquasincoloredlocation.

The Bothma committee recommends that Sydney on Vaal and three other river farms to serve as colored rural towns and , are served requested for the 61families of the Xhosas wants to be resettled at Secretary, Graspan, Holpan and Waterkolk.  The farms should be purchased by government for this purpose. The constitution committee believes that the economic power is a problem in the Griqua and Coloured communities’neo grants from the state, subsidies for housing, jobs, agriculturalland and community facilities. According to the committee, there were only two pieces grounds namely Campbell and Pniël lands for rural development. On 16 November 1982, Dr. J.H.Schoeman of the Department of Constitutional Development and Planning presented memorandum point out on a paper to the President's Committee e the concerns of Griqua communities. The need for schools, especially high schools, subject schools, crèches, housing, old age homes, health  services and facilities for sport. There are no high schools seems to be a big problem for Campbell residence at Kimberley, regarding accommodation. 

  During this time the apartheid and white domination turn hard on the whole nation . People felt literally marginalizing and oppression . Some resident’s donkeys and sheep have been literally seized by the white town management . Other 's dogs have been killed while it was chained . Then ewera has begun for another dark age for some of us . Regulation of water consumption and the abolishment of seasonal workers from Campbell on agricultural farms were faces . The whites tossed false accusations around of cattle theft. While others were picked for absconding and sent to Cape Town for military training at the South African Cape Corps. Other youths left the school standard six or ten in turn search opportunities in other provinces . The griqua’s was classified as colored for a qualify job be easy then you .

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Vanita de Kock nee Kok | Reply 19.09.2011 15.03

I would also like to know when these meetings take place and would also like to know why only certain descendants of Adam Kok III are being recognised?

Delwyn Kok | Reply 15.05.2011 10.32

where does one see the lineage of the kok family and how do we get to know of meetings

kholi Kok | Reply 11.05.2011 17.29

I would like to hear more about Adam Eta Kok and Adam Johannes (Muis) Kok as well as Lodewyk Joseph Kok. we would like to get detailed information about them.

Comm.Kabab | Reply 09.05.2011 10.14

I herewith would suggest a display of the Royal Kok familytree to show the bloodline.
Fantastic start
Commisioner Kabab(Western Cape)

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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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