This memorandum serves as an agreement reached between the Seboka Team under the leadership of Prof. Abel J. Pienaar and the Griqua Royal House. An appointed Seboka member will be expected to abide and respect the values and norms of the community while conducting research.
The following are the terms and conditions of agreement.
 The Seboka team is given the permission to conduct the research within the Griqua community, on a mutual capacity principle;
 The conducted research will be based on the Indigenous Knowledge Systems, of which the community will lead and guide the proceedings;
 The team (Seboka) will conduct the research using multiple research methodologies but the primary approach will be conducting “makgotla” with the assistance of a nominated member of the Griqua Royal House;
 The Seboka team will always respect the community and make sure that all the information is treated confidential;
 The research will be conducted by the appointed Seboka researcher, who will in turn sign the consent;
 Both parties also agree that the shared information remains the property of the Griqua Royal House unless otherwise stated;
This memorandum will be used as a global consent for conducting the research in the community. The participants’ rights will also be taken into consideration and be respected while conducting the research. These rights are but not limited to the following:
 Autonomy and self-identification
 Privacy
 Confidentiality
 Justice
 Non-maleficence
 Voluntary participation
 Freedom of speech and movement as it will be an open forum
These conditions were discussed and agreed upon by the two parties (Community leader and Seboka Team leader). The terms and conditions discussed above are legal and bonding to the parties.

North West Griquas – Noordwes Griekwas



Under the auspice of The Griqua Royal House


                                                                                    BARENSE GRIQUA HOUSE – NALEDI

       6 First Avenue Colridge Vryburg8601 Tell:053 927 2715 Fax:086 219 0222 Email: Cell 0785298573


Chris Pienaar                                                                                                                                                                        Date: 10-10-2012



Dear Honourable High Comm A.M.W Messelaar

Great is the pleasure to thank you and the entire Administration for the work that you are doing and the doors that you are opening for the Griqua Royal House and to listen to our untimely complaints.


A Slaves Dream

  • Beside the ungathered rice he lay
  • His sickle in his hand
  • His breast was bare
  • His matted hair was buried in the sand
  • Wide through the landscape of his dreams
  • He saw his Native Land


Our leadership is divided into 3 Categories

  1. Autocrat –    Poor leadership
  2. Democrat – The best type of leadership
  3. Laissez Faire – Opposite of Autocrat Leadership

Volgens EL Fick R was Barend Barendse se stamhoofskap teen 1830 die mees stabiele Leierskap in Griekwastad.




Here are the following inputs of leadership to drive towards our destiny in 2016.

v  We the Barendse Griqua House under the leadership of Minnie Wilhemiena Barendse Kruger would like to be recognised by government.

v  We as the BGH would like to benefit from Government Funding.

v  To improve on poverty eluviation in the Naledi and District Municipalities in the DRSM and entire North West.

v  Our King and Kapteine being looked after in terms of Safety and Security.

v  Our leaders be treated with respect and dignity

v  We as Griqua`s clan must live out our CULTURE and start to learn our LANGUAGE and start to be a nation who stand together, fight for the rights of our people to have a better life.

v  To improve and resubmit business plans that did not get funding on previous submitting.

v  To put land claims as collective for the Griqua communities.

v  Om in elke provinsie die administrasie in order te kry, kantore ten volle te beman in die Distriks ook.

v  Om alle Huise in die Provinsies bekend te stel aan die Premier en Tradisionele Huise.

v  Alle Provinsiale leiers moet deel uitmaak van die GRIQUA ROYAL HOUSE se Administrasie.



Our prayer is to join hands with the Government of the day and walk in the footsteps of our ancestors and create a country of peace and harmony.





Chief Chris Leonard Pienaar


Kaptein M W Barendse Kruger


















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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

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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

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