African Affluence



It is interesting to know that the Dutch founding father of South Africa, Jan Van Riebeeck, died in Batavia (now Jakarta) in 1677. The sea route between the Spice Islands and tip of Africa was frequently traveled, and many influences from the Dutch East Indies are apparent as the diversity of this nation became a small part of the ‘Rainbow Nation’s richness from a forgotten period when East met South. Development progessed with the passage of time, and it is not at all ironic that luxury real-estate in South Africa is booming as right here in Indonesia.

STORY BY Dewald Haynes PHOTO BY Nico van der Meulen Doc.

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