The area around what is now called Algoa Bay was first settled by hunting and gathering people ancestral to the San at least 100,000 years ago. Around 2,000 years ago, they were gradually displaced or assimilated by agriculturalist populations ancestral to the Xhosa, who migrated into the region from the north.
The first Europeans to have visited the area were Portuguese explorers Bartholomeu Dias, who landed on St Croix Island in Algoa Bay in 1488, and Vasco da Gama, who noted the nearby Bird Island in 1497. For centuries, the area was simply marked on European navigation charts as "a landing place with fresh water".
Mrs Steenkamp, speaking from her home in PortElizabeth today, said Pistorius had not only taken Reeva's life but also that of her husband Barry, who died last September after a decade of failing health following his daughter's murder.
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"When I look at the portrait it's like I am seeing my mother in real life," said Magilazi, who had travelled from Gqeberha (formerly PortElizabeth) for the unveiling of the tombstone at her mother's grave in Highfield township.
He succumbed to a kidney ailment in a hospital on Saturday morning while visiting family in PortElizabeth. The pacer had overcome many hurdles in his life, both personal and professional, which he documented in his 2020 book ‘Crossing Boundaries’.