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The Waldensian Connection PDF Print E-mail
Written by Werner Joubert   
Friday, 31 August 2012 13:16

I am sure that if you are a Joubert, you have grown up knowing that our Joubert ancestors were Huguenots who fled France in the late seventeenth century due to religious persecution, looking for a place where they could practice their religion and raise their children according to the tenets of their faith. You may not be familiar with a more ancient part of our heritage - before our ancestors became Protestants in the mid sixteenth century, they were Waldensians.

Last Updated on Friday, 31 August 2012 16:04
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Family Bible of Rooi Jozua Joubert, *15 October 1853 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Werner Joubert   
Monday, 17 August 2009 23:24

Charmaine van Rooyen (born Joubert), great granddaughter of Jozua Adriaan (Rooi Jozua) Joubert, born 15 October 1853,  kindly provided us with these pictures of the first few pages of Rooi Jozua's family bible.

Last Updated on Friday, 21 August 2009 10:10
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The Beginning PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pieter J Kriel   
Thursday, 30 July 2009 00:16

Franschhoek, meaning French Corner, was founded in 1688 by the Huguenots; French Calvinist protestants who fled prosecution in France for their religious convictions. 200 of the highly skilled and experienced French settlers found a new home in the Cape towards the end of the 17th century. The Huguenots went into agriculture and introduced wine production in South Africa. The Huguenot Monument in Franschhoek is a reminder of these immigrants. Many places and families in this area keep their original French names, such as Joubert, Cilliers, du Toit, Marais, Malherbe, De Villiers or Le Roux. In and around Franschhoek are many renowned wine estates situated like Boschendal, La Motte, L'Ormarins, Dieu Donné, Mouton-Excelsior and Haute Provence.

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2009 05:38
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DNA Success Story PDF Print E-mail
Written by Pieter J Kriel   
Sunday, 02 August 2009 03:05

On 28 August 1906 a baby boy was born in Worcester Cape. Come 1909, the boy was indentured to Jacobus Meyer Joubert and his wife, Rachel. To all accounts, the loving couple brought him up as one of their own, providing him with a basic but good education allowing him to become a wireman for the Cape Town City Council. On 01 May 1931, in the prime of his life, he died not knowing who his father was.  Here, it would have ended, were it not for the fact that he left behind a young family who, against difficult odds, endured the Great Depression and went on to survive.

Last Updated on Saturday, 14 August 2010 01:47
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Joubert Family Portal PDF Print E-mail
Written by Administrator   
Saturday, 07 July 2007 04:54

The Joubert Family Portal is now online. There, you will find a constant source of information about the activities of contributors powering the Joubert Project.

Last Updated on Monday, 27 July 2009 22:50
 
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