‘n Plek In Die Geskiedenis

Hier is ‘n voorbeeld van vertellings oor Hanekoms wat hulle spore in die geskiedenis gelaat het. Soos ek bydraes ontvang, of artikels raakloop, sal hierdie bladsye uitgebrei word.

Coenrad Andries Johannes Hanekom (1864-1952) (Indeks Nr 1999)

Ek weet my oupa Hansie (Johannes Jurgens, Indeks Nr 1979) was op ‘n stadium ‘n delwer en diamantkoper in Kimberley, later skoolsekretaris in Christiana, en ook burgemeester, winkeleienaar en vrederegter daar. Sy pa, my Oupagrootjie, was Coenrad Andries Johannes Hanekom (1864-1952) (Indeks Nr 1999).

Dirk Jacobus Hanekom

20 September – Boeremag members, Dirk Hanekom and Henk van Zyl, are arrested in Memel, Free State but only Hanekom is charged

Dirk Jacobus Hanekom (b.1956) is a retired colonel from Tempe military base in Bloemfontein and a right-wing extremist who belongs to the Boeremag, an irredentist organization. Hanekom was one of the leaders of the plot to overthrow the South African government with the aim of declaring a Boer republic in 2002. He was arrested on the 20 September 2002 on a farm in the Memel district in the eastern Free State. Hanekom was charged with treason and brought to trial with 21 other alleged members of the right-wing Boeremag at the Pretoria High Court on the 19 May 2003.

Gerhardus Jacobus ‘Oom Gert’ Hanekom

From the Namibian

December 3, 1999 – Web posted at 10:01 a.m. GMT

Hanekom dies

TANGENI AMUPADHI

ONE of Government’s financial brains has died. Gerhardus ‘Oom Gert’ Hanekom passed away in Windhoek yesterday after a long illness.

He was suffering from stomach cancer and a combination of other illnesses. He had undergone a heart bypass several months ago.

At the time of his death Hanekom (69) was Government’s advisor on economic affairs and was in charge of the President’s Economic Advisory Council that draws together the private and public sectors.

Hanekom filled various Ministerial posts in the wake of Independence – serving as Minister of Environment and Tourism, of Finance and of Agriculture, Water and Rural Development. He joined the National Assembly at the same time.

Hanekom was a chartered accountant and a director of several companies – positions he relinquished because of his direct role in Government.

A former member of the National Party, Hanekom resigned from the party that implemented apartheid and started associating with Swapo in 1988.

President Sam Nujoma’s advisor Isaac Kaulinge said Hanekom was liked and respected for his knowledge and experience.

“He will be missed for his knowledge and experience,” said Kaulinge. “Definitely he will leave a vacuum.”

Kaulinge extended a message of condolence to Hanekom’s wife and the bereaved family.

Dankie aan Dr André Hanekom, Oom Gert se seun, vir die volgende bydrae:

“My pa het aan die Dirkie Uys Hoërskool in Mooreesburg matrikuleer toe hy sestien jaar oud was, is in die Kaap by Theron, Van der Poel en Kie opgelei as geoktrooieerde rekenmeester en het weke na my geboorte (14/11/1956) Windhoek toe getrek om hier te kom praktiseer.

Hy was sedert 1957 in private praktyk as geoktrooieerde rekenmeester, eers as venoot van die firma P.J. Malherbe en Kie, en vanaf 1975 onder sy eie naam G.J. Hanekom en Kie. Hierdie praktyk wat hy in 1975 begin het, is vandag die Namibia deel van die internasionaal bekende rekenmeestersfirma Price Waterhouse Coopers.

Met onafhanklikheidswording van Namibia in 1990 het hy op versoek van ons destydse Staatspresident, Dr. Sam Nujoma (wie hy in 1988 in Kabwe, Zambia ontmoet het), sy praktyk verkoop en lid geword van die eerste kabinet van Namibia. Hy was lid van die Nasionale Vergadering van Namibia en het tot hy oorlede is in 1999 die volgende portefuljes beklee: aanvanklik Minister van Landbou, Water en Landelike Ontwikkeling, toe Minister van Finansies, toe Minister van Natuurbewaring en Toerisme. Hierna is hy aangestel as Spesiale Adviseur van die President oor Ekonomiese Aangeleenthede. Hierdie pos het hy gevul tot hy oorlede is”

Hendrik Andries ‘Tokkies’ Hanekom

Tokkies Hanekom, who played a leading role in Afrikaans theatre, was born in Beaufort West in 1893. His career started with performances at church concerts and auctions throughout the Karoo. By 1925 he was a well-known professional and two years later he launched on of the country’s first and most successful Afrikaans theatre groups. He was also responsible for establishing a theatre school in Bloemfontein. A proposed tour of Europe was stopped by the outbreak of World War II, but his theatre group nevertheless went from strength to strength locally and was the first recipient of the “SA Akademie’s” commemorative medal for dramatic art