Richtersveld Communities

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Eksteenfontein, the settlement in the Richtersveld was named after Ds Peter Eksteen who served the first church congregation in 1945. The town is mostly populated by a group of people originally known as ‘Bo-Sluis Basters’ who settled there in the 1940’s as a result of the apartheid’s separatism policies of the day.

Today the community has become very close-knit and thrive on stock farming and working on the various diamond mines in the Richtersveld.

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