I had the privilege of meeting one of the most interesting people I’ve ever met, and a further privilege to build this individual a website for a festival he’s looking to make happen in 2022.
His name is Anton Ferreira and he’s a retired chartered accountant.
The festival he’s hoping to bring to life is a celebration of the Ferreira family’s 300th year in South Africa.
The first Ferreira landed in South Africa in June 1722 and became the father of one of the most widespread family groups in South Africa.
One of the Afrikaans nation’s favourite old folk tunes is called VAT JOU GOED EN TREK, and contains the line, Vat jou goed en trek Ferreira, an obvious reference to an individual with the surname, Ferreira.
If you’re a Ferreira and would like to know more about the 300 year feast, visit the Ferreira 300 website.