oa South African Journal of Cultural History - Die wamakersbedryf van die Paarl tot 1893

Volume 7, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 1018-0745



The wagon-building industry became the biggest industry in South Africa in the 18th century and kept its leading position till the end of the 19th century. It was mostly in Afrikaner hands. In this article firstly the general historical development of the industry is discussed. The article deals primarily with the wagon-building industry of the Paarl because of its leading role in South Africa. The wagon-building industry of the Paarl was been influenced by all the economic factors that prevailed in the rest of the country.

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