New postdoctoral student recruited to work on church records

Esté Kotze will join the Cape Panel team in 2023 as a new postdoctoral student. Esté completed her PhD in History at Stellenbosch University in 2022. She has been tasked with investigating the Dutch Reformed Church cashbooks, which expose the extent of loans the church made during the first century of European settlement. Esté’s position is funded by the Dutch Reformed Church’s research fund.