This document, authored by Robin Morgan Pelteret of Cape Town, South Africa, is constituted of his research into the origins of a family into which he married, namely the family Kotzee (Kotzé) of Winburg, Orange Free State, South Africa.


The assistance of the National Archives, Bloemfontein, Cape Town and Pretoria; the office of the Surveyor-General, Cape Town; The South African National Library, Cape Town; the Genealogical Library of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; the Huguenot Foundation of South Africa; and Mrs. Winnie West of Bloemfontein, Mrs Margaret Nowak (neé Kotzé) of Pretoria, Mrs Delene Kotzé of Winburg, Dr Petrus Kotzé of Pretoria and our sons, Marc and Jean-Paul Pelteret is acknowledged with thanks.


Elements of other family trees are included as these were researched in parallel to the Kotzé (Kotzee) family and complement its history.


As in all such studies, the work is not definitive and numerous matters remain unexplained. It is hoped that these will be elucidated with time. I apologise in advance for any errors in fact or interpretation. Future additions to the site will appear dated under the heading APPENDIX.