Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tales of the Modderlaagte

When we arrived to live in the farmhouse of Lower Craik Cross, the tar road from Cathcart heading west to join the Queenstown- Fort Beaufort main road had been recently completed, but it had been a very difficult contract. Persistent … Continue reading

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The Fencing Foreman

If it is possible to be brief about the history of a construction company that began its life in the 1920s, here is a little of the background of Imprefed (Pty) Ltd, which I joined in 1978. In about 1929, … Continue reading

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A Whole lotta Dyin’

If you were going to die, the latter half of 1978 was a popular time to do it. Pope Paul VI died 6th August, and trumpet legend Eddie Calvert died on 7th and South African State President Nico Diedericks died … Continue reading

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Ciskei Cattle Ranch Manager

Theoretically, the Ciskei, as it became known, to distinguish it from the Transkei, was another ‘homeland’ for Xhosa people in accordance with the Apartheid policy of separate development. It lay between the Fish and Kei Rivers, but was a tattered … Continue reading

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