Monthly Archives: May 2014

Fracture

1981 may have been a career boosting start to my career as a construction surveyor, but emotionally, it was torture. Sheila steadfastly refused to join me in the Transvaal. She cited her boys being settled in school and having to … Continue reading

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Learner Surveyor

Little did I believe that my application as a learner surveyor to one of the major construction companies in South Africa, Concor Construction (Pty) Ltd, would bear fruit. They flew me to Johannesburg for an interview, subsequently accepting me, but … Continue reading

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Movin’ again.

1980 – Imprefed (Pty) Ltd. Carlo Bighi was senior mechanic in the Imprefed workshop. I often bothered him to sharpen the hand-tools used for digging by my fencing team. He did it the proper way, by heating up the tips … Continue reading

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Trek Ferreira

Sheila and I loved the years we spent on the Amos-Brown’s farm, Lower Craik Cross, in the Modderlaagte, but while I was working for the construction company, Imprefed, in Cathcart, the expense of travelling twenty kilometres to work every day … Continue reading

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Kouga River Trek

Intrigued by a wide blank space on the map between the Baviaanskloof which I had travelled to catch up with William Bond, botanist, doing research there in January, 1978 (see:”Runaway” posted March 4, 2014) and the parallel main road in … Continue reading

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