Tag Archives: Afrikaans

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree school.

Lively lads, Grey House, Plumtree School, and it has suddenly dawned on me after all this time that that is in fact just what they were. It passed one by at the time but as time progressed and one left … Continue reading

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College of Knowledge and Legends:Part two.

Second night bash of legends in Durban Natal. Legends eh? Actually we are no more famous sporting or any other type of legends, we’re just an ordinary bunch of lads learning farming (agriculture) at Gwebi Agricultural College, sometimes known as … Continue reading

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Lake Kariba and Hornbill Lodge.

Lake Kariba and Hornbill Lodge is one of those beautiful places which people need to know more about. A quiet solitude where one can find tranquility and a piece of ones soul again. I can vouch for this. On a … Continue reading

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College days at the College of Knowledge.

College and the drinks culture. College days were unequivocally the highlight of mine, and I’m positive anybody else who went there, life. That’s Gwebi College of Agriculture in the then Rhodesia and renown world wide as the finest Agricultural College … Continue reading

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Cochlear ear implant pioneer.

The Cochlear ear implant is a medical miracle and don’t I know it. This is about hope, it’s about trying to inspire people not to listen to doom sayers. Sometimes life can treat you harshly, but many people have and … Continue reading

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An Afrikaans Teacher.

Say again, now what is Afrikaans, I have never heard of it? Quite simply it is a form of bastardised Dutch spoken by a cross section of people living in South Africa. Believe it or not the first white settlers … Continue reading

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Chilapalapa, a language.

Chilapalapa. Oh what splendid times there were living and growing up on a farm in Rhodesia. All the different people and all the different languages. The wonderful time before people learnt to hate. We got around communicating in what was … Continue reading

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