October 10, 2019

When the history bug bites you

Writer Elaine Davie Today is tomorrow’s yesterday’ is an old adage which indicates the fluidity of history. It is not an event, a time-span, an era; rather, it’s an ever-turning wheel connecting people and places, repeating itself in predictable patterns through time and place. And this, of course, is what […]
October 10, 2019

Stalwarts receive recognition at Mayoral Awards Ceremony

9 October 2019 This year, the coveted Achiever of Excellence Lifetime Award went to Dr Robin Lee and his wife Dr Anina Lee. This award is presented to people who have made a positive and lasting impression in the Overstrand over many years. The couple have both contributed enormously to […]
October 9, 2019

James Douglas Logan, the ‘ideal colonist’

Writer Dr Robin Lee One of the frequent visitors to Hermanus in the early 20th century was James Douglas Logan (1857–1920). A writer has called him ‘the ideal colonist’, and that is true. In the mid-to late-Victorian era, Britain produced colonists in large numbers. The essential components were: an interrupted […]