December 22, 2023

News Update December 2023

BREAKING NEWS As some of you will recall at the recent members meeting on the 13th November I mentioned that the future of the History Society was under review Back ground of our society. The late Esje du Toit & Angela Heslop created 2 local history boards with 2 colleagues […]
December 21, 2023

Homage to SJ Du Toit (1940-2014)

October 13, 2023


Esje du Toit grew up on a farm  just outside during the war years and from an early age she wanted to know more about the ‘olden days’. She wondered what the places she knew had looked like before, and who the people were who once lived there. As she […]
September 6, 2023

DR IAN MARAIS: “How I became a surgeon”

INTRODUCTION:  ORAL HISTORY by Walt Mapham Ian’s oral history of his own life in South Africa and the lives of people around him is like the passing down of a family’s heirloom. It provides a fuller, more accurate picture of the past by putting small history (personal) in context of big […]