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Sing before breakfast

DUTOITSPAN MINE, KIMBERLEY, JUNE 1960.  When acting shiftboss Dennis Knox walked into the shiftbosses’ underground office that morning there was a strange glint in his eye; there was foam coming out of his mouth, and he was carrying a stick … Continue reading

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PARTY PARTY

“Ladies and gentlemen thank you for coming to this review of our performance in parliament during the last session, and some thoughts for the future.  And a big welcome to the large media contingent: as you can see, we have … Continue reading

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WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Here’s Wineou and wife in April 1970 at the Alphen Hotel, Constantia near Cape Town and at the Breede River Mouth near Cape Town in September 1970 in a pic taken by Dave Woods. (I didn’t need the gaff to … Continue reading

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AN EMBARRASSING MOMENT

Part of a September 1965 Playboy interview with Peter O’Toole goes like this: Playboy: After The Bible you made a comedy called What’s New Pussycat? with Peter Sellers. Everybody agrees that it’s fairly far out. Are they correct? O’Toole: It … Continue reading

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SAVING ELECTRICITY

Whilst going for a walk the other day I noticed that some people are particularly diligent about saving electricity. Even respectable Rondebosch matrons are refraining from using their indicators. This caused a little puzzlement and hesitation to oncoming traffic when … Continue reading

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OF OSTRICHES AND US

I like taking tourists to the Cape Point Ostrich Farm. Ernst the owner is a retired orthopaedic surgeon who takes quite an interest in the anatomy and lifestyle of ostriches. He keeps his in paddocks with a breeding pair in … Continue reading

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DRESSING FOR DINNER

When I cycled from Cape Town to Durban in May 1982 I carried a tent, sleeping bag, cooking utensils and a few changes of clothing that I would need for a holiday in Natal and Sun City with the sexy … Continue reading

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