Category Archive: Society

Jul 03

Dr. Killie Campbell – Collector Extraordinaire

Killie Campbell seated at her desk.

Article written by Mark Norman. On Friday 9 September 1881 under a full moon. a baby drew her first breath on her parent’s farm Cornubia, near present day Mount  Edgecombe, in the South African province of Natal to the unbridled delight of her parents Marshall and Ellen Campbell. The challenge of a rural home delivery …

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Jan 03 2015

Durban Art Deco Soc

DURBAN ART DECO SOCIETY The Durban Art Deco Society (DADS) was founded in 1999 and is run by a small but enthusiastic committee who try to encourage owners of Art Deco style buildings to be aware of their heritage, offer advice on restoration/repainting, and organise lectures/tours, etc. We also have a small room at Surrey …

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Aug 09

A Scientific Honouring of Death

  Prompted by the passing away of DR. Johan Swartz, and searching for a deeper insight into the biggest question that life confronts us with I fortuitously came across this inspiring essay by the Rev Michael Dowd.

Jul 12

Olive Schreiner: South Africa’s first “hippie”

Friends of Kloof Library Forum Heather Parker Lewis from Cape Town gave us a most interesting and fascinating talk  entitled “Olive Schreiner: South Africa’s first hippie”,

Apr 22

First ‘Englishman’ to use a Handkerchief?

MY COMPENDIUM OF FASCINATING HISTORICAL IRRELEVANCIES – 2 Robin Lamplough Who would you describe as “the historian’s historian”? My money would be on the late Barbara W. Tuchman, who first achieved professional recognition with The Zimmerman Telegram in 1958 and won a first of two Pulitzer Prizes for The Guns of August (1962). But apart from …

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Feb 01

Opinion Analysis. Prof. Jonathan Jansen

If I had to make the choice with my own children today, I would seriously consider not sending my child to school in South Africa, for one simple reason: I do not trust a system that makes it possible fora child to pass Grade 12 with 30% in some subjects and 40% in other subjects. …

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Aug 15

Cartoonists take a stand.

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