I was born in 1961 in what was then the Union of South Africa, and I have lived in South Africa for most of my life, and that encompasses a period from 1961 till 2013. I have seen so many things change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. I have lived through periods of strife and progress. I was born a few days before the birth of a republic, the oppression by a minority, the sheer lunacy of apartheid, the joys of freedom, a new change of government and the rebirth of a nation. I have only lived in Johannesburg, in the blue collar part of town, went to school there and chances are will die here one day as well. The old “City of Gold” as I knew it is only a memory, there is very little of what I remember still around, and alas I feel that things have deteriorated for the worst. Much of what I have written here is pertinent to me, it is as I recall it, and often I cannot put a date to what is written. I apologise, its so long ago. Opinions expressed here are not necessarily official policy of any organisation or person, most are my own humble opinion. Many of the photo’s here come from publications which I cannot recall, and copyright for them resides with the copyright holders. I also welcome any additions, clarification, or relevant material.
ps. I have removed the looking back at my childhood segment of this blog.
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