Category Archives: Collections and Museums

OTD: Soweto Riots Begin

On this day in 1976 Soweto literally exploded as school children and police clashed in what has become known as the “Soweto Riots” or “Soweto Uprising”. An estimated 20 000 students from local Sowetan schools took to the streets of … Continue reading

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Remember the War

“Many people laid down their lives in that terrible conflict. They fought so we could live in peace, at home and abroad. They died so we could live as free people in a world of free nations. They risked all … Continue reading

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Visiting the VC10 at Brooklands.

Tonight while pondering the lack of interesting things around this time of year I ended up looking at my huge folder list and found that my Brooklands folder was dated 22/01/2015, so I looked through the pics and realised that … Continue reading

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The End of Reefsteamers?

It was with shock that that I read the following this morning.  === REEFSTEAMERS – CEASING OF OPERATIONS === It is with sadness that I must announce that as of this evening, the Germiston-based Reefsteamers Association NPC will no longer … Continue reading

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Reefsteamers Gallery (2)

I was fortunate enough to be able to take lots of photographs at the Reefsteamers depot in Germiston, and have quite a collection, taken roughly between April 2009 till Sept 2011. This is the first page of two gallery pages. … Continue reading

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