Tag Archives: Johannesburg

Unravelling the Rand Revolt Casualties

One of the many thousands of questions that I have asked myself since I started photographing war graves was: “How many people were killed during the Rand Revolt?” The assumption being that you actually knew what the Rand Revolt of … Continue reading

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OTD: The Westdene Bus Disaster

On this day,  27 March 1985 it was supposed to be yet another school day for the pupils of Hoërskool Vorentoe, in fact it was supposed to be a normal day for the whole of South Africa, but the events … Continue reading

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OTD: Commemorating Neil Aggett

On This Day:  05 February 2020 is the anniversary of the death of Dr Neil Aggett. I found his headstone a few years back while gravehunting in West Park cemetery, and it was one of those jarring moments in time. … Continue reading

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OTD: Television comes to South Africa

Officially television came to South Africa on 5 January 1976, and I believe we were amongst the last countries in the world to experience this wonder of “entertainment and information”, although in our case it was a wonder of propaganda … Continue reading

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Looking back on 2019

In memory of Olive Walker, Tony McGregor, Rudi Van Dijk, Pam Price and Graham Armstrong. 2019 is having its last gasp and frankly I think I am glad it is almost done and dusted. It has been quite an eventful … Continue reading

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