FootprintsOn the Trail of Those who Shaped the History of Tzaneen

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Here is an idiosyncratic view of one of South Africa’s loveliest districts. History is certainly revealed, but the book is much more than dry-as-dust fact and chronologies.

Here is an idiosyncratic view of one of South Africa’s loveliest districts. History is certainly revealed, but the book is much more than dry-as-dust fact and chronologies. The mountains and valleys and abundant vegetation of the northern Drakensberg have inspired many people. Their stories enliven almost every page.

As Tito Mboweni states in his foreword: “This is a book about Tzaneen, the vast splendour of its mountain ranges, the historical events that shaped its history, its rich cultural heritage and, above all, the strength and determination of the many people who have left their footprints here.” Mboweni, having been born not far from Tzaneen, is one of these. Other names that enliven the pages include Dr Mamphela Ramphele; John Murray, the 11th Duke of Atoll; writers Rider Haggard, John Buchan and T.V. Bulpin; geologist Hans Merensky; and a fascinating array of current residents of Tzaneen and its majestic surrounds.

David Hilton-Barber

David Hilton-Barber, fourth-generation South African of 1820 Settler stock, was born in Grahamstown and holds a BA Honours degree from Rhodes. He trained as a journalist, following in the footsteps of his maternal great-grandfather Frederick York St Leger, founder and first editor of the Cape Times. In his later career as a public relations consultant he was involved in a wide range of public-relations programmes for the public and private sector, included lecturing and contributing to the compilation of the communications course at the
University of South Africa.

 

 

He served as president of the PR Institute of SA and council member for South Africa on the International Public Relations Association. He is author of Footprints: On the Trail of Those who Shaped the History of Tzaneen and The Baronet and the Savage King: The Intriguing Story of the Tati Concession and is presently
researching several other historical projects.

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Weight 0.500 kg
Dimensions 23.4 × 15.3 × 1.5 cm
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Publisher30 Degrees South Publishers Publication Date02/09/2013

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