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George Harold Herman

George Harold HermanAs friend and colleague, Basil de Vries said, "No tribute to George Herman would be complete without mention of his prodigious memory." At this point I would like to say that the memories of George Harold Herman have really made a huge impact on the memories of Athlone. We came upon these wonderful, vivid accounts of Athlone by emails sent to us from his son, George Peter Herman. While George Harold Herman lay ill with his son by his side, he relayed priceless memories of his childhood and early adulthood, all the wonderful stories one could easily read about in storybooks today, he has generously opened his heart and mind and unselfishly gave an account of life in Athlone. He was born in District Six and moved to Athlone later. He tells wonderful stories of this colourful place. These are the stories told by a father to his son - A true Heritage. Read more...

Did you know?

Zainunnissa "Cissie" Gool was the daughter of Dr Abdullah Abdurahman. She was the first non-white woman to complete a MA degree in Psychology and also the first non-white woman to practise law in South Africa, which she did in 1963 at 63 years of age. She was also the only non-white woman to sit on the Cape Town City Council before 1994, and also helped to form the Non-European United Front. There is an Avenue named after Cissie Gool in Rylands.

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