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Thanks for the memories

16 May 2016, 12:31  - Joyce.Jagaroo

I THOROUGHLY enjoyed David Knowles’s article on Afrikaners and hospitality. (The Witness, May 4).

In a country like South Africa, Afrikaners sometimes feel like outcasts, and are openly frowned upon. His “opinion” came like manna from heaven.

Nevertheless, I would like to enlighten Knowles on two aspects.

Firstly, when it came to rivalry between Natal and the Vaalies, the rivalry was at its fiercest when Afrikaner Natalians were involved, especially on the rugby fields. Hospitality was in nobody’s dictionary. Travelling up to Pretoria for a game between Natal and the then Northern TVL, we felt more uneasy than our English-speaking compatriots.

But wow, when we won (or lost, for that matter), after the game the hospitality was as great then as it is now and will never change.

The second aspect is that like Knowles, adulthood and wisdom have not prevailed for me. I still marvel at the genius who placed a “welcome to Currie Cup country, now go home” signboard in the vicinity of Van Reenen’s Pass all those years ago. My wish is for somebody to repeat this shenanigan later this year after we have won the Currie Cup, but this time, having advanced a little in age, I do feel a little sympathy for the Vaalies (the Bulls version), since they have forgotten what the Currie Cup looks like. What a wonderful article. Thank you very much.

ANTHONY TIMMS

Cramond

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