This Centurion man fondly known as Oupa Coke has an impressive Coca-Cola collection

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Hendrik Botha has an impressive collection of Coke memorabilia. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)
Hendrik Botha has an impressive collection of Coke memorabilia. (PHOTO: Onkgopotse Koloti)

You buy a can of the soft drink, glug down the contents then toss it in the recycling bin, never to be thought of again. Right?

Well yes, for most of us – but not Hendrik Botha of Centurion in Gauteng. To this 61-year-old, Coke cans are his treasures and throwing one away is close to a sin.

“Many Coke cans are unique. New series are introduced regularly and I make a point of collecting all the cans in a series. It’s a bit like an addiction.”

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