‘Dog’ Varley

Stories

by Hannes Wessels –  When the men who settled Rhodesia decided they needed a place of learning for their sons they positioned it in the harsh, dry country bordering on the Kalahari Desert and then introduced a regimen that would have pleased a Marine Corps instructor. Plumtree School became a nursery for Rhodesian soldiers and […]

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White Men can’t Jump but they can Govern.

Politics and History

By Hannes Wessels I write as a concerned father whose daughter, like millions of other children, has recently been taught about colonialism which is subtly lumped together with slavery to create the strong but false impression the two were pretty much synonymous . The tuition followed the familiar line about this period being motivated by […]

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Bishop Trevor Huddleston. Pervert who preyed on the Poor

Politics and History

By Staff Writer –  Last year we were witness to celebrations around the world marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Trevor Huddleston. He will be remembered as one of the Anglicans’ heroes of the 20th Century for his fight against racism and apartheid and his mentoring of many of Africa’s most prominent […]

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“BloodNut” Curtis.

Stories

By Hannes Wessels –  Born in Rhodesia in 1957 Patrick Curtis was blessed with a private-school education but preferred the bush to the books and left academia having learned little. He then went to war where he served with distinction in the Selous Scouts and became a favourite of legendary commander Lt. Col. Ron Reid-Daly. […]

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