Holidays at Umngazi Mouth – the Bungalows – in the 1950s

In the late 1940s and much of the 1950s, we lived in Johannesburg. Most of our friends' families took them to places with exotic-sounding names like Durban, Cape Town, Southbroom, Margate and St Michaels, but our family almost always went to The Bungalows at the Umngazi River Mouth. As children, we used to envy our …

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1948 – a time of rough ‘white on white’ politics

1948 was a time of rough 'white on white' politics. The National (Afrikaner) Party was determined to take charge of South Africa. It wanted an Afrikaner-controlled government, and to introduce even greater separation of the races than the United Party had - i.e. Apartheid. The United Party was opposed to apartheid, but was not that much …

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