Farewell and thanks to Francois Verster

Paul van den Elzen, Stellenbosch

Several editions have come and gone without Francois’s fascinating contributions.

Great educative pleasure may be derived from such small detail delivered in one of our indigenous languages.

Your time permitting I would appreciate knowing the reason… are the ghosts of Charles Somerset and Alfred Milner perhaps walking the “couloirs du pouvoir”

Ed’s reply: For the past decade, historian and author Francois Verster has shared his informative and highly-readable history column, Geskiedenis Vandag, with Bolander readers.

Some new (and old) historians shall now be introducing their stories and perspectives on the past, covering the Helderberg and Boland, and beyond.