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Beginnings

I was born at an early age, as Spike Milligan famously reported. I don’t remember much about it. Apparently my mother nearly died after having me. In fact, she’d had a close call a couple of weeks earlier, when my father flipped the car upside down under a bridge by a stream in the middle of winter, in what was then the Orange Free State, outside Philippolis where Laurens van der Post was born. It was touch and go, apparently, as to whether I would arrive prematurely. As it was, I was an early starter, a little bit of a […]