This page features some personal memories about playing the game. To find out how I think about football, go here.
Playing for Stellenbosch University in the South African University (SAU) tournaments was the absolute highlight of a playing career that spanned 30 years.
These were tough-looking students – SAU 1977 Pretoria
SAU (joint) champions 1978 Durban – this was the first and only time that an SU team (Maties) won any HE tournament
On our home turf in 1979, with a stronger team, we were expecting to win, but came 4th. Over-confident, over-prepared…
A photo of the 1978 team with SAU trophy that appeared in the local newspaper
With much perseverance and determination Santie had obtained a permit to hike to Shamrock Lodge (it's really a basic hiking hut) at Landdroskop, What we didn't know, however, was that the permit was a "special dispensation". So when I arrived at Nuweberg gate, before...read more
The MCSA Stellenbosch's first official post-lockdown outing was a weekend hike to Zebra Peak (1458m ASL; Sebrakop on national geo-spatial maps) on Piketberg. It is located on private land on the plateau rim, north-east of most of the cultivated lands. With the...read more
Via Assegaaiboschkloof With Santie having proposed another springtime foray into Assegaaiboschkloof to view the blushing brides in bloom, I misguidedly proposed a refinement to the hike: why not start at the Berg River Dam and continue over Bergriviersnek to...read more
I was keen to hike Table Mountain again after an absence of more than two years. The suggestion that we ascend via Blind Gully sounded interesting, but I was simultaneously wary given the name of the route. I was concerned about exposed scrambling and negotiating...read more