Frik Loubser, farmer, shopkeeper and post-master in the Marico Bushveld, near Nietverdiend, Transvaal (North-West Province), 1964.
Frik Loubser, farmer, shopkeeper and postmaster in the Marico Bushveld, sitting before the bakoond in which his wife baked bread. He spoke of Harold Wilson and Britains's finances; of his son, the fastest runner at Nietverdiend school; of the effect on his shop of the removal of the African families from that area under the government's racial laws; of the regrettable tendency to serve instant coffee on Marico stoeps; and of the bushveld which he loved. Although the area was densely covered by thorn trees, he nurtured a swarthaak in his backyard through a seven-year drought.
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