BOOK REVIEWS

Here is a book that celebrates the glorious heritage of Paarl, that lovely Western Cape town less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town. Paarl is known for its vineyards and its wine, the foundations of the Afrikaans language, its cultivated cultural roots and its many fine examples of Cape Dutch architecture.

 

 
 

BLUE PLAQUES

The monument to the mining industry by sculptor David McGregor pays tribute to Johannesburg's mining origins. The group of gold miners represents a typical underground team of 1936. They face west towards Langlaagte where the Main Reef was discovered in 1886. The artwork symbolises the contribution of the mining industry to the wealth and prosperity of South Africa.