In the article below, Graham Ross tells the story of William Holloway, the engineer who built the magnificent Franschhoek Pass. The piece first appeared in the publication 'Past Masters: Pioneer Civil Engineers who contributed to the growth and Wealth of South Africa'. Thank you to Tony Murray for giving us permission to publish.



A review by Prof. Kevin Wall of Tony Murray’s new book titled, 'Much Water under Many Bridges. An Engineering History of the Catchments, Rivers, and Drainage Systems of Greater Cape Town'. Originally published in the April edition of Civil Engineering



This building was designed in 1938 by J.A. Moffatt & T.N. Duncan as the Johannesburg office of the Union Castle Mail Steamship Company Limited, founded in 1853 by Donald Currie whose name is associated with competitions in cricket and rugby. Until 1977 the Union Castle line had regular passenger and freight services between South Africa and England which also carried the mail.