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« Reply #90 on: May 24, 2015, 13:58:14 PM »

Yesterday I found myself traveling on the R62 in the Eastern Cape and turned right onto the R339 towards Uniondale. What a pleasant surprise! If you ever find yourself in that area it is worth a small detour. Similar to the pass at De Rust but shorter and not as spectacular, but worth it.

Didn't happen to spot the famous ghost girl, did you?  :-)
There's a ghost girl? What's the story? I was capable to have seen ghosts by the time I reached home. The day started at 4:45 in Uitenhage, I worked in Kareedouw, left there at 13:45 and was home at 5:30, 24:45 hours later.
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« Reply #91 on: May 24, 2015, 17:51:50 PM »

https://www.travelground.com/blog/11-south-african-ghosts-legends/

I think brianvds is referring to no 10 in the list above ... the mysterious disappearing hitchhiker of the Uniondale district.
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« Reply #92 on: May 25, 2015, 04:27:05 AM »

https://www.travelground.com/blog/11-south-african-ghosts-legends/

I think brianvds is referring to no 10 in the list above ... the mysterious disappearing hitchhiker of the Uniondale district.

Indeed. I thought everybody knew about the famous ghost girl of Uniondale. :-)
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« Reply #93 on: October 27, 2015, 19:53:46 PM »

Springs, Gauteng. What is the story here? These are vandalised toilets that were supposed to be in a squatter camp, I suppose. It covers quite a few hectares. Why was the scheme abandoned? Are they connected to the municipal sewerage system or are they long drops?
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« Reply #94 on: October 27, 2015, 20:50:03 PM »

Confucious says: One broken toilet makes many squatters.

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PS: Sorry. That's a crappy joke.
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« Reply #95 on: September 16, 2016, 08:13:14 AM »

Not wanting to brave the N2 roadworks near Grahamstown, I turned south and passed what could perhaps be mistaken for SpongeBob's summer home. Which Eastern Cape town houses this towering subtropical treat?









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« Reply #96 on: September 16, 2016, 08:19:46 AM »

Bathurst?
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« Reply #97 on: September 16, 2016, 08:25:41 AM »

Spot on st0nes!
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« Reply #98 on: January 22, 2017, 12:25:06 PM »

What is south of south? Here you can see my town's suburbs. "Suid" is an old suburb, named back when they obviously thought that, that was how big the town would grow in that direction, but now?
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« Reply #99 on: September 02, 2017, 14:32:00 PM »

Hi Tweefo. I was born in your town and lived on one of the mines to the south. Then in Kanonkop when it was a new suburb, while the sportsfields were being developed. The last house in South was 14 Fontein Street, on the eastern side. The concentration camp graveyard is south of South too and now part of some suburb. 14 Fontein Street had a windpump in the yard. This was around the late 70's.
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« Reply #100 on: September 03, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »

Hi Tweefo. I was born in your town and lived on one of the mines to the south. Then in Kanonkop when it was a new suburb, while the sportsfields were being developed. The last house in South was 14 Fontein Street, on the eastern side. The concentration camp graveyard is south of South too and now part of some suburb. 14 Fontein Street had a windpump in the yard. This was around the late 70's.
14 Fontein today. Now Samora Machel street, but 14 A and B. I remember a windpump on that street but not exactly where. Which mine?


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« Reply #101 on: September 03, 2017, 13:45:22 PM »

Bank Colliery.  Brand new when we moved there in the late 60's. Middelburg / Bethal road was still a gravel road. Lived at 5 Rietbok Ave in Kanonkop late 70's
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