oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - Part 15: Anenous Pass

Volume 4, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



H J M (John) Williamson was a padmaker imbued with tremendous energy, backed up by an ability and knowledge that he expanded throughout his career. In 1950, when he was as far as I can remember a sort of right-hand man to the then Provincial Roads Engineer, M La C ('Billy') Loftus, he located the route for the Anenous Pass. I was at that time Resident Engineer on the Provincial Roads Unit constructing and premix surfacing the road between Nababeep and O'Kiep, under the general control of the District Roads Engineer, Ceres (Charlie Bennett), who had also been kind enough to give me the Namaqualand Division to look after on his behalf. John took me with him to Anenous as flagholder and also, I suppose, as another pair of eyes.

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