oa Agriprobe - Activating Matjiesfontein as a rural node for development : special focus

Volume 2013 Number 3
  • ISSN : 1810-9799



A banal bugle sound beckons one towards Jon Theunissen, the local tour guide who, in an anecdotal manner conducts a tour for tourists, who eagerly gathers as he poignantly shares the mysteries of The Lord Milner Hotel. Although thoroughly enjoying the moment, and being mesmerised by the wealth of history, I am consciously aware of the collective task required in establishing the necessary initiatives/links in creating a vibrant and equitable rural community for those residing on the other side of the rail-way track, those residing in the Transnet or Township Houses.

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