Somewhere in my late teens I realised that writing comes easy to me and now, many decades later, I have written and co-written nine books on various aspects of the history of Potchefstroom. This is apart from various supplements and numerous articles, mostly published in the Potchefstroom Herald. Two of my books are available on amazon.com. One is a biography on Kenneth McArthur, Olympic gold medallist in the marathon of 1912. The other is an Afrikaans Christian novel.
The supplement on the history of the Herald, at the time of its centenary in 2008, led to a Master’s degree in Communication Studies and one of the books, on NWU PUK Arts, led to completing a PhD in history.
In the process of all this writing I have accumulate a large stash of information and photos on the history of Potchefstroom, which I will publish here, sharing with you the wonderful interesting history of our city.