Meet the peo­ple

go! Platteland - - MY TOWN -

Jo­han Ver­wey Butcher

“We’re a nice bunch of peo­ple here – every­body looks after one another, and the place is quite clean. As a busi­ness­man, how­ever, it means you have a limited num­ber of clients. They all queue up for my boerewors!”

Wilma Melville and Jeanita Bezuiden­hout Farm­ers’ wives and flower ar­rangers

“It’s not all about farm­ing here – I do flo­ral ar­range­ments for func­tions and wed­dings, and my daugh­ter [Jeanita] takes care of the ad­min and fi­nances. The only cit­rus in my yard is the le­mon tree.”

Amanda John­son Li­brar­ian

“I’m from Cradock, an out-and-out plat­te­lander, but here in Paten­sie the tran­quil­lity, peace­ful­ness and am­bi­ence are some­thing spe­cial.”

Charlie Malan Farmer

“What I en­joy the most is the beauty of the val­ley. And the fer­tile soil. A few years ago there was a sci­en­tist who reck­oned you could grow any­thing here ex­cept ly­chees. But that’s a good num­ber of years ago.”

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