• Title: South African Saga: A Political Odyseyy
  • Author: Jack Curtis
  • ISBN: 0975700413
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • South African Saga A Political Odyseyy In John Francis Jack Curtis was sent from Australia to South Africa to live and work for relatives at the height of the world depression He subsequently served with the South African Air Force du
    In 1930 John Francis Jack Curtis was sent from Australia to South Africa to live and work for relatives at the height of the world depression He subsequently served with the South African Air Force during WWII, was involved in the mining industry in South Africa and other nearby countries, taught at the University of Witwaterstrand, and became heavily involved in SouthIn 1930 John Francis Jack Curtis was sent from Australia to South Africa to live and work for relatives at the height of the world depression He subsequently served with the South African Air Force during WWII, was involved in the mining industry in South Africa and other nearby countries, taught at the University of Witwaterstrand, and became heavily involved in South African politics, constantly opposing the evils of apartheid His memoir records his commitment to a better South Africa and the efforts of his family members, including his wife Joyce nee Page and his children Neville Curtis and Jenny Curtis Schoon, to that end during the turbulent years leading up to the first national democratic election in South Africa in 1994.

    One Reply to “South African Saga: A Political Odyseyy”

    1. South African Saga is the memoir of my father's older brother Jack Curtis,published in 2006 after his death (2002)by another uncle Allen Curtis.While the book is in places dry with detailed musings of political theories and mining developments, it retells a gripping story. In 1930, at the height of the Depression, Jack was sent by his parents to work for an rich aunt in Cape Town, South Africa. A few years later he went north to the Transvaal and became involved in the mining industry. He saw ac [...]

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