Monthly Archives: October 2013

The History of South African Forest Investments

The origin of SA Forest Investments is intimately linked to the fortunes of the gold mining industry in the Sabie and Pilgrims Rest areas. In the late 1800’s the Transvaal Gold Mining Estates operated mines under the control of The … Continue reading

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A Short Biography of Hans Merensky, Renowned Prospector, Successful Farmer and Philathropist

Hans Merensky was born 1n 1871 at his father (Alexander Merensky’s) mission station at Botshabello north of Middelburg. His father’s wide and varied interests and sense of adventure were not the only influences on Merensky’s life. He was also widely … Continue reading

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A Short Biography of Tom McLachlan, Prospector

Karl Mauch’s prophecies about the presence of Gold through the Escarpment below the Drakensberg Range of the old Transvaal were taken seriously by a number of eager prospectors. Some of them were Button, Sutherland, McLachlan and Parsons. Button journeyed up … Continue reading

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