Tuesday, 13 March 2018

South Africa: The Liliesleaf Farm story.

By: David Whitley
Nestled in a Johannesburg suburb, Liliesleaf Farm was the secret hideout where South Africa’s future changed.

History is full of great what-ifs, and one of the moments those great counterfactuals swing on took place at Liliesleaf Farm. Now consumed by Johannesburg’s wealthy northern sprawl, on June 11th, 1963, it was a quiet countryside-cusp farm run by department store designer Arthur Goldreich.

Before the Goldreich family arrived to take over the tenancy, things were kept ticking over by David Motsamayi, who wore the simple blue overalls of the black servant in apartheid South Africa.

By David Whitley.
Full story at Nat Geo Traveller.

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