Sunday, 9 November 2008

next week....

It was a slow weekend, but good to catch up on organisation and also enjoy a bit of the backpacker’s life and Soweto. On Friday, I went into Jo’burg to try to figure out our transportation to Pretoria on Tuesday morning. We will be going there to meet with the Right Honerable Paul Yaw Boateng, the British High Commissioner to South Africa and also the British High Commissioner to the Kingdoms of Lesotho and Swaziland. Through our contact at the British Council, Jean September recommended that we meet with him due to his interest in literature & Shakespeare. Needless to say, we are thrilled to have this opportunity to once again speak about the project at the High Commission. There is also on veteran who lives in Pretoria (about an hour north of Johannesburg) with whom we would like to meet but as of yet have not confirmed an interview date.

On Wednesday, we hope to meet with Dr. Saths Cooper, another veteran who signed the ‘bible’ & then on Thursday, we will be meeting with Michael Dingake.

If all goes well, on Friday, we will take the train back to Cape Town or down to Durban (if we can get in touch with Sonny).

We will then need to schedule second interviews with Andrew, Kwede & Kathy and a first face to fact interview with Eddie Daniels. He returns in mid-November to Cape Town.