1965 SOUTH AFRICA TOUR : Ben Oostdam, October 4, page 10

At 09:00, we had breakfast at home and fed the pets. Next, we inspected the densely populated compound for illegal stills. I found out that each worker cuts down some 80 trees a day. Per cubic foot, cutting costs were R 0.52, dragging to the road R 1.22 and transport to the sawmill. R 2.02. I departed Berlin Plantasie at 14:00, after a heavy lunch and tearful farewell from Myrtle and Gabie, who took me as far as the office. {Gabie died a few years later of a heart attack and was only in his thirties, I believe)
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