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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
1988, our first year in Cape Town, was new and exciting in many ways, but it was also during that time that Jurie went through a huge ordeal that significantly illustrates the South Africa in which we were living at the time.

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Category: Our African Way
Posted by: Pippa
By the end of 1987 I was half way through the higher diploma in Fine Arts and Jurie had completed his diploma in Photography. At that stage of South African history young white men faced compulsory national service conscription. Usually, the school leavers would be allowed to study one academic course, but then had to join up. Prior to studying photography Jurie had already done a year of a medical degree, so his options as to how to avoid conscription were becoming limited. He wanted to pursue his interest in biology at the University of Cape Town, so found a posse of lawyers to keep him out of the army for another few years.

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