The Game of 'Glof'

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The Gaborone Golf Club is under siege, from forces that want it redeveloped to something, and in this impassioned plea, JAN WAREUS makes a case for the fight to save one of Gaborone's last icons from the ravages of rabid realtors.

When I arrived here in mid January 1979 (at mid-day), having flown from Johannesburg to here in an old DC-3 that made my jet-lag from Lufthansa to the then Jan Smuts a mere memory, I was met by a very friendly Anders Hallden from the Swedish Embassy. As I had been writing about "Low, Medium and High Tech" elsewhere, I was amused by the flight, the same kind I had some years before in the Amazon and guessed that I had arrived at a land of medium tech - the stuff I like.

I was told that I had a room at President Hotel waiting for me but, seeing my golfbag, Anders decided to take me to his house for a much needed shower, a hot dog and a game of golf (his house was just opposite the Golf Club).

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