British author to pen Van Rensburg�s bio

Van Rensburg
Van Rensburg

A distinguished British scholar who lectured on history at the University of Botswana (UB) in the 1980s, Kevin Shillington, has retraced his steps to a country where he taught countless history teachers, who now occupy key positions in the society.

His mission now, is to write the biography of Patrick van Rensburg, a South African anti-apartheid Afrikaner who turned Botswana into his home in the 1960s and hence brought a new and potentially fruitful dimension in children’s upper education and training with a concept of education with production.

He was exiled by the South African apartheid regime for his opposition to their policies of separate development, based on racial lines, and his active support of black South Africans’ struggle for emancipation.

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