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Entrepreneur and pioneering farmer in Central and Southern Africa. Enjoys watching sport and having fun with family and friends. Loves off-shore fishing and golf. Spends most of his time writing and researching.

Background Information

Direct decendant of English 1820 Settlers sent by Britain to colonise South Africa. Father served in the Western Desert during WW2 as an officer in the SA Defense Force. Grew up in Swaziland and Natal. Joined the Rhodesian Police (BSAP) at age of 18. Left to make a career of farming. Served for 12 years in the Rhodesian Bush War before returning to Swaziland and South Africa towards the end of the war. Helped to develop large sugar estate and after 10 years moved to Natal South Coast and farmed bananas and bred crocodiles.

Moved back to Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) after selling farm in South Africa and had a farm north of Harare. In 2002 was forced, with his wife, to leave farm under threat of death by farm invaders backed by Mugabe and his land reform programme.

His life was inspired by the love of the the land, the outdoors and Africa.

Now resides in the UK.


Birth Place
Port Elizabeth,  South Africa

Established farms and became a successful farmer in Zimbabwe and Swaziland.

Additional Information

First book based on true life events and titled 'Black Mamba White Settler' is a story of life in changing Africa. Covers the period from before the Unilateral Declaration in Independence in Rhodesia to the 'Land Grab' by Mugabe in Zimbabwe. Just published my second book 'The Golden Horn' a adventure story highlighting poaching in Africa.

Contact Information
KTC Enterprises
13 Liskeard Lodge Tupwood Lane
Caterham  CR3 6DN   UK
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