4 August 1934 - 27 May 2019
“In 1960, five years after graduating from Cambridge, and travelling north from Cape Town, I had a chance meeting with the artist Terence McCaw. He urged me to accept the key of his rondavel in Teyateyaneng, and I made the detour into Basutoland. Keeping a weather eye open for an opportunity to return, I obtained, in 1962, a one-year contract (funded by Oxfam) as an Assistant in the Department of Agriculture and was stationed in Leribe. Many years later I read a graphic account in The Times of the HIV/AIDS pandemic ravaging the country. This led to a personal visit to Maseru in 2002 and introduction from the British High Commission to Gerard Mathot, the initiator and prime mover of the Paballong Project. In Gerard I recognised an inspirational and dedicated man-of-action with an intimate knowledge of the country. I became an immediate supporter.”
Phomola ka khotso [rest in peace], Robin.
We found a picture for you by Terence McCaw, of the hills you would have known and loved near Teyateyaneng.