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Coetzenburg with the sculpture of Doc Craven

George Gerber


Author of

Doc Craven:
Agter die kap van die byl,

George Gerber studied at Stellenbosch University (BA 1948) and was a sports writer. He lived in Stellenbosch from 1967 - 1994 and moved afterwards to George and Heroldsbaai. He wrote his first reports for Die Volksblad and worked later as editor for Die Landstem, where he wrote the regular column, Die Man wat weet .
He retired in 1987 but continued to write free lance articles for Rapport. He also presented a sports journal for Suid Kaap Stereo.
George Gerber loved music and as a student was a member of the Boereorkes van Oom Pietie le Roux. He was married to a journalist, Marie. They had six children.Doc Graven

George Gerber was a friend of Doc Craven, the former Head of the Sports Department of Stellenbosch University and the best known rugby personality in South Africa.
Dr. Gerber donated the income of his book to the Maties Rugby Club.

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