The Long Road to Comrades


On their way – on foot – from Cape Town to Pietermaritzburg!

First 2 stages of 19 done, 17 to go …. and then the Comrades Marathon.
94km day 1 and another 90km yesterday. Good grief!

Never run that far in my life.
Well nearly, but just one day at a time, on 6 exhilarating / excruciating days of my life.

Trying to process what these 6 extraordinary human beings are going through.

Loonies perhaps, but hats off to them.

Reminds me of Phil Masterton-Smith. More of him later.

Best wishes for day 3!

Die Tuishuise and Victoria Manor
Blanco Holiday Farm and Guest Resort


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.