“Whatever reputation I have is due to the fact that I never open my mouth unless I have something to say.”
- George Bernard Shaw

Dream Africa Productions and Publishing was established by Sas Kloppers, publisher, artist, author and ethnologist/archaeologist in 1998.  An independent publishing house based in Bela-Bela, Limpopo, South Africa. We specialise in the publishing and production of material on South African art/artist and South Africa’s indigenous cultures, history and lore, for the national and international market. Dream Africa has since grown into the foremost publisher of publications on South African art/artists.


To become the major publisher of title in the niche market in South Africa and to promote South African art/artists and our diverse cultures, their history and lore.

Sas Kloppers also being an artist, elements of African lore are discernable in his works; transforming the oral into the visual, thus linking the printed word with the visual expression on canvas.

Born in Germiston.

BA (THOD) from the University of Pretoria.

Publisher, artist, author and ethnologist

During the early 60s, I tried my hand at painting, mainly conventional realistic work. My interest in ethnology set me on another route; a lifelong journey of research and discovery, through literary and scientific sources studying the cultures of the people of Africa. This journey has taken me to the most uninhabitable places to view rock art and visit the people themselves. The world that research has opened to me has brought a rich treasure of experience and has enriched my spirit and my life.

My motto became: “As early people moved through Africa, discovered it and made it their own, I allow myself the privilege to ‘journey’ through the past – the myths and magic of Africa – to discover it and with modest hand portray aspects of it on canvas, in texts in publications and in audiovisual form.”

I will always remember Credo Mutwa’s words: “Be aware, the past is watching you!”



Contents Preface vii Chapter 1: Broken expectations 1 Chapter 2: Ready to throw in the towel 19 Chapter 3: Moonlight and roses 29 Chapter 4: Wolf in sheep’s clothing 41 Chapter 5: Threats, regrets and lies 53 Chapter 6: Disillusionment 63 Chapter 7: No greater horror...

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RIETVLEI where nature, history and conservation meet

RIETVLEI where nature, history and conservation meet

ERNST WOHLITZ completed his National Diploma in nature conservation in 1979, and his B.Agric. in 1982. He joined the Pretoria Municipality in 1983 as a nature conservationist in charge of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve. After twelve years in the reserve he was tasked to conduct recreation management. He completed middle and senior management courses, after which he was appointed as manager of nature conservation and resorts. Currently he holds the position of Director: Nature Conservation Operations in the Environmental and Agriculture Management Department of the City of Tshwane.He also wrote a book on urban nature conservation (Bring nature back to the city) that was published in 2016 by BRIZA publishers.

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