Book launch; MY PRETORIA in the Greek Orthodox church hall, Hatfield. 3/7/2022
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.
This book is an important contribution to the architectural history of cityscapes insofar as it highlights the built environment of the city of Pretoria (present-day Tshwane), the administrative capital of South Africa. This work, which is a fusion of architecture and art, provides insight into the overlap of the history of the city and the author-architect Eftychios Eftychis’s lived experiences in it.
GREGOIRE IN PRINT
The most complete publication on the lino prints of Gregoire Boonzaier to date. The contents include a short overview of his life, images of sketches for prints, prints, linoblocks, coloured-in prints and works in other mediums e.g. oils, relevant to the prints. “No doubt he would have rejected some of the earlier linocuts for inclusion in this book. But by including all of those we could locate, we believe that this collection gives a better overview of his development and ultimate production of many outstanding works in this undervalued medium which should enhance his legacy.”