"The remarkable thing about this project was not just sugar, an extraordinary but much taken for granted commodity but the extraordinary lives of ordinary refinery workers... This project has lots of historical curiosity value but it has wider ramifications for ongoing debates on the politics of food and globalization. It's also a vital record of the people who struggled against a major multinational to protect not just their own livelihoods but a whole community."
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As my father used to say, at least I got mentioned in dispatches.
On a sad note, my beloved father-in-law passed away on the 27.12.2014 at the age of 90.
Hamba Kahle, Les Leeder. This is a Xhosa term and is reserved for elders of their tribe who are held in the highest esteem and have passed over.