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David Edwards Support Cause

For many years as a student in the 1970's I travelled the passenger trains from Springs to Randfontein and became familiar with their platforms, their antiquated segregated amenities, and carriages and the way they underpinned the eastern and western reefs of gold, without which there would be no Gauteng and Bezuidenhout's Farm might still be raising cattle. Kensington, Gauteng

My fundraising need is to commemorate the railway line which spanned the gold deposits and reflect on its now be-nighted circumstances.

Decay is never politically neutral but it is the textures and forms which interest me most and inspire this exhibition, and necessitate this fundraising project, for which I wish to raise money.

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Donor Messages

Nic Rossouw
Thank you for doing this work. Although I now live half way around the planet I grew up in Joburg and have loved trains and stations all my life
Marc
Good work!
Stan James
Nogapiep
Shaun de Waal
Looking forward...
Clive Stillerman
Good luck Dave, I love your work. Do you have any of Benoni Station, my hometown?
Glenda
Fantastic photos & commentary
Marlene Powell
Thanks Dave for the superb chronicle of our sad times. May the depth of our demise spark a renewed effort to finally build the country we set our sights on in 1994.
Mignon
Your talent can not be quantified
Mohamed Rashid Haffajee
Good eye. Thanks for imaging beauty in squalor and the uniquely beautiful rural SA in places off the track.

Activity feed

Nic Rossouw donated USD $ 100 via Farewell to the Railway Stations
26 Jan 2022 USD $ 100
Marc donated R 500 via Farewell to the Railway Stations
24 Jan 2022 R 500
Stan James donated USD $ 130 via Farewell to the Railway Stations
16 Jan 2022 USD $ 130
Shaun de Waal donated R 500 via Farewell to the Railway Stations
13 Jan 2022 R 500
Clive Stillerman donated R 1 000 via Farewell to the Railway Stations
12 Jan 2022 R 1 000