Rob Bertram was not a man who did things by half measure. He was possessed of self- confidence which is the hallmark of all achievers, but combined it with kindness and considerable charm, and genuine concern for people. Some of the men who played with Rob at UCT in the late fifties and early sixties pay tribute here to Rob.
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The FNB Ikey Tigers resume their Western Province Super A League rugby season this weekend with an absolute blockbuster of a fixture taking place at the picturesque UCT Green Mile.
We sent our Ikeys recruitment team off to the Independent Schools Festival at Kingswood College at the end of last month to scout the country’s top talent. The primary purpose being to raise an awareness of the Ikeys brand among future varsity students, their parents and high school rugby coaches.
The big news item for the Ikeys was the appointment of Siya Kolisi as Springbok captain. South Africa achieved a series win over England in Siya’s first test as captain, an outstanding achievement for the young captain.
This is a story of two boys who came from the Eastern Province of South Africa. They were born 51 years apart, from two very different lineages and backgrounds, but a thread of connectivity makes their tale a fascinating one.