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Podcast: Ann Gadd Speaks About Some of the Weird and Wonderful Places Names in South Africa

A-Z Place Names Of South AfricaAnn Gadd, artist and author, was recently featured on Karen Key’s SAFM radio show Time To Travel to speak about her new book A-Z Place Names Of South Africa.

Gadd, who is the artist of a series of paintings called Art for Ewe, initially set out to find place names related to sheep. She found the stories behind the names so interesting that she decided to expand her project to include names that had nothing to do with her favourite farm animal.

“It took me on a fascinating journey around the country”, Gadd says. She learned a great deal about South Africa’s history and its people in documenting things were named. She also found many interesting historical things to do and visit, which she shares in the book. It is a great companion for long car trips.

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