Retired geologist and mining company executive Richard Wadley, who lives with his wife Lyn (a professor of archaeology at Wits) on a small game farm on the Waterberg plateau, in Limpopo Province, is the guest presenter at the October evening meeting of the Modderfontein Conservation Society.
Richard will share his passion for the area and explore how several key ecological factors determine the faunal and floral diversity of the Waterberg plateau. He will also summarise relevant aspects of the region’s settlement history.
The meeting takes place at the Modderfontein Town Hall, 1 Casino Road, at 7:30pm, on Thursday, October 18.
Since moving to the Waterberg in 2005, Richard has been involved in one or other capacity with several local community organisations. For three years, he chaired the Waterberg Nature Conservancy, and has been involved in the local fire protection association and agricultural union. For five years, he chaired the board of a small, but excellent independent school in Vaalwater. At the same time, he began to gather material for his growing interest in the history of the region, much of which had never been formally or accurately documented. Thirteen years later, this work has culminated in a book, which is to be published early in 2019.
Visitors are welcome to attend the talk. An entrance fee of R30 is charged to help cover expenses. For more information, contact Trishia Llewellyn on 011 882 4114 or 082 497 9241.
Photo: Richard Wadley, a Waterberg champion.