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The secondary school staff at Hlatikulu Central was mostly white folks. The principal during my first year was Ben Dlamini, a Swazi. Madikizela was the principal for my next two years. I'm not sure if he was a Swazi, may have been a South African. The only black teacher was the other science teacher, Tom Hlatshwayo. We also had a biracial man and woman. The man was a Swazi citizen, but I don't know about the woman. I had a pretty good relation with both of them and it bothers me that I can't remember their names. I played tennis once with the woman and got trounced.

The remaining teachers were white, and again I can't recall names. There was a British couple, contract teachers who are show in the following photo.

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We had two British volunteer teachers. I don't remember the name of the one in the following photo, on the tennis court with our neighbor Alfred Msibi.

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The other volunteer was Mike Tyrrel, who taught math. While returning home at the end of my time in Africa, I visited him and his family. The family home was a rather nice, large home. His mother was a medical doctor and his father a university professor. They were very kind to me.

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The other conract teacher was James Kirkley.

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James married a Swazi woman. I am trying to remember her name and am coming up with Christine Dlamini, but I'm not sure about that. The following is a photo taken at their wedding. Christine is in the blue dress and the woman in the red dress next to Jim is Christine's best friend, who I believe was a nurse. Of course I can't remember her name, but Herb and I spent time with both of them.

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Pictures of Christine and James at their house.

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Following is a photo of my housemate Herb. He taught at the Christ the King School, shown in the background. I believe that school had more black teachers, for example the science teacher. We spent some time socializing with one of them, but of course I can't remember his name.

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