"I managed to get a bloke in Norseman - seems quite a good man."to compare with the old apartheid joke -
"I reckon that with good management, one white hand and the boy and the black stockman, with the black girls working around the house, are all you need to run this station efficient."
Quitters can't win, by Allen Aldous: Cheshire, 1946
In London, van der Merwe with another South African is watching some men repairing the road. 'Why do they need so many people to do the job?' asks the friend. `Wragtig,' says van der Merwe in agreement, 'It's amazing. Just give me six boys and I could do it by myself.'