Valerie Gillespie (1937)

My mother was the first Senior Student of Milner House. She graduated with an MA in English. Whist at Rhodes, she met my father, Dante Cloete, who graduated with a BA and LlB , became Chairman of the Rhodes University Council and thereafter the President of Convocation, and the Judge President of the Eastern Cape. They were both members of the SRC. My mother’s brother, Merlin Harries, was at Rhodes; he was an RAF bomber pilot and killed in the Second World War. My father’s sister, Yvonne Cloete, graduated with a BA from Rhodes; she ended her translating career as Director General, Language Services. My brother Bob and I both graduated from Rhodes with a BA and an LlB, as did Bob’s two children, David and Ingrid.

TD Cloete

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