The Jansenville Clinic

In 1979 a clinic was opened in Klipplaat by Sister Jenny Birch, (wife of Derek Birch, once owner of Millwood farm). Jenny was fluent in Xhosa which was a tremendous help when dealing with patients whose only language was Xhosa. The clinic is now situated at Wongalethu with an additional clinic in Prince Vale.

When Klipplaat was a village Sister Jenny Birch and an assistant Sister drove from house to house in her VW Beetle to administer birth-control and immunisations. Later, a crèche was started to look after the infants while their parents worked (PS. Obviously the birth-control advice was not heeded!).

The Cape Journal

A Historic Guide on the town and villages as farming and trading communities. Featuring mohair and Angora goats; Present and future developments; Popular hunting farms, and accommodation.

Some of the information on this website was extracted from this informative book. It contains a lot more detail, and can be ordered from the Sid Fourie Museum.

The Cape Journal

 

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