Internet dating in the Karoo

Internet Dating in the Karoo

This story was told to me in the karoo veld, a few kilometres from Kenhardt by Linda Mans, while picking Kanna for the cooking pot.

Living on a farm in the far reaches of the karoo can be a lonely place, especially if you unexpectedly find yourself alone, as did Gertha Jakoba Le Roux. Her husband Charl Petrus passed away a few days short of her fifty-second birthday, and with his passing, loneliness arrived; not something any woman would wish for. Companionship had been a constant shadow her whole life.

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