Oh my, Willem Boshoff gets his words’ worth

Mail & Guardian | Charles Leonard:


Like Socrates, artist Willem Boshoff, at 63, is living proof that the “unexamined life is not worth living”

South Africa’s Socrates is alive and living in an old red-brick double-storey house built on a huge rock adjoining a koppie in Kensington, in eastern Johannesburg.


Willem Boshoff (Photo: Paul Botes)

Because you can’t plant trees in the front garden, the wise old polymath has planted about 300 trees – some as old as 40 years – in pots snugly arranged in three rows on the rooftop of his roomy wood and metal workshops. There’s also a large cluster of smaller pots with gorgeous succulents…


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