Etienne van Heerden





Etienne van Heerden


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in Johannesburg, South Africa
December 03, 1954

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Etienne Roché van Heerden grew up in a dual medium household. After matriculating he decided to join the navy, but since he is blind in the right eye, was not called up for combat duty. Instead he served as a dog handler, playing his alsatian at major festivals.

Van Heerden initially studied law, and was admitted to the South African Side Bar as attorney. He freelanced as deputy sheriff for the Civil Court, and moved about in the townships around Cape Town, dispensing civil summonses and learning a great deal about life in these suppressed communities. As a young practitioner, his clients were mostly from the black and coloured crime-ridden communities around Cape Town.

Van Heerden also lectured Legal Practice at the Peninsula Technikon and s
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“Dis wat 'n mens Hollands kan maak. Hierdie water wat soos asem om jou is.”
Etienne van Heerden, 30 nagte in Amsterdam
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