My grandfather, Stefanus Jakobus Du Toit (who had the exact same name as I do), is likely the first nuclear physicist from South Africa. I was recently sent this relatively short autobiography of his, originally written in Afrikaans, from his daughter (and my aunt) Johanna van der Walt (néé du Toit). I’ve translated it into English, with editing help from my aunt, attempting to remain as close to the original style as possible. I think it provides a fascinating look into someone who undoubtedly contributed greatly to the use of atomic energy in South Africa, both for peaceful and military…

Stefanus Du Toit

I poke around at old computers — mostly the ones I didn’t get to play with as a child. Lived all over but presently in Singapore.

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