In the 1970s at the 5-star All-Suite Hotel Sepp heard the first time the comparison: “Israel and South Africa have one thing above all else in common: they are both situated in a predominantly hostile world inhabited by dark peoples.”

 Sepp Goldminecity and Apartheid is book #3 in a series of fiction writing describing sections of Sepp’s Odyssey during the past century.

Sepp’s Odyssey has led him from the Frankenland to Northern Germany.

After completing three apprenticeships in the Hansestadt and arriving at a point where he thought he had it made Sepp finishes his military training. The sudden unexpected loss of employment forces Sepp to search and find work. Luck is with him. He finds a management position at the Costa del Sol. It’s a dream job. When he awakens, he leaves Andalusia in a hurry.

Next Sepp is heading to the most southern tip of Africa. At the 5-star All-Suite Hotel, Sepp is proving that he is the expert in his field, well trained and knowledgeable in table service, ‘haute cuisine,’ and management. Here he learns a lot, being the Room Service Manager for 227 Suites. Sepp meets and is of service to many famous personalities. Sepp and his team provide in-room-food&beverage-service to heads of state, politicians, international bankers, rugby players, arms dealers, movie stars, stage actors and entertainers, businessmen, diamond buyers, and sellers alike. He works long hours for a small paycheck and big gratuities.

In 1976 Sepp left town about the time of the Soweto uprisings, for a Food & Beverage Manager position at a 3star hotel at the Indian Ocean in the Cape Province.

Goldminecity and Apartheid

1950 Sepp started his Odyssey in the Frankenland as son of parents from the Sudetenland.

By age 13 Sepp started his first apprenticeship and completed one as waiter, one as cook and one as Hotel Kaufmann in the Hansestadt.

By age 21 Sepp was the youngest Restaurant and Hotel manager in the Hansestadt. He did his Military duties in the Bundeswehr by being in charge of an Officers’ Club. He thought he had it made.

Sepp’s lifetime employment ended After 10 years with the same employer. Sepp moved on to Andalusia where he worked at a Golf and Country Club showing and selling condominiums and homes. As this position didn’t pay he left.

Because of that Sepp searched and found employment in South Africa, with high hopes of getting to work and live near the ocean.

After a year in Goldminecity at the 5-Star All-Suites Hotel, Sepp was able to move on to the a new position as F&B manager at the Indian Ocean in the Western Cape.

Just when Sepp thinks that’s it, I am not going to move again, new challenges wait for him on the horizon, but what about Walter van Russbourg.



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