Cape Town Railway Station with mosaics on the wall, next to the Paul Sauer building. The architects for the Cape Town station were father and son Alexander Stewart Cruickshank & Ian Grant Stewart Cruickshank, together with the Railway Administration's in-house architect Janos Lenard. The mosaics are designed by Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie (1919-2012), artist in the designing section of the The South African Railways, with the help of Miss Hilary Coetzee. The builder was Dura.

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Hans R. van der Woud… on September 20, 2013

The mosaics are designed by Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie (1919-2012), artist in the designing section of the The South African Railways, with the help of Miss Hilary Coetzee.

Samuel Jozua (Sam) Fourie was born on 14-4-1919 on a farm near Addo, about 60 miles from Port Elisabeth, next to the Addo Game reserve. He worked for the South African Railways for almost 46 years until his retirement in 1979. He died in an old age home in Knysna 2012 October.

Lit.: Before the Railways. Mosaics tell of leisurely days in Cape, published in The Star Johannesburg, wednesday november 24 1965, page 28.

Lit.: Transport history in mosaic. Cape Town retains link with the past, published in Rhodesia Railways Magazine of september 1966.

Lit.: Sam Fourie, een van die grotes, tijdschrift Spore, juli/augustus 1989.

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