This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
How the Bartels' ended up in South Africa
My dad's family traces its South African
roots to Christof Bartels, a missionary, who arrived aboard the ship
Candaze in 1862 at Port Natal. The Candaze was named after the legendary
Queen of Ethiopia and belonged to the Hermannsburg Mission Society. The
Society was originally meant to convert the heathen Galla, (commonly
known as the Oromo) of Ethiopia to Christianity. Instead the
missionaries were declared persona non-grata in Ethiopia which was
influenced by the Coptic Church. They searched for alternative converts, which happened to be the Zulu of Southern Africa. Thus the Candaze docked at Port Natal instead of Ethiopia.