Dr BJvR (Ben) Dreyer
Ben Dreyer was born in Olifantshoek, Northern Cape, as the second child of Jacob Stephanus Dreyer and Elsje van Rensburg, in the "NG Pastorie" where his father was the Dutch Reformed Church minister. The family moved to Jacobsdal where he commenced secondary school. Ben’s last three years of secondary school were at Hoërskool Sentraal in Bloemfontein where he was greatly influenced by his maths master, an ex-sailor with no formal teacher training.
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