Peter Alcock is a science graduate with a Ph.D. who has become interested, in more recent times, in South African indigenous scientific knowledge and history as well as geographic interpretations of selected South African novels. Peter published a book in 2010 on indigenous weather knowledge in this country ("Rainbows in the Mist").
Peter prefers to avoid the "well-trodden path" in his research, and generally concentrates on the road less travelled.
Residents of Hilton and surrounds will find his writing about The Hills above Pietermaritzburg interesting. Click here to enjoy this complimentary read.