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Don Pinnock. Personal information Growing up in Queenstown during the apartheid years, Don Pinnock's youth was characterised by an authoritarian father.

The small-town and protected area was a racist one, and Pinnock says that as a child he never used to play with Afrikaners, let alone blacks. One day, in his youth, when cycling to school, he watched a policeman shoot and kill a black man. This event caused Pinnock to start asking questions, which, he says, were eventually answered by black people.

Pinnock dislikes organised religion, noting that belief in an afterlife causes people to under value the life that we've got. Instead, he believes that we are a "sentient planet" and are all connected to each other and to animals. Pinnock practices Buddhist meditation. Despite all of his travelling, which he does often, Pinnock is a family man. He has a wife and daughter who he thanks for putting up with all of his adventures. However, he says that they too have been bitten by the travel bug. Career information Don Pinnock started his academic career as an aspiring electronic engineer.

During this time he was in charge of erecting the SABCs overseas aerials and transmitters at Bloemendal. This product is exclusive to online shopping and may only be purchased online as it is not stocked in-store. Share your opinions about this product with other Makro shoppers. By submitting this review, you agree to the terms and conditions.

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