MINING: Randlord's Progress

As an undergraduate at Cambridge, Norbert Stephen Erleigh was in a hurry to make a million pounds, then quit. Said Norby Erleigh: "I think it could be done swiftest in South Africa." A wealthy Rand pioneer's son, Erleigh had the financial backing; he soon picked up the mining experience. In 1933, he helped Abraham Sundel Hersov form the Anglo-Transvaal Investment Co., Ltd., and together they made a killing in Rand mines. But "Bob" Hersov was too cautious for bumptious, erratic Norby Erleigh. By 1935 Erleigh, then 32, had broken away from Anglovaal,...

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