MAST, John

MAST, John Arthur:

JOHN ARTHUR2 MAST (THEODORE MAURICE1) was born 1935. He married ATHALIE FLORA COULTHARD. She was born 1935. He is the son of BARBARA ANNA7 FLEMMER (JOHN DISTIN6, CHRISTIAN LUDVIG5) born 1910. She married THEODORE MAURICE MAST. He was born 1900.


Born in The Hill, Johannesburg with primary schooling at Rivonia Primary followed by Rosebank Primary. High Schools were Parktown Boys High, Pietermaritzburg College and Durban Technicon. Studied Civil Engineering at Howard College with bursaries from SA Breweries.

Construction Engineer at Titan Products Umbogentwini, Bed Bend Sugar Mill and Triangle Sugar Mill. Worked in the Design Office at Dorman Long, and Jeffars & Green. DP Manager OK Bazaars followed by a career in computers with Computer Sciences and CAB lasting some 15 years. Jointly formed Laser Medical with Brian Smith which was sold to Draeger. Currently with Woodbender.

At Primary school we lived in Rivonia, moving to Maritzburg, and then Kloof for High School. Stayed in Manning Rd Durban with Miss O'Neil while at Tech. Shared a flat with Ian McLean while at University. After the Big Bend (Swaziland) contract I married Atholie and we moved to Ocean View Rd Umbogintwini. From there to Triangle where Charles was born. We returned to JHB, and built a house at Bedfordview where Jane and Anne completed the family. In 1978 we moved to Somerset West where we are at present.

Motorbike riding and mountain walking have been lasting interests. I have had a lifelong interest in carpentry. For a period of 10 years I sailed at Victoria Lake in Germiston. The science and art of wood bending has occupied my interest in recent years.

I have travelled to Canada & the USA on computer training; to Israel with Charles; briefly to Europe & the UK.