Judge Pat Tebbutt is one of the most remarkable people I have ever met. He has squeezed several life times into one and has served South African society in numerous ways, as a not-so-ordinary seaman, print journalist, pioneer radio and TV broadcaster, junior and senior counsel, judge, judge president, businessman, raconteur, Harvard student at the age of 50, public speaker, sportsman, sports administrator, UCT leader, philanthropist, author, husband, father and friend.
In each field he has excelled and left an indelible mark. I doubt that many people appreciate the extent of Pat’s contributions to society – they need to read his memoir to appreciate all that he has done. It has indeed been ‘a life spiced with variety’.
Professor Mike Bruton.