1932 : Two Sonoppers and two Collegemen steal Oom Gert and after a few adventures he takes his home in Sonop.
1939 : Figure that served as an underpants ad is stolen and christened “Garribaldi”.
1942 : College and Voortrekker respectively try to steal Oom Gert but are unsuccessful.
1942 : Onderstepoort manages to kidnap Oom Gert and chains him by the hand. When Sonop stole him back they had to cut off his hand. Unfortunately, it was not until 1998 that Oom Gert regained full use of his hand.
1944 : College kidnapped Oom Gert and shortly after them, Vergeet-my-nie.
1950 : Vergeet-my-nie’s mascot, Elephant(who is currently Jasmine’s mascot), is looted.
1950 : Wits steals Oom Gert.
1956 : Sonop donates a giraffe to Asterhof as a mascot.
1963 : Brandwag on NKP’s mascot is stolen.
1972 : “Grasie” from Asterhof is stolen, used for photos and returned without the ladies being aware of anything.
1975 : College’s mascot, “Sarge Bourke” is stolen.
1976 : The Sonop Flag is officially taken into use.
1999 : Uncle Gert is stolen by Madelief but finds his new home very unpleasant and soon finds his way back to Sonop.