Who is to blame?

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Thoughts from Hannah

Hannah has been telling me about what her friends eat on a daily basis. Most of her friends do no get breakfast or lunch. They eat 2 packs of R1 puff ball chips during the day to keep away the hunger and then normally only have pap and sauce for dinner. She thinks we should do something about this. I agree!

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Responding differently

We so enjoyed having a team from The Crossing Church with us on Friday. After a visit at our flat, we went to the place where I was held up earlier in the week and handed out fish and chips to street vendors and homeless people. We showered the streets with love. We can’t choose what happens to us, but we can choose how to...

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Busy week ahead…

Well an exciting week has started. Today we had early childhood development training at the Central Methodist Church for the crèche staff provided by the staff of the Hillbrow Clinic. It continues on Wednesday. Also on Wednesday we have a workshop on combatting human trafficking and then Thursday the moms at the central Methodist...

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The city heard us

    After calls, letters, emails, discussions with Joburg Connect, the Health Department, Ekhaya City Improvement District, the City Environmental Agency, the Area City Counsellor, Pikitup, Selby Depo and then finally the Municipal Manager, they heard…    

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Dangerous fumes… please respond City of Joburg

Fire truck has responded to the burning rubbish across the road from our flat

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Video on my visit to Sharpville today

[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVQbv6BWing] On 21 March 2012, Human Rights Day in South Africa, our family visited Sharpville to learn more about what had happened there. On the 21 March 1960, 60 people were killed and over 200 people injured as police opened fire on a peaceful crowd who were coming to hand themselves over to the...

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A world class african city???

I have just written a letter to the Johannesburg Municipal manager to ask him to remove the rubbish on the plot of land opposite where we live. This is after first reporting it to Joburg connect on 25 March, and then to the pickitup local depo, and then to the city health department, and then to the city environmental agency. No...

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Why we moved to Hillbrow

Here is the beginning of an explanation on why we have moved to Hillbrow. Ghandi said “we must become the change we want to see in the world”. I want to see a world in which the rich do not tolerate extreme poverty and inequality. I want to see many people actually laying down their lives of comfort and convenience for...

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Legacy of 16 June 1976

Sacrifice rooted in love leaves a legacy. The only way to bring about lasting change is to live sacrificially. In fact the only way to challenge economic, political or religious power is though sacrifice. True authority comes through humble, loving sacrifice. Even if life itself is taken away, your life will continue to speak if...

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