Hillbrow Clinic Visits

The last week has seen our family make use of the nearby Hillbrow Clinic on two separate occasions: Friday 7 Sept: Rachel had some kind of painful gum infection it seemed and so, having heard of up to 5 hour waits anywhere inside the Clinic, we nervously sat down at 7.10am at the back of a queue numbering about 25 people who were...

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Hannah and Rachel’s surprise

We are back from a wonderful holiday today and got this supprise at our door… a card for Hannah and Rachel from their friend Martha. It read “Hey guys… We missed you guys, just 10 days gone and missed you. We can’t wait to see you. I am excited that you guys are comming back, from Martha.” As a Dad, I...

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Carte Blanche comes to Visit!

Today a team from Carte Blanche came out to film the story of our move here. We were excited about the great opportunity to tell the story of the poor and to share our ideas about transforming the city and nation. They interviewed Nigel, Hannah and me. Tomorrow they will be filming us in all sorts of different places around our...

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Why cant you be the one person?

“Ghandi was one person, Martin Luthur King was one person, Mother Teresa was one person, why can’t you be one person who helps?” 8 year old Vivienne Harr, who has raised over $ 30,000 to combat human traficking. Read the story...

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Remembering the dream…

On the 10th May 1994, when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as President of South Africa. In his speech he encouraged the nation as follows… “Out of the experience of an extraordinary human disaster that lasted too long, must be born a society of which all humanity will be proud. Our daily deeds as ordinary South Africans...

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Reflections on a tragic week…

At the end of this very busy week, I have been reflecting about the events I have encountered and that have been on the news recently. Leading this nationally, is of course the tragic Lonmin mining massacre. Locally, in Hillbrow this week I learned of 5 more deaths including two police officers, a man who was shot by people who...

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