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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One Week in Hillbrow

One week of living in Hillbrow…spent most of it unpacking and sorting. Loving the rhythms of this great place, loving the Tanzanian owned cafe across the road, loving the sight of 100 plus people in the street below that I can look down on at any time of the day, loving walking around in my new suburb/home! Now to introduce...

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Day 12 The Morning after the First Night…

So, our first night sleeping in the big city! Wow, in the community at last! And we discovered this morning that “there’s a friendly Spar wherever you are!” (and ours is 24hrs – benefits of city living!)

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Day 11 Moving Day

Today we just took what we needed for each room: beds, tables, chairs, shelves, kitchen appliances and utensils, and of course our schoolroom learning materials…”Living simply so that others can simply live”  – Mother Teresa...

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Day 10 Hillbrow Move

Welcome to my kitchen! Clean and ready to occupy — what do you think of the color “lemon sponge cake”? The schoolroom, bathroom and toilet are also painted this color – Moving Day tomorrow!!!...

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Day 7 Hillbrow Move

Hillbrow Report Day 7: So there’s good news…and there’s bad news! Good news: the rooms are really starting to look good, painting probably finishing end of tomorrow. Yay! Bad news: no pics because my phone dropped on the floor (like all phones do, many times!) and the screen, she is thoroughly dead! You can still...

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