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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Purposeful adventure…

You know I used to think great adventures involved overseas trips, cruises, mountain hiking, deep sea diving or pursuing a meaningful career, but last night’s trip around the city visiting the poor, lost, lonely, hungry and cold, was really exciting and purposeful…

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Who is to blame?

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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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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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