Soweto Day

Jordan, in front of the “Simakade” (forever standing) monument where we laid some flowers this morning, while on a tour of the inner city remembering June 16, 1976. The tour was arranged by Past Experiences, and looked at apartheid resistance in the city. This monument is outside the Joburg Central Police station...

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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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A Music School across the Road?

In 1999, a group of concerned musicians came together to uplift a community by sharing their skills with some children on the property of a Lutheran church. The city was Joburg, the community was Hillbrow and surrounding suburbs, and the music school was the one right across the road from where we now live! Today we met most of the...

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Blanket Donations

Today we went out to Trinity House where we collected scarves, baby clothes and blankets that some classes of boys and girls had knitted together with baby food and supplies that they had collected for our work into the Inner City. These will probably go to the Central Methodist Church to help them with the many poor foreigners...

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Funeral and Burial of Baby Lynne

Today Nigel and I attended the funeral and the burial of  our blind friend, Sukoluhle’s little 10 month old baby, Lynne. After a very meaningful Methodist Church service to celebrate her short life, we travelled in a taxi together with relatives and close friends to the burial site in Soweto. Never seen so many, many small...

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