Sadly, the norm these days is the moment something crosses our path that is ‘different’, not up to our expectations or standards, we jump onto the criticise bandwagon. We immediately look for all the faults, all the reasons why it’s just wrong. We don’t hold back in the viciousness of our attacks, which fortunately are often only verbal, but pretty devastating nonetheless and continue to create even more division.Details
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White River, Mpumalanga
The serene town of White River, situated in the Mpumalanga province just north of Nelspruit, is the perfect spot from which to explore the magical beauty of the Lowveld. This includes the world famous Kruger National Park, many other game reserves and also the awe-inspiring Blyde River Canyon; God’s Window and numerous waterfalls on the escarpment.
White River is the home of numerous craftsmen and artists, exquisite restaurants and places to stay . There is plenty to do and the area is central to some of the best cycling and hiking trails.
White River is easily accessible via a good road network (either self drive or tour bus) and a well-connected airport just 15 minutes away. The cooler climate & higher altitude make it a good option for a base for a safari (game reserves are 25minutes away). Add to this the good schools and facilities and you get a great place to live.
To read more about White River’s History – click here to see our history page.
What is “We Are White River?”
We Are White River aims to build a strong sense of community and pride and we support efforts to make ours a successful, resilient and attractive town. Economic, social and environmental resilience are key themes.
Join us and be a part of a proud White River!
We are connecting people, organisations and ideas through:
- our helpful website, newsletter and brochures
- our “WR Conversations”
- our active Facebook page, directory & Smartphone App
We are putting White River on the map and we invite you to share your talents, positive ideas and energy with us.
Click below to read more about We Are White River’s Membership.
The people of White River are lucky to have a yogini of Denise’s stature in their midst. Don’t you think? We all need to be the best versions of ourselves in order to be better parents, romantic partners, citizens and business people and the mindfulness that comes with the practice of yoga and meditation is one way to connect to that inner power that we all possess within ourselves.Details
White River is home to some really talented, world- renowned artists and this weekend you can look forward to the “Three-Studio Art meander which will see works exhibited by Anton and Hanlie Bosch, Nina Bosch, Esra Bosch, René Eloff and Wendy Malan. What a combination!Details
The Lowveld is packed with interesting things to do; the trick is to find the time to get to experience them! – By Di Atherton
What does seem to be lacking however is an effective advertising medium that gets the word out about upcoming events. You would think that in a small town it would be easy to advertise but apparently not. Initiatives like We Are White River, Show Me Nelspruit and the new Lowveld Live go some way to filling that gap, but again, it’s up to the individual to seek out the information. Download the apps, check their pages, get proactive. Stop doing the same thing and expecting different results!Details
At the risk of being an absolute hypocrite, I would personally encourage more start-ups to attend chamber meetings, build networks and volunteer when possible. The reason being is that we need to understand what it takes to organize a business community together, to think beyond inward revenue generation and outward value creation. My goal for the rest of the year is to attend as many FREE chamber and network meetings as possible.Details
We help develop a good story where there is potential – through engaging all elements of your business.
We connect you to the community out there and help you to keep their attention and to become your biggest marketing team.
So often we find ourselves fighting time. We don’t have enough time. We run out of time. But if you think about it, time is just there. 86,400 seconds of it in a 24-hour period. The same for you and for me. The lesson for me that day was that the more I focussed on simply being in the moment, the less I paid attention to time and despite my expectation that the 7-hour stopover would drag on endlessly, it actually went really quickly.Details
All in all, I personally don’t believe in budgeting especially within the initial 24 months, but rather focus on managing your cashflow, remember to be disciplined, move slowly and strike hard. Of course, I write this with the best teacher of all, hindsight.Details