Monthly travel blog by Eksteen Jacobsz. Verlorenkloof Estate is a well-established and highly regarded share block development and self-catering holiday resort on the eastern escarpment in the heart of the trout triangle in Mpumalanga.
Designing useful solutions to real problems and making them accessible to as many as possible seems to be a theme.
The more one reads about Musk’s work, the more interesting he appears. He has been hugely successful despite the disbelief and indeed scorn of many around him. (He is very quick to acknowledge the work of excellent team members)
Establishing Operation Vuka Sisebente (OVS) in 2015 sought to improve ward level coordination and planning as key levers for service delivery. At the heart of OVS are the war rooms, established in each ward and chaired by the Ward Councillor. War rooms are a service delivery engine to deliver a fully coordinated and integrated basket of services by different stakeholders, and White River residents of Ward 30 will be happy to hear that they have a very active war room.
Books in Homes is a non – profit organisation whose vision is a literate South Africa. Their mission is to produce affordable books and classroom aids which will help to make this vision a reality.
“I love the interaction with people and helping them find what they are looking for.” Laverne has worked at the White River Library for 20 years and remains enthusiastic about reading, words and books. Printed paper rather than electronic because as she says, “There’s nothing like the smell of a book in your hands.” Spoken like a true bibliophile.
Years of disappointments had developed within me a certain level of apathy towards some serious issues. This life of indifference contradicts my personal philosophy about living life to the fullest. I found myself percolating in cognitive dissonance. My reality didn’t match my core beliefs.
If you perceive White River and its folk as unfriendly and closed off, with nothing to do, then that’s what you will see. Choose to open yourself to the warmth and friendliness of the town that is home to my heart, and you may be pleasantly surprised. What have you got to lose? More importantly, what will you gain?
He’s a positive, vibrant man never seen without his trademark – a broad, warm smile that spreads across his face and lights up the air around him. And he is, indeed, a Royal Prince. His late father was a nephew and advisor to King Sobhuza II of Swaziland, and taught his son that duty to the community and to broader issues are paramount.
Hilton Barnett was reminded this month of the importance of friends in supporting each other and helping one to bend rather than break.
Colonel Maphanga arrived at White River SAPS from Graskop in 2015, and has made himself at home in his new town. “I’m very happy to be here, it’s a lovely place” he comments. He makes sure he gets out into the field and into the community, being visible during police operations and present at the community projects taken on by the SAPS White River.