The reality is that it’s who you know and how you connect with the community that’s important. It’s about keeping the awareness of you and your business out there. People forget and “out of sight out of mind” applies. You need to keep reminding them you are around. Find out what community organizations exist, White River has the brilliant We Are White River, a concept that was born out of a passion to build bridges, bring communities in the town together and create opportunities for businesses to grow. Connect with the influencers, the “faces” and ask questions. Get involved with, and support, community events.
The fences have a range of styles from 750mm high single rails to higher 2.5m high 4-rail Buffalo enclosures. These ranch style fences can be used for gardens, horse enclosures, balustrades for decks, road edgings or simply decoration. They are easily fitted with wire mesh to keep dogs in or buck out.
Today, off the shelf drones available to anyone can fly up to 500m high and +-7m away from take-off point. This poses a serious threat to both manned aircraft in the sky and humans on the ground if these drones are used irresponsibly.
We are now well into the swing of 2019, for some it has been a frantic start, a sort of ‘hit the ground running’ after the Festive season while for others it has been more challenging to get going. It looks like this year is going to be every bit as interesting as last year, with political turmoil across the world and we are just 3 months away from our own general election. If you are someone who watches the news regularly you may be shaking your head in a combination of amazement and horror at the insanity of it all.
Colonial Homes in White River visited by the Mpumalanga Heritage Interest Group – We Are White River
The Mpumalanga Heritage Society recently did a tour of White River and some of its many colonial homes and buildings on the Yaverland and Plaston roads. It was a great day out with around 40 people in attendance. The group met at the White River Square in town and then drove in convoy to some of the colonial houses in the area.
The new outreach centre was created with the support of many local people and particularly the Japhet family, who have done so much good work for Uplands and the local community. It is a beautiful centre, set amongst tall trees on the Uplands property and you could hear the excitement in Violah Moya’s voice as she talked about it. Violah is the Operations Manager at Uplands outreach.
Mieke’s focus is on teeth whitening, general check-ups, crowns and dentures and she has a quick turnaround time for both. She wants to make the dental experience as comfortable as possible for everyone, but especially for children. Her kind, approachable demeanour helps with any anxieties children may have and the experienced dental assistant, Carmen helps to make the patients comfortable and put their minds at ease. The practice is contracted with most medical aids so that is one less thing to worry about. Mieke always goes the extra mile for her patients and makes sure they understand the procedures and when to come for follow up visits.
Ozonation is where ozone is used to sterilise and disinfect the water. This process is faster and stronger than adding chlorine. The by-product of chlorine is really bad for you, but the by-product of ozone results in three times more oxygen in your water. Although reverse osmosis is one of the best ways to purify water, it also strips water of all its minerals. That is why Gozone reintroduces certain salts and minerals to the water to create electrolyte balancing, ensuring effective hydration.
Our key pillars remain social, environmental & economic resilience. The town will thrive if we are able to bounce back from the many challenges that are thrown at us in these three areas.
We Are White River supports a positive approach to life and connects with the community in a number of ways.
On the 31st December I find a quiet space at home with blank paper and pen. Usually accompanied by a glass of chilled bubbly (it is New Year after all!) Light a candle. The first thing I do is think about what theme I want for the coming year and what my word will be. Then I write myself a letter dated 31st December the following year. So this year’s letter will be dated 31st December 2019. It’s a letter to myself and it’s all about what I have achieved in that year. Now if you think this sounds completely crackpot, let me tell you a story…..