In everyday our kidneys make 150 litres of urine a day, but keep back (reabsorb) 148 litres of useful substances, like protein, and excrete 2 litres of waste. They can be likened to a huge swimming pool filter which never needs backwashing, and will rarely need an overhaul if you look after your health!
For long lasting colour, Sunpatiens are an excellent container and bedding plant. They enjoy a sunny position and well-drained soil.
Getting involved does not necessarily mean you need to start participating in marches, or chaining yourself to palisade fences, but never under-estimate the impact you could make with your voice or action, and encouraging others to do the same. Teach your children who, after all, are the ones who are going to inherit this current mess!
It is good to celebrate where you come from and to be proud of your school, your language, your history, your culture, your religion but is not ok to teach your children that yours is the best or the only right one. That is based entirely on your opinion or belief. Passing this on as fact is limiting and dishonest. Children need to know that there is a bigger world out there. Outside of your beliefs, outside of White River, outside of Nelspruit, outside of South Africa.
“Every patient is free to come and ask questions; it is our job to make sure you understand your medication and the side-effects,” she states earnestly. Some advice she has for her patients, is to look after your health; like following a healthy diet, or just walking around the block if you don’t have time to exercise.
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.
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.