The event will be on Friday 1st December, kicking off around 6pm. It might extend in part to the Saturday morning and we hope that WR businesses to set up special events over the weekend to encourage visitors to come for more than just a night.
Gate vs Di meant that I had to opt out of my ‘normal’ life in many ways, for several months, and to be honest I am not sure I want to return to it! I have learnt to be way more mindful of how and where I spend my energy. And I began to wonder, what if I could live like this all the time?
It is true that unwarranted and unfounded emotions are discarded just like beliefs especially when discovered they are false. As human beings, our interaction with each other is a constant application of our perception, as we grow; these perception are altered to some extent. However, at what point should we actively know the right time to change our perceptions about the happenings of life in our homes and communities? I concur with Prof Nassbaum that a change in ones feelings also brings with it a change in ones beliefs – as such we should venture to sincerely question our perceptions
After a few years, space for the printing and storage of books became a problem, and Val moved out of her home in Kiaat Street and moved to a flat in town. Currently the whole ground floor of this house is fully utilised by BIH.
At a recent conference on diversity we spent some time on the issue of how we see people. A question was asked about what one should do when one has to interact with people with whom we strongly disagree about core issues.
What do they do? Petra recognises that children, whether from poor or affluent societies, are often the most neglected population group in the world. At the same time, what children learn and experience in their early years influences their thinking and decision making for life.
Blessed with ample grounds and a strong borehole, Lucy Ngobeni and her team of helpers are planting up the vegetable garden. In between the mango and pawpaw trees, neat rows of spinach, beetroot, onions, lettuce, cabbages, peppers, chillis and butternut promise an abundant return in the months to come.
Sophie envisions changing social attitudes to repairing rather than dumping broken goods, and pushing manufacturers to build goods to last and to be repairable. This would include a spare parts sales business, as anyone who’s tried to replace a part on an appliance will appreciate being able to buy these products. My 20 month old mobile phone was referred to by a chuckling young Vodacom assistant as ‘obsolete’ when I wanted to buy a new cover for it recently. ‘No, we don’t keep stock of accessories for such old items.’ Grrrrr.
The We Are White River initiative was born back in 2015. An idea someone had to find a way to bring together the diverse sections of the community that many of you reading this call “home”. Everything starts with an idea.
The team’s eyes were opened to the challenges that many people face here in Mpumalanga. The satisfaction and fulfillment of being able to provide the solution to a problem and thus make a difference in many lives, was enhanced tenfold by the realization that their own mindsets and attitudes had also changed irrevocably. The givers had gained more than the receivers.