The White River group has been turning out monthly for 18 months, whatever the weather, to knit and crochet blankets for the under privileged. Sabie Valley Coffee donates space, coffee and some of Kim’s scrumptious eats for the monthly meetings.
As you know the budget speech was delivered by the Finance minister Pravin Gordhan on the 22nd February 2017.
Roy’s advice for anyone wanting to attract birds to their garden is to set out fruit and seed daily – he recommends the bulk feed dealer in town for quantities of seed. Be aware – when a bird finds a fly-by food stop, he calls a friend. Or 20. So your budget could be nibbled up very quickly. Don’t forget a birdbath, either, that’s another winning draw for dusty feathers.
Slow living in White River doesn’t mean you can’t be productive, or make a difference, or be involved. It also doesn’t mean slow service – often the downside of living in the “Slowveld”!
It is advisable to make the offer through a reputable estate agency/agent and furthermore it would also be wise for the Purchaser to spend the money to instruct a home inspector to properly inspect the property and to provide him with a home inspection report before an offer is made.
One option is to go undercover and stay home. Boring. White River and surrounds is at it’s best in January, even during this awful drought. It’s pretty and lush, far too good to waste it skulking indoors.
It’s not winter but that doesn’t stop us from making a fire and enjoying red wine. After dinner we decide to take a night-walk on the wild side. I hope for a clear star-filled sky but instead the mist slowly rolls in over the mountains.
The reality is change starts with us. Within us. By showing kindness and compassion to yourself, patience with yourself, love to yourself, you will in turn begin to share this with those around you.
Mr Themba Manana, Director: Marketing and Communication at the university says UMP is focused on providing tertiary education to meet the needs of South Africa and they benchmark themselves against the best universities not only in South Africa but abroad. “We need to offer programmes that teach skills which are needed by the country,” he states.
We Are White River is determined to get folks out and about being the best community they can be. Yes, that can involve a little trip outside the usual rut and comfort zones we huddle in but we can promise, hand on hearts, that as we enter our third year of business we’re beginning to ride a wave of public enthusiasm. People are dipping their toes into the community pond and we love watching the delight on their faces as they discover that playing new roles and getting involved in projects benefitting us all gives them pleasure beyond their effort.