Editorial

From the editor

I must confess. Sometimes in emergency cases I answer my cell phone while driving, as I’m sure most of you do. Mostly I use my hands free kit. Lately, however, a new phenomenon/skill/talent has broadened our ‘driving’ horizons. Today it is acceptable to text message whilst driving.

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In memoriam

Herman Pretorius het sy stryd teen kanker op Donderdag, 20 Augustus, verloor.

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From the editor

I recently listened to one of South Africa’s popular talk stations and the topic of littering came up.

Dit het my laat dink aan die grootste onheil wat ons land deesdae oorheers – ‘n gebrek aan dissipline en respek. Toe ek nog op laerskool was, het beide dié faktore die basis van ʼn goeie opvoeding gevorm. Daar is nooit teruggepraat nie en gemeenskaplike respek teenoor jou onderwyser, medeleerlinge en skool was niks vreemd nie.

Destyds (ek weet nie of dit steeds gebeur nie) het ʼn ‘Zibby’ karakter jou geleer om rommel in die ‘zibby blik’ (asblik) en nie op die grond nie te gooi nie. Daantjie Kat het padveiligheid by ons ingeprent en moet ook nie van Tok Tokkie vergeet wat kankerbewustheid landwyd bemark het nie.

As daar wéér op dié manier van kleins af in dissipline en respek belê word kan Suid-Afrika met sy ‘die-wêreld-skuld-my’ mentaliteit ʼn veel beter plek word as wat dit tans is.

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What is a woman? “ A woman is the calm of a hurricane’s eye” − Unknown author.

She is the course of the universe and its existence. A woman is the creator of warmth and love.

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Perdeby Poll

Will you be attending OppiKoppi this year?

I don't trust the dust, even if there are Mangoes - 59.3%
Oppi is an institution, I wouldn't miss it for the world - 25.9%
But daisies though... - 14.8%

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