042- Beggar my neighbour

Written by on May 10, 2008 in Newsletter


BEGGAR MY NEIGHBOUR: Yesterday I was walking out of restaurant and I saw an elderly lady with her adult paraplegic child on her lap. I decided to give her something. When I gave her the money I was curious to know and asked her “why was she sitting there and isn’t it uncomfortable for the child to be sitting like that there on her lap?” She was so insulted by my enquiry. Why am I asking her this question, I don’t know what she is going through. She is homeless etc. I further enquired if she knew about the disability grants? She made at first as if she didn’t know but eventually corrected me that it is R900 and asked if I will survive on that every month. When I went home this whole incident was still playing in my head. Was my action judged by my intention? I reexamined my intention. Did I ask this question because I wanted to assist, was I concerned about the child’s uncomfortablness OR was I concerned about how uncomfortable this scene made me feel. I think it was a mixture of all, so maybe that why I was received with such hostility. It really makes you wonder what goes on in the heads of all the mother’s sitting with their toddlers at the robots in the hot sun. It also makes you wonder how many blind beggars are found at nearly every intersection. I watched something very disturbing on TV once, it showed how someone broke a child’s arms and legs so that he can become a beggar. Desperate times call for desperate measures.


“It is a beggar’s pride that he is not a thief” Japanese Proverb quotes
“Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime” Unknown



POVERTY ERADICATION – SELF SUFFICIENCY AND EMPOWERMENT Scott Miller developed the approach in order to systematically support communities in addressing poverty. By partnering impoverished families with those how have middle and upper income means, the community learns from both sides of the “tracks” what will work to reduce and eventually eliminate poverty Join a Circle: “People living in poverty need friendly contacts in the community as they find new ways to make ends meet.” Encourage participation: “When properly motivated, places of worship and civic organizations will get involved in ending poverty.” Give generously: “Seek out organizations that provide emergency cash while promoting long-term self-sufficiency and empowerment planning.” Be alert to opportunities for helping people out of social isolation: “Bridge the gap to change their life and yours for the better.” Poverty will no longer exist when enough people realize that it can and should be ended. Scott Miller Next time you see a beggar don’t only give them a HANDOUT try and see if you can help them FIND a WAY OUT. E.g When you stop at a robot and see a blind person give him the number of an association around your area that can assist in empowering him to become self sufficient. If you see a street kid, give him numbers of associations dedicated to assist situations like his. If you are looking for poverty eradication institute numbers in your area contact me , I have a list of organizations in South Africa that are doing great work to eradicate poverty and empower the powerless


If you scared to visit these places on your own, here are options to see the real South Africa.


Soweto Township TourThis City of four million people is the largest township in Gauteng. Soweto (South western township) started as a settlement for people coming from the country districts to find work. It is considered by some to be a city in it’s own right. Soweto Township life: A visit offers not only historical interest but also an insight into township life. No matter what your interest, or where you come from, a visit will be a great surprise to you and a rewarding experience. Get a close idea of the conditions and see both the GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY. See where the 1976 “Children’s Uprising” started. Visit Mr Nelson Mandela’s four roomed home and where South Africa’s famous Nobel Prize winners lived. Tel: Ken 27 (0) 83 457 4161 E-mail: info@takeabreak.


KWAMASHU TOWNSHIP TOURS BY UMHLANGA EXPLORER Duration: 3.5 hours This is an uplifting experience as you gain firsthand knowledge of the people in the township of Kwa Mashu. See the squatter camps (informal settlements), learn about the hostel dwellings, South Africa’s unique “spaza” shops and shebeens (township bars). Tel: 0027-31-561 1847 Fax: 0027-86-6790413 Mobile: 0027-82-4541577

Cape Town

Township TourTake part in an experience that will open your eyes to a better understanding of other South African cultures and a piece of our past.. A Township Tour has become an essential part of a visit to the Mother City for our international tourists. Now we want to give more South Africans the opportunity to broaden their local knowledge and discover a very different way of living in our Townships. Our Township guides will take you on a journey that every South African should experience, on a road to better understanding and acceptance. Start your day off with an insightful look at our past in the District 6 Museum, then we will travel through to Venue: Starting Point: District 6 Museum Contact details: Joletta Eichweber 082 579 0044


DigitalLife Expo on at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 18 to 20 April 2008. It is time to take advantage of all that the digital age has to offer. Internet banking, overseas flights, online shopping, live sport – digital technology brings it all home.
Gauteng MotorshowKyalami Grand Prix Circuit 1 Allandale Road Midrand Kyalami Grand Prix Map Time: 08:00 to 17:00 (All Days) Date: Saturday 26-28 April 2008 Entrance Fee : Adult: R40 Child :R20 kids under 6 years free

ADULT ADHD – Madala Dr. Jeeva will be discussing adult ADHD on Noleen on SABC 3 on 3 May 2008. Adult Attention-Deficit Disorder (Adult ADD) symptoms are similar, but not identical, to those seen in children and adolescents. The basic categories of symptoms in children are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. People often refer to the adult form of the disorder as ADD, because symptoms of hyperactivity tend to diminish with age, often taking the form of restlessness or fidgetiness (eg, persistent pencil tapping and/or foot tapping) and difficulty engaging in quiet activities. However, the medical community uses ADHD for both children and adults, and this term is becoming more widely accepted.


Eng Prem
Everton 0-1 Chelsea
Chelsea1 – 1Wigan
Bidvest Wits1 – 2 Platinum Stars
Mamelodi Sundowns 2 – 0 Thanda Royal Zulu FC
Free State Stars 1 – 1Ajax Cape Town
Pak v Ban Pakistan won by 7 wickets


Vegetables need a lot of sun. Choose a sunny spot. If your garden does not get sun all day, make sure that you put the garden where there is morning sun. Trees, hedges and buildings may cast shadows on your garden and so your plants will get less sunlight The vegetable garden should be close to your house so that it is easy to look after it. Out of sight, out of mind. It should be close to a source of water. Choose a place with the best possible soil (even if you have poor soil, it is easy to improve it by working in plenty of organic matter.) Once you have chosen the site, remove all grass, bushes, trees and their roots. Keep all this plant material for composting, mulching and filling trench beds. If you have limited space try and use containers that can be placed on your balcony or roof.
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Vegetable Stew

225g Tomatoes
225g Mushrooms
225g Green Beans
235ml Vegetable Stock
2 Onions
2 Carrots
2 Red Peppers
2 Celery Sticks
1-2 Garlic Cloves
1 tbsp Tomato Puree
1-2 tsp Worcestershire or Soy Sauce
1 tsp Sugar
Salt and Pepper, to taste
METHOD 1,2, 3
Peel and slice the onions and carrots.
Brush and slice the mushrooms.
Remove the ‘strings’ from the beans and cut into bite sized pieces.
Quarter the peppers, remove the seeds and pith, then slice
Wash and chop the celery.
Finely chop or crush the garlic.
Place some oil into a large saucepan and gently fry the onions until transparent.
Add the garlic, mushrooms, carrots, beans, pepper, celery and courgette.
Continue cooking for a few minutes.
Add the stock, tomato puree, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, and season to taste. Stir well and bring to the boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover and cook for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are cooked.


Child Care

EDENVALE/MORNINGSIDE: I live in the North of Gauteng – Edenvale. I am looking for a muslim creche for my 19 month old baby. Please help
LENASIA:I am looking for a daycare facility for a 6month old-please put me in contact with some institutions in the Lenasia or Midrand areas. 0829254872
GRESSWOLD: Looking for middle aged indian woman to take care of new baby and prepare meals. Maid already in home. Area is Gresswold – near wanderers stadium. 0795239532


Cape Town: I would like to buy some savouries for the weekend and would also like the information for future reference. I can get to Rondebosch, Cravenby, Goodwood, Parow and am also near Vangate Mall. I am looking for someone who sells pies, samoosas, “napkin” pies, mini subs, mini steak rolls, moon pies etc
Lenasia: I am looking for contact numbers for cooks in the Jhb area can you please advise.
South Africa: I am looking for Ramadaan recipes, quick ones, being a working mom, time is the major setback – so I am looking for maybe quick savoury dishes, Shukran!


Arabic softwareI am looking for some assistance in regard to Arabic lesson if you have a CD or a programmed to view on the computer or DVD format

Nani’s Taxi

WESTDENE:My daugter is in grad 3 at E.P Baumann Primary in Mayfair (situated opposite the brixton fire department and right next to the netcare garden city clinic). I am battling to find transport for her from Westdene to school and back.


Lenasia I am looking for a reliable plumber and handyman
LAPTOPS: I’m selling laptops. Brand new HP 6715b as well as HP530. It comes with a 1.8Ghz core 2 duo processor or an AMD64x2 turion 1.9Ghz. 1 gig ram, 120 gig Hdd, 15.4″ wide WXGA screen. Fingerprint reader, lightscribe, card reader. I’m selling it for R5500. my contact details are cell: 072 565 6454



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