045 – Beat the price

Written by on May 13, 2008 in Newsletter


BEAT THE PRICE: A few weekends ago we needed to buy a gift urgently. As procrastinators go, at the 11th hour we decided to go and buy it. They told us they didn’t have the product in the shop but only at their warehouse. We asked if the warehouse would be open. The salesman, hungry for a sale, told us that it closes at 13h30. It was 12h30 when we decided to buy the appliance. We paid for the product and rushed to the warehouse in record time. We reached there at 13h05.The security guard pointed at the sign saying closes at 13h00. The warehouse manager was there as well, adamantly not allowing anyone in. We begged and pleaded as we needed the gift urgently and since it was Saturday we wouldn’t get that specific thing anywhere else. The man totally ignored us and was actually rude. We told him that we were sent by the store and they said it only closes at 13h30. He didn’t care. I was so upset, I lost my patience and cool and in the heat of the moment I actually swore the guy and as we were driving off we could only hear this very angry man screaming at the top of his voice. I am so ashamed at the way I behaved, in retrospect, was my dignity, the price I had to pay for not getting my way. We went back to the store that was playing games with us, lethargically they tried to get the product at another warehouse, we were not liss to find this place, so we asked for a refund. Thereafter, we went to a few other furnisher stores, playing the beat the price game. Our predicament they didn’t have the product in the store but at the warehouse which was opening on Monday and even if they could beat the price we had to prove if the other places had stock at the store. What is the point of that? We are the generation of fast food and instant gratification, when we want something we want it NOW!!! We went back home, surfed the net, called another furnisher shop in Eastgate. They told us they had the product at the store and they will beat the price. It was 16h25 and they were closing at 17h00. We rushed like the amazing race game. On the way we realized no petrol so that delayed us for a few seconds. We reached the shop at 16h55. I had to crawl under the gate as they were closing. When we get there, where is the appliance at the WAREHOUSE!!!!!!! Lucky for the salesman, he managed to arrange the product for Sunday at 12h00 and he agreed to beat the price.

GIFT OF THE GIVERS ASSIST IN SA CRISIS: Aid organization, Gift of the Givers Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman has been in the affected areas since last Thursday – he says foreigners want to go home and has described the situation as a humanitarian crisis. Gift of the Givers, in conjunction with jacaranda 94.2 started distributing aid to fleeing foreigners last week. Sooliman says they will be distributing a million rands worth of aid, but will increase this if necessary. Due to public demand, Gift of the Givers has a truck stationed at Village Walk in Sandton to receive items for xenophobia victims on Tuesday. You can also call Gift of the Givers on the toll free number, 0800 786 777, for more information on donations.


“Love and smiles teach tolerance; days without either are days wasted.” Madala Nelson Mandela
“I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby its leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent.” Madala Nelson Mandela
“As a leader…I have always endeavored to listen to what each and every person in a discussion had to say before venturing my own opinion.” Madala Nelson Mandela
“I dream of an Africa which is in peace with itself.” Madala Nelson Mandela
“Never, never and never again shall it be that this beautiful land will again experience the oppression of one by another.” Madala Nelson Mandela



Watch a video on what Tata Madala Madiba has to say about tolerance. Nelson Mandela on Tolerance


Teaching Tolerance, Living Together and Empathy
There has never been a better time for teaching the value of tolerance. As the world grows closer together, friction between races, religions, and peoples sometimes seems inevitable – yet if we make the commitment to learn about each other before we judge, we find we have more in common than different. The dark shadows of genocide, slavery and fear can be dispelled. It takes time, and it takes effort: Effort that all backgrounds and races are making for themselves and their children. Help teach tolerance here in your area and around the world. Showing tolerance is more than an idea, it’s a human right. Moral imagination is the capacity to empathize with others, i.e., not just to feel for oneself, but to feel with and for others. This is something that education ought to cultivate and that citizens ought to bring to politics. Empathy is the capacity to recognise or understand another’s state of mind or emotion. It is often characterized as the ability to “put oneself into another’s shoes”, or to in some way experience the outlook or emotions of another being within oneself. It may be described metaphorically as an emotional kind of resonance or mirroring. To have great empathy you have to learn to listen. Humankind’s tragedies is the loss of countless opportunities for good relationships, emotional intimacy, and happy marriages because we rarely use our empathic listening with each other. Teach tolerance: The ABCs of conflict resolution:


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Wednesday, May 21
All day

Johannesburg: Computer Faire

Reservoir Hills: Ratepayers Association AGM

Vereniging: Sheikh Yusuf Estes
Thursday, May 22
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Johannesburg: Computer Faire
WhenMay 20 � 23 2008
WhereSandton Convention Centre, Sandton (map)
Descriptionince its inception in 1978, Computer Faire has seen many changes, but after 30 years, it has an unparalleled track record in the ICTE exhibition industry. Computer Faire is the leading ICTE (Information & Communications Technology and Electronics) event in SA. It provides a comprehensive showcase of products, services and solutions for the corporate, the SME and the home-based professional. Computer Faire will once again address all allied industry sectors. Computer Faire provides the ideal platform to combine business with networking in a relaxed and informed environment. This is the annual event from which new products are launched, channel partners are established and business contacts are made. Once again Computer Faire highlights its standing in the International arena with large delegations from Taiwan, China and India and representation from Macau, the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom. Dates: 20 – 23 May 2008 Times: Tues-Wed 10h00 – 17h00; Thurs 10h00 – 19h00; Fri 10h00 – 17h00 Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton Johannesburg, Gauteng

Cape Town: Let’s Mxit 2
WhenThu, May 22, 8pm � 9pm
WhereTheatre @ The Pavilion (map)
DescriptionTheatre @ The Pavilion is proud to announce the return of Let’s Mix It 2, Double the Trouble, Twice the Spice � with a twist! Hadji Fatima Abrahamse, samoosa maker, baker, trader, newspaper columnist, radio and TV talk show maker and winner of the prestigious Abantu Ubuntu award for TV talk show excellence has been offered her dream position as the new team member of CNN International News in Iraq or Iran! After careful selection, the production team of Let’s Mix It 2 is proud to announce that the brand new presenter of the most successful talk show in Cape town is none other than Hadji Fatgiyah Bardien! Bruce Little (who will be playing Hadji Fatgiyah) will join the ever-nagging floor manager, yet lovable, Albert, for another hilarious romp from 24 April to 31 May 2008 from Wednesday to Saturday nights. Venue Contact details: 021 419 7661

Cape Town: Marc Lottering on Broadway
WhenThu, May 22, 8:30pm � 9:30pm
WhereOn Broadway, 88 Shortmarket Street (map)
DescriptionMarc Lottering intends to keep Capetonians smiling, when he returns to On Broadway from 11 April to 27 May with his hit show simply entitled Marc Lottering On Broadway. If you missed Marc at On Broadway the last time around, this is another opportunity to hear his hilarious opinions on turning forty, undertakers, different techniques involved in toy-toying, and on how to keep the magic alive in the bedroom after years of marriage. His latest material includes something old, something new, nothing borrowed, something blue! Lottering will also share some of his funny moments following his successful tour of Australia earlier this year and his visit to the Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees in March. Please note that Marc Lottering On Broadway has a strict No-Under 16 age restriction policy. Venue: Contact details: 021 424 1194 or
Friday, May 23
All day

Johannesburg: Computer Faire
All day

Dundee: Endumeni Local Football Association Soccer Festival
WhenMay 23 � 25 2008
DescriptionEndumeni Local Football Association will hosting the Soccer Festival from Friday 23rd � Sunday 25th May at the Kallies Stadium in Dundee. For more details contact Ash Khan on 082 875 9046

Cape Town: Showstoppers encore
Saturday, May 24
All day

Dundee: Endumeni Local Football Association Soccer Festival
All day

Johannesburg: Scopex- Telescope and Astronomy expo
All day

Cape Town: Baboon Walk

Johannesburg: Cancer Buddy Programme

Benoni: Sheikh Yusuf Estes
Sunday, May 25
All day

Dundee: Endumeni Local Football Association Soccer Festival
Thursday, May 29



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7 Webber, M Red Bull 10
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9 Alonso, F McLaren
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4 Williams 13

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Mumbai Indians 12
Delhi Daredevils 12
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Here are a few hints and tips to help you keep yours in prime condition throughout the year. Lawns and their upkeep The basic rules for keeping lawns in tip-top condition are:
Watering: Regular watering during the summer growing season will help the grass to overcome certain insect attacks and to grow strong enough to suffocate weeds and other unwanted plants. Water requirements vary from grass to grass but most lawns need a good soaking at least once a week. However, lawns on sandy soils that retain very little water, may have to be watered every second day. Do remember to give the lawn a thorough soaking, the water must get right down to the roots, as just wetting the surface is valueless.
Mowing: Regular mowing (at least once a week) is essential to the upkeep of your lawn. A general rule of thumb is to mow the lawn as soon as it has reached (grown) one half of its customary height after the previous mowing. Height of mowing varies according to the type of grass but set your mower blades about 1.5 to 2cm high for the first close spring cut, in summer-rainfall areas, of fine-textured grasses such as couch grass and higher on coarser grasses such as buffalo. Keep the blades to between two to three centimetres for couch, kikuyu and bent grasses, as the season advances. However, do not mow the Kentucky blue, buffalo and lawn mixes shorter than three to four centimetres.
Fertilization: A lawn needs to be fertilized about once a month during the summer months. Granular, general-purpose fertilizers such as 2.3.2 or 3.2.1 SR (slow release) may be applied. Feed strongly growing lawns, from middle to late summer, with straight nitrogen fertilizers such as ammonium sulphate or LAN (lime-stone ammonium nitrate) for acid soils. Remember to water well after fertilizing.
Weed, pest and disease control: Most of the familiar lawn weeds can be controlled either by removing them by hand or by applying a weed killer or using a soil fumigator. Fortunately most lawns are relatively free of insect pests but when an outbreak of mites, scale insects, caterpillars or ants occur you will need to talk to your nurseryman about putting down an affective insecticide. Do the same when your lawn is infected with a lawn disease such as leaf spot, rust, brown patch, etc. As the weather cools during autumn and early winter, drop the cut of the mower. In cold inland areas lawns may become dormant during the winter needing little attention but, continue mowing, feeding and watering your lawn in warmer areas.



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1 very large onion,chopped
1 bunch Swiss chard
1 can garbanzo beans 500 g (known also as chick peas, ceci, etc.)
1/2 cup raisins 75 g
1/2 cup uncooked rice 100 g
several fresh tomatoes (or 1 large can 800 g of canned tomatoes) 1 clove garlic (or more to taste)
2 yams
salt and pepper to taste
tabasco sauce to taste
METHOD 1,2, 3
Fry onion, garlic, and white stems of chard until barely limp. Add chopped greens and fry a bit. Either peel the yams or scrub them well with a vegetable brush, then slice them into thick slices. Add garbanzos, raisins, yams, tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Cook a couple of minutes. Make a well in the center of the mixture in the pot. Put the rice in the well and pat it down until it’s wet. Cover and cook until rice is done(emabout 25 minutes. Add Tabasco sauce to taste. I find that the flavors of the vegetables don’t stand out unless you put in a lot of tabasco. But then, I’ve got a cast-iron tongue. You should add enough to make the stew seem spicy to you. Difficulty: easy. Time: 15 minutes preparation, 30 minutes cooking. Precision: no need to measure.


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