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Do it yourself Woman!

Info courtesy of: SOUTHAFRICA.COM

Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds, races and cultural groups join together in celebrating National Women’s Day. This annual public holiday commemorates an eventful day in South Africa’s history – 9 August 1956.

What makes this day so special to South Africans? It was on the 9th of August in 1956 that a large group of women began a campaign to bring an end to the pass laws enforced by the government of the time. The pass laws meant that all black people were to carry a special “pass” or identification document which they had to produce to prove they were permitted to enter a certain area designated for white people. This was a major law of the apartheid regime and greatly restricted the freedom of movement of black people.

Read more here.

So tomorrow marks a public holiday.  So in the spirit of liberalism it is the perfect day to: “Do it yourself woman!”   We women can do anything we put our minds to!

Why not try this super-easy craft project:

Quick and easy!

Now before you make a cuppa coffee remember to wait a few minutes for the mug to cool when it’s out of the oven!

Enjoy!

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Why I can sleep in tomorrow…

Sharpeville (Photo: Baileys African History Archives; Corbis; Avusa Archives)

21 March: Human Rights Day

On this day in 1960 the police killed 69 people at Sharpeville who were participating in a protest against the pass laws. Many were shot in the back. The carnage made world headlines. Four days later the government banned black political organizations, many leaders were arrested or went into exile. During the Apartheid era there were human rights abuses by all sides; Human Rights Day is but one step to ensure that the people of South Africa are aware of their human rights and to ensure that such abuses never again occur. (http://africanhistory.about.com)

So this day we remember all those who gave up their lives so I can live a better life.  I don’t take it lightly.  I salute you!

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Why I like Julius Malema: 3 reasons

I like him…I cannot exactly pinpoint why, but I do.

Juju

Let’s get it clear from the beginning…this is not a political campaign, on the contrary.  I have distanced myself from politics a long time ago.  For various personal reasons.  With this post I am not trying to promote anyone (like my subject so often does) or any political party.

I am just intrigued by the fascination we seem to have with him.

  1. He speaks his mind.  Yes, sometimes without thinking before he does.  And yes, many times he says something stupid.  The reality is he says what a lot of us actually think but are afraid to say out loud.
  2. He is an entertainer.  He keeps me captivated.  I see him as a very valuable player in our democracy.  Politicians and their opinions have been a source of entertainment for decades all over the world.
  3. He is gutsy.  A lot more than I am.  He is extremely determined.  Many of us may agree that he should shift his energy in a more positive and constructive manner.
I have been trying to pinpoint why exactly I like the guy and the above seem like a few fair reasons why I do.  It’s difficult to really understand how one human being can capture us in such a manner.  Not a week goes by without him not making a headline for an absurd statement or gesture.
I think he is a comedian.  Since I made that mind-shift I find he doesn’t irritate me that much.  Whatever you may think of him, or however he has offended you in the past…we love clinging to his lips.  We crave his opinions and what he says.
I have meaning to write to him…give him a few suggestions on how to make money in an honest manner.  We all know his passion is stirring up the masses.  I have been toying with the idea to get him to have a few shows at Monte Casino or a similar theatre.  Just imagine…Julius on stage.  He will love that!  I bet you it will be sold out and he will make loads of money to fund his lavish lifestyle.  That is what he is…a glorified comedian.  And do I love comedy!  I think too much…it sometimes removes me from reality.
Your thoughts?
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