Embracing the spirit of both Mandela Day and Youth Day – and just for the fun of it – staff at Silverstar Casino went ‘back to school’ on 15 June, donning their school uniforms and collecting brand new school shoes to be donated to learners at a school in Swanieville.Read more
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Sometimes we as parents get so focused on teaching our kids the basics of maths, reading, and writing that we forget about instilling important values such as caring for others and making a difference in the community. Mandela Day, which takes place on the 18th of July every year, offers you the opportunity to teach your kids about the difference that one person can make.Read more
When children are given plenty of opportunities and encouragement to be generous, they naturally become more helpful and caring, developing loyalty and compassion for others. A good starting place to help children understand what it means to be generous is to teach them the importance of sharing, and talk about how you feel when you give.Read more
So let’s make this Mandela Day the start of ongoing initiatives that are sustainable, that render good friendships between unlikely friends and that make a lasting difference – because then we can truly feel the spirit of Mandela and his great actions.Read more
I think a lot of thought needs to go into buying gifts for anyone so that they actually use and appreciate it. There’s also the issue of me not wanting the kids to feel entitled, I want them to realise that not everyone has the luxury of receiving gifts and wearing brand new clothes each special occasion. So how do we balance this without giving a sermon ..Read more
I have been scared to go to the shops because people may recognise me. I have stopped speaking Shona in public or too loudly at home because I might be recognised and our house identified.Read more
How will we explain to our children what Mandela meant to us, when they’re old enough to care?
How will we explain death to them, when they’re old enough to understand it?
Ok, so don’t start reading this article thinking I have an answer here, because I don’t. This is just something I’ve noticed with my own kids. That they seem to not fully appreciate what privileges they have compared to most other South African children.Read more
As a mother of a 5 year old I have a strong desire to protect him from the events of the world in which he lives. My wish is to wrap him in cottonwool and save him from any pain or hardshipRead more
Earlier on today I heard a government spokesman say that schools are urged to sacrifice the September holidays to catch up!
I nearly crashed my car I was so outraged at the audacity of this!