This post was written by Peter Curruthers and was originally featured on PetesWeekly.com. As I write this, sitting at my table at Cafe Latte-Tude in the Gateway centre in Umhlanga Rocks, I am filled with a deep sadness that I cannot live here right now. As my partner gently pointed out a few weeks ago, I left Durban to pursue fast Internet in the UK, and ended up in Norway with Internet even slower than I left behind, and more costly. That is a story for next time.
Sustaining the Wild Coast's (SWC) focus is on traditional rural communities living along Pondoland's Wild Coast, in the northern coastal regions of the former Transkei. We work with people resident in the area to enhance local leadership ability, skills, knowledge and entrepreneurial capacity so that local communities may have a healthy capability to:-
Karen de Villiers, a South African living in London writes for The South African newspaper and runs a business called Londongreenafrica and a website called London/Green/Africa. She met with Di Smith, a co-founder of Awesome SA over the Christmas break and had this to say about Awesome SA and the book Di wrote called You're Awesome - Living a Fulfilled Life, which has recently been released.
This week saw the opening of a fully-equipped gym at Bishop Lavis Secondary School in Cape Town. The joint venture between the Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS), Virgin Active South Africa (VASA) and the Greensmile Foundation, allows learners access to a fitness facility. Officially launching this facility was Dr Ivan Meyer, MEC of Sport and Ashwin Willemse, Greensmile Foundation director and FUTURE CREW ambassador.