Around the world in Potholes

Potholes in Grahamstown are a serious problem. Drivers seem to complain much of the time about the ditches and bumps in the road that have the potential to cause grievous harm to their vehicles. Some people though, are tired of hearing the complaints about road problems in the Eastern Cape, knowing that there are more important issues to care about. To lighten the mood regarding potholes, here follows the FICTITIOUS story of four students. They travel ‘the world’ to different potholes in Grahamstown, seeing places like the Grand Canyon, Lake Kariba and Jungfraujoch. Follow their enticing made-up tale and laugh about the funny moments.

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P.s Kate and Peter are happily NOT engaged.

First Rand CEO inspires students

I wrote this article for Grocott’s Mail(a local newspaper in Grahamstown) and it did not get published. After quite a roller-coaster ride to do the story, I thought it was worth publishing here! To read more about my experience at Grocott’s mail, click here.

First Rand Limited CEO, Mr Sizwe Nxasana (right) is welcomed to Rhodes by the Black Management Forum Provincial Treasurer, Onke Luzipho. Photo: Roxanne Daniels
First Rand Limited CEO, Mr Sizwe Nxasana (right) is welcomed to Rhodes by the Black Management Forum Provincial Treasurer, Onke Luzipho. Photo: Roxanne Daniels

Discipline and hard work are the secrets to success for First Rand CEO Sizwe Nxasana. He was speaking to Rhodes University students at the invitation of the student chapter of the Black Management Forum this week. Nxasana was one of the first 10 black chartered accountants in the country.

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Stride With Pride For Hospice

stride_with_pride_(2) Fun-filled laughter, bright yellow T-Shirts and an exciting opportunity to spend time with friends and family. This is what the Stride for Pride with Hospice is offering at their event, which is taking place tomorrow, 21 March.

“The 5km walk is really about the community coming together in support of  families affected by terminal illness,” explained Cathy Braans, marketer for the event. Many people in our town have very sick family members and  lots of children know this first-hand. Cathy says that this is the reason that children need to get involved in the event. With an excited smile, Cathy explains that, “Our children play a very important role, they are our future so we really want them at the event.”

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