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SOUTH AFRICA’S RECESSION HITS IMPOVERISHED CHILDREN EVEN HARDER (2017-06-08)

By Terrance M. Booysen

The ‘father’ of our nation, the late Nelson Mandela was once quoted saying, “as long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.”  Upon reflecting on these profound words, one must seriously consider the current and dire state of South Africa, not least also the widening gap of inequality in South Africa.  Could South Africa’s current woes have been prevented if our nation and its current leaders followed the wisdom of Mr. Mandela, who envisaged South Africa to become a great nation when our apartheid shackles were removed?

ENNERDALE CAPTURES THE HEART OF BRITONS (2017-05-05)

By Terrance M. Booysen

Ever since the abolishment of South Africa’s inhumane ‘apartheid’ system of racial segregation which ended in 1994, the effects of its almost irreversible social destruction are evident on a daily basis.  No matter how a person wishes to describe the country’s young democracy, South Africa remains a land of stark differences.

SOBERING MESSAGE FROM LESS PRIVILEGED CHILDREN (2016-07-05)

By Terrance M. Booysen

On the 16th of June this year, I had the distinct privilege of being invited to attend the open day of a registered non-profit home for children, aptly called C.H.A.N.C.E which is situated in Dunnottar, Springs.

DESPONDENTLY POOR WITH BLEAK FUTURE (2016-06-01)

By Terrance M. Booysen

As is the case with so many developing countries across the world, poverty is a matter which is discussed as a growing crisis by heads of state, business leaders and civic groups; but the trends of poverty continue to rise.