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Launch of Light a Brief Candle a Heart-Warming Success

It’s been a significant and exciting week. The launch of the book Light a Brief Candle, held seven days ago, attracted over 100 people – an impressive turnout for a Monday evening. Several had travelled from Cape Town’s outlying suburbs …

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Seeds Which Won’t Survive Without Our Nurture

At the beginning of September, with the approaching spring, I planted a packet of hollycocks in a seedling tray.  They are tall, beautiful plants, especially when they burst into flower in mid-summer.  I had already earmarked the flowerbed which would …

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The Corporate Social Investment Explosion

The realisation of this simple fact – that by helping my neighbour, I’m helping myself – also lies at the root of the corporate social investment explosion which has swept through the business world these last 10 years.

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The Quest for Self Improvement

The $80 000 per month executive wants his salary raised to 85K; that the driver of the Lamborghini starts to find small faults with his vehicle, and begins to eye the newest model Mazzerati with increasing desire; that the stock exchange player who has just sold his Intel shares at an impressive profit, is hoping to make a killing this week with his General Electric shares. No mansion is big enough when this restlessness takes hold, and a walk-in wardrobe containing thirty suits, four score and three shirts and a hundred neck ties is not yet good enough.

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The Chaeli Campaign – Hope in Motion

You have four limbs – two arms, two legs – mobilised by some of the largest muscles in the body, and connected to the spinal cord and the brain by a wondrous and complex system of nerves. You can, as a result, walk, bend, drive an automobile, catch a bus or train, climb stairs, write, turn the pages of this book, brush your teeth. You can, if you so wish, rise up from where you are now seated and walk to the kitchen for a snack, into the garden for a stroll, over to the neighbours for a visit.

There is virtually no physical activity or task in your day-to-day existence which does not involve your hands and fingers, your arms, your feet, or your legs and knees.

Consider, for a moment, what life would be like if you didn’t have the use of these. Freedom of movement would cease.

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