A beautiful clear day greeted us here on the Garden Route this morning making it easy to put a “smile on your dial”.
Today is a very special day for the whole of South Africa as today we celebrate Mandela Day by giving back to those around us and especially those in need with 67 minutes of service.
Many people take Mandela Day a step further and celebrate July as Mandela month.
The Good News, South Africa featured a lovely article on the Mandela bikers. These lovers of two wheels and a roaring engine have been travelling through South Africa to help bring awareness to gender issues and lend a helping hand (literally) at various places in need. Helping included painting buildings, tending vegetable gardens and lots more.
See the full story here http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/social_development/mandela_bikers_take_on_gender_issues.html
Not forgetting the man that inspired all this, Tata Madiba – may you get well soon and enjoy resting in your own home – it is our turn to take South Africa to better places now!
Also seen on The Good News – Some of South Africa’s top executives are doing their part for youth development and crime fighting- this time on two wheels and no engines. The Change a Life cycle tour kicked off recently in Kwazulu Natal. The tour helps raise funds for various crime fighting initiatives including youth offender mentorships.
See the full story here http://www.sagoodnews.co.za/crime/change_a_life_tracks_ancient_nguni_migration_routes.html
Coming closer to home, I read a very interesting blog by Alistair Grant about the Robberg Vlei (right here in Plett) and its wildlife. The vlei sounds like a nature lovers and birders paradise!
Our featured photograph (showing a semi aerial view of the vlei area0 is courtesy of the Eden to Addo Initiative, as seen on showmeplett.co.za
See the full story here
And on a much less serious note – no more dry last minute braais!
Plettenberg Bay can now legally sell liquor on Sundays – see the full article in the CXpress or online http://www.cxpress.co.za/showArticle.asp?aid=9353
Please remember to drink responsibly.
I hope you too find these articles interesting and inspiring.
Bye for now!