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21st August 2016 - On Tests

For the majority of people the tests that they do at school are the easiest they will ever experience.  Real tests are much harder – they are not something a person agrees to enter, there is no preparation and, seemingly, they are not something that they have a natural aptitude for. 1,138 more words


The Truth About South Africa

Recently, national elections in South Africa for local governments turned out an interesting poll. The ruling anti-Apartheid party, the ANC that “Nelson Mandela” had brought into power in 1994, lost much of its voter support over much of South Africa. 1,293 more words

Trading soccer balls for smiles

A warm winter morning on Wednesday 27 July saw a bus full of 40 children from Luzuko Pre-School pour onto Rhodes University’s Kings Sports Field, making their way towards the soccer balls and their coaches for the day waiting for them by the goal posts. 385 more words

Expressive Exercises

A New Project Bag

You may recall that a while ago, I made myself a lovely project bag, using a canvas drawstring bag and a collection of sharpies. Well, that bag got a fair amoint of use. 140 more words



Nelson Mandela was a brave man. After more than a century of oppression of his people and 27 years of personal imprisonment, he announced there would be no prosecution of the racially motivated crimes committed by colonialists who ran amok during Apartheid. 1,058 more words

Truth As A Matter Of Perspective

The Mandela Effect...on me

One ‘verse or multi,

Slippage or strong,

Doesn’t much matter,

As I move along;

Creating with Joy,

What I wish to see,


and Peace

In this reality.


From Lightenup's Perspective