Simon recently delivered 6 solar system set-ups for 6 under-priveledged families in the nearby village, Hambrook. The simple systems can be taken in at night for safety & easily set up again during the day for charging. The systems can be used to run 2 lights or lamps plus charge a cell phone. The residents were thrilled.
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Simon Blackburn travelled to Port Elizabeth, his home town, to regale the tragic story of the iconic Battle of Spioenkop during the Second Anglo-Boer War between 1899 and 1902.
Simon was speaking at a fundraiser for victims of the Eastern Cape Thornhill fires. The event was held at the GFI Art Gallery, which is now running an exhibition by John Meyer , South Africa’s leading contemporary realist artist. The collection is a powerful and emotionally raw demonstration of the truth about war and the people affected by it. The expansive oil paintings weave history, imagination and narrative into a multi-layered realm that deals with the tragedy of war. They are at once compelling, delicate, emotional and foreboding.
“Whether you’re five yrs old or ninety-five, hearing a story well told is gripping…Lets rekindle the lost art of story-telling.” – Simon
Since Sakhile Centre of Learning was formed, we decided to build a wall to remember & thank all the guests that have helped make this dream a reality. All those guests that have donated R10 000 or more have a plaque up on the wall, so everyone can be grateful for their generosity. The wall has been designed to incorporate the nature of the area to encourage the children to protect the environment & to encourage tourism. The wall is on the corner of the property & has bright colours, which we hope will attract visitors to the centre.
Love getting to know where our food comes from and how it is made. At Three Trees we feel that it is very important to meet your suppliers & find out where your products really come from. Supporting small local businesses in the area really means that you are investing in a long term, sustainable future.Authentic style Dutch cheese crafted in Greytown (which happens to be on the school run..) that only uses the finest, freshest raw natural ingredients to produce this fine Gouda style boerenkaas. #justwisecheese #justwisefarm