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Matric, Exam, Teacher, School

This week marked the end of the matric exams which brings different emotions to each one of us. When I wrote matric I was a very insecure 18 year old holding thumb that I would pass matric. One sure thing though was that on the 7th of January the next year my place was booked on the train to Bethlehem for military service. Until then I hardly knew there was a Bethlehem besides the one where Jesus was born.

A teacher’s view

Forward a couple of years and I ... continue reading

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Back to earth

Champions, RWC2019, Springboks, EarthAfter a great emotional high to which there was a big build up beforehand, like winning the world cup or getting married, you often find yourself in somewhat of a vacuum, an emptiness that is difficult to put in words. For South Africa after winning the Rugby World Cup in 2019, it is no different.

After the 2015 Rugby World Cup tournament South Africa took some time before a new coach was appointed. After two years the Springboks were going nowhere scoring record defeats and Rassie Erasmus was appointed as ... continue reading

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World Cup glory

Webb Ellis Cup, Springboks, RWC 2019, ChampionsLast week I wrote that nobody can remain at the top forever, that we are all human and that nobody’s perfect. So although we all love to be on the winning side, we also need to be able to handle defeat in a mature way and give credit when and where it is due.

We made it

The past weekend the Springbok supporters enjoyed the euphoria of winning the Rugby World Cup for the third time, while the much favoured England Roses and their supporters had to deal with a ... continue reading

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Make or break events

Webb Ellis Cup, All Blacks, Blade runner, England, Rugby World Cup, SpringboksThe Springbok’s secured their place in the final of the 2019 Rugby World Cup tournament and is now ranked number two in the world. On the other hand, the All Blacks after their loss to England, now have to settle for the third place, the lowest position they’ve held in more than 15 years.

It just shows the effect of winning or losing one really important match. We all know that nobody can remain at the top forever and it is easier to challenge the champion than for the ... continue reading

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Optimism, the right choice!

Thomas Edison, electric light bulb, the phonograph, the microphone, talking movies, the storage battery, OptimismWhen Thomas Edison started at school, his mother was told that he was not yet ready. His mother’s optimism about her child led her to telling the teacher that she knew her child, and was convinced that he would be successful. Usually I believe that it is wise to listen to teachers when they give such advice for the benefit of the child.

But in Edison’s case his mother’s optimism paid off. It eventually turned out that he was indeed a very intelligent child. He became the inventor of the ... continue reading

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2 Sam 12:25 “So he called his name Jedidiah because of the Lord.”

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