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Christmas pain and power — A poem

By Ian Webster / 18 December 2019 /

The real Christmas gift, the heart of the story ….

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Violence: Three Steps to a Healthier World

By Ian Webster / 11 January 2018 /

The 16 days of activism against women-and-children abuse is an important call to stop the violence, but it is rather like trying to improve Matric results without starting in grade one. Violence against women and children doesn’t start there.  Only the lunatic fringe goes out to beat-up a woman or a child. It starts with…

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Mandela Day 2016: An Inspiration for the Year Ahead

By Ian Webster / 18 July 2016 /

Varsity College students were on the streets this morning collecting for the SPCA. Coffeeberry provided coffee for workers who are working on the wetlands/river system in the area. I spent time at Shuter and Shooter participating in their Mandela Day activities, which this year involved some introspection and the singing of the National Anthem –…

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Unemployment: Hope only for the highly skilled

By Ian Webster / 18 April 2016 /

The headline proclaimed: ‘Weakened rand leads to conservative hiring’, (Engineering News, 08 March 2016), and 8 percent of respondents to Manpower SA’s second-quarter Employment Outlook Survey projected a decrease in staffing levels for the next quarter (April to June 2016) while 77 percent projected no change. On the other hand, 13 percent suggest they will…

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Mandela’s legacy – do we have the courage?

By Ian Webster / 21 July 2015 /

I was privileged to share a little of the Madiba Magic with friends at Shuter and Shooter Publishers on Friday, 17 July 2015, the day before Mandela day. We had tea and cake (something that Shuters does very well – along with publishing fantastic books, of course) before a team went out to spend their…

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A celebration: and you’re invited

By Ian Webster / 17 November 2013 /

This is an unusual post. I am copying below an appeal from a dear friend, Ana Houston, who is a medical doctor working in Khayelitsha, Cape Town. The appeal speaks for itself. Let me add that I have known Ana and her family most of her life and and I have great faith in her work…

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