Opinion

Angling Report

Every day last week I monitored the sea and it was only towards the weekend that the swell and surf moderated enough to allow anglers some fishing time. At the beginning of the week the sea and surf conditions were excellent with hot and humid days. Anglers fishing the deep water spots caught a few…

Two Bits – Which is better – some jobs or none at all?

It is nearly 40 years since I was one of a huge crowd at the funeral of Steve Biko in King William’s Town in September 1977. Not a year later I was at the graveside of yet another towering black political figure, Robert Sobukwe, on March 11, 1978, in the dusty Karoo town of Graaff-Reinet….

Letters: Thank you for kind donations

Thank you to 10uit10 Skryfbehoeftes for their generous donation of boxes of packaging tape. These have been sent off this morning to the Hout Bay fire crisis volunteers who’ve been appealing for help nationally. Their needs change weekly but this week the call was for tape, as well as toiletries and other basic items, to…

Letters: Fantastic help from attendants

I would like to relate to you a wonderful experience my family and I had recently, after visiting some family in your neck of the woods! We three elderly women and my intellectually disabled son left Ballito around 7am on the morning of March 4. I was driving, and decided to pop in to a…

Letters: Mother tongue education is nonsense

Our country is in turmoil, even though it appears to be all fine and dandy. There are many under-currents of severe damage to the young people of our country. I refer particularly to the education system that is prevalent in totally government schools. The private and Model C schools are a blessing BUT how many…

Letters: Isn’t it ironic . . .

Regarding the outcry over Helen Zille’s tweet “For those claiming the legacy of colonialism was ONLY negative, think of our independent judiciary, transport infrastructure, piped water etc.”, may I ask what her crime was? What she stated is factually correct. Indeed, colonialism brought many benefits to Africa, including Christianity, medicine, infrastructure, education and more. Can…

Angling Report

There was some wind and a bit of a swell at the beginning of last week but the sea and weather conditions for much of the week were ideal for angling. Most of the action took place offshore where some nice fish were caught both by anglers and the spear fishermen. There was a low…

Two Bits – Declaration of Independence

This week we are hard at work finishing off two bumper supplements, one for The Courier and the other for our Get It magazine, for the new Ballito Junction regional shopping mall. They are both going to be well worth waiting for! Like everybody else in town, we are looking forward to the opening next…

Letters: Take your learner’s again, ma’am!

I would like to inform Ballito residents that traffic circles are not drive-throughs. You have to slow down and allow others into the circle. To the lady who shouted at me this morning saying she has right of way, Ma’am, you need to go for your learner’s license again. You cannot speed through a traffic…

Letters: Now is the time

The wrongs of the past cannot be solved by another wrong. Two wrongs never make a right. Whatever you sow you will reap! Travel the arduous and complex life journey in harmony and friendship and respect your fellow human beings and the rest of God’s creation. Serve God by serving others. Forgive unconditionally whatever it…

Letters: Jobs for car guards?

I have watched the upgrades to the Ballito Junction with mixed feelings. Although I have lamented over the loss of the small town, personal vibe of Ballito I remind myself that the extensions to the Junction offer increased job opportunities, of which we are in desperate need. I do, however, wonder if the management of…

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