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wow, someone sent me the link to this article written by helen zille about two matrics – Asavela Rawe (‘a 17-year old boy, who lives in a backyard shack with his single mother and three siblings, and achieved 7 distinctions in matric, including 97%for Higher Grade Mathematics and the top award in the Western Cape for Life Sciences’) and his friend Monde Simbosini (‘three distinctions and 98% for Higher Grade Mathematics’) – from Masibambane high school that serves the impoverished community of Bloekombos in the Western Cape…

it is a story of hope for south africa that can be reproduced countless times (i think of Vision K reaching kids from Kayamandi and now Vision V reaching youngsters from Vlottenberg in Stellenbosch in the same way) as people change their mindset and choose to embrace hope and challenge and life-transformation rather than simply going thru the motions…

read the full story here and please forward the link on… this is too good to keep to yourself…

was it just me or did anyone else watching the latest Leon Shuster movie notice the two BLATANT thieveries he committed from that brilliant show ‘Trigger Happy’ from the UK [think man in snail suit crawling across pedestrian crossing in front of a growing irate stream of traffic or else people in giant animal suits beating each other up and of course the giant cellphone and nokia ringtone – “HELLO, WHAT? NO I’M IN A LIBRARY. IT’S RUBBISH”]

pulling the traffic over into a no stopping zone as a traffic officer and then giving them a fine cos “you can’t park here sir, it’s a double yellow” – only difference was Dom Joly picked on okes at traffic lights or stuck in traffic and didn’t actually pull them over but same gag

and then interviewing famous people (Tony ‘Baldrick’ Robinson, Ken Livingstone (mayor of London), Terry ‘Monty Python’ Gilliam and so on) vs (Helen Zille, Allan Boesak, Rob van Vuuren) with someone walking into the shot and being repeatedly asked to move out and then having the interviewer (Joly/Shuster) beat the crap out of them with the interviewee not quite knowing what to do (except maybe for Helen Zille who launched herself between them)

oh and does anyone have Dom Joly’s email address, because…

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