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Character

Posted by | 24/09/2021
Choices. Choices. Choices. | #MyFridayStory No. 207

Choose, then be. Scientists say we make up to 35 000 decisions each day. Each decision, of course, carries certain consequences with it that are both good and bad. Most,...

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Posted by | 10/09/2021
Hardship | #MyFridayStory No. 205

If hardship doesn’t give you character, it’ll ruin you. We all go through challenging times throughout our lives. Trying to escape from things going wrong is a futile exercise. It's...

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Posted by | 27/11/2020
Vasbyt! | #MyFridayStory No. 164

I’ve led a privileged and easy life. Sure, I’ve had a few ups and downs, but all things being considered, it’s been fun. Military service was compulsory for all-white South African...

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Posted by | 12/06/2020
National Service Part III | #MyFridayStory No. 140

After the first 3 weeks as a new troop, called a ‘rōōfie,’ your desire to question orders is greatly reduced. The combination of a mental and physical onslaught to ‘soften’ the troops had...

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Posted by | 15/12/2017
Reconciliation | #MyFridayStory No. 10

December 16th is the Day of Reconciliation in South Africa. The date, chosen for its historical significance to both black and white South Africans, became a national holiday in 1995,...

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Posted by | 01/12/2017
“You Have Worked, My Child” | #MyFriday Story No. 8

In the Zulu culture, there is a wonderful phrase that is spoken when someone has achieved a major milestone or something of significance. “Siya kubongela mtanami usebenzile.” There are a...

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