Friday, July 18, 2014

My New Job :D

I promised more social face-time, so here is why.

I have the amazing opportunity to be involved with a World-change program called Vodacom Change The World (VodacomCTW/CTW2014 for short). The Vodacom Foundation has created a space for professionals from various fields to get involved in the community by funding the Person, the Organization and the Project. Across South-Africa we are 20 Volunteers that have this opportunity to go make a real difference. :D Isn’t it just amasing? That is real social justice for you.

So, for the next year I am an out-sourced U-Turn staff member and a CTW2014 employee :D. You will still see a lot of me and the team, as well as U-turn. Words and phrases to look out for are: #VodacomCTW, #CTW2014, #U-Turn, Phase 1, Homeless/street people, Powerhouse, A2B, Vouchers and IGNITE.


Check out our website so long: www.homeless.org.za. Also check out www.vodacomctw.com. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sinterklaas 2012


Ons familie, buiten die Castle'se, en Kim

Monday, December 3, 2012

Eers 6

'n Welkome Coke break na die looiende son in ons jeans en plakkies, sonder hoed of sambreel. Ek was gaar bebrand en my voete was vol blase. Die 6 was vol gees en drie ure lank het ek geluister na tienerseuns-stories :D 

9 Manne voor jou deur...

As daar onverwags 9 manne voor jou deur staan wat meer soek uit die lewe as die films waaruit klas-loop bestaan, dan stap jy hule vlou en loop sit hulle weer terug om die trap voor jou deur :D... 3 ure en so paar kilometer later... 

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Harde werk

Die hartjies wat ons gemaak het vir markdag wat nie meer gaan gebeur nie. Wellington Jeugsorg Sentrum 2012


Thursday, May 24, 2012

"Inch by Inch" - Any Given Sunday

I don't know what to say really. Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Either we heal as a team, or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, till we're finished.

We are in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me. And we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us, or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch at a time. Now I can't do it for you. I'm too old. I look around and I see these young faces and I think I made every wrong choice a middle age man could make. 
I uh....I pissed away all my money, believe it or not. I chased off anyone who has ever loved me. And lately, I can't even stand the face I see in the mirror. You know when you get old in life things get taken from you. That's, that's part of life. But you only learn that when you start losing stuff. You find out that life is just a game of inches. So is football. Because in either game, life or football, the margin for error is so small. I mean one half step too late or to early, you don't quite make it. One half second too slow or too fast and you don't quite catch it. The inches we need are everywhere around us. They are in ever break of the game every minute, every second. On this team, we fight for that inch On this team, we tear ourselves, and everyone around us to pieces for that inch. We CLAW with our finger nails for that inch. Cause we know when we add up all those inches that's going to make the fucking difference between WINNING and LOSING between LIVING and DYING. I'll tell you this in any fight it is the guy who is willing to die who is going to win that inch. And I know if I am going to have any life anymore it is because, I am still willing to fight, and die for that inch because that is what LIVING is. The six inches in front of your face. Now I can't make you do it. You gotta look at the guy next to you. Look into his eyes. Now I think you are going to see a guy who will go that inch with you. You are going to see a guy who will sacrifice himself for this team because he knows when it comes down to it, you are gonna do the same thing for him. That's a team, gentlemen and either we heal now, as a team, or we will die as individuals. That's football guys. That's all it is. 
Now, whattaya gonna do?"