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Dangerous Darkies

If you are somewhat intrigued by the name Dangerous Darkies(DD) and are wondering what sort of Pan African organisation this is, you can rest assured that we do not have any implicit polotical agenda. DD is a unique sports and recreation club that was established by proactive students in the community of Cosmo City, north west of Johannesburg.

Events and programmes that were fascilitated by staff members of Oasis South Africa in the month of June…

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Added by Sakhile on August 31, 2010 at 1:59pm — 2 Comments

I am not the only one!

Since I was young I always wanted to be a better person. And for the past few years I am tired of feeling sorry for myself. I once had a good life but after my father passed away everything changed. My mom started to get sick and she was the only one providing for the family and I have been struggling to get any work because of high rate of unemployment in Somerset East. I started to get another family of friends where I used to drink etc. But deep inside I knew it was not me and I always… Continue

Added by ntombizanele eunice manene on August 27, 2010 at 8:20pm — 2 Comments

No 12

As usual when Schalk and I when we go a new site we normally start by building friendships, respecting and loving our friends, normally play soccer match, hanging around with them or join them with whatever they are doing and even sharing their homes. We do this non-judgmentally and unconditionally out of our hearts. Now this when it comes to the opposite sex (which makes me excited when we have a lady who will help in this case, I hope so) is very tricky and they are very tricky. This doesnt… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on August 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Dream Day in Upington

On 21 August Youthzones and Dreamfields jointly hosted a ‘Dream Event’ in Paballelo Upington. The day was filled with fun, football and connecting. Twelve primary schools from Upington participated

and each of these schools received

Dream Bag, containing full football kit and boots. Newly kitted out all

the kids then played in a tournament with eventual winners…

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Added by Admin FSSA on August 23, 2010 at 8:34am — No Comments

Ken ek myself?

While Driving, from Phuthaditjhaba to Pretoria to Jozi, with my friend Schalk, we were listening Anneli Van Rooyen singing Ken Jou Jouself? I started reflecting on the song and I realise how much most of us walk around less motivated not knowing how special we are or who we are and what we are capable of. If we did we will be living differently. Everyone is special and unique and I always say there is no role model for anyone rather say someone can inspire through one ' life story etc but we…

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Added by doctor mabila on August 15, 2010 at 9:00pm — 2 Comments

What goes in goes out

Just a quick random reflection. I’m sitting in my car here at Disaster Field in Bluegum Bosch, Phuthaditjhaba. Two kids climbed into the car and are busy scrutinising every move I make and commenting

on everything they see. The can’t speak any English, not even basics. But when

they saw a cheap red and green plastic soccer ball in the back window they

immediately knew it was from SPAR. Leotlela and Karabo immediately…

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Added by Admin FSSA on August 14, 2010 at 3:01pm — No Comments

Single mothers

Dr. Vuyo Socishe…
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Added by doctor mabila on August 13, 2010 at 2:54pm — No Comments

Integrity

for me integrity is how I look at my life. As a soccer player, my life is not about kicking the soccer ball and be big headed. Kicking the soccer is the integral part of my life. I always look at myself integrally. I got social life, spiritual life, academic life, relational life, mental life, health lifestyle, professional life etc. Those mentioned above theyare all part of my life and I always by all means try to nurture them. Sometimes I fail and sometimes I succeed. But I will always keep… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on August 13, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

communication

Learning, learning, learning everyday. Today on the 11th of August, something hit in my heart today. If one doesnt communicate clearly either one doesnt send the message clearly or the other doesnt listen or misunderstood the message or simply no dialogue, this can leave the individuals to be in different pages or worlds. This can easily lead blaming others, gossip, anger, violence, hatred or to no progress in anything, or even lack of trust .... So no matter how the message or the issue is too… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on August 12, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Small things count

Is just amazing everyday as I learn a lot from the people and life itself and the small things I learn or share counts a lot. This comes after I hear or see a lot of feedbacks from people around me. We are all connected or we are one network. We all need each other. We learn from each other irrespective. As line is made out of dots connected, so is life is made out of these small things we undermine as we live everyday. That thank you, that helping someone, that hi, that playing together, that… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on August 10, 2010 at 2:41pm — No Comments

Change

Change or Die

By: Alan DeutschmanMay 1, 2005

All leadership comes down to this: changing people's behavior. Why is that so damn hard? Science offers some surprising new answers -- and ways to do better.


What if you were given that…

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Added by doctor mabila on August 8, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Ghetto

"I was born in a ghetto but i did not allow the ghetto to be born in
me". A lot of people come from poor backgrounds but they rise above
their situations and become successfull. Why can't we? I challenge
myself and everyone to practise the above qoute not only for you as an
individual but also for those that can't do it on their own. Together
Each Achieves More. Koko

Added by doctor mabila on August 8, 2010 at 12:16pm — No Comments

My Boyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

Today at 17h00 my boyz will be busy on their last preperation for our Sartuday and Monday Upcoming Big games Between G. Arrows VS Black Aces and Cata. they are very much motivated and looking forward to these 2 games after a long meeting with their management nd the Coach. The bad news is we wil be playing without our No. 1 Goalminder Mfuneko Sweli. Shaya Arrows Shaya.............................. i will keep u posted on our results. Thanks again Doc yu really did make a difference.

Added by Nkosi on August 6, 2010 at 1:56pm — No Comments

Whats happening down there?

Is one thing to try to impact the community or trying to stop violence while back somewhere at the office trying to see the root cause and find a way to help to stop the fight or using some pyscho-socio strategies or academic correlations. Is another thing when one see these things when staying in the community, exposed to it. It affects me. And secondly what is the message sent accross to the children who are exposed to it. In my one 6 days visit in Somerset East I was exposed to one of the…

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Added by doctor mabila on August 5, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Change

I have been in Somerset East for about four days 1-5 Aug, as always working together with my friends learning from each other and growing together and simply be a family irrespective. Soccer, computer skills, life skills, networking, anything in life .... But one thing which evoked in me or I can say came accross in my mind is that in life, change doesnt come easily. To force people to behave in a certain way simply think is right for them and expose their faults, it never works. Force at the… Continue

Added by doctor mabila on August 5, 2010 at 5:25am — No Comments

Helderberg LFA Results

Helderberg Local Football Associations Results for Past week.

Lubs 0-2 Black aces

R. Killers 0-6 Two for Joy

Cata 6-3 B. Pirates

Juventus 3-3 Golden Arrows

M. Pioneers 3-3 Masters

Makaula 0-2 RDP

All Star 3-1 Manchester UTD

Y. Chiefs versus Y. Stars this game will be on…

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Added by Nkosi on August 3, 2010 at 11:25am — No Comments

Test first and lesson after

At school, university, colleges .... or I can say academic life, we normally go for lessons, tuts or practicals so we can be ready for a test or exam. So is lesson first and then test after. But in life is other way around or vice versa.I saying this continuing from my last blog concerning Helderberg encounter. What we do in life wherever whenever whatever it simply impact someone or I can we plant a particular seed in someone 's life. Sometimes the fruits are positive or sometimes are…

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Added by doctor mabila on August 1, 2010 at 1:15pm — 1 Comment

Insecurity vs Victimhood

I have been in Helderberg for four days, and I encountered two racial attacks from the Somerset West mall and industrial area while with the kids from Lwandle Township. Most people walk around with either stereotyped mind about blacks, or have fear after hearing about the crime or being victim but it takes a wise man and courage not to put blue print in everyone. The kids I was with are the squatter camp kids who were eating in a fancy restuarant for first time in their lives, for someone…

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Added by doctor mabila on July 31, 2010 at 2:00am — 1 Comment

My Home Helderberg

I did everything that i could do for my community but i didnt have such huge faith that i have right now. i first met Doc nd Schalk on their visit here in Helderberg before the world cup, we just talk nd talk until i discovered my love for the place, i mean the predicaments we face, the victories we didnt celebrate nd the oportunities we have. so far they have assisted us on our 3 teams, thts Golden Arrows, Strand Manchester United nd Mighty Pioneers with soccer balls, bibs and few sessions…

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Added by Nkosi on July 27, 2010 at 8:18pm — 1 Comment

miracles still happen

sometimes we all believe that miracles were things of the past but meeting you guys (Schalk and Doc seem like a miracle we did"nt know each other but now we are like brothers .thank you very much guys for your kindness ,commitment and dedication that you have shown to your work .I have learnt a lot from you keep up the good work.know one thing that, Iam not the only one out there we are so many but we differ in many ways.

Added by thozamile lugayeni on July 13, 2010 at 6:43pm — 1 Comment

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