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Showing posts from December, 2023

2023: A Year Etched in Memory, Not Triumph

As the curtain descends on 2023, it reveals a stage set not for celebration, but for introspection. The year marched in with the promise of new beginnings, but swiftly unfurled a tapestry woven with unexpected transitions and profound challenges.  It was a year of recalibration, where familiar parameters dissolved and redefined themselves in the crucible of change.

A guy named: Deon van Danville from SA, this is his story Part III

Forget those typical high school stories about pep rallies and prom dates. Deon van Danville's high school experience in George, South Africa, was a whole different level of awesome. Picture this: 1967, a bunch of 12-year-old kids, a foundation of mud, and a dream to build their own school—literally. And Deon, with his sights set on becoming an electrician, was right at the heart of it.

A guy named: Deon van Danville from SA, this is his story Part II

Born in the quaint coastal town of Mossel Bay, Deon's childhood unfolded in a world far removed from the headlines of racial strife. Surrounded by a tight-knit community, his early memories are filled with shared laughter and simple pleasures. His world, however, held within it the unspoken lines of apartheid, where "Hotnots" and "Duusmanne" were familiar terms, yet camaraderie transcended the labels. He describes the cherished ritual of "China-cups" reserved for honored guests, a stark contrast to the everyday enamel mugs lining the fireplace. This innocent detail speaks volumes about the unspoken divisions within their seemingly integrated society.

The Irony of E-Waste: Who's to Blame and How Can We Fix It?

In the ever-evolving world of technology, our thirst for the latest and greatest gadgets seems insatiable. New smartphones boast improved cameras, laptops offer thinner designs and faster processors, and smart home devices promise a seamless, interconnected future. But what happens to our old technology when we upgrade? It joins the growing mountain of electronic waste, or e-waste, posing a significant threat to our environment and health.