ORGANIC VEGGIE GARDEN ‘a dream come true’

  The weekend of the 24th and 25th of August saw a buzz of activity at the Somerset West Night Shelter as Urban Harvest arrived with training material and a truck loaded full of organic garden supplies. A project put together and funded by Sandy Immelman, the organic food garden has been months in planning […]

a GREAT AGM, well done everyone!

PIPPA PRINGLE reported … Since the last Somerset West Night Shelter AGM in 2012 much has happened, which was reported on at the recent AGM which took place on 15 August 2013. Although too many to mention Chairperson Jo Swart, highlighted the significant ones, reaffirming the organizations contribution to the community and efforts to highlight […]

A GREAT IDEA FOR MANDELA DAY

The 18th is next week Thursday and it just happens to be MANDELA DAY.  Which is a call to action for individuals – for people everywhere – to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place, one small step at a time, just as Mr Mandela did for more than 67 years. Start […]

A SAFE PLACE for RALPH

A well known face at the robot on the corner of Victoria road and the N2.  I have asked him several times when I stopped at the robot to please come to the Night Shelter where he can sleep in a warm bed and receive food every day.  He always told me “No I don’t […]

An Easy Lie to Tell

I thought I would take a moment to share a photo of Sandile Sigwimnxa who arrived at a local church last night around 8 pm.  He was clearly needing help and hungry.  I took the time to gently discuss his predicament.  He say’s that he sleeps by busy corner and his home address used to […]

Help Not Handouts

There is no easy solution for vagrancy, but affluent neighbourhoods may be more able to give a hands-up Picture: KEVIN SUTHERLAND Vagrancy is a very emotive topic and, following Mantombi Makhubele’s article “Please don’t feed the vagrants” (September 18), I would like to clarify certain misconceptions around the issue and the vagrancy initiative in my ward. […]