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“LEADERSHIP IS THE CAPACITY TO

TRANSLATE

VISION INTO REALITY.”

Warren Bennis

“Success isn’t about how

much money you make, its

about the difference you

make in peoples lives.”

Durban born and raised, Sarisha

Haripershad is an Optometrist by

profession, a wife and a mom, who

successfully owns two Torga Optical

franchise practices (Ballito Junction

and Cornubia Mall). Sarisha hails from

a humble family who instilled strong

morals, values, ethics and culture in

her, of which she now imparts to her

own little family.

During Sarisha’s schooling career at

Sastri College, she volunteered at

many Sathya Sai Baba health screenings

and took keen interest in Optometry

after noticing the number of

people who not exposed to eye care.

After matriculating, Sarisha obtained

her Optometry Degree at the University

of Kwa-Zulu-Natal, Westville in

2006. Prior to being self-employed,

she practiced as an optometrist at

various optometry practices, gaining

knowledge, expertise and confidence

to live out her dream of being

a Successful Woman in Business.

FAMILY FIRST - A TYPICAL DAY IN MY LIFE

The birth of my baby and being a mom are the most rewarding and humbling experiences anyone

could have. There is no greater love than this! Being a mom makes you redefine what is important

and what you need to do to ensure your child’s happiness. Zara is truly my blessing, says Sarisha.

Sarisha is married to Satish Bechoo and they have a beautiful 3 year old daughter, Zara.

The birth of Zara in 2016 impelled her to take a leap of faith into self-employment to provide a

better future for her daughter.

She opened her first practice in 2017, Torga Optical Cornubia Mall and thereafter in 2018, Torga

Optical Ballito Junction.

Being your own boss has its challenges but also comes with numerous rewards too. A typical

day for Sarisha starts off as a regular wife and mom ensuring her family is well taken care off for

the day before proceeding to put on her brave optometrist armor - facing a new day with unexpected

challenges and scenarios. The stimulating chapter of the day begins with doing what she

does best, testing patients. The highlight of meeting various personalities and infringing ocular

solutions for the patient’s visual day leaves Sarisha and her patients empowered.


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THE SOLUTION

TO GREAT

EYE-CARE

The role of an optometrist is to

provide primary eye care, addressing

both eye health and

vision concerns. This includes

undertaking testing, assessment

and diagnosis as well

as providing vision correction

through vision training, glasses

or contact lenses.

Torga Optical is a fast-growing

national chain of over 120

retail optical stores with qualified

eyecare professionals that

offer you quality and real value

on all your eyewear needs. We

are the ONLY optical chain in

South Africa that owns and

operates its own state-of-theart

lens manufacturing facility

(in Cape Town) that uses German

precision free form lens

technology. The very latest in

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you a fortune. All Torga Optical

frames are designed, following

the latest European fashion

trends, and manufactured

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middlemen and further reducing

the cost to Torga Optical

customers.

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Sarisha emphasizes that great customer service is pure

magic so come in and visit either one of the stores for your

professional eye care services. Quality and value are one of

our trademarks.

Sarisha does not intend on stopping here and plans on

furthering her career with an MBA in the near future.

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Editors Note

THE BUSINESS PROCESS - NO.11

Setbacks and comebacks seemed to have been in

fashion these past two years and boy was I trending!

Since 11 is my favorite number I believe it is fitting

to share a little story about how eleven issues of

The Roaring Trade Magazine surfaced in this tough

economy.

Let me start with a few hard truths:

STARTUP BUSINESSES HAVE IT DOWN RIGHT TOUGH!

The first hurdle - you’re a new kid on the block, noone

knows you well enough to trust your product

or service so they hesitate to support you - totally

understandable. Then, out of the blue stems aggressive

competition which scares the pants off you (until

you realize there’s enough pie to go around). As if that

was not scary enough, you suddenly notice flaws in

your business which plant doubt in your mind and just

when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier you

deal with a force that’s beyond your control. #SHOOK!

This is a vicious cycle. All this doubt yet you’re still in

the running to become a successful entrepreneur!

EVERY SINGLE THING is in your control even those

battles that seem impossible to conquer.

To those smart hustlers, starting from scratch - what I

just mentioned is pretty much the norm (apparently)!

Compiling eleven valuable issues took a lot of time,

passion, finance and creativity (all of which are essential

elements required to travel on this journey). However, it’s

never-ending and can be stressful. It can actually

become an obsession and balancing a strike sometimes

seems far-fetched BUT it is rewarding, it is your

own and it is your chance to forge your own destiny and

build the empire you’ve dreamed of.

It may not seem that way when you’re facing difficult

times but these are situations which strengthen your

character and construct a mindset to become a better

leader.

Entrepreneurship is not for softies, not for those who

wear their heart on their sleeves.

Of course I am guilty of having this quality. It took me

time to realize that emotions and entrepreneurship

DO NOT go hand in hand. So if you want to reach

success timeously you will have to leave your comfort

zone.

Yuveka Moonsamy

yuveka@roaringtrade.co.za

The business owner path is long and

windy. It makes you uncomfortable

more often than not, but these

hurdles that you so often stumble

upon are stepping stones that make

you smarter, wiser and tougher in

the business world.

If I learned anything in this journey it

would be that IT IS WORTH IT!

Thank you to a good few setbacks

which attracted stronger comebacks

we were able to surface eleven

mind-blowing issues.

See you in round 12!


HEAL YOUR MIND, BODY AND SOUL

WITH FARAH MANJOO

A doting wife and mother, Farah Manjoo is also

a pragmatic business woman who embodies sensitivity

to inspire positive change in the lives of

others with complete lack of

judgement.

“I grew up poor. My father

abandoned me when I was

just six years old and

living with my extended

maternal family was

bittersweet.

Today I feel as free as a

butterfly, living my best life”

THE JOURNEY THAT BROUGHT LIFE CHANGING LESSONS

Farah grew up in Pietermaritzburg with her

maternal family. Throughout her childhood she

was forced to be self-reliant which taught her

independence and built self control, although

it didn’t seem that way back then. The hardship

of not fitting in was always a cloud above her

head but these mishaps came with a silverlining.

“Education has always been my priority’

Despite the curve balls life threw at her, Farah

put herself through school by selling odds and

ends to make money eventually matriculating

with 5 distinctions! Farah worked really hard

to pay off her tertiary studies. She persevered

towards achieving her B.Ed Degree and Honours

in Psychology while fulfilling her responsibilities

to the family she has now created. Her

fierce spirit, with roots centred firmly in her

now family, is known to conquer anything she

faces. Her first goal was to find the basic direction

she never received in religion at home.

Farah gained insight on the Islamic faith which

still gives her a sense of peace and calm today.

A BOLD DECISION WHICH SET ME FREE

“I was locked in a loveless marriage before I knew what real love should be like”

Farah first married at the tender age of 18 and had her daughter Masiha, at 22. Two years after

the birth of her child, she walked out of her loveless marriage with not much to fall back on

but has no regrets. She picked up her pieces bit by bit, focusing on Masiha and found herself

experiencing freedom at an escalated level.

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LOVE HAPPENED

It was when she turned 25 that

Farah found her soul mate.

“He is the most supportive

human being I have ever met”

Mohamed Manjoo her husband

entered her life and together

they have two beautiful children.

However, doom and gloom

quickly set in when least expected.

She was seen as a nonconformative

muslim wife. Farah

became apathetic, she hit rock

bottom and lost all confidence

and self-worth. Not long after,

she decided to take charge of her

life again and after a long and

tedious process she found her

path to healing from within.

PERSONAL MASTERY - TODAY I AM FREE!

After making contact with professionals to combat her depression, Farah made the conscious

decision to rewrite her narrative, by helping others in the same or similar situation, once she was

completely healed. She analysed the root causes of negative living and intelligently exploited

the primal gifts she was given and through this she raised her self-identity. Farah further

educated herself on mindful living, feeding her inherent power and she now holds a string of

qualifications and expertise which equip her to positively impact the lives of others.

FARAH MANJOO IS THE GRATIFIED

OWNER OF BARAAQA HEALING

SANCTUARY

She is built to uplift, improve the well-being and foster

confidence in those who she transforms.

Farah’s most popular therapy service is the cutting edge

skills of ‘The Journey’, pioneered by Brandon Bays, which she

loves using for her clients, both young and old, to achieve

complete healing and inner transformation.

It connects people to their true authentic selves, helping

them to access their true potential in all areas of life, thus

achieving a life filled with success, happiness and inner

peace. She works with children of all ages, couples, parents

and women from all walks of life.

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KZN TO ROLL OUT

DROUGHT EMERGENCY PLAN

The Department of Water and Sanitation in KwaZulu-Natal

is set to roll out an Emergency Drought Mitigation Plan in

areas affected by drought in the province.

The department said that currently, 256 towns and surrounding communities

are reported to be affected by drought in the province.

The identified hotspot areas include Uthukela, Umzinyathi,

Amajuba, Zululand, Uthungulu and Umgungundlovu.

The provincial department said approximately R97 million has

been set aside for the short term drought intervention in the

province.

Some of the short-term interventions to be implemented will

include putting in place drought operating rules,

groundwater resource development,

water tankering from available sources,

rainwater harvesting and the protection

and use of springs, amongst

others.

“The department has already begun providing

the necessary support to communities affected

through various action programmes. The new

borehole programme has identified 1 118 new

boreholes, 3 000 water tanks have been made

available to provide water to affected communities

and there is ongoing assessment for the

refurbishment of boreholes,” the department

said.

Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation

Minister Lindiwe Sisulu has since called on

locals to enhance water conservation measures

as the provincial dam storage capacity

remains below average at 54.9%.

Meanwhile, Sisulu and Cooperative Governance

and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma have set clear

directives to officials of the two departments

to address drought challenges.

The Ministers made the call at a joint Ministers

and Members of Executive Councils (MINMEC)

meeting held in Johannesburg last week. During

the meeting, the Ministers received a joint

presentation with regard to drought interventions

across the country by the National

Disaster Management Centre (NDMC) and the

department.

The department has reprioritised more than

R600 million of its finances towards assisting

in the short-term drought interventions.

National Treasury has also allowed the department

to use emergency procurement measures

in drought stricken areas.

The Ministers emphasised that all efforts

towards drought relief need urgent decision

making and execution.

The Emergency Drought Mitigation Plan

includes short-, medium- and long-term

interventions designed to mitigate drought

effects.

The short-term interventions are expected to

be implemented over a period of three to six

months.

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This as President Ramaphosa tabled the SONA in

a joint sitting of the National Assembly and the

National Council of Provinces on Thursday night.

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THE 2020 SONA

sanews.gov.za

The South African Chamber of Commerce (SACCI) has

welcomed President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation

Address (SONA).

the areas of addressing youth skills development

from early childhood development to a

reduction of youth unemployment.

The chamber said challenges in energy availability

should receive the level of attention promised

in the address.

South Africa’s major challenges in the area of

affordable and consistent energy availability to

drive business, industry and commerce should

receive the level of attention promised in the address.

Similarly, the action on fixing state owned

enterprises to contribute to economic growth

and the planned actions around creating a capable

state are good interventions,” it said.

In his address, President Ramaphosa said government

will implement measures that are set

to fundamentally improve South Africa’s energy

generation capacity.

Measures taken include a Section 34 Ministerial

Determination that will be issued shortly to give

effect to the Integrated Resource Plan 2019, enabling

the development of additional grid capacity

from renewable energy, natural gas, hydro

power, battery storage and coal.

SACCI welcomed the President’s intentions in

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“We particularly congratulate the President for

having made this SONA speech to be about inclusive

economic growth and job creation.”

“Whilst the announced plans indicate a level of

seriousness in addressing the short to medium

term challenges, we would urge the government

to articulate a very clear long-term vision

and plan for the republic of South Africa,” said

the chamber.

The triple challenges of poverty, unemployment

and inequality need to be addressed if South Africa

is to move from being a developing economy

to a developed economy.

“We wish to echo the President’s call that these

problems cannot be solved by government

alone.”

“All social partners and stakeholders now need

to focus more on working together to find solutions

to the complex problems facing South Africa

and our potential and assumed leadership

role in the African continent,” it said.


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SMALL TOWN

GIRL

Making It In High Heels

One is instantly attracted to this self driven, compassionate,

enthusiastic POWERHOUSE!

Deveshni Kullen (affectionately known as Dee) is

the creative behind DVS Business Solutions.

Dee hails from a little town called Nonoti (near

Stanger/Darnall on the North Coast of Kwa-Zulu

Natal)

Throughout her schooling career she was exposed

to a narrow path however a motivating

force to dream big never left her imagination.

Dee attended a semi-rural school and became

the first student to obtain four distinctions! This

was her first accomplishment to record that she is

destined for the greater good.

PASSION AND PURPOSE

By combining my love for marketing, my love for entrepreneurship and my intense desire to help

small businesses get noticed - I created a social media marketing businesses!

From a quiet introvert to an exuberant ambivert, Dee has accomplished what she says is the

seemingly impossible for a farm girl. She is well educated with morals and values as well as a

formal qualification - a Bachelors Degree in Administration (Marketing) and a higher certificate

in Marketing Management.

Together with her paperback knowledge she is equipped with a wealth of experience in the

marketing industry, having been employed by agencies straight out of campus.

THE UNIVERSE GIVES US

A NUDGE

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It’s amazing,

when you trust

your gut, instead of

overthinking and

overanalysing

During her times of discomfort Dee recalls a

few events that shaped her into being who

she is today. One that stood out was the bold

choice to live with her dad and grandmother

after her parents divorced. She thanks them

for their continuous faith in her, in steering her

towards her passion and never giving her the

option to back down from her goal.

The untimely death of her grandfather taught

her that life is too precious to be wasted wallowing

in pity. This void steered Dee into reading

and she now understands why that was an

important adjustment in her life. Her grandfather

was the first entrepreneur in the family,

owning a small shop that serviced local cane

labourers, and she intends to honour his legacy

by continuing her entrepreneurial journey.


WITTY AND PRETTY - PAYING IT FORWARD

I have been fortunate enough to have an amazing business mentor Lauren Abdo, who took me

under her wing and helped me climb the ropes! I pay it forward whenever I can - whether it’s

giving advice to existing entrepreneurs or to aspiring entrepreneurs. I am a cheerleader of small

business growth. I love to see businesses succeed!

WARRIOR BOSSES - Who and Why?

Warrior Bosses, founded by Dee

just over two years ago, is a business

SUPPORT network and safe

space for entrepreneurs to connect

with people on similar levels.

We exist online and offline.

Online - We have a WhatsApp support

group to keep us connected,

share valuable entrepreneur

resources, refer each others'

services, stay motivated as entrepreneurs

and celebrate each others'

accomplishments.

Offline, we have bi-monthly events. The purpose of these events vary - We share business challenges

or business goals. We also bring in speakers who are experts in their field to help our members grow

either in their business capacity or personal capacity.

The events have become a powerful space where you can learn, feed off each other's positive energy

and build a formidable business network. I think we, as entrepreneurs acrosss S.A., definitely need

this kind of platform.

DVS BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

DVS Business Solutions was created out of a niche need for the marketing of small businesses.

By combining our love for marketing, our love for entrepreneurship and our intense desire to

help small businesses get noticed - we created a social media marketing businesses!

We are a team of three creative young ladies, two of whom are part-time employees, who create

customized solutions for business owners, to help implement their social media voice.

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Margie Whitten

margie@moneylife.co.za

When someone mentions saving, the first thought that comes to my mind is saving money in a

savings account. There is no doubt that the importance of saving money can help you become

financially secure. Building this good habit as a teen or young adult highlights the importance of

creating a secure future.

One of the elements of saving money is

CUTTING BACK ON YOUR EXPENSES. Work

together as a family to make this fun, and

you can measure what you are able to save.

The starting point is to set a goal of what

you are going to do with the money that

you save. The goal is essential, as this will

help you channel your energy and mind-set

into one of saving.

Some trimming back ideas can be to: reduce

your power and water bills, reduce your

telephone and data costs, reduce food

expenses by planning meals and making

sure that you stick to your shopping

list so that you don’t buy on impulse. You

can cancel your satellite subscription, substitute

eating out with picnics in the park

or the beach and take a packed lunch to

school, varsity or work.

Some of these ideas are not necessarily costs

that you pay for yourself. It is important to

be aware of these costs and how you can

work together as a family to reduce them.

Develop good saving habits and these will

help you now especially if you are having to

make your income stretch as far as possible.

Make this fun and don't forget the goal you

have set and why you are doing this!

Having a picnic with friends is a really awesome

way to have fun without breaking the

bank. Everyone can contribute to the picnic

and other than packing the picnic bag or

basket there is no tidying up.

PLANT A VEGGIE GARDEN

Vegetable gardening is a splendid

hobby that can often turn a

profit should you have a good

harvest. Focus on vegetables

that are easy to grow. Your parents

will be blown away when

you "bring home the veggies".

Before you launch into gardening

do your homework and

plan your garden. Don’t be too

ambitious by starting off big

and getting overwhelmed.

PACK YOUR OWN LUNCH

Cutting down or eliminating

eating out in restaurants, buying

take-aways and buying lunch

from the canteen will add up to a

huge monthly saving.

Eliminating standing in a queue

during breaks will also give you

more time to catch up with

friends. Pack your lunch the

night before to save time in the

morning.

REDUCE YOUR DATA COSTS

Reduce your data costs by setting

data alerts and limits on

your mobile device. You can do

this using the Data Usage setting

on your device or download a

third party app.

Use Wi-Fi wherever possible and

get into the habit of turning your

data off on your phone when

connected to Wi-Fi.

Limit background data as this

can be a huge drain on your data

without even realising that it is

happening. Review what is using

your cellular data and change

unnecessary apps to only sync or

update when you are connected

to Wi-Fi. You will also find that

this saves your battery life.


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SUMMERVELD HOUND RESORT

NPO 225-939

Our family of 4 have a

dream - to make a change

in the world by helping

animals in need. Rescue is

our lifestyle, We spend 24/7

caring for our rescues and

thoroughly enjoy it!

Our journey began in 2016

from our home in Westville,

where we took in abandoned,

abused and neglected

dogs and cats.

By May 2018 we had 31

dogs and 2 cats in our care.

We outgrew the space and

was left with no choice but

to move to a small holding.

We are now a registered

NPO in Assagay and have

focused on creating a safe

haven/forever home for

neglected, abused and

unwanted dogs. We currently

have 60 permanent

residents at our sanctuary.

Due to a lack of public

support we unfortunately

cannot take in anymore

rescues. However, we will

continue to assist other rescue

organizations and find

homes for the furbabies.

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HUMBLE APPEAL TO THE PUBLIC

Currently only 13 of our 60 residents are sponsored every month, we are desperately

looking for sponsors for a resident rescue dog for only R300 a month which includes

their vet bills, food, etc.

We are also in need of fencing, kennels, and donations of dog food

All sponsorships can be made to:

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NETCONFIG TEAM

UNRAVELLING A CABLING BIRDS NEST

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The Netconfig team are often called on by clients to unravel cables that don’t seem to make sense to

them – and put everything back together in an orderly fashion. A case in point was the task they were

given to do a Server Cabinet Cleanup recently at St Mary’s Diocesan School for Girls in Kloof over a

weekend recently. Explaining what they were faced with, Infrastructure Manager at Netconfig, Darryn

Bold explained “There was a 1 x 43u Cabinet that had all the network cabling, fiber optic Links, switches

and servers mounted in it. All the cabling looked like a big birds nest and it made life difficult for the IT

Engineers to trace cables and plug in new equipment. There was also a lot of unused equipment racked

and not getting used, but no one could gain access to remove it without bumping something that

would drop the network. In most cases you have a separated Network Cabinet with the cabling points

and switches in and then you have a separate cabinet for the servers, firewalls, router and core switch.”

“We supplied St Mary’s with 2 x new 43u – 1

meter deep Perforated Server Cabinets for the

Server Room. We also disassembled the old

Network Cabinet and had to follow each cable to

see where it was plugged into on the Patch Panels

and which switch or server they belong to.

We then installed all the fibers, mounted the s

witches and cable tied it all neatly. The second

cabinet was introduced and I started racking all the

routers, Firewalls and Servers into it. We installed

the links between the two cabinets and labelled

them and all the network leads, and started

patching them into the switches & servers.

Finally, we moved the UPS’s to one side of the room

and we slowly started seeing the Server Room take

shape with all the cables and equipment mounted

in the new cabinets. We double checked that what

we documented was plugged in correctly and we

powered up the cabinets. It took about 30 minutes

for all Switches and Servers to be online and then

we walked around the school making sure that

all the different blocks were getting connectivity,

along with WIFI and that the IP Cameras were

working. On Monday we were given the green light

that the network for the school was up and running

perfectly. It was fantastic to see the look on the

school IT department ‘s faces when they saw their

new server room. They were happy with the result

and we were excited to leave them with an

uncluttered, orderly IT set up.” Concluded Darren.

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BREAKING

GENDER STEREOTYPES

Lynelle Blunden - An infectious laugh,

great sense of humour and strongwilled.

When sitting with Lynelle, one is instantly

drawn to her wit and charm. 20 years ago

she put her heart and soul into driving

sales for her employees at City Granite.

After 6 years of hardknocks and easy pickings,

this sales representative was offered

shares in the company. She gracefully

accepted and, together with her business

partner, successfully grew the business for

several years after.

The day arrived when Lynelle decided to

buy out the company. She recalls this big

leap of faith and says there are no regrets

to this day.

CHALLENGES AND CHANGES IN THE INDUSTRY

Despite the aggressive competition in the industry, Lynelle still manages to retain her

clients due to the good quality workmanship and after sales service she and her team

provide.

Being a woman in a male-dominated industry was initially a challenge. However over

the years she grew a strong and focused mindset which shaped her into the powerhouse

she is today.

We are specialists in the supply

and fitting of:

• kitchen tops,

• vanities,

• bar counters

• staircases

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Established in 1997, we pride ourselves

on being experts in this field

and over the years have acquired a

strong and favourable reputation

in the granite industry.

City Granite has an exemplary

customer service record. We are

primarily a referral based company,

which simply means that most of

our business comes from great references

from our happy customers.

We ensure that this is the most

relaxing remodelling experience

you can have.

Lynelle Blunden

The Face behind

City Granite

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE

We are privileged to live in the most amazingly

beautiful, vibrant part of the world. The KZN North

Coast is breath-takingly beautiful in so many ways.

Flying into King Shaka International Airport gives

visitors the impression that they are touching

down into a land of plenty. Rolling green hills and

beautiful beaches. Indigenous bushland that is

teaming with a variety of bird species and the most

entertaining, quirky small mammal population. It

is paradise to most of us, and if we want to keep it

the way it is, we need to understand that we can’t

just live here without putting something back.

Take the beaches for instance. Litter has become

a major problem on most of our once pristine

beaches on the North Coast. This is where we can

all make a difference. Simply take a black refuse

bag with you when you go to the beach and fill it

with your own refuse – and take it home to dispose

of. If you see people littering while you’re at the

beach, take a stand! Explain to them that their litter

will eventually end up in the sea and be added to

the mountain of refuse in the ocean that is already

causing widespread damage.

The reason we ALL need to make a difference

is because steadily, but surely, money that was

once used to protect our coastal environment is

being withdrawn.

A comment in the North Coast Courier, following

on from the devastating annihilation of the

school of beautiful parrot fish in the Thompson’s

Bay pool attests to this.

“While the seawater pools dotted along Ballito’s

coast serve as sanctuaries for numerous sea

creatures, which use the calm waters and the

side walls and rocks for breeding and shelter,

illegal poaching and fishing have increased

substantially following the removal of Ezemvelo

staff from the coast in 2016. The decision

not to renew Ezemvelo’s contract was taken by

Glenda Thompson glenda@getunoticed.co.za

A CALL TO PROTECT OUR

MARINE LIFE

the Department of Environment, Forestry and

Fisheries (DEFF) in spite of its good track record

and years of experience. For close to 32 years,

well-trained Ezemvelo officials were responsible

for maintaining wildlife conservation areas and

biodiversity in KZN.

Dolphin Coast conservancy chairman, Di Jones

said she was appalled by the poaching incident

and said it was critical for the community to find

effective ways of fighting the illegal poaching of

sea life. She said parrot fish have been systematically

disappearing from the tidal pools and

some of the area’s once thriving tidal pools had

become barren aquatic deserts, depleted of fish

and live coral.”

The point is, if our beautiful coastland is not going to be policed by the DEFF, HOW are we going to help

protect it to prevent it from becoming a desolate patch of nothing? The bottom line? Tourists will avoid

coming here and the economy will suffer.

WE ALL NEED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, SOMEHOW!!


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KING SHAKA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

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8% GROWTH IN PASSENGERS

The number of passengers arriving and

departing during December last year

through King Shaka International Airport

(KSIA) near Durban grew more than 11%

compared to the same period in 2018,

making it the fastest-growing airport in

South Africa.

The airport facilitated the journeys of

more than 616 000 passengers arriving

and departing during December last year,

up from 553 000 for the same period the

previous year.

“Most airlines operated at near to full

capacity during the peak holiday month

as both international and local visitors

flocked to Durban for the end-of-year

break,” says Colin Naidoo, KSIA Senior

Manager: Corporate Affairs.

“The growth in passenger numbers

reflects not only the increasing attractiveness

of Kwa-Zulu Natal as a tourist destination,

but that flying directly to their

destination has become more affordable

and convenient for more visitors. We are

proud to say that December 2019 yielded

the highest passenger volumes for the

first time in its history, of which 93% of

total pax were domestic travellers.”

Naidoo said the growth in international

traffic was the result of several international

airlines operating direct routes

to Durban from major cities such as

London and Dubai. It also indicates that

the domestic airlines were at capacity to

ensure passengers had more choices to

local destinations including Durban. With

Durban being an events destination with

sport, conference and music added to the

destination of choice for people traveling

to Durban and KZN.

The number of international visitors arriving

and departing through KSIA grew to

more than 43 000 during December 2019,

up more than 11% on the same period of

the previous year. Meanwhile, there was

a 12% increase to more than 570 000 in

December 2019 (2018: 511 000) in domestic

passengers.

“There is increasing competition among

international airlines for direct routes

and we are doing our best to attract new

airlines and to benefit from this,” says

Naidoo.


FASTEST GROWING AIRPORT

The airport has won several

accolades and awards

over the past year, including

the best regional

airport in Africa in the Skytrax

World Airport Awards

in 2019, CAA Safety Award

2019 and Skytax Best Airport

Staff 2019!

The airport hopes that

this trend will continue as

2020 rapidly approaches

with its challenges and opportunities.

The increasing

passenger numbers during

the busy peak season

month puts King Shaka

International Airport firmly

on track to grow its total

passenger numbers to

more than 6 million a year

by the end of March this

year.

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BALLITO KWA-ZULU NATAL

A fast developing town located about 40km North of Durban. It forms

part of the KwaDukuza Local Municipality, and iLembe District Municipality.

Dolphins are common on this stretch of the North Coast shoreline,

hence the nickname Dolphin Coast

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Human Rights Day is a national day that is commemorated annually on 21 March to remind

South Africans about the sacrifices that accompanied the struggle for the attainment of

democracy in South Africa.

SOUTH AFRICANS CALLED TO PUT

CHILDREN'S RIGHTS FIRST

SAnews.gov.za

The rights of the most vulnerable in society

will take centre stage as South Africa observes

Human Rights Month this March.

Social Development Deputy Minister Hendrietta

Bogopane-Zulu says children’s rights

must be placed above all else.

“Child protection remains a key area and

that’s why we say every child must have access

to Early Childhood Development (ECD),

and every child must be in school.

“… [We must create] an environment where

we protect children. However today, not even

school is safe, not even the ECD centre is safe,

and not even the home is safe,” the Deputy

Minister said at the start of Human Rights

Month.

Bogopane-Zulu said while South Africa has

without reservation ratified all the global

instruments -- including those from the

African Union and United Nations - that are

aimed at protecting children, children are

being let down.

“We need to ask ourselves what kind of a

nation we are. Are we worthy of celebrating

March as Human Rights Month, when we

are not even close to respecting the inherent

human rights of children?” the Minister said,

adding that children are under siege from

their own parents.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

March is commemorated as Human Rights

Month in South Africa, which marks Human

Rights Day on 21 March. The day is in

memory of the Sharpeville massacre, which

occurred on 21 March 1960.

South Africa commemorates Human Rights

Day to reinforce its commitment to the Bill

of Rights, as enshrined in the Constitution.

These rights include:

Equality – everyone is equal before the law

and has the right to equal protection and

benefit of the law;

Human dignity – everyone has inherent

dignity and to have their dignity respected

and protected;

Freedom of movement and residence – everyone

has a right to freedom of movement

and to reside anywhere in the country;

Language and culture – everyone has the

right to use any language and to participate

in the cultural life of their choice;

Life - everyone has the right to life.

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GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Many are unaware that GENDER

BASED VIOLENCE represents a hate

crime against a specific gender. These,

amongst other crime, include rape,

forced prostitution, genital mutilations,

child marriage, human trafficking and

forced pregnancy. It has become a

global pandemic and is mostly directed

at women and children.

When you live in a country that is

wrought with many issues, gender

based violence becomes just another

huge problem on the list. As a South

African woman with 2 children, the

horrific nature of the crime against

women and children keeps me awake

at night. The news is riddled with stories

of brutal acts against children and

women, everyday. We have become a

paranoid nation. One cannot send their

children to school or go to a public toilet

without peace of mind. Men are also

victims but it is played down as there

are stigmas attached to a man being

involved in this type of crime.

THE BOTTOM LINE IS - IT CAN HAPPEN

TO ANYONE!

This makes one wonder why it has become

a worldwide pandemic. I attribute

it to people losing their moral, ethical

and religious values. Social media also

has a hand in this. As people evolve and

communities change, it becomes more

and more imperative that people stand

up and break the silence. Awareness

and education is key to slowly eliminiatiing

these heinous acts from our

lives. Our children, more than anything,

deserve a non-violent environment in

which we can bring them up. We have

to give them a chance at life.

Let’s stand together and put an end to

GENDER BASED VIOLENCE.

Article Written By

Desree Dukhi


FOCUS ON SKILLS

NOT CREDENTIALS!

TURNING HIS

PASSION INTO A

CAREER

Local resident

Qiniso Gwamanda

is a natural born

architect creating

masterpieces out

of new and used

cardboard, glue

and fabric paint!

I really want to

turn this into my

business because I

love what I do and

I want to do it for

the rest of my life

“If you do things that come from your heart you can make it happen”

Qiniso lives with his parents and two siblings in Inanda (a township in eastern KwaZulu-

Natal). He discovered his talent when he was just 15 years old. He was given a school

project to assemble and surprised himself with the outcome. Since then the sky is the

limit for this 24 year old. Qiniso practiced making all sorts of models until he finally was

confident enough to showcase his talent and he can now make anything one challenges

him to.

My room is too small to store the

models and it limits me to make bigger

projects

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Considering the poor economic

conditions, Qiniso realised that his

odds of finding employment in the

country is slim. He therefore made

a conscious decision to add value

to the economy and venture into

his own business. He is seeking the

assistance of acquiring premises

where he can make and sell his

models.


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