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Apart from my successful Turbo Talk Training public speaking business, I also contract myself out as a Sales Consultant – Specialising in the sale of high-end phone systems designed for the visual-impaired.

To Wet your Appetite

Here is a short video of clips from a luncheon presentation I did a while back.!

Have a lekker week.

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A few treasures to brighten your day:

A few Smile treasures:

Fisherman falls out of boat into dam. While he is swimming &
struggling, he sees a duck hunter hiding in the bush & reeds. He
shouts, “Don’t Shoot!” The duck hunter shouts back, “Don’t Quack!”

While a robber is escaping, he falls into a combined harvester…
They say he will be baled soon!

Mom says, “Johnny, you must share your toys with Billy.” “But mum,
I am. He pushes the bike to the top of the hill and I ride down!”

What’s the diffrence between a Zippo and a Hippo? A Hippo is a big
heavy animal and a Zippo is a little lighter!

I cried when mother chopped up onions… Onions was such a lovely
kitten!

The Best: Little boy asks Dad in the car: “Daddy, Who told you
how to drive before you knew Mommy?

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Lekker Aphorisms…

* Money will buy a fine dog, but only kindness will make her wag
her tail.

* If you don’t have a sense of humour, you probably don’t have any
sense at all.

* Safety belts are not as confining as wheelchairs.

* A good time to keep your mouth shut is when you’re in deep water.

* Business conventions are important because they demonstrate how
many people a company can operate without.

* Why is it that at class reunions you feel younger than everyone
else looks?

* There are no new sins; the old ones just get more publicity.

* No one ever says “It’s only a game” when their team is winning.

* The trouble with bucket seats is that not everybody has the same
size bucket!

* Money can’t buy happiness — But somehow it’s more comfortable to
cry in a Porsche than in a Yaris.

* Always be yourself, because the people that matter don’t mind,
and the ones that mind, don’t matter!

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Healthy insanity…

Psychotherapy for Retirees

How to Maintain a Healthy Level Of Insanity in RETIREMENT…

1. At lunch time, sit in your parked car with sunglasses on, point
a hair dryer at passing cars and watch them slow down!

2. With a serious face, order a Diet Water whenever you go out to
eat.

3. When the money comes out of the ATM, scream ‘I Won! I Won!’

4. When leaving the Zoo, start running towards the car park,
shouting, ‘Run For Your Lives! They’re Loose!’

5. Tell your children over dinner, ‘Due to the economy, we are
going to have to let one of you go….’

6. Pick up a box of condoms at the pharmacy, go to the counter and
ask where the fitting room is.

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity: My
Favorite…

7. Go to a large Department store’s fitting room, drop your brooks
to your ankles and yell out, “There’s no paper in here!”

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20 August, 2017 18:43

John was on his death bed and gasped pitifully, “Give me one last
Request, dear,” he said.

“Of course, John,” his wife said softly.

“Six months after I die,” John said, “I want you to marry Bob.”

“But I thought you hated Bob,” she said.

With his last breath John said, “I still do!”

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Biblical interpretation

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

Couldn’t stop myself from sharing this funny message!

MARIJUANA and MARRIAGE in Washington State

On a single day, Washington State recently passed two laws.

They are:

1 Legalized gay marriage, and

2 Legalized marijuana.

Legalizing gay marriage and marijuana on the same day now makes
perfect Biblical sense.

Leviticus 20:13 says:

“If a man lies with another man, they should be Stoned.”

Apparently we just hadn’t interpreted it correctly before!

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Manchester girls.

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To go with the cricket:

Q: What do you call a Manchester girl in a white tracksuit?
A: The bride.

Q: There are two Manchester girls in a car without any music –
who’s driving?
A: The policeman.

Q: What’s the most confusing day in Manchester?
A: Father’s day.

Q: How do people know Jesus wasn’t born in Manchester?
A: You try finding 3 wise men and a virgin there!

Q: What does a Manchester girl use as protection when making love?
A: A bus shelter.

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Weddings.

The wedding …

A father texts his son:

“My Dear Son, Today is a day you will treasure for all the days of
your life. My best love and good wishes. Your Father.”

His Son texts back:

“Thanks Dad. But the wedding isn’t actually until tomorrow!”

His Father replies: “I know!”

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More Hoedspruit Wildlife.

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

More genuine Wildlife sightings from Hoedspruit… Almost works
like a Youtube for me!

The rabbit’s proper name is Scrub Hare. It is mainly nocturnal &
lies up during the day in thick grass, usually under a bush with
its ears flat. In days gone by, I’ve often accidentally flushed
one when walking in the bush.
It lets you get very close, then explodes out of the grass,
streaking away at great speed in a jinking run. Always gave me a
fright!

The other morning there was a Fiery Necked Night Jar resting on
bare ground on the edge of the drive. When I got too close, it
flew a very short distance to land again, to then fly again landing
in amongst grass where I couldn’t see it. Exquisite colouring – if
it didn’t move, one could almost tread on it before seeing it.
Impossible to describe its plumage, very like the francolin’s,
though slightly darker.

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Only in Britain

Hi all FB & Blog Buddies..,

Only in Britain – Complaints to Councils.
Extracts from letters written by council tenants:

1. It’s the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow.

2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and
burnt my knob off.

3. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly
when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage.

4. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against
my fence.

5. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet
roof. I think it was a bad wind that blew them off.

6. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand?

7. Will you send someone to mend the garden path. My wife
tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant.

8. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen.

9. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and
50% are just plain filthy.

10. The next door neighbour has got this huge tool that vibrates
the whole house and I just can’t take it anymore.

11. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it
is cleared.

12. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny
colour and not fit to drink.

13. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces.

14. I want to complain about the farmer across the road.
Every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it’s now getting
too much for me.

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The Friday bus driver.

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Couldn’t stop myself from spreading this smiler…

Mr. Bazz Lind was retired but active in his community, and one of
his volunteer jobs was to occasionally drive the high school band
bus to different outings.

Because drivers changed often, there was a sign posted at the front
of the bus which read “Your driver is: ”

Bazz always got a kick out of watching the reactions of new
band-members when they read the sign at the front of the bus,
stating…

“Your driver is: B.LIND.”

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Capitec Bank Amaze.

Hi Folks,

Most of you know my current circumstances and as I need some cash
for the odd purchase, I decided to turn to Capitec Bank for
assistance. Last year we opened an account for Julie which was
a stunning experience.

As I had a couple of Capitec Bank okes on my database, I put out
a mail and in days I got a reply from their local Operations
Manager.

Not only was the response time fantastic, but they arranged a
meeting in my cottage for the account to be opened!

The excellent Willene popped in and in half an hour, it was all
done and dusted. & I now have a fully operational Capitec Bank
account.

Donations are gladly accepted… LOL!

The tiniest of issues was the Capitec Banking App is a bit blind
unfriendly but after an email chat with JC, it is being looked
into and fixed. A small little gripe in an awesome experience.

Capitec Banks superb service comes as an utter surprise and
delight, compared with the other big four! Stunning!

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The job opportunity.

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

A Manchurian walked into the local job centre, swaggered straight
up to the counter and said ‘Aeyo, I’m looking for a job.’

The man behind the counter replied ‘Your timing is great’. We’ve
just got one in from a very wealthy man who wants a
chauffeur/bodyguard for his nymphomaniac twin daughters.

You’ll have to drive around in a big black Rolls and wear the
uniform provided. The hours are a bit long but the meals are
provided. You also have to escort the young ladies on their
overseas holidays. The salary package is £200,000 a year’.

The Manchurian said You’re bullshitting me!

The man behind the counter said Well you started it!

Honesty, is such a lonely word. Everyone is so untrue. Honesty is
hardly ever heard. B Joel.

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F1 Tickets!

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

Guys, a friend of mine has two tickets for the Formula 1 final race
of the season the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, at the Yas Marina circuit
on the weekend of the 25th – 27th November. They are box seats and
include flights, hospitality, and hotel accommodation. He didn’t
realise when he bought them that this is the same day as his
wedding .

If you’re interested and want to go instead of him, it’s at St
Johns Church, Rondebosch at 2.15pm on the 26th. Her name is Janet.
She’ll be the one in the white dress…

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Seven Interesting Facts About The Netherlands.

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

here is an extract from a buddies recent interesting email. About
The Netherlands…

The Netherlands is a country renowned all over the world for the
scale of its ambition when it comes to moving itself into the
future, making its citizens safer or making its environment better.
In fact, there are many reasons why other countries should conduct
their affairs with respect to what the Dutch have achieved so far
in their history, not least the seven listed below:

1.There are no abandoned pets

The Netherlands strict laws against animal abuse have resulted in
a recent official confirmation that there are actually no abandoned
dogs or cats in the country. Its government also achieved this
without any harm being done.

2. It features the world’s first solar-powered bike lane

Marking a huge breakthrough in road construction for the future,
the very first solar pathway in the world was opened in 2015.
The short stretch uses solar power to light its streetlights and
to charge electric vehicles. It’s thought that the technology could
be incorporated into major roads pretty soon.

3. Charging points for electric cars are every 50 meters
As further proof of its efforts to make its transportation system
sustainable, there are charging points for electric vehicles every
50 meters along the Netherlands city streets.

4. There’s a town that’s completely car-less.

During the 1980s, the citizens of the Dutch town of Houten decided
to encourage everyone living in the town to take up their bikes
rather than constantly using cars to get around. Eventually, the
population of 4,000 got rid of their cars from the town altogether.

5. Diesel and petrol-powered cars are going to be outlawed.

The Dutch government has committed to banning the sale of petrol
and diesel-powered cars by 2025. In addition, alternative-fuel car
owners don’t have to pay a private motor vehicle tax. This led
to the prices of alternative-fuel cars being reduced by some 15,000
Euros.

6. It keeps having to close prisons due to a lack of inmates.

In the past seven years, the Dutch government has closed no
less than 19 prisons, and this is because the country has an
incredibly low incarceration rate, which is a mere 163 people
per 100,000. The incarceration rate in the USA is more than
four times as high.

7. There are wildlife crossings for animals.

A wonderful innovation of the Dutch government is the addition
of “ecoducts” over its roads. These passageways allow wildlife
to cross over busy roads from one part of a forest to another
in complete safety.

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More Great reptile Wildlife from Hoedspruit…

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

here is another “print Video” of my friends sightings around
Hoedspruit. Excellent description of reptile behaviour…

During the day, there are often lizards ranging from very small to
about 8 inches long, nose to tail, walking around on the fly screen
mesh on the windows. Sometimes, the bigger ones seem to rest,
clinging on in various attitudes, for quite a while. Perhaps they
feel cooler there.

I enjoy watching them.

But I wasn’t too sure about today’s lunch time visitor. A fully
mature leguaan! It used the burglar bars as well as the mesh to
move up until it got level with the top of the open window. It
then tried to climb onto it to see what was interesting in the
underneath of the thatched overhang. Its one front set of claws
kept slipping on the glass & I was so afraid the claws on one back
foot, firmly anchored in the fly mesh, would tear a hole in it.

Its body was about 8 inches long & wide enough to accommodate,
side by side, 2 of my upper arms, plus some. The tail was a good
18 inches long & the head would have fitted neatly from the tips of
my fingers to just before my wrist, width wise as well.

After thinking about things, the leguaan managed to turn round
without falling off or tearing the mesh, & went down again, slowly
& carefully, head first, until it reached the window sill, where it
disappeared from view.

They usually move slowly, like a crocodile, but they can be
extremely speedy if they want, as the croc can. When threatened,
they lash their tails from side to side, & to be hit by a big one
like this one, would be very painful. Might knock a smaller person
over perhaps?

They are excellent climbers up tree trunks & I know they often
sleep in a “crevice” in the trunk.

Before I had my screen door permanently in, a medium sized leguaan
came into the house & took refuge under my small fridge.

I had to push the fridge to the door, turn it round & then push a
stick underneath, before the leguaan removed itself.

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The Eye of the Tiger.

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

Here is a little personal story which I’ve been meaning to tell you
Okes about for a few years…

Blind Barry to the Optician…!

A few years ago, I developed a constant and relentless pain in my
left eye… The other one which doesn’t work anymore!

A good buddy, Andre down at Killarney recommended to go to his
nephew, Wayne Wetherall at Bothasig Optical (Shoprites Mall).

After an intense & thoughtful inspection of my eye, he openly
thought it might be a tiny piece of glass from the prang decades
ago causing it to scratch the old eyeball.

Long story short… I ended up with Jan van Aswegen (Cornea
Specialist, Belleville) who found nothing to worry about and
diagnosed a spasm for which he prescribed some drops.

It was better 10 days later and now, about 4 years later, it is
still perfect (Except it still doesn’t see!)

I can highly recommend: Wayne Wetherall Optometrist. (021) 5588030
<BOptical>

Wayne is a true Eye Champion!

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Seven Interesting Facts About The Netherlands.

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

here is an extract from a buddies recent interesting email. About
The Netherlands…

The Netherlands is a country renowned all over the world for the
scale of its ambition when it comes to moving itself into the
future, making its citizens safer or making its environment better.
In fact, there are many reasons why other countries should conduct
their affairs with respect to what the Dutch have achieved so far
in their history, not least the seven listed below:

1.There are no abandoned pets

The Netherlands strict laws against animal abuse have resulted in
a recent official confirmation that there are actually no abandoned
dogs or cats in the country. Its government also achieved this
without any harm being done.

2. It features the worlds first solar-powered bike lane

Marking a huge breakthrough in road construction for the future,
the very first solar pathway in the world was opened in 2015. The
short stretch uses solar power to light its streetlights and to
charge electric vehicles. It’s thought that the technology could be
incorporated into major roads pretty soon.

3. Charging points for electric cars are every 50 meters

As further proof of its efforts to make its transportation system
sustainable, there are charging points for electric vehicles every
50 meters along the Netherlands city streets.

4. There’s a town that’s completely car-less.

During the 1980s, the citizens of the Dutch town of Houten decided
to encourage everyone living in the town to take up their bikes
rather than constantly using cars to get around. Eventually, the
population of 4,000 got rid of their cars from the town altogether.

5. Diesel and gasoline-powered cars are going to be outlawed.

The Dutch government has committed to banning the sale of gasoline
and diesel-powered cars by 2025. In addition, alternative-fuel car
owners don’t have to pay a private motor vehicle tax. This led to
the prices of alternative-fuel cars being reduced by some 15,000
Euros.

6. It keeps having to close prisons due to a lack of inmates.

In the past seven years, the Dutch government has closed no less
than 19 prisons, and this is because the country has an incredibly
low incarceration rate, which is a mere 163 people per 100,000. The
incarceration rate in the USA is more than four times as high.

7. There are wildlife crossings for animals.

A wonderful innovation of the Dutch government is the addition of
“ecoducts” over its roads. These passageways allow wildlife to
cross over busy roads from one part of a forest to another in
complete safety.

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What South Africa has lost, America has gained…

Hi all FB & Blog friends…

This blog is extracted from a mail sent to me from Basil van Rooyen
from Auzz…

BAsil: “e Wow thanks Arthur some unexpected and surprising
ex-Sefricans in this lot, making their marks around the world !”

What America Gained and South Africa Lost by Julian Krinsky.

After a quarter century, this small generation of South African
immigrants has risen to break through, en masse, into such key
leadership roles that they’re changing the U.S. YouTube, PayPal,
SolarCity, epigenetic cancer therapy and intelligent Mars robots
exist only because of these expats: One of them has led the
transition from PCs to cloud computing, another leads the U.S.’s
top business school, and another is replacing the space shuttle.

But they’ve done it as individuals and with the notable
exception of commercial spaceflight pioneer, Elon Musk almost
invisibly.

In December, the Silicon Valley Business Journal made a remarkable
statement regarding four of their first five winners of the US’s
high-tech chief executive officer awards, which feature competition
from the likes of Google’s Larry Page.

It said, Here’s something interesting about our executive of the
year awards, something that hadn’t occurred to us at the time these
four executives were selected, they are all originally from South
Africa.

In Silicon Valley alone, South African-born high-tech chief
executives include Vinny Lingham, founder of Yola and Gyft; Willem
van Biljon, co-founder of Nimbula; and Pieter de Villiers, founder
and chief executive of Clickatell, the world’s largest online text
messaging service.

And these weren’t even among the award winners. Those include
Gauteng brothers Lyndon and Peter Rive, who built the U.S.’s
largest provider of residential clean energy, and Paul Maritz, the
outgoing Chief Executive of cloud computing giant VMware, who was
schooled in KwaZulu-Natal.

Impact: South African immigrants in the U.S. number only 83,000,
a “small number even for a big city,” says Professor Nancy Foner,
an expert on immigration achievement at the City University of New
York.

So small, she says, that there are almost no figures or studies on
their impact.

Yet new South African networking organisations, such as the SABLE
Accelerator in California, are springing up as South Africans are
suddenly appearing in front of microphones as chief executives and
university deans and scientific research team leaders.

Apart from well-established South African communities in places
such as San Diego or the tight group of professional golfers in
Florida, South Africans don’t network the way they do in the United
Kingdom.

Instead, mutual recognition often happens like this: Hey, that guy
running the University of Notre Dame seems to have a Saffer accent.
Come to think of it, so does the dean of Stanford Graduate School
of Business. Ja, and what about the guy who was in charge of
California’s High-Speed Rail Authority? And with a name like
Mahlangu-Ngcobo, that elections judge in Maryland has gotta be from
home.”

Some are fairly well known. Pik Botha’s grandson, Roelof, has been
ranked as high as 22nd on the Forbes Midas list of venture
capitalists, ­having funded the launch of YouTube in 2005.

Among the celebrity conscription-dodgers, singer Dave Matthews
probably heads the pack. Reportedly worth R2 billion, Matthews was
recently declared the U.S.’s most successful touring act of the
decade.

But most have risen to the cutting edge of American business with
remarkable anonymity.

Former Illovo schoolboy Steven Collis, almost unnoticed, has taken
the reins of healthcare wholesaling company AmerisourceBergen,
listed 29th on the Fortune 500, with 13,000 employees and annual
revenues of an almost ridiculous R600 billion.

It’s the same story in science.

The single greatest breakthrough in cancer treatment in recent
years; epigenetic therapy has been credited to Stellenbosch’s
Peter Jones, who now runs a major research centre in California.

And another South African, Dr. Liam Pedersen, has grabbed what
could be the most exotic job in the U.S. He leads a NASA research
team to develop the brains of “intelligent” space robots that will
explore the solar system in search of extra-terrestrial life. And
to test his autonomous navigation systems, Pedersen (42) gets to
test the robots in places like Antarctica and alpine lakes in the
Andes.

In terms of sheer impact for Africa among transplants, it’s a draw
between expats Dr. Trevor Mundel and Nomvimbi Meriwether.

A former Soweto businesswoman, Meriwether now owner of Meticulous
Tours travel agency in Washington, D.C. is the co-founder of a
multimillion-dollar health and basic education charity in Southern
Africa, the Meriwether Foundation.

Astonishing Over-Achievement: She told Mail & Guardian that her
fund-raising clout in the U.S. enjoyed a major boost in December
when her daughter South African-born Nana Meriwether (27) won
the Miss USA crown. We are meeting governors, presidents, [and]
billionaires, so the plight of [South Africa’s] most vulnerable
children is being heard where it counts,” she said.

Mundel, from Johannesburg, has been appointed as president of
global health for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, with a grant
budget of about R130 billion and a brief of nothing less than to
eradicate polio and malaria from the Earth.

But it’s when you consider a professional field as specific as
immigration law that the astonishing over-achievement of this group
becomes clear. Bernie Wolfsdorfanother conscription dodgerhas
been named the most highly rated immigration lawyer in the world
for the past three years by the peer-reviewed International, Who’s
Who of Business Lawyers, and South Africa’s Daryl Buffenstein is a
former president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

In the same field, Chris Wright, a transplant from Johannesburg, is
described as Hollywood’s go-to lawyer”somehow securing “genius”
work visas for everyone from Piers Morgan to Playboy playmate Shera
Bechard. The “O-1” work visa is normally reserved for foreigners of
“extraordinary ability,” including Nobel Prize winners, but Wright
has controversially expanded its use to include celebrities.

South African lawyers have not yet broken through, as a group, as
judges in the U.S.’s highest courts the way they have in, say,
Western Australia. But Margaret Marshall (68), a former student
leader at Wits, recently retired as chief justice of Massachusetts,
where, in a landmark case in 2003, she was the first justice in the
U.S. to grant gay couples the right to marry.

Compared to the U.S.’s business world, expatriates have
under­achieved in Hollywood itself, but its modest breakthrough
artists include Charlize Theron, District 9’s Sharlto Copley and
Stelio Savante, who both co-produced and cracked a role opposite
Matthew Perry in the comedy The Whole Banana last year.

Building and Innovating: The poster-child for the 1980s
immigration generation is Musk, the founder of Tesla Motors and
SpaceXthe rocket company charged with leading the replacement of
the space shuttle. In an earlier interview, he told me he left the
country in 1988 because the South African Defence Force promised to
be an amazing waste of time.

John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of Notre Dame, Collis
and Wright were among those who told me they credit their education
for much of their success, but offered a few other clues as to why
South Africans had risen so sharply.

Professor Foner says white South Africans, in particular, had
invisibly risen to the top. South Africans [in the U.S.] have
gone unnoticed, especially the majority who are white, for whom
there were few cultural barriers, if any, she said. But I have
noticed that South Africans move right into elite circles in the
U.S. immediately, and look where they’ve gone.

Donovan Neale-May, founder of the SABLE Accelerator, says the 1980s
South African immigrant generation was unique in that they did not
take advantage of contacts and mobility through ethnic
communities in the U.S. “as, say, Indian entrepreneurs have done
so effectively.”

Instead, Neale-May says the conscription-avoidance generation had
simply out-competed American professionals with a multitasking
combination of management talent, drive and pioneering vision.

South African emigration to the U.S. has been an overwhelmingly
white phenomenon. According to the Migration Policy Institute in
Washington, D.C., only 14 percent of South African immigrants
about 11,000 are black. And they’ve had to travel a far more
difficult road, says Foner. Yet a number of black South Africans
have made new world leaps that are, if anything, closer to the
purest form of the American Dream than their rich white countrymen.

Among the exiles who remained in the U.S., Mahlangu-Ngcobo is one
who has emerged as a national force in both government health
policy and theology. She has testified on healthcare for the
government’s Congressional Black Caucus and, during the violent
tumult in Liberia in 1997, she led a workshop there on violence
against women.

The author of nine books, including research works on AIDS and
gender equality, Mahlangu-Ngcobo lectures on public health and has
founded both a US church and an international ministry.

Gift Ngoepe, the first black South African to be offered a
professional baseball contract, is one of a more recent immigrant
generation to the New World.

Richman Mahlangu (49) discovered baseball when his mother took a
job as domestic worker at the Randburg Mets clubhouse. A tiny room
inside it later became his home, and he simply practiced against a
wall until he was noticed by coaches and, later, a US mentor. Now,
he plays professionally as a shortstop within the Pittsburgh
Pirates organization.

Article written by Julian Krinsky. Tennis coach, originally from
Johannesburg now living in Philadelphia. Her original face post can
be found
<https://www.facebook.com/julian.krinsky/posts/10201053341004053>
here, and this story has already gained over 1,000 shares.

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