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Intervention can become Prevention

BECOME PART OF THE INTERVENTION – and be featured on THE SERIOUSLY AWESOME SPONSORS WALL Click each image to find out more about these awesome sponsors Children are our investment in the future – but all too often they are forgotten in the priorities of the present, and worse, made vulnerable by the actions of …

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Celebrating a Great Man

On October 23rd 2013 the town of Swellendam was honoured to be visited by ‘The Arch’ on whom was conferred the freedom of the town. He made such an impact on all who were there that day. On January 28th 2022, the Drostdy Museum of Swellendam held an official opening of an exhibition of photographs …

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STRANGE FISH

What an opportunity…. Milton Schorr is and award-winning writer with credits spanning theatre, TV, travel and film, and an actor with appearances in several Hollywood and local productions The evening will include: A signed copy of Strange Fish, as well as the audiobook courtesy of BiB Africa. Pizza with Meraai A discussion on the nuts …

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Legends of Swellendam Series

M.E.R. regarded her mother as the first feminist she knew. When her mother sent her daughters to university she was asked whether she did that so that they could get husbands, to which her mother responded: “No, I send them so that they can live without husbands, if they so prefer.”

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Don’t feed the children

Update May 2022 DONATE RESPONSIBLY  Giving directly to begging children is both a form of child labour whilst also encourages a culture of begging in our community. Let’s end it! Here’s how you can GIVE RESPONSIBLY: DONATE A FOOD PARCELDrop off food items at CAP Swellendam (CAP); 34 Voortrek St, Swellendam (green building near the parking area …

May your dreams be larger than mountains

And may you have the courage to scale their summits If you have been lucky enough to meet Monwabisi. you will know immediately that you are interacting with a very special human being, This amazing man is completely blind – but he has never let the challenges of his lack of vision prevent him from …

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Water from Stone

La Galleria, McGregor Art Exhibition: 30 July 2022 to 14 August 2022  An Exhibition of Paintings by James de Knoop. This series of paintings was made over the period of a year, from mid winter to mid winter. For me they are an introduction to the DNA that can be absorbed from the network of …

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Swellendam Destination Marketing Organisation

The proposal for Municipal Support for an NPO to provide marketing support may be downloaded here: Or click HERE to read as an online ‘flip book’ Or use this QR code: Bibliography The following documents are those that informed the proposal – which will also be used to assist in future development of NPO

A Cautionary Tale with a Happy Ending

My faith in humanity and trusting nature took an absolute nose dive. I was physically sick. Business partner G got pains in his chest. We just looked at each other in horror and disbelief. So many hours, days, weeks of graft, so many people we were about to let down….