"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Friday 6 December 2013

Hamba Kahle

Mr Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela 1918 - 2013

Hamba kahle, Tata (translation: go well / stay well,father)

May your earthly body now have it's well deserved rest, your spiritual body fly to join your loved ones who went before, and may your legacy inspire all those you left behind.  Our deepest sympathies and very heartfelt condolences are with your wife, Graça, and the entire Mandela Family and friends at this time of their loss.
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Thank you.

Thank you, Madiba - for the incredible inspiration you have provided to so very many people, for your capacity to love, and to be loved, for your leadership, and for your amazing ability to forgive.

“What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.” — Nelson Mandela (quote source: http://www.nelsonmandela.org/)

I am humbled to have lived in your time.


  1. Just this:

    “All of us are living in a better world because of the life that Madiba lived.”

    from Bill Clinton's words on the passing of Nelson Mandela

  2. Mandela was one of only a handful of people who have been truly inspirational on a worldwide scale within my life time. A great man.

  3. A great man.
    Love from Mum

  4. What an inspiration and legacy Mr. Mandela leaves behind not just to humanity in my lifetime but to future generations to come.

    He lead by example and his life story is truly inspirational. My condolences to his family, friends and all those that admired and loved him.

    R.I.P. Mr. Mandela

  5. I was so saddened when I first heard this news. You are so close to this historical event (indeed his entire life was an historical event) I imagine the emotion of the country's mourning is indeed powerful.


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