Pastor Daniel
29 minutes ago
PRAYER FOR SALVATION! If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord and saviour, follow me in this prayer.
Letters
2 hours ago
WHAT A WASTE OF MONEY!
Ministers and their deputies should stop wasting taxpayers’ money! How do they justify spending millions of rands on luxury cars? It’s clear that some of them put themselves first, instead of the people they represent. It seems the ministers compete among themselves as to who drives the best car in town Spending over R40 million on cars in the past three years shows how careless they are. The money should have been spent to build RDPs. Ministers, the people of South Africa don’t care which car you drive. All they need is proper service delivery. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan must tighten the budget when it comes to spending money on vehicles for the ministers and their deputies. He is the only person who can stop this wasteful expenditure. Every time people want money for something positive, they are told there’s no money. But part of their tax money is spent on luxury cars for ministers. Our ministers must learn to put the people of Mzansi first. They should be reminded that they are there to serve others, not themselves. This endless wasteful expenditure by our leaders must come to an end! There’s no justification for flashy cars for ministers and their deputies.
Letters
2 hours ago
ANC MUST SHOW ITS COMMITMENT!
The call by Minister Naledi Pandor to have lifestyle audits of senior government leaders is nothing new. What is of interest is the resistance to it within the ruling party. For a party that talks a good game about its commitment to fighting corruption, the ANC has moved frustratingly slow to bring about measures to prove its readiness. The ANC has the ability to mobilise and do all manner of things, but as soon as things get too close to home, everything changes.
Letters
2 hours ago
ALWAYS CHECK THE EXPIRY DATE OF FOOD!
I would like to highlight the danger of buying items without checking the expiry date. I know if one is in a hurry it seems to be a waste of time, especially before leaving the store, but it’s critically important that you spare a minute to check the expiry date. Over the weekend I stopped at a spaza shop owned by an Ethiopian brother for a cold drink. My instinct told me to check the expiry date. The date on cans is not always visible, but I turned it over until I discovered the drink had expired two weeks before. I asked the shopkeeper for another type of drink. When he took too long while checking the expiry dates, I asked him to refund me, but instead he brought me another flavour. I am writing to warn all SunReaders and their families to check the expiry dates on products they buy. You should do this at every shop you visit – not only spazas. Two years ago I wrote a similar letter after I found expired groceries on the shelves of a Chinese shop in Mpumalanga. I think at times we are being taken advantage of due to our casual approach and ignorance. Please take your time when shopping and be safe. Expired food is bad for your health.
Letters
2 hours ago
MISS SA INSPIRES WOMEN TO SHINE!
As South Africans, we have to embrace every good thing the apartheid laws failed to acknowledge. One of those things is women empowerment. Even if we still have a long way to go, our democracy has done a lot to empower women. I wrote this after watching the crowning of the new Miss SA on Sunday night. Unlike what most people think, the pageant is not only about displaying women’s beauty and bodies. It is more about showing that one can be blessed with both beauty and brains. I was inspired by the personal stories and journeys the contestants travelled before making it into the top five. As a man, I think other men can also be inspired. The contestants represented equality and inclusivity, thanks to our democracy. Congratulations to Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters for winning the title. My daughter and sisters were given hope. I trust the same applied to all other ambitious women. The winner should remember that the title is not only about her but the country as a whole. Our sisters and daughters will look up to her as a role model. Being crowned is not only about enjoying the privileges of travelling around the world. It is about motivating and inspiring others. I hope all the projects and programmes on her “to do” list are a success and benefit the many people. Congratulations to our new Miss SA!
Letters
2 hours ago
IT'S TIME FOR BATHABILE TO GO!
I applaud the Constitutional Court for blasting Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini and the South African Social Security Agency. The minister must be ordered to pay for the cost of the hearing and receive harsh punishment on top of that. Dlamini and her questionable spokeswoman, Lumka Oliphant, must resign or be fired to avoid further embarrassment.
Letters
2 hours ago
YOUR SEX VIDEO WILL SHAME YOU!
The trending sex videos of Sesethu and Natasha are a clear indication that some people never learn from the mistakes of others. Why is it that we always want to learn from our own mistakes? Why do we have to get burned first before we can stop playing with fire? As I type this letter, I’m sure there are lovers who are busy exchanging sex videos, hoping they won’t be shown on social media. I know you trust your lover and you are sure they will never post your video online. Well, what if his friends transfer the video from his phone and leak it on social media through fake accounts? Unless you want to be a porn star, don’t create sex videos.
Letters
2 hours ago
KEEP KIDS AWAY FROM SKOROKOROS!
Parents should strive to safeguard their children’s lives instead of saving money. Allowing your child to travel to school in an unroadworthy vehicle is negligent. Despite the large number of road accidents involving school children in old vehicles, some parents still risk their kids’ lives. Parents and teachers should ensure that their children travel in roadworthy vehicles. How can you allow your child to get in a vehicle that does not have proper brakes and windows? Parents, value your child’s life more than anything else
Letters
2 hours ago
TV ROMANCE IS NOT REAL!
Most people make the mistake of comparing their relationships with television dramas and movies. They forget that these are fantasies created by professional scriptwriters. Every relationship is different and has its own problems. There is nothing wrong with admiring the good things we see on television. However, we should remember that television dramas are not always a true portrayal of reality. A lot of couples have destroyed their relationships by trying to copy what they have seen on television. Forcing your partner to live a life they were not meant to always leads to sorrow. Appreciate the love you receive, instead of comparing your life to fiction.
Letters
2 hours ago
CLEAN WATER IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT!
Mzansi recently hosted a summit on Water and Sanitation as a human right at a high-level event attended by world leaders and UN officials in Durban. Most consumers don’t know that everyone, everywhere in the world, has the right to clean, safe water for drinking and sanitation. On 28 September 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Council passed a new resolution which takes the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation a step further. The resolution calls upon states and international organisations to provide financial resources to help countries, in particular developing ones, to provide safe, clean, accessible and affordable drinking water and sanitation for all.
Letters
20 hours ago
DO YOUR BIT TO FIGHT POVERTY
In this world, where people put their interests first, I would like to salute a group of women from Hlalakahle Village in eManyeleti, Bushbuckridge. These women, led by Reginah Mokone and Lindiwe Mnisi, have started an NGO that aims to look after young children who do not have parents or come from poor families. What is commendable about these women is that they extend a helping hand out of love as they don’t get paid for doing this. They are unemployed, yet they make an ­effort to provide food to vulnerable children donated by various Good Samaritans, and they offer moral support to empower them. ?? As I write this, they are working hard to get sponsors who will donate jerseys, socks and other clothing needed for winter. Mother Teresa once said: “It is not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” I guess her remarks are echoed by the wonderful work of these women. By providing and taking care of these children, they are not only changing lives in their community but also giving hope to a hopeless child. Children are the future and they deserve to be loved. Initiatives such as these should get funding from government and the private sector because they ensure nation-building. I wish many communities would emulate this example and play their part in eliminating poverty. By helping children today, we are shaping them to help others in the future while saving them from societal ills such as crime, drugs and gangsterism.
Letters
20 hours ago
PROTECT OUR YOUTH FROM BAD INFLUENCES
There is a valuable lesson to be learnt from the pornographic video of Sesuthu, which spread like wildfire last week. Children are vulnerable and need to be protected from bad influences. It does not matter that the young girl knew what she was doing. I am worried by the fact that society takes pleasure in seeing a young girl taking off her clothes. Youngsters are being influence by a number of people. Whether it is the internet, television shows or friends, bad influences are dangerous. Society should not spread the video because it is illegal to watch child pornography. Instead, we should be working hard to prevent other children from seeing it. Although a large number of people have already seen the video, we can still stop it from being spread. Parents, please investigate what your children are up to when they start changing their behaviour. Strange behaviour from children is usually a cry for attention. As for those who know the girl who appeared on that unfortunate video, please give her as much support as you can. Don’t make her situation worse. Sesuthu might end up hating her life because of the mistake she made.
Letters
20 hours ago
EXPOSING NUDES RUINS LIVES!
If your girlfriend sends you nude pictures, please keep them private. Save them somewhere and don’t let anybody know they exist. Even your friends shouldn’t know you have them. Most importantly, if you break up with your woman please make sure you delete the pictures she’s sent to you. It doesn’t help to ruin her life by publishing her nudes. These women we expose are the mothers of the future generation. Exposing the contents of your private and personal conversations is distasteful. No normal person can expose someone he once shared an intimate moment with. Men, let’s man up and act like normal human beings. Please respect our women!
Letters
20 hours ago
ANC MUST JUST ZIP IT!
I’m not condoning Helen Zille’s tweets on colonialism, but the ANC must just shut up. They have on many occasions failed to discipline their scandal-prone president. How can they reprimand others when they can’t deal with one of their own? The question is – what have our postcolonial leaders done for Africans? Nothing! The only things they have done to show for their leadership are dictatorship, plunder of public resources, corruption, polygamous marriages and Nkandla!
Letters
20 hours ago
FAILING IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD!
I have noted with great concern that many people tend to give up on their dreams because of past failures. This is because we live in a hopeless society, where people resort to pointing fingers. Yes, we may have watched our dreams crash helplessly in the past, but instead of cursing the darkness, why don’t we try to light the candle? Even though some us could not make it in the past, that does not mean things will stay the same forever. The road to success is full of challenges and hardships. You need a strong character to ensure that you get what you want in life. You must always have a fighting spirit to achieve your dreams. We must all acknowledge that there is no growth without challenges, and there is no challenge without change. Some people give up on their dreams without realising how close they were to achieving them. If you keep on trying, life will open doors for you. These are doors you didn’t even know existed. Don’t give up on life, because persevering is the only way to achieve your dreams.
Letters
20 hours ago
CHEATING LEADS TO HEARTBREAK!
Cheating on our partners is a disgusting trend. Think of your partner as someone who loves you and hates the thought of cheating on you. A secret lover brings about no good in your life. When relationships start, people get on like a house on fire. But things turn sour after one partner cheats. To find happiness in love, you must give your partner your full attention. This is how you avoid being hurt or breaking someone’s heart. Staying faithful to your lover encourages them to be faithful in return. Cheating is an emotionally draining activity that fails to provide any lasting joy. From the first day you decide to cheat on someone, you become a pathological liar. Cheating is one of the main ways to contract and spread HIV/Aids. Let’s learn to be faithful to our partners and give our love only to them.
Pastor Daniel
20 hours ago
PUT GOD’S POWER TO THE TEST
Pastor Daniel Mogotlane of Hope of Glory Ministries International reminds us that nothing is impossible without God!
Pastor Daniel
6 days ago
A MIRACLE CURED MY BACKACHE!
A reader testifies about the power of faith!
Pastor Daniel
7 days ago
YOUR HELP IS COMING!
"My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth." This week's sermon with Pastor Daniel Mogotlane of Hope of Glory Ministries Internatio ...
Letters
7 days ago
GIVING UP IS NO OPTION
Many unemployed people have tried to do something to improve their lives, but make the mistake of giving up when the going gets tougher. Each day presents an opportunity to continue what you started the previous day. It is also a wonderful opportunity to achieve what you dream of accomplishing tomorrow. The people who succeed in life are those who know the significance of dedication, consistency, diligence, persistence and perseverance. Real heroes stay true to their dreams and beliefs. It is when you chase your passion that you will master the art of picking yourself up and continuing your journey after failure. Many successful people have failed several times before achieving their ultimate goal but they learned from their mistakes and tried again. Failure must be a lesson towards achievement. Failure makes you understand your weaknesses better and that should encourage you to improve on those weak points. When you know your weaknesses, you will be able to make the most of your strengths. Other people’s perception of you is their business. It doesn’t have to distract you.
Letters
7 days ago
RACISM IS STILL A HUGE PROBLEM IN SA!
Our rainbow nation is filled with racists of every colour and creed. Racism still dominates South African society. It seems the ghost of racism has come to haunt us, because never before have we seen such racial hatred in our country. Racial hatred is a disease of the mind that is caused by ignorance. During a passionate plea to end racism, former AC Milan midfielder Kevin Boateng said: “There is no vaccine to fight it and no antibiotics to take. It’s a dangerous and infectious virus which is strengthened by indifference and inaction.” The soccer player also compared the fight against racism with the battle against malaria. Racism is evil and those who discriminate according to race are working with the devil. Racists are lost and in need of salvation. They are completely deceived by their own ignorance and blinded by their narrow views. Their actions are inspired by a toxic belief system that breeds hatred. Let it be clearly stated that acts of racism are practised by every racial group on the planet. We are all guilty of racism.
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