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2020 the year of tests.

It starts with a tickle in your throat for a day or two then you develop a nasal drip and out of nowhere one morning you wake up and your throat feels as though you have swallowed razor blades. That burning sensation that follows every time you try to swallow the mucus that is building […]

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To know me is to know my history.

Groote Catrijn and the Snyman familyIn 1657, a slave called Groote Catrijn arrived at the Cape to serve a life sentence for the murder of her lover in Batavia. This unlikely woman played a key role in early Cape colonial society, and her story forms one of the foundation stones of what is now the […]

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I am my own person.

Here is something to ponder on this Sunday Morning. As I get older the only regrets I find myself having are the regrets that I did not always make the most of every opportunity that I was presented and I regret not always being able to identify these opportunities but instead saw that as hurdles. […]

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My Truth, Our Truth, 2020!

Many of my friends have followed my story on my blog http://www.bentbutnotbrokenbook.wordpress.com and everything that I have written so far is about my lifes experiences and my journey through life. I know the book is far from finished but for now I want you to join me in my current day reality. I want to […]

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Day 1, Taking ownership of my Now!

Sean Snyman:Day one! I have started by asking myself Why I have allowed myself to get to where I am physically but more importantly Why I want to make the changes. Until I understand these 2 questions, I know that I am never going to establish what I need to change and How I am […]

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Time is no mans friend.

During my walk with the three big dogs this afternoon I started reflecting on my life and thinking back on my nearly 56 years as I walked. I began to realise that I was reaching a time in my life when many of the things I do will probably be the last time I do […]

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Youth Day message I wrote for a friend.

I would like to start by wishing our youth a fabulous and prosperous youth month.Life as we have grown to know it has certainly changed of late, who would have imagined a year ago that not only South Africa, but the entire world would be on its knees thanks to an enemy that is completely […]

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Monday thought for the week!

People generally do not give a dam what you do with your life as long as it does not affect theirs. Society in general has empathy with people that are poor but what they rebel against is how the poor conduct themselves in society. You do not need wealth in order to respect others, you […]

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Tolerance is not acceptance!

There is a huge difference between tolerance and acceptance. I am tolerant towards many things in life but it certainly does not mean that I conform or accept them as being right. As public representative I have committed to serving everybody in my community regardless of their political, religious or even their personal convictions. It […]

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When enough is not enough

I have to share this with you today. It is so indicitive of our lives on earth and I have witnessed this so many times in my life. If this does not make you cry you are heartless. In life those that want normally have everything they need but they still take what ever they […]