World Aids Day: 1 December 2005

World Aids Day Thursday marks World Aids Day. You cannot chose to escape this day here in Cape Town, South Africa, you can no longer turn a blind eye and hope it will go away. An estimated 4.5 million South Africans were living with HIV in 2000. An estimated 6 million people are expected to die of AIDS related illnesses in the next 10 years.

More media attention has been reported on Mbeki’s controversial statements on HIV and Aids then the tremendous work non-profit organisations and individuals have been doing, trying to combat this disease. But they need our help!

HIV CAUSES AIDS

Find an HIV AIDS support organisation and make your pledge to help the hundreds of thousands of people infected or affected by HIV AIDS in our country.

If you don’t know where to find one. Support the organisation our company supports:

The Westlake United Church Trust in Cape Town South Africa.

The luck of the Irish

Grrrrrr….. firefox has just crashed on me again causing me to lose a whole post! Is anyone else having problems with the new Firefox?

This last weekend my girlfriend and I, and half the Saffa community in London, traveled to Dublin to watch the Boks take on the Irish at Lansdowne Road Stadium. Initially our plan was to watch the game at a traditional Irish pub, as we had no tickets. We took the chance though and luckily found a punter within a few minutes of arriving at the stadium.

Even though we lost to a much more impressive Irish team the experience was worth every euro spent. The atmosphere in and around the stadium was electrifying. South African flags flew all around Dublin, and Guinness was being consumed by the barrel!

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