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One of our favourite stories here at Colored Girls Rock that have resonated with many of us since childhood is the story of Stone Soup.
A traveller reached a village where the people were not very friendly to strangers or even to each other.
He proceeded to make a fire, took out a large pot, filled it with water and added stones to it, all the while whistling a happy tune.
We have for the past few years been saying that there is nothing temporary about the abomination called the Symphony Way Temporary Relocation Area or as it is better known, Blikkiesdorp. Even if the people are moved to proper housing in the near future, they will be permanently stuck with all manner of scars.
As if suffering the indignation of being forced to move there is not enough, a further clear violation of human rights, specifically children's rights is happening right under our noses as there are, according to the children's rights charity Molo Songololo, at least 43 children in Blikkiesdorp who are being denied enrolment in school.
South African champion sprinter Wayde van Niekerk has given South Africans a new reason to be immensely proud of him and this time it is not through his achievements on the track.
On Thursday 19 May the athlete donated half a million rand to the Newborns Groote Schuur Trust to benefit premature babies.
Van Niekerk who is the only athlete in the world to ever break the Dream Race times in all three sprint events of the 100m, 200m and 400m was himself born a premature baby.