Friday, October 8, 2010


Today is cool, cloudy and quiet - the storm blew itself out last night. I was sorry to see the Big Issue woman with two tiny children begging at the very busy intersection of the M3 Motorway off ramp and Constantia Main Road. Can you imagine your own three or four year old kids literally "playing" in the traffic? It is iniquitous in a civilized country. What hope do these kids have? And chances are, they don't even belong to the woman. It is a well known fact that kids are "borrowed" from creches for the day to elicit more sympathy for beggars.
My son is raising money for Save the Children, and I recommend this charity as they really do get money to children in dire need.


  1. That's so sad, unfortunately very common in my country too...

  2. So sad. And the situation seems to be getting worse every year :(
    It is so easy to stop seeing these unfortunate children or considering what their lives are like.