Monthly Archives: March 2013

Have a great 1st International Day of Happiness.

By Sivuyile S. Sesi(www.756freelance.co.za)

Hope all is well, as I don’t know about my grandfather’s Mr Ndhleleni Ephriam Sesi, where about. He has lived a life and I appreciate who he portrayed in my life.

He and my grandmother Nophumzile Gloria Sesi which he use to call her Nozakhe or Zakhe (RIP) were good parents. They both ensured our house in Khayelitsha was a home, proper to raise a happy young man I am today.

So that you know about a wonderful life, cared for. I guess that’s the reason it’s quite celebrated. My name is Sivuyile Sviggy Sesi which was also named as Michael. Very special that one born after me, she is called Vuyiseka, then after is Thokozile which we are about nine siblings, not forgetting my cousin sister Noluvuyo. My family is quite big and one in the family has own life.

It’s not that bad living at No: 3633 Luvuyolwethu Crescent, Ntokozweni, Crossroads, Nyanga, 7750. Konke nje kuyindlela nje ekhethekileyo, engaqondakaliyo, meaning it’s not easy it’s complicated.
The General Assembly of the United Nations in its resolution 66/281 of 12 July 2012 proclaimed 20 March the International Day of Happiness recognizing the relevance of happiness and well- being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world and the importance of their recognition in public policy objectives.

“On this first International Day of Happiness, let us reinforce our commitment to inclusive and sustainable human development and renew our pledge to help others. When we contribute to the common good, we ourselves are enriched. Compassion promotes happiness and will help build the future we want.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Message for the International Day of Happiness, 20 March 2013

The United Nations invites Member States, international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to observe the International Day of Happiness in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

Thought of the day to everyone: “In the midst of my sceptical, cynical, often pessimistic nature exists a slender capacity to believe, if only temporarily, in a guiding, unseen power, and whenever this happens, I go with it. That’s what inspiration is. You don’t get it from the gods. You make it.”— Jeffrey
Eugenides

REFER TO:
http://www.un.org/en/events/happinessday/
Oprah.com (Newsletter, November 14, 2012)
756freelance.co.za

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FORWARD WITH RAMPHELE IN POLITICS.

By Sivuyile S. Sesi

Agang is very interesting because it is different and will surely keep people thinking, because they do know good will come up.
As a platform for a political parties appears to have to function as the heart to pump blood in South Africa (SA). It knows the potential of nation and what it needs to benefit quantity. It should emphasise the need for competent and capable South Africans holding positions. Agang can run for president.

Recently opposition in parliament lost confidence in President Jacob Zuma, there was government reshuffles, etc. That can happen on any other person not delivering on government position. Those are opportunities for professional politicians, there is still a gap for that. such instances open the system for competent individuals to stand a chance.
In Agang I expect flexible policy decisions, structured as the populace would want, for South African political parties. It appear to be very targeting interests of individuals and very tolerant of which ever party you come from. When ever you hold a position they will flex around even if it means using others policies but very then cartel service delivery, eg Thabo Mbeki who was recalled,ANC losing confidence on Combrink of the DA. News24 state that “In the motion, Legoete said Combrink was a member of the Democratic Alliance and as such was bound by the policies of the DA.”The major constituents within the jurisdiction of the Tlokwe City Council voted for the ANC and therefore expect the executive mayor to abide by the national, provincial and local policies, and manifestos of the ANC to be implemented for purposes of service delivery to them,” he submitted.”. Why can’t politicans be hired to serve? Look at Lindiwe Mazibuko is in touch with realities of the poor and rural.
DA believe in Ramphele. With her leadership, with her experience, she is capacitated, with her educational background she knows what South Africa long for. Parties must work with her.
For political engineering, parties shall trust Agang in favor of quality and forward roles, and responsibilities and positions, which infact South Africans do need to regain confidence on government service delivery, this is not new in SA.
Agang for a platform it should be open for hire and volunteer whether position in another political party or government. That’s
Basically how the members of Agang somehow should carry themselves.

Agang does appear to also pursue to professionalise being a politician than many parties whose approach is to socialise its members.
They must lead in political economics education and programmes as many are still paralysed on such.
It make sense to think a competent person like Ramphele can be president and I know a 16 year old child think that she can make better first lady even the ANC president is less competent when compared to Ramphele. She is one of the women who can lead the country to the best.
Individuals must just prepare themselves to be of service for their country.

Happy International Women’s Day.