The Awakening (Savuka following on from A New Dawn)

Following on from my books A New Dawn

and The Awakened Spirit

“The greatness of a nation
consists not so much
in the number of its people
or the extent of its territory
as in the extent
and justice of its compassion.”
– Inscription at the Horse Memorial in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, for horses killed in the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902).

“There is only one thing that has power completely, and that is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power. Only strive for power, if it is not at the cost (expense) of other men (people). Power corrupts. You first have to be pure and righteous before one can attain power. I believe that love is a greater force than power.”

– Alan Paton, great South African humanitarian and author of the greatly moving book ‘Cry the Beloved Country’ (1946).



“Together, one mind, one heart, one life, one small step at a time, let’s link hands and march into a new tomorrow, a better and brighter future. TOGETHER we can do it”

– c from

linking hands

“South Africa’s journey and my journey is perhaps the world’s journey and the world’s journey is perhaps my (our) journey.”






TOGETHER, one mind, one heart, one soul, one small step at a time, we can make some difference towards a better world, a brighter tomorrow


 peeping Tom, er sorry dawn



Pictures (great) by my old friend John (“the world’s third worst photographer”, so he calls himself), but whose photographic talents I definitely  do NOT possess)!
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