One of the country’s foremost authors and commentators, columnist / journalist / satirist, Bhekisisa Mncube, is visiting 1000 Hills as guest of The Valley Trust. He will be talking at a Breakfast Fundraiser on Friday 21 October at Fig Tree Farm, Inanda Road, Hillcrest, entitled: “SA at a Crossroads…. with Potholes.”
A cascade of letters
He is known for using letter writing, humour and irony to conduct an open-ended dialogue with the President.
For more than two years, award-winning columnist, journalist, satirist and author of three books, Bhekisisa Mncube, has been incessantly writing letters to the State President – every week! The President has yet to respond. “I use humour and irony to unpack the Ramaphosa administration. I laugh it off, but not without a net of irony thrown in for good measure,” says Mncube.
Mncube has no holy cows as he unpacks the malaise that bedevils our republic and confronts those responsible for the political decay. With literacy wittiness and rare courage he tackles heavy subjects such as the bizarre prohibition of booze and cigarettes in recent times, Covid-19 PPE criminal misdemeanours, Zuma, Nkandla and of course, Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane and her unusual court losing streak.
The Valley Trust is a registered NPO and public benefit organisation that was formed in 1953 and runs programmes related to community health. The organisation mainly serves the communities of the rural parts of the Valley of 1000 Hills although its services extend to other parts of Ethekwini and the province.
The event seeks to raise funds for learning materials, summer clothes and other needs for young children living in the rural Valley of 1000 Hills.
TVT’s flagship programme is the Khula Kahle Mntwana (isiZulu for ‘Grow Well, Child’) Project, which helps caregivers take better care of their young children. Annually we impact 1,700 children through educating their caregivers in child health and parenting, assisting with vegetable gardens and financial savings as well as providing psychosocial support.
If you require any further information about the Valley Trust, please visit their website www.thevalleytrust.org.za or check out their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/thevalleytrustkwanyuswa.