The promise of change

Is often more potentThan change itself.Those that promise us thingsCan hold significant power over usAs we wait with baited breathFor the unseen future on the horizon-Will this really change our lives?What will it be like in the promised land?Is this what we’ve been waiting for all along?Promises are often more potent than final productsBecause they […]

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Load shedding

A reminder that all is not well.That the taxes you pay (or don’t)Don’t insulate you from theConsequencesOf poor administration.Being literally left in the darkAnd thinking that this is a metaphorFor the current state of the nationAnd wondering if this is your life now,And whether you would have these problemsIf someone else was in powerOr if […]

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Pleasing the world

‘One stop shops’‘Being all things to all men’‘Something for everyone’While these slogansAre a nod towards inclusionAnd serving as many people as peopleThey are not effective mandatesFor service delivery,Nor are they reasonableMission statementsFor any organization.None of us are likelyTo build anythingThat will please the whole worldAnd neither should we try to.Better ratherTo find your peopleThe ones […]

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