Monday, 30 May 2011

Red Light Anti Human Trafficking

Our show company has produced a school road show drama about Human Trafficking.
This play is currently being sponsored by Red Light Anti Human Trafficking Initiative (
and is touring the schools in KZN, we are performing the piece at The Freedom Banquet (
at Durban's ICC ( this Friday night.

"They made me do terrible things,

they made me break my heart into a thousand pieces…

I don't think I will ever find the whole of my heart again.

My insides, my mind, my heart and soul,

look like a road sign that has been shot through

with many bullet holes, damaged.

Broken but still me, you know. Still me.


I used to scream my name inside my head,

my real name. As loudly as I could imagine it.

But to everyone else I was Neecie.

One day I'll be Denise again… "


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Have a fabulous day!
Sandy Bigara

Friday, 20 May 2011

May 21 - The End Of The World

We have all been wondering about the so-called May 21 End of the World rumour. I have used this rumour as an opportunity to really think about my life; where I am in my journey as a person and re-evaluated my values, and put into perspective those things that are important to me.

We are going to hear many rumours like this one, here is a bit of writing that speaks of this very issue. It is a 'study' verse so the words are broken down into descriptors and translations of the original languages)

Here it is, take from it what you like.

Sandy Bigara


1 But as to the suitable times and the precise seasons and dates, brethren, you have no necessity for anything being written to you.
2  For you yourselves know perfectly well that the day of the [return of the] Lord will come [as unexpectedly and suddenly] as a thief in the night.
3  When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.
4  But you are not in [given up to the power of] darkness, brethren, for that day to overtake you by surprise like a thief.
5  For you are all sons of light and sons of the day; we do not belong either to the night or to darkness. 6  Accordingly then, let us not sleep, as the rest do, but let us keep wide awake (alert, watchful, cautious, and on our guard) and let us be sober (calm, collected, and circumspect).
7  For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who are drunk, get drunk at night.
8  But we belong to the day; therefore, let us be sober and put on the breastplate (corslet) of faith and love and for a helmet the hope of salvation.
9  For God has not appointed us to [incur His] wrath [He did not select us to condemn us], but [that we might] obtain [His] salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)
10  Who died for us so that whether we are still alive or are dead [at Christ's appearing], we might live together with Him and share His life.
11  Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.
12  Now also we beseech you, brethren, get to know those who labor among you [recognize them for what they are, acknowledge and appreciate and respect them all]--your leaders who are over you in the Lord and those who warn and kindly reprove and exhort you.
13  And hold them in very high and most affectionate esteem in [intelligent and sympathetic] appreciation of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
14  And we earnestly beseech you, brethren, admonish (warn and seriously advise) those who are out of line [the loafers, the disorderly, and the unruly]; encourage the timid and fainthearted, help and give your support to the weak souls, [and] be very patient with everybody [always keeping your temper].
15  See that none of you repays another with evil for evil, but always aim to show kindness and seek to do good to one another and to everybody.
16  Be happy [in your faith] and rejoice and be glad-hearted continually (always);
17  Be unceasing in prayer [praying perseveringly];
18  Thank [God] in everything [no matter what the circumstances may be, be thankful and give thanks], for this is the will of God for you [who are] in Christ Jesus [the Revealer and Mediator of that will].
19  Do not quench (suppress or subdue) the [Holy] Spirit;
20  Do not spurn the gifts and utterances of the prophets [do not depreciate prophetic revelations nor despise inspired instruction or exhortation or warning].
21  But test and prove all things [until you can recognize] what is good; [to that] hold fast.
22  Abstain from evil [shrink from it and keep aloof from it] in whatever form or whatever kind it may be.
23  And may the God of peace Himself sanctify you through and through [separate you from profane things, make you pure and wholly consecrated to God]; and may your spirit and soul and body be preserved sound and complete [and found] blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah).

Book: 1 Thessalonians
Chapter: 5
The Apmlified Bible
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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

SA Election Day Musings

After a relatively quiet night, we woke early 18th May so that my Husband could go and work at the Voting Station. Sitting in bed having coffee and chatting with my 3 year old - I felt like rambling a blog piece: Humour me. I'm inspired and typing too quickly...

For the sake of clarity I will refer to 'African's' as Black and to the 'Non-Africans' as White/Asian/Indian/Coloured, and by Coloured I mean all other race groups not mentioned, even other African's..

Let it be clear - I WANT South Africa to prosper - I want equal opportunity for all who have submitted their CV's for jobs, I want all people to feel welcome and hopeful, I want service delivery for the poorest parts of the country...and the richest. I want balance.

"VOTE FOR CHANGE today. Move the DA into power so that our province (KZN) loses it's label as one of the 'worst run provinces' We DESERVE the 'Rainbow Nation' of Madiba's dreams, not the 'Africa for Africans' of the ANC's hoping..."

While Madiba headed the ANC we were filled with hope for a better South Africa for ALL of us.
Since the Mbeki fiasco and subsequebt cover-up's, and now the Zuma/Malema drama (Ancestors want the ANC in power, If you vote for any other party your vote will be torn up, the ANC vote will make God happy etc) something tragic has happened:
We are all White/Asian/Indian/Coloured made to feel like parasites, feeding off of what is *actually* the 'African's' wealth and infrastructure. We have to *prove* our BBEE status, and we're seeing more companies waxing lyrical about 'skills development' when the reality is that we're scared to just *do our jobs and run our businesses* we are being forced to give away percentages of companies that we have built. Life isn't fair. Making a percentage of a population (and visitors - xenophobic violence is also common) feel unwanted, disliked and disregarded is not key to a happy flourishing economy...

In the South Africa of today we are *not* equal, there is extreme poverty and devastation of basic human rights everywhere. There is also the devastation of an entire White/Asian/Indian/Coloured nation's pride.

White people especially, are constantly told/shown/reminded that we are the lowest form of life here, we are held responsible and punished for our lineage. The other 'colour groups' were considered 'Black' by the apartheid govt. they suffered alongside the 'Black' nation...and yet, now as we have heard through print media last year - they are no longer 'black' but 'white' - How is *this* fair? It simply shows the heart motive of our leadership: Africa for Africans (the rest of us are now 'blankes verbode' as in the past)

Yes, the power in the business sector is still held by a white majority - this is because the people in business have been there for years and have worked very hard to grow companies and services. It is going to take time to even things out, but it is improper to expect this inequality: A White/Asian/Indian/Coloured man who started out as the tea boy, worked his way up the corporate ladder for 20yrs to a good position, should be replaced by someone with a degree and no experience. Change should start now - but in real time. Let *everybody* start at the bottom and work their way up. Hand outs create problems - if a position is too easily won, the contender does not learn perseverance and experience. It weakens the company/industry.

Anyway, it worries me to now hear of companies that are not actively engaged in costly 'Skills Development' being referred to as 'Untransformed' and being threatened with exclusion from tenders or contracts. This kind of radical speech and accompanying Slogans, Mottos and Labels is a very very dangerous ground, it breeds contempt, anger and 'crowd mentality' - Let businesses do what they can, as they can and if the want to. Stop pressuring us!

VOTE today. VOTE wisely. VOTE for a Rainbow Nation with good service delivery and Freedom for ALL.

Sandy Bigara
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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden

Although I know that there were a lot of lives lost, that needless murders were committed. I still feel for the family of Osama, no matter who he was, he was their family.

As the child of someone who battled to tell the difference between right and VERY wrong, I know what it feels like to lose that person - you never really get over it. Perhaps it is poetic justice, but still. I feel for them.

Just my two cents.

Sandy Bigara