Season’s greeting to the West Rand community!
It is that time of the year, where it is time to let your hair down and enjoy the festive season. As this is the West Rand Window newspaper’s last edition for the year, we wish you a prosperous 2019 and wish to thank the community and businesses for their loyal support.
With the festive season on the horizon, we spoke to various members of the community, to hear their wishes for this period and also for 2019.
Chris du Plessis, a resident in Wilro Park, said he wishes all a safe festive season, and for those who are travelling to their holiday destination, to be cautious on the road. Marijke de Villiers’s wishes are that everyone remember what Christmas is really about, and that the new year brings new hope and blessings to all.
Du Randt Killian, 10, and Aiden Ellis, 11, said they do not have any Christmas presents in mind, but they will think of those in need this festive period.
Iain Batten, a testicular and pancreas cancer survivor’s wish is that cancer no longer be stigmatized and that men should familiarize themselves with this disease and learn how to self – examine themselves, from a young age.
Beautiful Claudette Flemix, only wants to show her appreciation to her mom for all that she does and surprisingly also do not have a present in mind.
Her brother, Arthur Flemix, an avid animal lover, wishes are that the community should keep their furry friends in mind on New Year’s eve, where some members of the community engages in fireworks.
Nicollete Flemix’s wishes are that 2019 holds peace, love and blessings to the community, and also mentioned the police, emergency services, traffic officers a safe festive season. Faith Mathabane also wishes all travelling to their homes afar, a safe journey. Megan Govender, 16 years of age, wants to remind teenagers to stay clear of drug and alcohol abuse and also wants the community to think of those people that will be spending Christmas alone, with no relatives to share this special time with.
Moses Twale wishes all unemployed members of the community a prosperous new year and hope that unemployment in 2019 will decrease. Micah Swanepoel, six years old, hopes are that she gets a LOL toy, and a plastic swimming pool so herself and her sister Skyler, could splash away during this holiday period. Barbara Jones, 75 years of age, sincerely wants to remind the children of the elderly, not to forget to visit them in the old age homes, and make Christmas extra special for them.
A very inspirational Jerome September, wants to remind everyone to not give up on their dreams, and that 2019 will give people the opportunity to fulfill their dreams. Mary Siboniso, five years of age, cannot wait to open her Christmas presents, and also hopes that she catches a glimpse of Father Christmas.
The West Rand Window found Billy Herbst’s humor entertaining as he only wish is to improve his golfing skills in the New Year. David Pillay said he hopes South Africa’s political stance will improve and that all races lives in harmony with each other.
Dorette Ross, 22, hopes that 2019 will bring her the love of her life, and also gives a powerful message that men should respect women, and that the abuse of children and women drastically decrease.
The West Rand Window itself is looking forward to another successful year in 2019. With this, we wish you a safe festive season and loads of fun!
Maritza Van Zyl