And the win­ner is...

Af­ter weeks of sub­mis­sions from City Press read­ers in our Where We Live com­pe­ti­tion, you, our read­ers, have voted for a wor­thy win­ner

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Stan­ley Msiza’s pas­sion for his home and gar­den, and his wish to give back to the com­mu­nity, in­spired City Press read­ers this week. Msiza, from Twee­fontein in Mpumalanga, was the out­right favourite in our Where We Live com­pe­ti­tion and he will now re­ceive a R20 000 voucher for his ef­forts.

Msiza and his wife, Si­bongile, were over the moon when City Press con­tacted them. “I am over­joyed. Please also thank all the peo­ple who voted for me.”

Stan­ley says he made his wife the “cam­paign man­ager” for the house and will use a por­tion of his win­nings to “spoil her by im­prov­ing their bath­room”.

His other pas­sion is the Mokumbe YouthkCaeb­no­turet near his home, and he will be us­ing some of his win­nings to help out. “I am go­ing to the cen­tre, where they teach job skills and com­puter lit­er­acy, to do a needs anal­y­sis so that I can prop­erly help them,” he said. 5.

– Staff re­porter Stan­ley’s top tips for main­tain­ing a beau­ti­ful home

1. Var­nish all wooden win­dow and door frames ev­ery six months. 2. Trim and main­tain your gar­den ev­ery two weeks in sum­mer and once a month in win­ter. 3. Use com­post and fer­tilis­ers on the lawn and plants. 4. Col­lect rain­wa­ter to use in the gar­den. Give back to your com­mu­nity. I like the fact that he is aware that wa­ter is a scarce nat­u­ral re­source that all of us need to take care of. He col­lects rain wa­ter for his gar­den. Se­condly, he has shown how much he cares about the or­di­nary com­mu­nity as he com­mits to do­nat­ing a por­tion of win­nings to a poverty-al­le­vi­a­tion project. Th­ese points are strong enough to give the prize to Msiza.

Zanele via SMS

I’m vot­ing be­cause the gar­den and house are well taken care of and he is will­ing to con­trib­ute to a greener en­vi­ron­ment, which is a good thing.

Lindiwe Maseko via SMS

The owner does not use tap wa­ter, which will be a waste of the al­ready scarce nat­u­ral re­source, but in­stead uses col­lected rain wa­ter. He main­tains his lawn and house through­out the sea­sons. He is also plan­ning on us­ing some of the money for a com­mu­nity project.

HAR­BOUR IN THE TEM­PEST Stan­ley Msiza’s house

Stan­ley Msiza (left) and Si­bongile Msiza

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