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
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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