NDUMISO KNOWS US WELL
NDUMISO Ngcobo’s “Help! My house won’t adjust” (May 28) is like déjà vu.
I’m a year away from 40 and a lot of what he says I can already relate to. Guys as old as 25 already call me “timer” or “uncle”.
To try and keep the waistline in check I’ve decided to keep running marathons. The Comrades is the best because it keeps me running for most of the year and, even though I’ve yet to finish it, with my third attempt for a medal coming up, it keeps me hoping to live longer and healthier.
Everyone close to 40 needs an outdoor activity/hobby of some sort. — Montshiwa Molemi NDUMISO Ngcobo wrote about William Nicol in his delightful column on May 28. Many do not know that William Nicol was a prominent leader in the Dutch Reformed Church who focussed much of his attention on uplifting the poor through education in their mother tongue. To this end he was instrumental in the creation of the Helpmekaar Afrikaans schools and in the translation of the Dutch Bible into Zulu in the 1920s.
As moderator of the church, his approach was inclusive and this often brought him into conflict with the powers when he wished to invite church leaders from other African countries to conferences.
He was earmarked for the position of rector at the University