City cit­i­zens re­veal their New Year’s res­o­lu­tions

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said he wanted to fo­cus more on tak­ing care of his fam­ily and con­tribut­ing at church. “I want to em­bark on a soul-win­ning mis­sion. In so do­ing, I would win peo­ple away from crime and in­di­rectly away from sin,” he said. “On the work front, I want to do my best so that SAPS be­comes the most at­trac­tive or­gan­i­sa­tion in re­gards to how I con­duct and pa­rade my­self in front of my col­leagues, par­tic­u­larly the in­com­ing mem­bers.” Moun­tain Rise po­lice sta­tion spokesper­son Gay Ebrahim said she doesn’t set any New Year’s res­o­lu­tions.

“I don’t ever see them through, so I stopped ly­ing to my­self a long time ago,” she said.

How­ever, Ebrahim said she was ded­i­cat­ing the year to her­self.

“I want to be kinder to my­self. I’m at a stage in my life where I need to spend time by my­self and do things for my­self. I’ve given a lot of my­self and it is time to do me and put my­self first,” she said.

said he wanted to eat a lit­tle less, lose a bit of weight and ex­er­cise more.

“Res­o­lu­tions are very eas­ily bro­ken, and I’m afraid that I can be very eas­ily tempted to set­tle into a hearty piece of mag­nif­i­cent choco­late cake, when in fact I should be in­dulging in a piece of spinach,” quipped Stra­chan.

He said plan­ning for the year ahead was more of an as­pi­ra­tion for him than a res­o­lu­tion.

“If you have a res­o­lu­tion, and you don’t ad­here to it, it’s a lit­tle bit of a self-let down. I would rather steer away from cast-in-stone res­o­lu­tions and opt for as­pi­ra­tions.”

On the work front, he said he wanted to re­turn to and re­alise more fully the agri­cul­tural roots of the Royal Show.

wants to get more of his mu­sic played on ra­dio in 2019.

He said he was go­ing to make him­self avail­able to per­form at events every week­end so that he could sell more of his CDs.

His ul­ti­mate dream is to get a suc­cess­ful record pro­ducer to men­tor him on how he could suc­ceed in the mu­sic in­dus­try.

“I’m also push­ing my NPO, called ‘Boys Wake Up’, where I work with teen boys in my com­mu­nity try­ing to get them to rise above their cir­cum­stances so that we don’t all end up trapped in a cir­cle of poverty.”

Im­pen­dle’s up­com­ing artist Stone Duma

Royal Show­grounds chief ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer Terry Stra­chan

Pi­eter­mar­itzburg po­lice spokesper­son Sergeant Mthokozisi Ngob­ese

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