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Guest : Moerieda Joubert Moerieda Joubert’s mother understood the importance of connecting with people. And what better way to do that than by sharing a meal? Even though she had Parkinson’s, she would prepare food for the local old-age home out of her own pocket. After her passing, Joubert has proved the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Imprinted with a sense of goodwill, Joubert founded Statice Square Senior in Cape Town to build a community from companionship and love. For the past 15 years, she’s been providing scrumptious five-course meals and organising entertainment for the elderly. “We try to make them as happy as possible because no one deserves to feel alone,” Joubert says. “They just want someone to care, to give them a little time, to remind them that life isn't over.” A pensioner herself, Joubert uses her limited funds to continue her mother’s legacy. “I always tell my children, ‘I’m poor but we must make the time’,” she says. Going beyond her means, Joubert is nourishing people with kindness and creating priceless opportunities to break bread with others. “We all have something to give, even if it’s just time,” she says.

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Touring with the Springboks: Liam del Carme on penning 'Winging It'

10 December 2019 | 19 Minute Listen

Guest : Liam del Carme Veteran sports journalist Liam Del Carme takes rugby fans and Springbok supporters on the ride of a lifetime in this behind-the-scenes account, Winging It: On tour with the Boks. With more than 25 years’ experience as an insightful sports writer, Del Carme has travelled to six of the seven continents as part of the press corps who follow and write about the national rugby team in all its iterations at international level. His anecdotes will have you wide-eyed with wonderment and chuckling appreciatively at his talent for telling a funny story. Winging It: On Tour With The Boks is an insider’s view of life on tour from one of South Africa’s most enduring sports writers, Liam Del Carme, while he follows the muchcherished national rugby team, the Springboks. Del Carme takes the reader across continents and time zones as he shares the helterskelter atmosphere of meeting looming writing deadlines while finding ways to maintain his sanity. The book explores the ebb and flow of touring with one of rugby’s iconic teams since 1996, including three Rugby World Cups, various Tri-Nations and Rugby Championships, as well as end-of-year tours, in destinations all over the world. He explores the characters, destinations and his travel companions while sharing his highs and lows of covering great rugby moments. In the book, the reader gets to see the personal side of prominent sports personalities, including Nick Mallett, Harry Viljoen, Gcobani Bobo, Jake White, Eddie Jones, Joost van der Westhuizen, Clive Woodward, Peter de Villiers, Graham Henry, Jean de Villiers, Naas Botha, John Hart, Owen Nkumane, Chester Williams, Allister Coetzee, Heyneke Meyer, Rudolf Straeuli, Os du Randt and Dick Muir.

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