The first day in Durban
Being with the Gcaba family means: to be at home. Such a long story of partnership and private friendship is binding together Elke, my late mother Dorothea and me to the Gcaba’s with all their family members including the helpers in their home.
This morning we had the pleasure to put our feet to the catholic cathedral in Durban (see head photo), which has been the “home” of Bishop Denis Hurley, one of the most important church based fighters against Apartheid in the past of this country.
Thereafter, Rhosta Gcaba had organized a tour through the new “Denis Hurley Centre”. We got information about the social work which is done there: for homeless people, for people addicted to drugs and alcohol, for refugees, for women (e.g. sawing club) and many more. Thanks to the social workers and other stuff members to explain in a very friendly way. Very impressive to hear was the on-going works for reconciliation of the different groups of the South African society and the work to remember the fathers and mother of a free country like Mahadma Ghandi and Albert Luthuli, both standing for a peaceful change and human rights. Move on, South Africa, the country we love!
For those who know the house and garden of the garden of the Gcaba’s: here are some news (click on the photos to get a full-sized version)
A well-organized garden. Flower are between the veges to protect from insects…