Today we met with another up and coming gem from Cape Town… One of the many members who aim to change the face of South Africa through creative and positive creativity. Using music as his source of inspiration while using remixed beats that make you feel the pulse of the Mother City.
Name: Gershan Mars,
Aged: 19 years
facebook: Being DJGersh
facebook: DJ Gersh
whatsapp: +2784 445 1887
@Satec.org : So… first things first Mr Mars, how long have you been at it… Dj’ing?
@DJ Gersh : Five years, turning in for my sixth year.
@Satec.org : Who is your chosen muse for this inspired field of creativity?
@DJ Gersh : I’m inspired by DJ / Producer / Remixer “Prince Kaybe” along with my family, friends and supporters who’ve stood by me all these years.
@Satec.org : What are your goals over the next few years?
@DJ Gersh : Over the next few years, I want to become a Qualified Sound Engineer & Professional DJ.
@Satec.org : That’s great, when & where next can we see you in action?
@DJ Gersh : My next performance is on Saturday, 24 March 2018 at Wellington Stasie 6 …I’ll be releasing my latest mix on Easter Friday (Good Friday) via datafilehost & facebook/ whatsapp.
@Satec.org : What do you do in your Spare time?
@DJ Gersh : I use my spare time to work on my skills and sharpen it, because one can’t never be too good.
@Satec.org : Have you been on air before, radio?
@DJ Gersh : Yes, I’ve DJ’ed on Radio KC twice and recently also interviewed by them.
@Satec.org : You seem to be making a few good waves in your chosen field… If you could ask for anything that can help you in your pursuit of happiness, what would it be?
@DJ Gersh : For those who wish to support or promote me, I seek sponsorship, equipment and more opportunities to prove myself.
There you have it…. @Being DJGersh. If you’d like to know more, or just want to check out he’s next performance, feel free to contact Gershan.
@WhetMaverick ( @Wayne_CT ) for @SATEC.org Youth
Blog Post…for SATEC org. FB page, 22 March 2018
Here today is my first real on-line post in what feels to be three, possibly four years…
Theres nothing particularly fascinating about it…. or life changing…just a small attempt at making a new years resolution perhaps. So over the passed few weeks I’ve attempted to keep writing a few entries tracking my day to day activities in the middle of nowhere.
60km outside Durban, South Africa… I send you notes from “out in the sticks” in the middle of a beautiful rural zulu community named Eskelikethlenhi, Inchanga, Ximba, Outer West Durban, South Africa. Sheesh thats a mouth full….
Without further ado, my life entries to you from RSA 🙂
This is a document relating to the life and times of Wayne Moses, going by the alias of Whet Maverick.
A 36 year old “cape coloured” skater from South Africa, Cape Town… Cape Flats.
Having a somewhat sheltered/ privileged existence… born in the years of apartheid, having my family torn apart by the state/ government and in later years by myself. Have I unwittingly become a product of my environment?
These are my journal entries…. which will include whatsapp, email, social media (Later) communication… also random research which I pursued out of curiosity & the need to find solutions. Either way, I left everything behind to seek the truth of all which plagues my being. …From the near religious choice of monetary slavery to the pschycological tyranny of peoples drama, ego, vanity and so forth. In a sense to vent, rant, reason with myself so I may gain some insight of my experiences or overcome the stupidity of others. (in the wise words of Bob Marley, time will tell)
Below are a couple of images showing the walking distances I cover just to have a good road to skate downhill…
….and the background image below is from the walking path named the Monteseel Mountain Trial which is approximately 60km outside of Durban City in a area named Inchanga. The app I was using to collect this data is called Samsung Health.
Where to start, I gues there’s no better time that the present… and I’ll work back from there…partly because certain issues are currently more pressing than others. And also due to my memory fading, whether from age, smoking weed, hitting my head against the road one to many times while skating or because the pain the circumstances/ experiences have caused me….the truth of my memory however is not from the above mentioned. It stems from my relentless pursuit/ search for love. Or at least that’s what I told myself at the age of 27.
Having many suitors, too many I’d say… although I’m not much to look at, I am my fathers son. Filled with charisma, charm and what a few of my ex-bosses call the gift of the gab. I have the ability to talk my way into and out of almost any situation I choose to be a part of, or influence. Getting back to the point though. I’m one of those people who have pursued love relentlessly, giving all I have, all I am in hope that my partner would do the same for me. Alas, life does not work like that, niether does love. My expectations of others was always high, sometimes too high. Doing things for them as I would for myself, holding high expectations of myself knowing that I will keep to them and not realising that those I love or loved would not see or hold to those same expectations.
The longest any of my relationships lasted was 3…maybe 4 years… three years, with my last serious partner, who I broke up with because she lied to me. And the one of 4 years because she was so straight forward, she broke up to me, giving me the ultimatum that she can either be honest, or truthful, but not both…. she was pretty smart, life smart and book smart.
Nonetheless it was due to a string of terrible choices of partners, or maybe a terribly poor judge of character that I ended up deciding to not hold onto the memories we shared…I actively chose to forget the beautiful moments we shared, because those moments were attached to agreements we made… They hurt so much that if I didn’t forget those moments, I would surely commit suicide. The depression was so painful, I could literally not speak for months on end. Only really being able to greet when greeted, say yes please, no thank you, ok, and goodbye…. purely out of respect or acknowledgment of the other persons presence.
So…today! Tooooo Dayyyy. I awoke late and chose to sleep in, fortunately because I only work three days a week, unfortunately because I spent all of yesterday walking from an area named botha’s hill to the place where I currently stay. Roughly I’d say felt like 50km of walking. Which is also kinda good because I’m currently having a step challenge with my cousin in Cape Town via an app called “S Health”….needless to say after yesterdays walk I’m way ahead in the challenge.
I’m not reeally sure… I feel that there are many things that would change the present, however without presence how can the present ever be accepted and thus changed?
Dear Mr. Moses
We refer to the above matter and address this letter at the instance of our client, Just Property Group (Pty) Ltd.
We have in our possession a copy of your aforementioned correspondence.
It is not our client’s intention at present to respond to each and every allegation contained in your correspondence and failure to do so should not be construed as an acceptance thereof and our client reserves all its rights to respond to this at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum.
The registered name is Just Property Group (Proprietary) Limited.
We further record:
http://hellopeter.com/just-group-africa/compliments-and-complaints – Refers to Just Group Africa.
http://beta.mnet.co.za/carteblanche/Article.aspx?ID=4180 – Just Group Africa
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Just-Group-Africa/381366425472 – Just Group Africa
It is common knowledge that our client is in no way associated, affiliated or even remotely linked to Just Group Africa to which you referred in the above links.
Your correspondence accordingly reflects inaccurate, slanderous and mischievous comments without bases of fact and proper investigation and clearly has the intent to embarrass our client and amounts to defamation of character.
Our client has numerous Independent Franchisees which we have noted have been included in your correspondence. It was thus clearly your intention to defame and embarrass our client in the eyes of these Franchisees. Such action could have serious financial implications for our client and again we reserve our client’s rights in this regard.
We thus demand that you retract your statement above together with an unequivocal and unconditional apology to be forwarded to every recipient that you previously forwarded the correspondence to as well as to writer.
Should our client not receive such response by close of business today legal steps will follow without further notice.
Nico Humphries (SENT ELECTRONICALLY – CHECKED BY AUTHOR)
BLC LLB Dip IR, Dip LABOUR LAW
ATTORNEY AND CONVEYANCER
MICHALOWSKY, GELDENHUYS & HUMPHRIES
SUITE 1156, 11TH FLOOR
58 STRAND STREET
TEL 021 418 0542
FAX 021 418 0535
…and my reply:
Dear Mr Humphries,
After not writing for many moons… I finally made a decision to touch my keyboard and convert my thoughts into another medium that exists outside my somewhat feeble imagination that has become accustomed to expecting the worst case scenarios, whether they’re real or fictitious and with this I now start my “new year” according to the Gregorian calendar which most of this world follows with military precision… I came to accept that I can no longer choose to, however I will gladly acknowledge everyone who still chooses to do so… because it helps them make sense of it all…. blah blah blah…bleh.
Unfortunately or fortunately this is not the case for me. I have spent a considerable portion of my life somewhat glued to one screen or another without truly questioning the contents authenticity/ validity… instead I willingly followed and agreed with most of what was said, only to realize that nearly none of what I have taken in is of any real consequence…
…for example, yesterday I walked into my local super market, and purchased some sausage, bread & peanut butter. Although the place was packed with people rushing about to weekly or monthly groceries, I wasn’t phased by them at all because I was plugged into a screen even then… the screen being my mobile phone. Using it to calculate prices, listen to music via blue-tooth and replying to friends in the neighborhood and elsewhere in the country. By disconnecting myself from what was actually going on around me, I became aware of something else… Best buys (you know, the cheap stuff thats quick & easy to make, like beef sausage)… not that I’m a health nut or anything… just an average guy on a mission for munchies so, I looked a little closer because something that’s cheap or free usually holds a little catch that can have undesirable consequences… so I decided to take a pic and find out a little more…
Now keep in mind that this is something rather minor… but seriously… how much crap do you want to put into sausage? When only 63% is beef and 28% is water… making up for 91%, which basically means that the remaining 8% is a total load of crap! How is that a best buy? Strangely though… this was the last pack left on the shelf, so with that all these Q’s came rushing into my head… I have added the url links to this post so you can see for yourself where I found my answers… as the truth of it all is way too disturbing to even mention here!
Q 1. Why add cereal to sausage?
Q2. I know salt is a good preservative… but then why add MSG?
Q3. What the hell is HVP?
Q4. What is phosphates & why the heck is in in this sausage?
Q5. Flavorings…huh…so I’m not actually gonna have beef sausage but something that is a synthetic production thereof?
Q6. Wheat gluten…Why would they add that to “normal” beef sausage?
…and a flavor enhancer…seriously WTF man…
Q7. What’s ascorbic acid… and if it’s a preservative then what the heck is the salt for?
Q8. Spice Extracts… what? Wasn’t normal spice good enough?
Q9. Why do I require a scientific degree to know what chemicals they are putting into my food?
A9. Same answer as A8.
Q10. What is the literacy percentage in Cape Town, Woodstock, South Africa & how many people in their haste actually read what ingredients contained in the food they purchase for their growing families?
At least they had the decency to follow required South African legalities in regard to food production while proudly announcing that it’s specially packed for “Shoprite Checkers” one of the largest and most established supermarkets in the country… nice one!
I would place this one on my list of epic fails… and in doing so I vow never to shop there again… because if this is what a supermarket chain deams responsible produce to provide a consumer with… while knowing full and well what these ingredients does to the human body… They choose profit, I choose sustainability…
Maybe this is just a little rant I’m having… but with everything being the way it is in RSA… well the least they could do is feed us, their slaves with proper nutrition instead of crap like this.
All this has done is raise even more questions… and I must admit, it’s like an avalanche of filth.
…then I decided to ask “google” How many consumers in South Africa read the labels on food and this article popped up… and all I can say is WTF!!!
…See you in two weeks time for my next bucket of thoughts & rants 🙂