Danie Toerien
2 minute read
19 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Politicians can make a real impact

Danie Toerien

Politicking is something which all politicians do, but if it must be done, don’t make it cheap. Make it count.

Picture: Neil McCartney

I drive past the same park almost daily and for years have witnessed how it constantly undergoes a metamorphosis. About a quarter of a century ago, a part of the park was developed and now houses a small shopping mall. But it still boasts a beautiful little dam with fishing spots, lawn areas and a walkaway almost all the way round. In the past decade, the old-style play park with its swings, skyhigh slide, see-saw and witch’s hat was replaced with modern, colourful gym equipment. While I was sad to see the vintage playground disappear, this change has been embraced...