THOBANI Sesman and his group, whether they succeed or not, deserve all the praise and assistance they can get ("Team buzzing over new Addo business", September 25). Their work will be hard and the path to being able to earn a sustainable living, let alone wealth, is not an easy or short one.
The going will however be made a bit easier by the fact that this intrepid group has decided, on their own accord, to make a living for themselves and not to demand either from government or from the private sector. This to me is the big difference between South Africa and the rest of Africa.
In South Africa, there is a culture of blame and "we demand", not of willingness to work.
Because of this group's willingness, Edge Financial Group (tel (041) 581-2509) would be more than willing to purchase a new hive for Sesman and his colleagues at Oonajahulu. I understand that the cost is R1800. Please feel free to contact me, and I shall purchase and deliver this hive to you.
The cost to you? Make it one bottle of fresh honey and the promise that when the going is really tough, that you remember that not all things come easily and that the harder you work, the "sweeter" your success.
I really am willing to help these guys in Addo with their bees! If they wish to contact me or if readers know of anybody else who is willing to put some cash into purchasing these 10 hives for R7000 (instead of R1800 each), then my R1800 will go a long way.
Edward Gutsche, Port Elizabeth