A Thought For Today


When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: “Only stand out of my light.” Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity. Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light. -John W. Gardner, author and educator (8 Oct 1912-2002)

A Thought For Today


It’s said that “power corrupts,” but actually it’s more true that power attracts the corruptible. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power. When they do act, they think of it as service, which has limits. The tyrant, though, seeks mastery, for which he is insatiable, implacable. -David Brin, scientist and science fiction author (b. 6 Oct 1950)

David Brin


This is so pertinent in our country, today.

A Bit Of Magic At Eric Louw

Everyone knows that studying for Maths will only get you so far. Sometimes you need MAGIC

For Eric Louw’s 2020 Matric candidates, who sat their prelims today, the MAGIC was provided by My Lady Glitter Sparkles who arrived at the school with her own personal chauffeur, having recently damaged her wing in a fall from her unicorn, Leila, to dispense Magical Mathematical Fairy Glitter Sparkles onto them.

Here is the evidence;

The images in the gallery may be enlarged by clicking on them. Sorry about the names, but M.L.G.S.’ voice message couldn’t be deciphered.

Good luck and best wishes to all of the candidates

A Thought For Today


If more politicians in this country were thinking about the next generation instead of the next election, it might be better for the United States and the world. -Claude Pepper, senator and representative (8 Sep 1900-1989)

Claude Pepper





(Also for the RSA – Ed.)

Eric Louw High School Oratory News

Juan Coetzee

Juan Coetzee participated in the 2020 Teatro Arti Eisteddfod oratory competition on 8 August.
The panel consisted of Louw Breytenbach and the well-known Sean van Noordwyk (Reitz Bekker from Married to Rugby)
Jaun walked away with an A ++ / 93% grading.

Louwtjie Orators Chosen For National Teams

The lockdown definitely didn’t lockdown these orator’s mouths.

Louwtjie orators participated in two online competitions during the lockdown period, with excellent results. Vier van ons leerlinge is gekies om Limpopo te verteenwoordig in die Landsfinale.

*Die volgende Louwtjies sal Limpopo verteenwoordig as deel van die Oppietong Nasionale Span:*
Marissa de Coning made the team for all three of the categories she participated in, namely “Motivational” and “Persuasive” as well as “Afrikaans Motiverend”.
Juan Coetzee maak span vir die “Afrikaans Oorredende” Kategorie.

*Die volgende Louwtjies sal Limpopo verteenwoordig as deel van die Interskole Liga Nasionale Span:*
Mia Limbach and Marissa de Coning made the team for both the “Prepared English” and “Voorbereid Afrikaans” Categories.
Stephi Roos maak span vir die “Voorbereid Afrikaanse” Kategorie.

Congratulations to these learners. We are so proud of you. Thank you, Mrs. Rina Fourie, for the arrangements that you made and for your constant motivation.