The life-changing Play Your Part series shares inspiring stories of ordinary South Africans doing extraordinary things.Kabelo Mabalane, Play Your Part ambassador, has been travelling the country meeting South African philanthropists for the PYP TV series. (Image: Brand South Africa)The Play Your Part television series is back! The 26 episode docu-reality series has, since its launch in August 2017, consistently offered viewers an inspirational insight into the world of active citizenship and volunteerism by profiling citizens from across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Presented by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane, the family show hopes to continue to empower viewers, young and old, to get involved in their individual communities and play their part in uplifting the spirit of South Africa.So far, episodes have featured the likes of Tebogo Ditshego, Mogau Seshoene, Esther Mahlangu, Professor Thabo Msibi, Alan Farber, and Dr Michael Mol, who shared their stories of active citizenship in the areas of literacy, local cuisine, art, education, film production and healthcare.There are still many more stories of inspiration that viewers can look forward to.Be sure to catch Play Your Part every Saturday, at 6pm on SABC 2.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Now that you have learned how to get your kids outside with geocaching, make sure the caches you find are fun for them. Putting in time to plan your outing is a worthwhile investment in future family outings. Here are five tips on how you can select the best caches to make your kids’ caching trip a success!Choose easy geocachesUnless your child is a monkey (in that case go for a T5) or the next Einstein (only D5 caches may suffice), go for geocaches with a low difficulty and terrain rating. You want them to be able to find and grab the cache themselves. That unique feeling of discovery will keep your little explorers coming back for more.Bigger often is betterFor kids, one of the biggest motivators is the possibility of finding real geocaching treasure (SWAG): a bouncy ball? A small plastic animal? A shiny sticker? Yes, yes, and yes. The bigger the cache the more likely you’ll find toys and trinkets for your little geocachers to enjoy. So go for at least medium or large caches. And of course – don’t forget to raid your kids’ overflowing toy chest before heading out to ensure you bring something of equal or higher value to trade.Make sure it’s thereNothing will make geocaching seem less fun than an endless and ultimately fruitless search. There isn’t a guarantee the cache will be at the hiding location, but you can make sure it likely is. Check the latest activity on the caches you’re venturing out to find. If the cache hasn’t been found for a good while or there are a few recent DNF logs (Did not find), take that one off your List.Search by your favorite kids charactersIf you are a Premium member, make use of the web search keyword filter. Enter the name of your childrens’ favorite TV show or story book character, and see if there are any themed caches around. Fun fact: there are currently over a hundred Mickey Mouse themed geocaches to find worldwide.Create a Pocket query with kid-friendly attributesAnother option for Premium members is to create a Pocket query and select the attribute called Recommended for kids. Depending how old your progeny are the attribute Stroller accessible can come in handy. A third attribute to look for is Night cache. If nothing else works, pushing out bedtime for an exciting night caching adventure might be just the thing to get your offspring leaving the house.Did you find caches your kids especially loved? Share your best finds in the comments!Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related read more
Congress leaders visited Lalu Prasad to express their solidarity on Saturday, a day after the ten-hour-long CBI raid at 10 Circular Road, where the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief lives with his wife and two Minister sons. The Congress party is RJD’s alliance partner.But RJD’s bigger partner, the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), maintained its distance, with party chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar continuing to remain at Rajgir in Nalanda district, for rest. Party sources said the CM visited Ghorakatora to enjoy its natural beauty. After seeing off presidential nominee Meira Kumar, whose three-day Bihar visit ended on Sunday, State Congress chief and Education Minister Ashok Choudhary, accompanied by legislature party leader Sadanand Singh and ministerial colleagues Awadhesh Kumar Singh and Madan Mohan Jha, visited Mr. Lalu Prasad at his residence. Mr. Choudhary slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the CBI raid at Mr. Prasad’s residence and other places, saying, “Since they [the BJP] have failed to defeat us [the Grand Alliance] through the people’s mandate, they are now misusing the government machinery to target us.” He also alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah were behind the CBI raid to browbeat their opponents like Lalu Prasad.The state BJP leaders have been continuously appealing to Mr Kumar to break his silence and take action against Mr. Prasad’s sons. “He always has been talking of zero tolerance of his government on the issue of corruption and, earlier, has sacked some of his ministerial colleagues like Jitan Ram Manjhi on the corruption issue…we’re hoping that Mr Kumar will not compromise with corruption this time,” said state BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi. read more