Recycling, offal, eiders, bones moulded Gugs life

2018-05-24 06:00
Gugs@SIXTYGeoff Mamputa

Gugs@SIXTYGeoff Mamputa

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Jy ken mos my outie, mzukwana there were few things to celebrate, given the situation ye darkie ekasi; from running away from amarhate, ducking iispoilers (eish, that was the first group we regarded as izikoli ekasi my laaitie).

Later, there were amaHodi, though they confined themselves to emdigo), kanene funeke ndichaze.

Umdigo was etipini where Barcelona is now, where people used to dig for reusable stuff, maybe that is called irecycling namhlanje.

Idarkie started this thing kudala ngexa yesituation, today recycling is the in thing. Ney man,we must claim irecyling as a kasi thing ngakumbi eGugs.

Remember the days when every household had a plastic bag (kuthiwa ngu checkers these days) exhonywe emva komnyango? Yayiyi bin yase dladleni kaloku leyo.

Kuphinde xa usisi estretshile, alale kwangayo to propect ihair style yakhe? Uyakhumbula okokuba igonqo lepaint libe yibhekile yomqombothi emcimbini. Yirecycling yonke leyo, we must reclaim it. La mangamla aza nayo ngoku ingathi yi wey entsha, we have been recycling all the time. Uyakhumbula okokuba before samkele esismega sisifumanayo these days, we used to pass on clothes to your younger siblings? Yirecycling leyo.

Nou kawu ucave iOledi okanye omnye umntu oqokelela ama empty, cardboards neplastic, uqonde okokuba kuntswempu kuye, kanti le wey yeya mzukwana. Before we earned so much ekasi, there was little to throw away, yonke into yayinomsebenzi wayo. Uyabona, thina sizozithola later okokuba umntu angenza inyhugu ngerecycling because ama Ushi wona ayesele ebusy noEyste bhine (Yster en bene), eqokelele iscrap namathambo ngeloxesha, ngenqwelo yamahashe. This they did way back sisa hlala nawo koma Retreat, Qhoboshimfene, District Six nase Flakeni.

Wawusiva nje xa likhwaza “Eeyyyste bienneee….”, ukhuphe igallon lakho eligcwele amathambo ulinike ufumane itiki yakho okanye i2 pence. Then you know that you are set for the week. Wawuba neworry xa umntu entlantlatha ithambo okoKentucky becacause kuwe yinyhugu le, ubunolithengisa kuEyste Bhine.

Phofu basa yenza nangoku lonto, wofika ezikari zamahashi zijikeleza apha ekasi. Many people have gone through school and tertiary ngemali yerecycling.

Amasiba enkukhu, la athambileyo (idown, la kwenziwa ngawo I eiderdown eduru ngoku) kwakusenzwa ngayo imiqamelo instead of discarding them and people used to trade ngemiqamelo to keep the home fires burning. In the midst of all the suffering and poverty, the abattoirs used to discard ioffal. Some enterprising Oladies like uSis Stella no MamNgwevu, the first woman to open up a butchery, sold this to the community and guess what, they managed to grow into formal businesses and gave their children an education.

The person who is responsible for keeping the finances of the country in order, I must say, ipeto yam, uKimi Makwetu, learnt about finance and economics ngongqayisa iikransis(meat off cuts) etshatshalazeni as a kid. He learnt ukubala ismega nokuqokelela “laa mpahla”, xa ethunywe liOledi kubantu ababe tikile injenje. Today nguye obala umnotho of the country and I must say again, he is regarded as one of the best Auditor Generals internationally, all because of taking what others would have regarded as waste and umama wakhe saw value in it. Gugs and its people have surely come a long way in the past 60 years, socially or economically. Siyayikhumsha xa sisithi yirecycling kanti iTrozo kudala yayenza die ding. We love this Kasie and proud to be OoNjunju.

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