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The DFA asked Kimberley residents of different ages what the best advice was that they received from their mothers.

WITH so many “Yes, I know mom” replies and eye-rolling from children, many mothers always wonder whether their children actually listen to their advice and heed the lessons they are taught.

The DFA asked Kimberley residents of different ages what the best advice was that they received from their mothers.

While some took a moment to think about it, everyone responded with a smile on their face and a chuckle when they thought of their mother’s wise words.

“The best advice I have received so far from my mother, Ntsoaki Monkare, is to hold my head up, even when things do not work out in my favour,” said Rea Monkare.

“My mother, Raydene Jefthas, taught me to never make debt. That came in very handy as I am today debt-free and do not have to hide from debt collectors,” laughed Magda Wyngaardt.

“My mother, Bella Gumede, taught me that nothing is for free. She always told me that I have to earn everything and that the world does not owe me anything. The victim mentality was a total ‘no’ to my mother,” said Thabo Sekhesa of his mother.

“My mother, Talitha Langa, taught me to never put anyone ahead of myself. She always urged me to prioritise myself,” smiled Gontse Langa.

“My mother, Barbara Benjamin, advised me not to fear anyone except God. She always said people can only kill the body but to never allow anyone to kill my spirit,” said Victor Benjamin.

“My mother, Martha Mouers, taught me to clean and cook and told me domestic chores are not just for girls. Today I am married, but always help with domestic duties that many men view as being only assigned to women,” said Johnny Mouers.

“My mother, Elsie Mokae, always advised me to respect my elders,” said Lynette Mokae.

“My mother, Evelyn Hert, always said that there are no guarantees in life,” said Virginia Hert.

“My mother, Elizabeth Mahadika, always advised me to work hard to achieve my dreams,” said a smiling Tshepo Mahadika.

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