The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Kevin Morris

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A very seriously interesting interview with author Kevin Morris. I would never ever have guessed that students would be forced to do things like this because of debt.

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Welcome to Defining moments and my guest this week is not a stranger to us here in blog world. Most of us have a tough time being consistent with our posting and find juggling full-time jobs and other commitments a bit of a stretch at times. However, Kevin manages to work full-time in London, write and publish books and post interesting articles on his blog New Author Online. The added twist to this is that Kevin uses software that most of you reading this will never have to utilise.

Kevin has been blind since a blood clot caused severe damage when he was just 18 months old. Whilst he possesses enough vision to distinguish between light and dark and can see the outlines of objects he requires the assistance of Jaws (Job access with speech) and braille to use his computer.

However, you will find as you enjoy conversations…

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10 thoughts on “The Sunday Show – Defining Moments with Kevin Morris

    drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
    April 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Many thanks for reblogging my author interview Jo. I very much appreciate it. Does the subject of student prostitution ever raise it’s head in the South African media? Kind regards. Kevin

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      I was in the middle of typing a reply yesterday when the electricity went off – sorry Kevin! There is such a lot of poverty here that prostitution is very rife among some really young people. I’ve never really delved into the subject, but yes – it’s quite a big thing here.

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        drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
        April 16, 2015 at 2:48 pm

        Hi Jo. I hope the electricity wasn’t off for too long. That must be a real issue in a hot country, especially when freezers start to defrost and you lose expensive food stuffs. Thanks for the reply. Best, Kevin

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          jorobinson176 responded:
          April 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm

          It’s going off between three and four hours every day now. They reckon it will carry on like this through the winter, so not looking forward to when the cold sets in properly. There isn’t any schedule though, so it can just pop off at any time like yesterday mid comment.

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            drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
            April 16, 2015 at 3:15 pm

            Are the utilities (electricity, gas etc) stage owned or private in South Africa? Sorry to go off topic but what causes the failure, is it poorly maintained infrastructure/a lack of adequate investment?

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              jorobinson176 responded:
              April 16, 2015 at 3:26 pm

              It’s a government owned thing, but they tried to privatise some years ago and it’s never recovered. The infrastructure here has really slipped very badly. They don’t have enough plants and the plants they do have are not properly maintained. We have the same thing with the telephones and the public mail system. To add to the problem the workers at all these places are on some sort of strike action pretty much for most of the year. Lots of fun. 🙂

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            drewdog2060drewdog2060 said:
            April 16, 2015 at 3:16 pm

            Sorry I meant to write “state owned” and not “stage owned”. Kevin

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    ramonawray said:
    April 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Interesting interview, and a difficult, but relevant topic. Thank you for sharing it.

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    Suzanne Joshi said:
    April 15, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks, Kevin, Sally, and Jo for this interesting and informative information.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      April 16, 2015 at 2:34 pm

      Thank you Suzanne! This really was an eye opener for me – so sad to think of youngsters having to take this route.

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