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First of 580 new SA-built commuter trains The new factory and training centre complex and corporate off ice of emerging South African commuter train manufacturer Gibela, at Dunnottar is nearly complete, just short of two years from the start of construction. Since 2 January 2018, the company’s current 400+ fulltime employees will be based at the complex at 2 Shosholoza Avenue, and work begin in earnest on the manufacture of the first of 580 six-car XTrapolis Mega commuter trains to be built over the next 10 years for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA). At the forefront of the manufacturing process will be more than 200 South African engineers and technicians – most historically disadvantaged – who have been specially trained and orientated by Gibela and its majority shareholder,

Alstom, at the latter’s train-building centres of excellence around the world. During 2017, 50 skilled and semi-skilled artisans from Ekurhuleni were recruited for the manufacturing process. By the end of the first quarter of 2018, the first train’s car body shell essentially, its metal panel-clad metal frame – is expected to be completed. By the end of 2018, the first South Africanbuilt train should be ready for delivery to PRASA. At peak production – planned for the end of 2019 – more than 1 000 employees are expected to be turning out an average of seven and a half cars a week and five trains a month – an average of 62 trains a year. Eighteen of 20 trains built at Alstom’s Lapa, Brazil factory – using South African materials and involving South Africans –

have been in commercial service for the best part of 2017 and are estimated to have already clocked up, in total, more than half a million kilometres. One of the two trains built in Brazil – used initially for testing purposes – will now be based at Gibela’s bespoke training centre at Dunnottar, where they will be instrumental in the training of some 19 500 artisans and technicians for Gibela and for the rejuvenated South African rail sector as a whole over the next 10 years. Of 65 apprentices selected during 2017, most have already begun their training at the Gibela training centre. To meet its local content commitment of at least 65% of contract value, Gibela has on-boarded 54 South suppliers to supply materials, parts and services. More than 4 700 South African jobs are

being supported by the company’s activities. Gibela is also forging ahead with arrangements to deliver on its 19-year agreement with PRASA to provide technical support and the supply of parts to PRASA for the new trains, as they enter commercial service.

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Crisis nurse training Jack Bloom MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow Health MEC said that he is greatly concerned about the fact that 700 nursing candidates will not be able to study for the four-year nursing diploma at three Gauteng nursing colleges because the Gauteng Health Department cannot afford to fund their studies. This is despite the fact that they were informed that they qualified for the course but in December last year were told not to report to the colleges “until further notice”. According to Department spokesperson Lesemang Matuka, the Department cannot afford the R57 million that is required to fund first year students, so the colleges will only admit first-year students with external bursaries or those who can afford to pay the fees themselves. The three affected institutions are the Ann Latsky, Chris Hani Baragwanath and SG Lourens nursing colleges. This is a cruel blow to poor students who passed the selection process but are now left out in the cold with no other study options for this year. The underfunding of nursing training is most unwise as the department are short of trained nurses for our health system. According to the 2016/17 Gauteng Health Annual Report, the current nursing vacancies are as follows: Professional Nurses - 982. Student Professional Nurses - 536. Staff Nurses – 405. The Department should urgently reconsider the cancellation of training for firstyear nurses which is a priority that should not be sacrif iced because of poor budgeting.

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About Gibela Gibela was formed as a consortium to replace South Africa’s outdated rolling stock and will deliver 600 state-of-the art passenger trains into the South African rail network over the next 10 years. Fully empowered, Gibela is conscious of its role as a catalyst for economic development and the creation of new skills through its majority shareholder, Alstom. In a contract signed in 2013, the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) assigned Gibela the task of replacing its rolling stock with new trains. Gibela is headquartered in Johannesburg, while its manufacturing and training facility is located in Dunnottar, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Through the rolling stock project, Gibela will generate 1 500 direct

jobs and thousands of indirect jobs through the supply chain over a 10-year period. Thousands of people – engineers, artisans, technicians, train drivers and technologists – will benefit from training and upskilling. GIBELA 2017. All rights reserved. Information contained in this document is indicative only. No representation or warranty is given or should be relied on that it is complete or correct or will apply to any particular project. This will depend on the technical and commercial circumstances. It is provided without liability and is subject to change without notice. Reproduction, use or disclosure to third parties, without express written authority, is strictly prohibited.

A new season… From the desk of Rev Ray Goddess 2018 is here and 2017 is past…but our memories of 2017 and before still stay with us. as we think of the year ahead I know that many of us are looking forward to 2018 with all its challenges but I also know that there are many of us who have a fear of what 2018 is going to bring. At the end of the day as a Christ Follower we need to remain focused on Jesus and try our best to live 2018 in line with what He wants us to do. With that in mind this article comes to you as the last article that I will be writing from the desk of Heidelberg Methodist Church. I have moved on to Nigel Methodist Church and my wife Elize has taken over at Heidelberg Methodist Church. I know that the articles/messages that she will bring to you will be an inspiration to you all. I would like to take this time to say thank you to all who have read the articles that I have written. I know that I have sometimes created questions in your minds and I know that some of you may have even got a bit agitated with me. But let me be honest in saying that you all have been an inspiration to me and it has been a pleasure to have shared over 300 articles with you. My 12 years at HMC has been a blessing and I thank God for using me as He has. Elize and I started our journey in the Methodist church together and we were ordained at the same time in 2009.

Rev Goddess, Heidelberg Methodist Church A more gentle, caring person will be hard to find and I know that you are all going to be blessed with the messages that she shares with you each month. I obviously leave HMC with a sore heart, having formed friendships in Heidelberg that I will cherish for all my life. I know that as Elize forms friendships with the Heidelberg congregation and community that each and every one of you will be blessed. I look forward to the challenges I face as the shepherd of the Nigel Methodist Church and pray that my time there will be meaningful to the people and in line with what God has planned for the NMC community.

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Afrikaans sal bly Tornado in Vaal Marina voortbestaan! Terwyl Afrikaans steeds op kunstefeeste en om braaivleisvure gedy, flikker die gevaarligte al hoe meer vir die taal as akademiese en onderrigtaal. Breyten Breytenbach het gewaarsku dat as Afrikaans as ’n akademiese taal verlore gaan, dit een van sy sogenaamde hoërordefunksies verloor. Dan is die taal op pad om ’n taal te word “wat net om die braai gepraat word”, voorspel hy. Jean Oosthuizen het met die direkteur: Skool vir tale aan die Potchefstroomkampus van die Noordwes-Universiteit, Wannie Carstens, gesels oor die toekoms van Afrikaans as akademiese taal. Carstens is ook ondervoorsitter van die Pan-Suid-Afrikaanse Taalraad (PanSAT) wat veeltaligheid as deel van die land se grondwet bevorder. Carstens vertel dat die feit dat Afrikaans die status het as ’n taal waarin akademiese onderrig kan geskied asook navorsing gedoen word, is ’n kosbare prestasie van die totale Afrikaanse gemeenskap. Maar dit lyk of Afrikaans as akademiese taal al hoe meer onder beleg is. Afrikaans as akademiese taal is onder druk, of mense dit nou wil weet of nie. Afrikaans het ontwikkel uit ’n 17de-eeuse Hollandse dialek tot ’n volwaardige standaardtaal in die 20ste eeu. In die tyd ná die amptelike erkenning van Afrikaans in Mei 1925 tot waar ons vandag is, het Afrikaans al die funksies van ’n standaardtaal aanvaar en op hierdie wyse vir sy sprekers ’n volwaardige taal geword: as taal van die onderwys (skool, universiteit), die kerk (Bybel, godsdiensbeoefening), die hof (wette, uitsprake, verdediging), die media (radio, TV, die sosiale media van vandag; koerante, tydskrifte), ontspanning en vermaak (rolprente, musiek, feeste; sport), die ekonomie (taal van werk, taal van geld maak), politiek, parlement, ens. Dus álle funksies wat nodig is om hulle in staat te stel om met behulp van taal hulle menswees in hierdie land uit te leef. En dit is belangrik dat hierdie funksies nie net behou word nie, maar wel ook uitgebrei word. Een van die kernfunksies is die gebruik van die eie taal in die onderwys, en in die besonder die gebruik van taal op die hoogste moontlike vlak van opleiding, naamlik universiteite. Teen 2015 het die situasie drasties

verander. RAU het UJ geword en daar is min Afrikaanse studente op UJ se kampusse oor; Unisa funksioneer oorwegend in Engels; UV het parallelmedium geword en die Afrikaanse studente word minder; UP se studentesamestelling verander en Afrikaanse studente word ook minder daar; UWK is lank reeds Engels. Dit laat net die US en die NWU-PUK oor as moontlike universiteite waar Afrikaans as primêre onderrigmedium gebruik kan word. Aan die US is in November 2014 besluit om Afrikaans naas Engels op die kampus te plaas – dus ’n parallelmedium universiteit vir alle praktiese doeleindes. En aan die NWU (in die besonder aan die PUK) gaan dinge tans moeilik terwyl daar gedebatteer en geposisioneer word oor ’n moontlike nuwe bestuursbedeling wat Engels op die lange duur gaan bevoordeel. Nog ‘n rede vir die bedreiging van Afrikaans is die verengelsing van onderwys. Hierin speel die owerheid ook ’n rol, met die druk wat op Afrikaanse skole en hulle beheerliggame geplaas word om “tweetalig” te word, dit wil sê om naas Afrikaans ook Engels as voertaal in te voer, ’n proses wat baie maklik met verloop van tyd tot Engelseentaligheid lei. Sodanige druk word heel dikwels ’n rassekwessie, omdat skole wat hulle teësit en stry om Afrikaans te bly, as rassisties bestempel word. Natuurlik speel staatsubsidies ’n rol, en ten einde hulle fondse daarmee aan te vul volg baie Afrikaanse instellings seker maar die weg van die minste weerstand en aanvaar dus maar Engels as “medevoertaal.” Alle Afrikaanssprekendes moet streef na die behoud en voortgaande uitbouing van Standaardafrikaans op elke terrein waarop die taalgemeenskap hom kan laat geld. Die Afrikaanse onderwys, media, reklamewese, letterkunde, organisasies, handelsinstellings, en dergelike moet ten alle koste beskerm word. Afrikaans is inderdaad ’n pêrel van groot waarde wat verdien om bewaar te word. Dit is die taak wat alle Afrikaanssprekendes vir hulself moet stel sáám met die aanpak van al die ander probleme waarvoor SuidAfrika te staan gekom het.

Employees from the Vaal and Nigel area collaborated for a worthwhile cause, by putting together food parcels and donating blankets and beverages for families in Mamello, who were severely affected by a tornado in December 2017. This devastating events rocked the Vaal Marina, community members in the township of Mamello. According to news reports, approximately 50 people were injured, 500 people have been left homeless but no fatalities have been conf irmed following this natural disaster. Bottling company Coca- Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) decided to help the community in the form of food parcels that comprised of non-perishable items, toiletries and also provided them with blankets and beverages that are produced by the company. Employees then set aside a day to

personally deliver the items that they had collected during the last few days. Priscilla Khumalo, a community member and a volunteer at the local feeding scheme, gave those in attendance insights into what had transpired on that fateful day. She relayed the huge impact that the tornado had on many of her relatives and neighbors, giving employees a better understanding of the needs of this community. “Many of us were already indoors when the disaster happened. It started with rain and then all of a sudden our homes were being ripped apart, many people were injured. Even though some homes were not severely affected, the people were emotionally affected. We are grateful that companies like Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa have kept us in their hearts, we thank them”, says Khumalo.

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Walk in someone else’s shoes final collection drive Heidelberg Mall has over the years established itself within the local community as a collection zone for the “Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes” drive, where customers donated pairs of shoes at a special shoe collection box located in the Mall. “Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes” is a community initiative launched in early 2016 as a meaningful drive to collect shoes for those in need. This was the brain child of the Mall owners who prior to the Mall launch did a research to find out what the main needs of the local community were. Their answer was clear: “shoes will help the disadvantaged people in our community go a long way”.

To date thousands of pairs have been collected and handed over to various local non-prof it community organisations as well as to walk-in customers in need. The last shoe collection drive took place in December 2017, where hundreds of pairs were donated to Indawo Yosizo (meaning Centre for Help in isiZulu), a local non-profit community organisation whose main focus is to provide community based social work services to the community.

“We would like to humbly thank the Heidelberg community for their overwhelming contributions, thousands of people have benef ited from your generous donations over the years, your efforts have not gone unnoticed” said Clinton Janse van Rensburg, Heidelberg Mall General Manager. Issued and distributed by: Lebogang Legwale - Marketing Manager

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When sick is not really sick Defrauding medical aids is counterproductive – and against the law. To defraud your medical aid is to defraud yourself. What could be more senseless? Indeed, it is estimated that the economy loses a massive R55.2 billion annually to sick leave, according to Adcorp Holdings’ employment index. While the majority of this f igure may well be attributable to real sick leave, it does raise serious concerns around fraudulent claims in the medical field. It also holds a number of major disadvantages for scheme members, key among them the fact that fraud pushes medical aid fees higher and higher. At the end of the day, everyone is a loser. Medical aid schemes work out the benefits for each option offered and have these options priced by an actuary, every financial year. Should payment of benefits exceed these calculations, resulting in a loss for an option/scheme, this definitely impacts on the percentage increase of the membership fees for the next year. So, even if you are not guilty of any abuse,

you pay. In the eye of the medical fraud storm is Health Professions Council of SA (HPCSA). The body is facing criticism from medical aid schemes who feel that the doctors involved have escaped with slaps on the wrist, which will not act as a deterrent to others contemplating the same crime. Alternative, and more suitable, strategies suggested by schemes include suspension from practise. They are not alone. The Board of Healthcare Funders (BHF), which represents medical aid schemes, also feels the council is “losing the war” on medical aid fraud. “Issuing a medical certificate to keep an employee away from work without need is fraud and both the doctor and the patient need to be held accountable. The current financial environment, where people lose their income and cannot cope with all expenses, definitely impacts on medical aid fraud. The consequences, however, can be dire – from disqualification from membership and refunding of benef its to criminal prosecution in cases of fraud exceeding R100 000.


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Nuwe uitdaging Appelboom!

Een van die kunswerke op uitstalling by Die Appelboom Galery.

Voornemende kunstenaars geniet ‘n klas by Appelboom Kunsskool op Heidelberg aangebied deur Hester van Rensburg.

Studente Esra Leibold en Maryke Pretorius geniet ‘n skildersessie.

CRIME PREVENTION KEEP BURGLARS OUT (3) OTHER DETECTORS: There are other types of detectors which register vibrations, such as the sound of breaking glass or wood, or those activated by pressure. However, they can generally be regarded as additions to the central system which can be installed as and when necessary. Many systems work by remote control, and it is therefore not necessary to link each detector directly to the central control box. This makes it much easier to install detectors judiciously. There are also a number of do-it-yourself models on the market. Just be sure that you do not combine too many types of detectors, since this could lead to overprotection, which could result in the system becoming a burden because of the number of false alarms. The ideal system is one which provides adequate protection to the people in the building. It must not be a burden to the residents. Reliability and good after-sales service are obviously also essential. Nothing is more useless than an alarm system that doesn‘t work properly. The system should also detect the intruder before he enters the house. Some systems are only activated inside the house – therefore, only once the intruder is already inside. If this happens at night (and many such incidents occur while the residents are asleep), the alarm may wake you when the intruder is already standing beside your bed. The homeowner should carefully weigh up the choice of an alarm system to make sure that it meets his unique requirements. Organisations such as the South African Insurance Association will gladly provide expert information on alarm systems. If you are considering having an alarm installed, contact an established alarm company and have them design a system for you. It could involve a combination of various detector methods discussed above – but must be appropriate to your needs. Next: Keep burglars out (4) Reference: Crime Prevention – Stop Crime / Beveiliging van huis en haard – Smith LJL van Shaik Limited, Libi Building, Church Street, Pretoria. 1989 / Beveg misdadigers effektief – Buredell Publishers, Pretoria. 1989

‘n Vars nuwe jaar, tyd vir nuwe voornemens, planne en uitdagings! Breek hierdie jaar ‘n bietjie weg, en kom leer ‘n nuwe vaardigheid wat jou lewe sal verryk by Appelboom kuns deur Hester van Rensburg, welbekende kunstenaar op Heidelberg. Leer realisties teken en skilder. Behalwe vir die terapeutiese waarde daarvan, maak jy nuwe vriende, jou selfvertroue verbeter en jy leer die wêreld deur ander oë sien. Baie mense sê dat hulle nie die nodige talent het om kunsklasse by te woon nie. Wel, hier is die goeie nuus. Jy het GEEN talent of vooraf kennis nodig nie. Kuns is ‘n vaardigheid wat aangeleer word, jy moet net die wil hê om te leer teken en skilder. Dit is dieselfde as die aanleer van ‘n nuwe taal, wat jy beoefen totdat jy dit vlot kan praat. As jy 2018 kans sien vir ‘n nuwe uitdaging en die wil het om iets nuuts aan te pak, deursettingsvermoë het, bereidwilligheid om te oefen, ‘n oop gemoed en geduld met jouself, dan is hierdie vir jou. Kuns is nie iets wat aan ouderdom gekoppel is nie. Enigeen van 14 tot 104 jaar oud is welkom. Klasse behels ‘n deeglike beginner-tekenkursus, kleur vir beginners, ‘n kleurmeng kursus en dan begin jy in olieverf skilder. Ons dek alle onderwerpe, van portrette tot landskappe in klassieke styl asook ander opwindende tegnieke en moderne style. Hester van Rensburg beywer haar die afgelope 18 jaar om beginners toe te rus om die kuns vaardighede van skilder en teken te bemeester. Hester skilder ook self voltyds vanaf 2000, nadat sy die onderwys verlaat het leef sy haar passie en hartsbegeerte voluit uit. Hester het in 2017 nog een van haar groot drome vervul met die opening van haar eie klein galerytjie bekend as die Appelboom Galery. Die galary kan op afspraak besoek word. Die eerste nuwe groep beginnerklas neem die eerste week van Februarie 2018 ‘n aanvang. Middagklas Maandae, 15h00 – 17h00 en indien genoeg navrae, aandklas Maandagaande 19h00 – 21h00. Kontak Hester gerus om jou plek te verseker. Plek is beperk. Hester van Rensburg 072 260 9656.






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Heidelberg AA Meetings Mondays & Thursdays from 19:0020:00 at the Heidelberg Methodist Church, 29 Strydom Street. Heidelberg. If you think you have a DRINKING or DRUG problem. Please come listen to the testmonies of sober recovered alcoholics and drug addicts. For any anonymous donations contact Marius. Contact Person: Marius 083 566 4569 or email

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Disappointing matric results: – strategise!

Hoera, hoera!! Elrey Dagsorg het 2017 met pretvolle kersvieringe afgesluit. Hierdie geleentheid is die een dag waarna elke kleuter met groot opgewondenheid die meeste uitsien. Nie net is die oopmaak van elke geskenkie die hoogtepunt nie, maar die lekker bederf met springkastele en heerlike eetgoed is die kersie op die koek.

KENNISGEWING NOTICE NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS - ESTATE 024265/2017 ESTATE BANN Estate of late Kevin Brian Bann of ID: 570531 5010 08 1 who died on 10 October 2017. Last address: 32 Milner Avenue, Noycedale, NIGEL, 1491 Creditors and Debtors in the above estate are hereby called upon to f ile their claims with and to pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 (Thirty) days from publication hereof. Signed J M M Kilian - Executrix. P O Box 199 NIGEL 1490. Tel: (011)739-4455

Kennisgewing van Lisensie-aansoek ingevolge die Wet op Petroleumprodukte, 1977 (Wet nr.120 van 1977). Kennis geskied hiermee aan alle belanghebbende of geaffekteerde partye dat VALE ROSS SERVICE STATION (PTY) LTD waarna hierna as “die aansoeker” verwys word n aansoek om ‘n KLEINHANDEL LISENSIE ingedien het, aansoeknommer D/2018/01/11/ 0004.ERF 1738: 79 AGNEW LAAN DUNNOTTAR Die doel van die aansoek is om ‘n lisensie aan die “aansoeker” toe te staan om groothandelspetroleum verkope te bedryf, soos in die aansoek uiteengesit is. Reelings ter insae van die aansoekdokumentasie kan getrek word deur die Kontroleur van Petroleumprodukte te kontak by; Telefoon 012-406-7661 of Faks (012) 323-5840 of Epos. Enige besware teen die uitreiking van ‘n lisensie ingevolge hierdie aansoek, wat duidelik bogenoemde aansoeknommer moet toon, moet die Kontraleur van Petroleumprodukte binne twintig (20) werksdae van die verskyning van hierdie kennisgewing bereik.Sodanige besware moet by die volgende straat – of posadres ingedien word: Straatadres:Die Kontroleur van Petroleumprodukte. Departement van Energie.Visagie straat 192, Pretoria Posadres: Die Kontroleur van Petroleumprodukte Departement van Energie Privaatsak X96, Pretoria, 0001

“coolste aap in die oerwoud” Rubberkoeëls is Saterdag by die OosRand-winkelsentrum afgevuur toe lede van die Ekonomiese Vryheidsvegters (EFF) met ‘n protes die H & M winkel begin plunder het. Die EFF het betogings by H & M-winkels in Gauteng, die Wes-Kaap, Limpopo, Mpumalanga en KwaZulu-Natal teen rassisme in ‘n katalogusfoto gehou waarin ‘n klein swart seun ‘n hoodie dra met die slagspreuk “coolste aap in die oerwoud”. Die protes het ses van die groep se 17 SuidAfrikaanse winkels geraak en H & M het gister aangekondig dat hulle al sy winkels in die land tot verdere kennisgewing sal sluit. Lungelo Dlamini, Gautengse polisiewoordvoerder, het gesê die polisie moes by die Oos-Rand-winkelsentrum ingryp omdat betogers die winkel leegmaak. Dlamini was nie bewus van enige arrestasies nie. By ander winkels, soos in Menlyn Park in die ooste van Pretoria, het betogers in rooi EFF-T-hemde en berette lede van die publiek opsy gesit en agtervolg nadat hulle foto’s en video’s begin neem het. By elke winkel is bykans elke kledingstuk op die grond gegooi en spieëls en mannequins is gebreek. Niemand is beseer nie. EFF-leier Julius Malema het tydens ‘n byeenkoms in Polokwane gesê dat betogers H & M gewys het wat die resultate is wanneer swart mense verneder word. “Niemand mag velkleur gebruik om mense te verneder nie. Enige besigheid of persoon wat rassisme ondersteun, moet weet dat ons vir hulle kom. Dit is die jaar dat ons rassisme sal uitoorlê. Ons is swart en trots, swart en mooi en ons skaam ons nie om swart te wees nie. Opgevoede mense verdra nie rassisme of diskriminasie nie.” het hy gesê. Daar was die 13de Januarie protes buite elke vyf van die H & M-winkels in Gauteng, insluitend by die Mall of the South, East Rand Mall, Sandton City, Clearwater Mall en Menlyn Park. Daar was betogers in Mpumalanga se Highveld Mall in eMalahleni en die i’langa Mall in Mbombela. H & M se jaarlikse omset in Suid-Afrika vir 2016/17 beloop ongeveer amper R1 miljard rand. H & M SA het gister gesê dat hul bewus is van die eiendomsbeskadiging in verskeie van die Suid-Afrikaanse winkels. “Wat die meeste vir ons belangrik is, is die


veiligheid van ons werknemers en kliënte. Ons het tydelik ons winkels in Suid-Afrika gesluit. Niemand is beseer nie. “Ons gaan voort om die situasie noukeurig te monitor en sal die winkels oopmaak sodra dit weer veilig is. Ons glo sterk dat rassisme en vooroordeel in enige vorm of vorm, doelbewus of toevallig, eenvoudig onaanvaarbaar is. “ Lawrence Mogashoa, ‘n werker by Cape Union Mart teenoor H & M in Sandton City, het gesê: “Ongeveer 20 EFF-lede het om 11:00 aangekom. Hulle staan ‘n uur voor die winkel, sing en klap hul hande. Ons het gedink dit was ‘n normale protes, maar hulle het skielik begin om die winkel te verwoes, mannequins geskop, rakke afgebreek en binne oomblikke is die die winkel geplunder. Tydens die protes in Menlyn het die adjunk-leier van die EFF, Floyd Shivambu, gesê: “Daardie nonsens van ‘n klerewinkel het nou gevolge vir sy rassis-me. ” Plaaslike reklame- en bemarkingsdeskundiges sê dat H & M en ander maatskappye wat rassistiese advertensies publiseer, geen gevolge gehad het nie omdat die SuidAfrikaanse verbruikers vinnig vergeet het. Handelsmerk- en reklame-ekspert Thebe Ikalafeng het die foto in die H & Mkatalogus beskryf as ‘n onaanvaarbare oortreding op drie vlakke - kultureel, wettig en professioneel. “Enigeen kon gevra het: ‘Is jy seker dit is die regte kind om vir hierdie veldtog te gebruik?’ Talle handelsmerke word met verskeie slagspreuke verkoop en as elkeen onder die vergrootglas geplaas moet word sal rassisme en vernedering aan die orde van die dag wees. Daar is lesers wat voel dat ouers besluit watter kleidingstuk hul kinders mag en nie mag dra, so as iets vernederend of aftakellend is hoekom betaal jy daarvoor en laat jy toe dat dit gedra word. Selfs volwasse persone dra kleidingstukke met slagspreuke so dit is keuses wat deur elke individu gemaak word. Lede van die publiek is dit eens dat die veldtog nie opsetlik geloots is nie. Veronderstel ‘n kleuterspan het 20 van hierdie hoodies aangekoop, uitgedeel tussen swart, wit en kleurling kleuters met almal dieselfde slagspreuk sou dit dan as rassisme beskou word. Talle vrae kan gevra word en hierdie dispuut kan onbeantwoord bly.

With the imminent release of the matric results of the Class of 2017, thousands of parents and learners who expect they may not have done as well as required are feeling anxious and uncertain about the future. While many of them will indeed have to come to terms with disappointing results, an education expert says it is important to know that there are a number of options that can get learners back on track. “The most important thing for both parents and learners having sleepless nights over their results, is to not panic,” says Fathima Razack, Head of Programme: Faculty of Commerce at The Independent Institute of Education, SA’s largest private higher education provider. “While it might feel like the end of the world at the moment, clear heads and a pragmatic approach are required to make the right decisions for the future,” she says. It is particularly important for adults to manage their response, as their emotional state could impact on the resilience of learners in the wake of the release of results. “Although parents and guardians may feel deeply disappointed, they should know that their first words and reactions may leave a lasting impact. “They should take stock and consider their unified position so that the energy can be focused on the learner and their next steps,” says Razack. The options open to learners who failed, but who are determined to still earn their National Senior Certificate, include: Sitting for the supplementary examinations. Sending papers for either a re-mark or recheck. Returning to school and re-registering for matric. Registering at another school to complete matric. Completing matric via distance learning. Those learners who passed, but didn’t achieve the marks required for entrance into degree study, have the following options: Sending papers for either a re-mark or recheck. Enrolling for a Higher Certificate at a higher education institution, which can give access to degree study. Enrolling for a Diploma which can give access to degree study. “It is also important to remember that while your marks may not have been good enough to get access to your first choice of course or institution, that doesn’t mean you have no other study options left. Quite the opposite in fact, so parents and prospective students should ensure that they have really investigated the offerings at both public universities and private higher education institutions. Other institutions may have made provision for students who require more support, and will therefore have more accommodating admission requirements. “That means it may not be necessary to repeat Grade 12 or rewrite a subject, as there could be alternatives available in your chosen field of study,” says Razack. The most important thing to remember is that below par matric results don’t have to mean giving up on one’s dreams and aspirations, she says.



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Sterf sport uit? Hoeveel plaaslike sportorganisasies is nog aktief in ons omgewing? Het talle sportklubs uitgesterf as gevolg van gebrek aan belangstelling? Hoeveel van die talle sportorganisasies bestaan nog en het wel lede? Is die gemeenskap meer gejaagd dat daar nie meer tyd is om spontaan vir die plesier aan een of ander sportklub te behoort nie? Indien dit nie so is nie stuur jou klub se besonderhede asook oefentye aan sodat die gemeenskap weet waar hul betrokke kan raak. Tieners kla dikwels hul is vervelig het niks om te doen nie, wel sluit by een van die talle sportorganisasies aan en daag mekaar uit om te sien wie die meeste uithouvermoë het. Beoefen elke sportsoort wat daar is en kies die een wat jou adrenalien aan wakker. Dis uitstekende terapie vir die brein en bevorder die gesondheid as jy dit op die regte manier asook nie in oormaat beoefen nie.

Dit is die een aktiwiteit wat gesinne nog as familie saam spontaan kan beoefen om te ontspan. Rekord lesers is nuuskierig om te weet waar hul 2018 kan aansluit om die jaar op ‘n fikse gesonde wyse af te skop. As jy ‘n nie-winsgewende sportorganisasie is nie stuur klubnaam, adres, oefentye, ledegeld asook kontak nommer na Alle ander sportinstansies is welkom om hul dienste te adverteer skakel ons kantoor vir tariewe asook datums. Stuur jul sportprestasies met die nodige foto en onderskrif aan ons vir gratis publikasie. Vertel ons jou storie ons wil graag daarvan hoor!

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