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Issue 3/2011 - 10th year running • Grade 1 -12

Distribution: North West and Northern Cape Province


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Publisher’s Details Bana Balang is published by the Ithuteng Dipuo Foundation as a service to the youth of the North West and parts of Northern Cape Provinces and teachers and parents. PO BOX 2011, Potchefstroom, 2520 Tel: 018 297 1097 Fax: 0866 989 227 E-mail: info@idf.za.org Manager: Editor: Translation: Marketing & Sales:

Layout: Distribution:

Hubertus Mostert Sonja Vermaak Translations team Peter T. Mokgwe Letitia Mostert Miles Mokwena Thabo Mpolokeng Evelyn Piek

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sonja@idf.za.org info@idf.za.org info@idf.za.org letitia@idf.za.org miles@idf.za.org thabo@idf.za.org info@idf.za.org

100 000 copies distributed twice per quarter to schools in urban and rural areas of North West and Northern Cape.

Speak your mind We would love to hear your comments and suggestions. Write to us with any new ideas you might have. BANA BALANG TEAM, PO Box 2011, Potchefstroom, 2520 or you could fax us on 0866 126 988 or e-mail us on info@idf.za.org

- Dream it - Achieve it! - Music, Winter Fashion - Dr Eve Stop Smoking - Water in your body

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page 7 to 10

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- Importance of computers

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- Rebecca Malope The woman behind the voice

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- Killer Sudoku - Bursary full your dreams

COMPETITIONS Ster Kinekor Tickets to be won Just answer the easy question Closing date: 10 June 2011

Bana Balang Project is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund The NLDTF relies on funds generated by the National Lottery. The Lotteries Act identies the manner in which NLDTF funding may be allocated. The Minister of Trade & Industry, on the recommendation of the industry experts in the relevant Distributing Agency, makes the policy that guides the allocation of funds to beneciaries. It is the aim of the NLDTF that the grants made will make a difference to the lives of all South Africans, especially those more vulnerable. The NLDTF is dedicated to improving sustainability of the beneciary organisations it funds. The NLDTF currently has in the region of R2 billion a year to distribute to registered non-prot organisations in the elds of charities; arts, culture and national heritage; and sport and recreation that meet the qualifying criteria. The NLDTF places emphasis on areas of greatest need and greatest potential, so that all South Africans can gain from, and contribute to, South Africa’s development.

Public Safety Roadshow eyatla gaotshwane mo sekolong sa lona Gona le dimpho tse ngata tse dintle!!

From the editor This issue of Bana Balang is packed with information regarding, fashion, music, health issues, road safety, competitions and information regarding bursaries for further education. Our learning pages offer help to learners of various grades and we feature a woman whose talents, skills and perseverance have taken her very far. We also have a survey about the importance of computers in schools and some fun stuff to do too. Keep your eyes wide open for our Public Safety Roadshow

that will be coming to schools soon. This roadshow promises great fun with fantastic giveaways. If you are an NGO, CBO or NPO you could attend the Ithuteng Dipuo Foundation’s Waste Management Workshop. For more information please call 0861 111 927 or email us at info@idf.za.org. I hope you enjoy this issue and remember to read and learn something new every day!


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No matter where you come from, no matter what your circumstances are.... Desteny Child is the clothing brand of Ms. Seipati Mphatsoe. Her excellent handwork in primary school resulted in her getting a sponsorship from the Foschini group. We interviewed Ms. Mphatsoe. Here is a little bit of insight into her life.

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Q: How did you get the sponsorship from the Foschini group for your school?

A: In grade 4 my teachers

acknowledged the fact that I was doing very well in my school work. I worked very hard and they saw my talent in needlework so they applied for a sponsorship for me for school clothing, as my family could not afford it.

When did you win your Special Sewing Award? I was a teacher that specialised in needlework. I won the award between 1984-1988. It was awarded to me by the Free State Department of Education. What have you achieved that you are most proud of? I must say - receiving the opportunity to go to India and being able to interact with Government Officials, and to witness how they keep the economical development so high. And then also being able to learn about skills development and business while I was in India. Do you have a message for young people? Yes, Just focus on the talent or talents you have, make the best of your circumstances and never focus on getting rich quick.

Motsadi mongwe le mongwe o a tle a iphitlhele a sa itse gore a ke a otlhaye kgotsa a kgaleme ngwana, mme ka maswabi batsadi ba dira diphoso letsatsi le letsatsi, e bile ba dira diphoso tse di masisi fa ba galele. Seno ke sone se se dirang pharologano fa gare ga go otlhaya le go kgalema. Go na le

Maele mangwe ke ano a go go thusa go lwantsha letlhoo le o nang le lone: •

Batlisisa gore bothata kgotsa letlhoo la gago le bakwa ke eng. Iphe nako ya go alafa maikutlo

pharologano e e seng kana ka sepe fa gare ga go otlhaya ngwana ka kgalefo

a gago, o se ka wa a tlogela fela. Leka go nnela

le go mo kgalema ka lerato...

kgakala le se se bakang letlhoo le o nang le lone.

Gantsi batsadi ba ba otlhaya ba galele fa ba tsenwe ke letsapa, mme jaaka motsadi, go botlhokwa gore o laole maikutlo a gago fa go tlhokega mme o

Batla thuso kgotsa o ye go newa kgakololo. (Go botlhokwa go gakologelwa gore seno ga se supe

iphe nako le bana ba gago fa ba go tlhoka thata. Gakologelwa gore bana ba

gore o bokoa, se bontsha gore o motho yo o

bona ka bonako ka fa o ikutlwang ka gone mme seno se ka nna sa se ka sa

nonoleng thata go ka lebana le mathata.)

tshwara ngwaga wa gago sentle. Fa o dirisana le bone o galele mme e seng ka lerato, o tshwanetse go leka

go bona gore ke eng se se bakang gore o dire jalo, go botlhokwa go batla gore ke eng se se bakang letlhoo le kgalefo le maikutlo ape a mangwe a a sa

Ntsha se se mo mafatlheng a gago ka gonne ga se a siamela botsogo jwa gago jwa mmele le

siamang ka gonne o ka tloga wa a ntshetsa mo ngwaneng wa gago ka tsela

tlhaloganyo. Bua le mongwe yo o mo ikanyang.

e e tla mo gobatsang fela thata mme o ka nna wa feleletsa o mo gobaditse •

mo mmeleng kgotsa o mmolaile.

Leka go itshwarela batho ba o tlhokang go ba itshwarela ka go dira gore o ye go newa kgakololo.

Tlhokomologa dilo tse di sa go itumediseng mme o tlhokomele fela tse di go itumedisang mme o

Fa o tlhoka thuso epe FAMSA e naya batho kgakololo mahala.

tshele letsatsi lengwe le lengwe jaaka e kete ke la

Re kopa gore o leletse:

bofelo. Tshela botshelo jwa gago ka botlalo le go

FAMSA counselling

Family Life Centre

– 011 788 4784/5

rata batho fela thata.

011 975 7106/7

The Parent Centre – 021 762 0116

Rata bana ba gago, ke mpho e bile ke isagwe ya gago.

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Fashion - Winter 2011

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Remember you can have style while dressing warmly and making sure that you don’t get sick. This season is all about ROCKABILLY very 50’s – 60’s style. Very very rock ‘n roll!! Grunge but not garbage style. Fashion does not have to cost you a fortune just know where to shop for bargains! Enjoy living in style…

Girls: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Boys:

Leather Jackets Skinny Jeans Tight Sweaters Stockings Flat Shoes Scarfs Hoodies Animal Print Pencil Skirts

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Leather Jackets Doc Martin boots Skinny jeans Cardigans Lots of v-neck shirts Check shirts Scarfs Hoodies

Top 4

Music Albums

For all you music lovers out there we’ve selected a few excellent albums & artists. These artists have poured their heart and soul into these musical creations. This top 4 has something for everyone, there are mellow vibes, dance & trance, something for the broken hearted & last but not least the heavier personas. When Blu, a domesticated macaw from small-town Minnesota, meets the ercely independent Jewel, he takes off on an adventure to Rio de Janeiro with this bird of his dreams. But he stumbles across quite a few obstacles as he embarks on his journey. Rio is the latest animated family lm with side-splitting humour and a beautiful story line. Watch it in any Ster Kinekor cinema, country wide. It truly is a treat and a must see movie.

Enjoy

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Join Blu in his Journey in Rio.

Double tickets to be WON!

Question:

Katy Perry - ‘Teenage Dream’

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Ke$ha - ‘Cannibal’

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Who is on a journey in Rio?

SMS the word ‘ticket’ followed by your answer to 34110. SMS costs R2.00 per entry - Free SMS’s do not apply Closing date: 10 June 2011

WINNERS Prizes will be presented on delivery of Bana Balang

Stationery Pack: Nasi Mkatu from Potch Boys High, Lesego Tshitlho from Pudumong High School and Mercy Sechogela from Sol Plaatjie Secondary

Rihanna - ‘Loud’

Far*East Movement - ‘Free Wired’

Soil 4 life package: Macdonald from Letsatsing Science school

Ster Kinekor tickets: Keaorata Shashape from Jerry Mahura Secondary

Cell phone winner thanks to Cell-C: S’thandiwe Ntlathi TheaMemote Primary School

Fluffy puppy winner: Pabalelo Mabika from Mafeng Secondary


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Malaria Dear Dr Eve I am a young man who would really like to quit smoking. I feel that it is time to overcome this addiction, but it is so very difcult to stop. Please can you help me. Martin

SMS the word ‘doctor’ followed by you question to 34110 SMS costs R2.00 per entry Free SMS’s do not apply

Dear Martin For smokers, to stop smoking is really a tough action to take. The majority of smokers want to quit smoking, but nd it difcult to do so, as nicotine is very addictive and hard to get rid of. Remember when it comes to smoking, being a quitter is the best you can be!

Malaria is a parasitic disease that involves high fevers, shaking chills, u-like symptoms, and anaemia. • • • • • •

There are a few steps which anyone can take to try to kick this habit, and live a normal and healthy life like any non-smoker. Step 1: Think About Quitting

Malaria kills a child somewhere in the world every 30 seconds. Every year more than 500 million people become severely ill with malaria. 40% of the world’s population, mostly those living in the world’s poorest countries, are at risk of malaria. Malaria accounts for one-in-ve of all childhood deaths in Africa. Malaria is transmitted by female mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles. In some areas of the world, mosquitoes that carry malaria have developed resistance to insecticides, while the parasites have developed resistance to antibiotics – making it increasingly difcult to control the rate of infection and spread of the disease.

If you’re thinking about quitting or have stopped smoking but failed to quit, don’t lose hope because smokers often try to quit more than once before they actually succeed. Step 2: Effects of Smoking Tobacco causes people to become sick, disabled or die. Adult smokers reduce their lifespan by an average of 13 to 14 years. Step 3: Preparing To Quit Smoking The rst key to quitting smoking successfully is planning and preparation. You need to prepare your body and mind before actually quitting. Determine your personal goals, discover your reasons for quitting and get rid of temptations that may become a hindrance to your ‘stop smoking’ program. Tobacco smoke contains nicotine, a drug that is addictive and can make it very hard, but not impossible, to quit.

It is important to apply other methods of prevention with prophylactic (preventative) medication. •

Step 4: Stop Smoking Tips Even if you have no idea where to start and what to do, you can quit smoking as long as you have the mindset and commitment to do so. Step 5: Stay a Quitter After some time, some quitters get back to their smoking habit due to temptation and persistent nicotine craving. Some may slip and puff “just one cigarette”, while others experience total relapse. Smokers who quit are at greater risk of relapsing in the rst three months of becoming smoke-free, so keep on quitting.

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Wear clothing with long sleeves and cover your ankles – especially at dawn and dusk, when mosquitoes are most active. Use long-lasting insecticide sprays inside homes and buildings. Place wire or gauze screens on all doors and windows. Keep a fan on in the room during the night – the current seems to put off the mosquitoes. Apply mosquito repellents directly to the skin. Use mosquito netting over the beds – these can be soaked in certain types of insecticide.


You can hand in competitions at your school’s ofce where a special Bana Balang envelope will be available. The school with the most entries stands a chance to win exciting prizes.

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10th year running • Grade 8 - 12

Natural Sciences - Grade 9

Biodiversity is being reduced Biodiversity is very important in an ecosystem. Without biodiversity the balance in an ecosystem is upset. There are many things that can upset the balance by reducing biodiversity. Some of these can be natural, like oods and res, but most are because of what humans are doing. The following is an example of things that humans have done, and are still doing, which cause the biodiversity within ecosystems to be reduced. POLLUTION Although you will see a great deal of pollution on land, pollution of rivers, lakes and the sea is just as big a problem. When a tree or any other plant or animal dies, it is biodegraded (broken down) so that it becomes soil again. Plastic objects, such as shopping bags, are not biodegraded and stay around for a long time. Animals eat them and choke to death; they clog up rivers and lakes, killing sh and other animals in the water. Other forms of pollution that are not so obvious, but are just as dangerous, are the chemicals such as oil and pesticides that seep into the rivers, lakes and the sea. They are often poisonous to the organisms in these water habitats and kill off vital links in food chains. One oil spill from a ship can kill thousands of sea birds. How can you help maintain biodiversity? There are many ways in which ordinary people like you and I can help protect biodiversity. One of the main ways is through sustainable living. This is when you only use the resources that you need and you make sure there are enough left for future generations. It can also mean that you help replace resources that have been used up, or prevent resources form being destroyed.

Look at the following pictures which show examples of pollution and sustainable living - mark each accordingly.

Useful words habitat The area or environment where an organism or ecological community normally lives or occurs population a group of individuals of the same species inhabiting a given area extinct (of an animal or plant species) having no living representative; having died out alien species living outside its native distributional range, which has arrived there by human activity, either deliberate or accidental. Some introduced species are damaging to the ecosystem predators describes a biological interaction where a predator (an organism that is hunting) feeds on its prey (the organism that is attacked)

Give some more examples of how we could all live sustainable lives

biodegraded Capable of being decomposed by biological agents resources An available supply that can be drawn on when needed.

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Afrikaans - Graad 8 ͳ

REAKSIE OP TEKS

Skryf die volgende sinne in die regte woordorde neer.

Carmen

elke dag

oefen

by die skool

hokkie.

Oom John gebore. sestig jaar gelede is in Gauteng

Simpiwe bad.

sy hond

vanmiddag

gaan

Jy nou gaan. na die hoof se kantoor moet na skool

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Woorde kan soms baie dieselfde klink en ’n mens lekker deurmekaar maak. Kies nou die korrekte woord tussen hakies en onderstreep.

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Lucas het vir hom ’n (dier/duur/deur) huis in die stad gekoop.

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Maak asseblief die (dier/deur/duur) agter jou toe as jy uitgaan.

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Die olifant is ’n groot (dier/deur/duur).

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Skryf met jou (uie/eie/uier) potlood en hou op om myne te leen.

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Ma gooi (uie/eie/uier) in die kos.

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Die vet koei het ’n groot (uie/eie/uier).

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Mpo sal my vanmiddag na skool (optel/oplaai) huis toe.

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Jy moet die papiere wat so rondlê (optel/oplaai).

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Mnr. Mkule is baie (kwaai/kwaad). Ons vat nie kanse in sy klasse nie.

2.10 Dit maak my (kwaai/kwaad) as die kinders so in die klas raas.

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Kgwedi e ke batla go le kwalela lekwalo jaaka Paulo a kwaletse diphutego lekwalo. Madume ka lebitso la Jesu Keresete. Tshegofatso ya Modimo a e nne mo go lona ka lo setse le setse le utlwile evangedi ya Jesu Keresete. Modimo o mpaya selo se se bokete ka mo pelong. O a itse gore ke kgale ke go boleletse gore ke tshwengwa ke lebaka la gore bareri ga ba rere ka boaka le ka thobalano e e sa siamang. E rile fa ke seka-seka ditemana tse di rutang ka ga go akafala ke ile ka lemoga gore bontsi ba tsone di bolela gore go akafala go tlisa loso. E rile ke ruta se maloba monna yo mongwe le mosadi yo mongwe ba ile ba mpotsa ba re: “ A wena jaanong o re raya gore re se tlhole re jola? Re se itshidile mebele jaanong? “ Karabo ya me mo go ene e ne e le go re: “O ka itlhopela. Nna ke ruta se Beibele e mpolelelang sona. Fa o sa bolaiwe ke AIDS o tlabo o le letlhogonolo thata mme se o tla se amogelang ke loso le lengwe. Ke loso la bosakhutleng. Go akafala ke sebe mme tuelo ya dibe ke loso” Satane o tla go raela mme a ka kwa bojalweng gore o se kgone go itshwarela diteko. Bala temana e e latelang ya Jakobo le nna: 14Mme mongwe le mongwe o a raelwa, fa a gogwa gongwe a okwa ke keletso ya gagwe. 15Morago e re keletso e sena go nemera, e tsale boleo; boleo jone e re bo sena go tlala, bo tsale loso. Jakobo 1:14

Loso le malatsi a ke HIV le AIDS mme o amogela le loso le lengwe la go ka latlhegelwa ke bophelo bo bo sa khutleng. Fa motho yo mongwe a ka mpolelela gape gore ke setso sa batho ba bantsho go robala le basadi ba bantsi ke ka mo phamola ke mo tsikinya gore a thanye mo borokong bo bo mo isang kwa go Satane a butse matlho. Kgale ke boditse bagologolo gore a thobalano e ya segompieno e ne e diriwa pele mme ba ganela. Ke setso sa ga Satane! Ke setse ke akanya gore batho ba bantsi ba neetswe dikeletso tsa bone mme gape Satane o dirisa le bojalwa gore batho ba akafale go feta jaaka Baroma 1:26 e bua fa e re: “Ka ntlha ya moo Modimo o ba neeletse mo dikeletsong tse di tlhabisang ditlhong” Se se dirang gore ke tshoge ke go utlwa gore bareri ba bangwe ga ba rere sebe sa thobalano e e kwa ntle ga lenyalo le boaka ka gore batho ba mpolelela gore le bone ba na le dinyatsi tsa bone. Mo Beibeleng go na le mo go buiwang ka ga baruti ba boikepo le maaka. (Juta 1:8) Baruti ba ba ne ba rera fela se batho ba neng ba batla go se utlwa le go se rere boaka. Ba tshaba gore ba ka koba batho mo kerekeng mme ba senyegelwa ke madi. Ke kopa gore go kopiwe boitshwarelo mo Modimong mme go se tswelelwe ka sebe se. Se nne o tswelela ka se mme sokologang! Ga go thuse o ya kerekeng Sontaga e nngwe le e nngwe mme o tswelela ka sebe se sa mmele. 1 Bakorinthe 6:18 ya re: “Tshabang boaka! Maleo otlhe a motho o a dirang a kwa ntle ga mmele; mme yo o akafalang o leofela mmele wa gagwe. 19A kampo ga lo itse gore mebele ya lona ke Tempele ya Mowa o o Boitshepo o o mo teng ga lona, o lo o amogetseng mo Modimong, e bile ga lo ba lona? 20Lo rekilwe ka tlhwatlhwa e kgolo; galaletsang he Modimo ka mebele ya lona e e leng ya Modimo!

Basadi ba tsietsa banna ba bone, basadi ba tsietsa banna ba bone ka mo lenyalong. Bana ba tsenela thobalano pele ba nyala. Jaanong ba re ke go itshidila mebele le go jola fela. A o e bitsa eng kapa eng, thobalano e e ka kwa ntle ga lenyalo le go akafala ke go akafala. Temana e ke batlang go feleletsa ka yone ke ya buka ya Tshenolo 2:19-23. E bale o iketlile mme o e bale gape. ...O leseletsa mosadi yole, e bong Isebele yo o ipitsang moporofeti, a ruta, a timetsa batlhanka ba me gore ba akafale le gore ba je tse di tlhabetsweng medimo ya diseto. 21Ke mo neile sebaka gore a fetoge pelo, mme ga a rate go bakela boaka jwa gagwe. 22Bona, ke mo latlhela mo bolaong jwa bolwetse; ba ba dirang boaka nae ke tla ba latlhela mo pitlaganong e kgolo, fa ba sa tlhabologe, ba tlogela ditiro tsa gagwe. 23Bana ba gagwe ke tla ba bolaya ka loso; diphuthego tsotlhe di tla itse gore ke nna yo o tlhotlhomisang diphilo le dipelo; mongwe le mongwe wa lona ke tla mo naya ka fa ditirong tsa gagwe.

Modimo o go fa le wena sebaka gore o fetoge. Itlhopele gore o batla go dira

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eng? O ka tlhopha go phela bophelo bo Beibele e go kopang jone kapa o ka itlhopela go nna o ntse o arabela dikeletso tsa gago tse di go isang losong la gompieno la AIDS mme morago e go ise le kwa losong la bosakhutleng. Luka 8:8 ya re: Ya re a sena go bua dilo tse, a tlhatlosa lentswe a re: “Yoo nang le ditsebe go utlwa, a a utlwe!” Thapelo Modimo, ka lebitso la Jesu Keresete, re kopela batho ba ba akafetseng boitshwarelo. Ba thuse gore ba boele mo tseleng e e siameng ya badumedi, ba tswe mo tseleng e e amogedisang loso la AIDS mme thata le loso la bosakhutleng. Bofa Satane ka diketane gore a se raele batho gore ba se kgone go tshegetsa dikeletso tsa bone tsa thobalano. Thusa le batho ba ba setseng ba le mo bolaong jwa bolwetsi mme ba go amogele o le Mmoloki wa bone mme ba amogele bophelo bo bo sa khutleng. AMEN.


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We would like to know your thoughts on this subject...

RUSTENBURG - 014 537 3484 - Contact: Leftu Do you have a computer lab at school?

KLERKSDORP - 018 464 1425 - Contact: Shaun POTCHEFSTROOM - RIVERWALK - 018 297 1827 Contact: Jolandi

How can/do computers help you with your schoolwork?

POTCHEFSTROOM - MOOIRIVIER MALL 018 293 1502 Contact: Danni

Do you think computers are important even if you do not have it as a subject in school?

How important do you think computers are in our lives?

Always stop and look before you cross

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How often do you use a computer? •

If not at school, where do you get access to a computer?

Do you think young people misuse their given resources like the internet at school?

Are the learners in your school computer literate?

Name: ________________________________ School: _______________________________ Grade:__________ Cell: __________________ Hand your completed survey in at your school’s ofce to be placed in the Bana Balang envelope, or post it to PO Box 2011, Potchefstroom, 2520

Look right, left and right again for oncoming trafc. Cross only when the road is clear, looking in both directions and listening for oncoming trafc while crossing When you cross, walk briskly but don’t run

Crossing at a bus / taxi stop When you intend crossing the street at a bus/ taxi stop, make sure that the straight section of the road you choose is clear of packed or stationary vehicles (which block your view). They will block your view of fast moving trafc that might not see you approaching on time. Crossing at trafc lights Controlled crossings can also be at intersections with trafc lights or “robots”. • • • • • •

Keep between the solid white lines and watch for moving vehicles Cross briskly to avoid being run over by impatient motorists Beware of drivers turning where they are crossing Beware of drivers and cross carefully when the light is green Do not cross when is red. Only cross when the green man shows and when it is safe to do so. When the red man appears while you are in the middle of the road /street, continue crossing; but when you are still on the pavement, do not cross at all.


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The woman behind the voice of

Rebecca Malope Rebecca Malope is an exquisite South African gospel artist who has made it into a very difcult market but a question on everyone’s lips is “Where did she come from?”

Special” with her, Rebecca took the opportunity and jumped on stage. Brenda was amazed at her vocal talent. She gave Rebecca R10 and that started her music career.

We have the story for you... Rebecca was born on the 30th of June 1968, she grew up on the streets of Lekazi township in Mpumalanga. Her birth names are Batsugile Lovederia Malope she changed her name when she became a singer.

It has been a long and winding road for Rebecca but she has made it through all her trails and tribulations. Rebecca was the poorest of the poor, she was sickly and had no education but by the grace of God she has succeeded. So never give up hope.

Rebecca was extremely poor growing up and was a very sickly child. She could not run around like her friends and other children, she even found it difcult to walk around without any help and had little feeling in her legs. Rebecca was miraculously healed on her 7th birthday. No one could explain why. When Rebecca was 8 her mom and herself had to move out of the house because Rebecca’s father had taken another wife and started abusing Rebecca’s mother. There were days that she went to bed without any food. She also started to work at a very early age to support her family. At the age of 14 Rebecca went to a Brenda Fassie concert. At the end of the show Breda wanted someone to sing “Weekend

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Bana Balang Project is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund

The shortage of skills in professions that require for example; mathematics, science and accounting, as a core subject is a countrywide problem. As leaders in industry companies like AngloGold Ashanti, Lonmin, Apex, Sanlam, to name a few, are constantly faced with the challenge of nding suitable candidates for positions in their companies. Positions such as electrical, mechanical, chemical-, civil- and mining engineers, draughtsmen, statisticians, accountants, quantity surveying, building/construction management, chemistry &

medicine. Bana Balang in co-operation with a number of roleplayers would like to encourage you to look for bursaries and learnership opportunities and to submit your application form in time. If you do Accounting, or Mathematics and Science you can take a look at the following companies to nd bursary information on their websites.

Old Mutual www.oldmutual.co.za

Anglo American www.angloamerican.co.za

Murray & Roberts www.marrob.com

Shell www.shell.com

Sasol www.sasol.com

South African Medical Association www.samedical.org

Bursary Questionnaire Name:

Tel:

School:

Grade:

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What type of career are you interested in?

Why?

Hand completed form to the school office, where there is a special Bana Balang envelope or post in to PO Box 2011, Potchefstroom, 2520.

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