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Issue 4/2011 - 10th year running • Grade 1 -12

Distribution: North West and Northern Cape Province


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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. Manager Hubertus Mostert - Editor Sonja Vermaak sonja@ idf.za.org - Layout Evelyn Piek info@idf.za.org - Translation team info@idf.za.org Marketing Letitia Mostert - letitia@idf. za.org - Sales Miles Mokwe miles@idf.za.org - Thabo Mpolokeng thabo@idf.za.org - Lucas Marokane lucas@idf.za.org Petrus Sotyantya petrus@idf.za.org

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- HIV / AIDS has huge impact

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- Tina Scholtz CompeƟƟon

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- Maele a a thusang ka ditlhatlaobo

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

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 identifies 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 beneficiaries. 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 beneficiary organisations it funds. The NLDTF currently has in the region of R2 billion a year to distribute to registered non-profit organisations in the fields 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.

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- Environment Day

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- Binge Drinking

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- Dr Eve

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- Ditshwanelo o tsa bana

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- Metheo ya taolo ya nako

COMPETITIONS Ster Kinekor Tickets DNA Training Braille Closing date: 30 July 2011

Public Safety Roadshow eyatla gaotshwane mo sekolong sa lona Gona le dimpho tse ngata tse dintle!! From the editor In this issue we focus on HIV and the impact it has on our young people aged 15-24. Scary stuff, but we have to face the facts and live within the realities of a world-wide pandemic. We take a look at some cultural and environmental activities that recently took place in the province. We also have a special science project that the teachers can do... the best part is that the results are edible! Take a look at our awesome competitions and keep the entries rolling in. I hope you are keeping warm and healthy this winter. It is time for us all to take a good long rest after half a year of hard work. I hope you all enjoy the winter holiday and go back to school with renewed energy for the rest of the year.

Enjoy reading!!!


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HIV & AIDS has huge impact on young people South Africa’s HIV and AIDS epidemic has had a devastating effect on children in a number of ways. There were an estimated 330,000 under-15’s living with HIV in 2009, a figure that has almost doubled since 2001. HIV in South Africa is transmitted predominantly through heterosexual sex, with mother-to-child transmission being the other main infection route. The national transmission rate of HIV from mother to child is approximately 11%.

Because the virus is transmitted from the child’s mother in cases of mother-to-child transmission, the HIV-infected child is born into a family where the virus may have already had a severe impact on health, income, productivity and the ability to care for each other. The age bracket that AIDS most heavily targets is younger adults. This is why it is so important that youngsters are informed, aware and careful.

Facts that make you wonder: Every day nearly 5000 people in South Africa become infected with HIV. 86.4% of people aged 15-24 say that they are single, but 3 in 10 people aged 15, 1 in 5 people aged 16, 2 in 5 people aged 17 and more than half aged 18 have had sex.

Young people aged 15-24 make up nearly half of all new HIV infections worldwide.

If you or your partner has somebody on the side it greatly increases your risk of getting HIV & STI’s, but most people don’t think about it like that.

Approximately 72% of young people aged between 15-24 said they used condoms the last time they had sex.

Having sex with an older partner can increase your risk of getting HIV or another STI because older partners are more likely to be infected. Older partners often have the power, so asking them to use a condom can be difficult.

Approximately 87% of young people aged between 15-24 know that using condoms reduces their chances of contracting HIV and other STI’s.

Did you know that your life is NOT over after you find out that you are HIV positive? • Visit your health practitioner regularly • Look after yourself properly • Take the tablets when and how the doctor has prescribed them

What are you going to do about the impact that your actions & choices have on your future as well as on the future of those around you?


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CANCER DOES NOT HAVE TO BE A DEATH SENTENCE

Kung Fu Panda 2 is a side-splitting animation film. In this sequel Po and the gang have to pull together to overcome a new villain. It’s a fight between new & oldschool, gun power & explosives against good old KUNG FU! It truly is a treat for the whole family! And can be viewed in 3D in any Ster-Kinekor near you!

Doub l ticke e ts to be WON !

Question: Who is the hero in Kung Fu Panda 2? SMS the word ‘ticket’ followed by your answer to 34110. SMS costs R2.00 per entry - Free SMS’s do not apply Closing date: 30/07/2011

If caught early, cancer can bbe ttreated t d and beaten. It’s a tough subject to breach – people often whisper “The Big C” and this creates fear and loathing around the topic. The Vrede Foundation aims to raise cancer awareness amongst the South African youth through music. Music is the cornerstone of The Vrede Foundation’s process and the live music arena in South Africa is providing the stage from which this new message of hope and action can be delivered. At these live music events young South Africans can get information, learn how to be prepared, where to seek counseling, contribute funds to the Foundation’s trust to help their peers and simultaneously HAVE A REALLY GOOD TIME! Bana Balang spoke to two very talented musicians that are well known in the South African music scene. These muso’s, Emile Swiegers from Die Tuindwergies and Bouwer Bosch from Straatligkinders & Dans Dans Lisa, are passionate about what they do. Here is what they had to say: Emile Swiegers guitarist of Die Tuindwergies • What does Vredefest mean to you? Good vibes, good people and of course a good cause. • What is the goal of Vredefest? To raise money and to help the unfortunate people with their fight against cancer. • What impact did Vredefest have on

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you as musician? i i ? I’m more aware. Cancer is a reality. It could happen to anyone at anytime. • Do you think that Vredefest has made a difference in South Africa? I believe so. Especially by getting their message out there. • Do you have a message for young adults & teen battling cancer? Yes, Stay positive. There’s a great team of people working together, to help you - Vredefest Bouwer Bosch vocals & guitar in Dans Dans Lisa & Straatligkinders • What does Vredefest mean to you? Vredefest for me means people coming together for one cause and raising funds for young people with cancer without medical funds, as well as young people celebrating life! • What is the goal of Vredefest? Vredefest’s goal is to create awareness about cancer in the popculture • Do you think that Vredefest has made a difference in South Africa? Yes definitely. Creating awareness always makes a difference. :) Cancer does not have to be a death sentence, it can be caught in time. Be sure to monitor your health. Being at Vredefest made me realise that music can cause such a positive stir amongst people & definitely bring people closer together Go have a look at www.vredefoundation.co.za Vrede – Nadine Beverley Vermaak


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Nako ya ditlhatlhobo e ka nna ya kgatelelo e kgolo mo go wena le ba o dulang le bone. Se tshoge. Gopola gore o

dirile thata mme ditlhatlhobo ke parego ya bofelo pele o kgona go fitlhelela maikaelelo a gago mo bofelong.

Kgwedi pele ga tlhatlhobo • • • • • • • • • • •

Simolola go dira ditshobokanyo tsa tiro ya gago. Abela serutwa se sengwe le se sengwe malatsi a a rileng. Se se ka go thusa gore o lebelele dirutwa tsotlhe ka nako. Itirele lenaane la go ithuta mme o le sale morago. Tlhomamisa gore o feditse go dira ditshobokanyo tsa tiro ya gago yotlhe pele ga ditlhatlhobo. Se lebale go kopa gore Modimo a go thuse ka se o se dirang. Dibeke tse pedi pele ga tlhatlhobo Dira lenaane le lengwe la go ithuta serutwa se sengwe le se sengwe O tshwanetse go ithuta go tswa mo ditshobokanyong tsa gago jaanong mme go ka se nne thata. Se leke mekgwa e mešwa jaanong ka gore dibeke tse pedi pele ga ditlhatlhobo ke nako e khutshwane thata. Tlhomamisa gore o dirisa mebala e mentle go ithuta. Se se ka go thusa go tshwara le go sa lebale ka pele. Bala fela go feta mo ditshobokanyong tsa gago gabedi, gararo ka tulo e nngwe le e nngwe ya go ithuta.

Ka nako ya tlhatlhobo • • •

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Se tshoge. Bala fela go feta mo ditshobokanyong tsa gago gabedi, gararo mme lebelela palo ya dipampiri tsa kgale. Se se ka go thusa gore o itshepe mme go ka go fa kgopolo gore o ele tlhoko nako jang fa o kwala. Gopola gore se ye go robala bosigo thata gore o kgone go ikhutsa go lekana.

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Letsatsi la tlhatlhobo • • •

Leka go tsoga phakelanyana ka selelo sa ntlha sa mokoko mme rapela gore Modimo a go thuse. Tlhomamisa gore o ja sefitlholo se se siameng Tlhomamisa gore o goroga kwa phaposing ya ditlhatlhobo pele ga nako gore o se tsenwe ke letshogo.

Motswako wa Tlhakanyo ya Tšhokolete e e Mogote ka mo Morufeng Ditswaki: Dikopi di le 1½ tsa poere ya mašwi a a ntshitsweng lobebe Dikopi di le 1½ tsa sukiri e e tshweu Kopi e le ¾ ya kakao e e se nang sukiri Kopi e le ¾ ya Cremora(nondairy creamer)

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Iteke gore o dule o repisitse mme o sa gagamala mme fa dipampiri di ntshiwa o tswale matlho mme o rapele gape. Gopola gore ga o na lebaka la gore o tshogo ka gore o itse tiro ya gago ka o setse o ithutile kgwedi jaanong. BALA dipotso tsotlhe pele o simolola go kwala. Se se ka go thusa gore o itse gore o ka tebisa mogopolo kae go feta kae. Ikwalele dikarabo tse o di itseng ka phensele gore se se go thusa fa o fitlha kwa go tsone. Ikgaoganyetse nako sentle mo potsong e nngwe le e nngwe. Tlhomamisa gore o dula o lebeletse nako gangwe le gape gore o se felwe ke nako. Leka go dirisa nako yotlhe e o e fiwang mme o se leke go fetsa ka pele. Tlhomamisa gore le dilo tse dinnye o di eletse tlhoko sentle(jaaka go kwala leina la gago ka mo godimo ga pampiri) Kwala mokwalo o o balegang thata jaaka o a kgona. Araba dipotso tsotlhe sentle mme dirisa dinomoro jaaka mo pampiring fa o di araba. Bala potso e ka nna gabedi pele o araba go tlhomamisa go o tlhaloganya sentle gore go bodiwa eng. Fa go na le nako lebelela dipotso le dikarabo pele o abela buka ya dikarabo go tlhomamisa gore o dirile gotlhe se se kopilweng. Rapela thapelo ya go tswalela mme o abele.

Go dira Mpho e ya Morufa: Tsenya Ditswaki tsotlhe ka mo sejaneng se segolo mo o di tlhakantse sentle ka go fudua. Fa o ka rata go dira tlhakanyo e e siameng go feta o ka di tsenya mo motshining wa go tlhakanya mme o di tlhakantse sentle. Di boloke mo khontheineng e e sa tseneng mowa. Ditsela tsa go dirisa: Tshela maswana a mabedi kampo a mararo ka mo bekereng mme o tshele metsi a a belang. Fa o rata o ka gatisa motswako o mo pampiring jaaka mo mojeng. Matarisa pampiri ka mo morufeng ka sekgomaretsi se sesweu kampo o ka e golegela ka mo sekhurumelong ka dikalanyana tse dinnye tsa Cinnamone. Kgabisa morufa ka lesela le lentle kampo ka leisi mme di bofele ka lente kampo rafia.


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Life Orientation

INFLUENCES ON PERSONAL LIFESTYLE

Grade 7

DO YOU FOLLOW THE CROWD?

Our friends can have a powerful influence on us. Everybody likes to fit in with the crowd. But sometimes the influence can have negative effects on our lives. We need to be able to evaluate influences on our lives and make the right choices. Read what Grade 7 learners wrote.

Dear Mary I am a 13 year old and all my friends have had sex. I’m the only one that has not. Should I have sex for this reason?

Dear Mary

Yours sincerely Confused

At least half of my class at school either smoke or take drugs. Most of them have tried it. I have not and I’m feeling left out and a bit of a nerd. What should I do?

Dear Confused

14-year old boy

I am sure that many of your friends have NOT had sexual intercourse yet. Even if they have this is not a reason for you to have sex. It is a good idea to wait until you are older before you have sex. One needs to be emotionally grown-up enough to cope with a sexual relationship. Only have sex when you are in a loving relationship with someone you can really trust and know. Apart form the risk of pregnancy, you must also think about HIV and AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases

Dear 14-year old boy You are not a nerd. In fact, exactly the opposite. You clearly have a mind of your own. What you should do is find out as much as you can about smoking cigarettes and taking drugs. Both of them can be very dangerous. Good luck and carry on making up your own mind.

Group ACTIVITY Dealing with pressure from friends Hayley’s friends are all going to a party at the local community hall on Saturday. She tells her parents she wants to go too. Her parents say “no” because they have heard that there are a lot of drugs at the party and also because Hayley is under-age. 1. 2. 3.

Who is influencing Hayley to go to the party? Is this a positive or negative influence? Say why. How do you think Hayley should deal with this? Should she: a) go to the party secretly and tell her parents she is going to stay at a friend’s house? b) tell her parents that she is old enough to make her own decisions and if she doesn’t go she will have no friends? c) tell her friends that there are drugs at the party and she doesn’t want to go as she could get into trouble with the police? d) find someone else in the class who is also not going to the party and plan to get together with them on Saturday?

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Teachers Science Project

Making rock candy is a lesson in science in and of itself, and you can eat the results! You can make the crystals different colors, if you wish, simply by adding a bit of food coloring.

Rock Candy Recipe Teach your kids how crystals grow with this edible rock candy recipe. Let each child have their own jar and their own color.

Ingredients: • 2 cups sugar • 1/2 cup water • Food colouring (optional) • Clean glass jar • String (cut into 15 cm lengths) • Pencil

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes

Preparation: In a medium pot, heat 1 cup of the sugar and the water. Do not boil! Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved. Gradually add a few drops of the food coloring of your choice and the rest of the sugar, stirring continuously until all the sugar is dissolved. Pour the solution into a clean glass jar and tie the pieces of string to the pencil and suspend them across the mouth of the jar so that the ends hang into the sugar water. Crystals suitable to eat will form in an hour and continue for several days to a week. Pieces can be broken off and eaten after the first hour. (But, try to hold out for big crystals!) Although you may see quick results in small measure, the larger rock candy crystals you’re accustomed to seeing in the sweets shop will take some time to form.


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PROVINCIAL WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY 03 June 2011 Tlhabego

Boineelo

Tlhotlheletso, go tiya mooko, phaphamiso. Tlhabego e a go kgweetsa. Ke motheo wa tiro le go tsaya ga dikgato.

ke tlamego kampo tsholofelo gore o tlaa dira sengwe.

Boikarabelo go na le tiro e o tshwanetseng go itirela kampo go e direla mongwe.

On the 3rd of June 2011 our team from Ithuteng Dipuo Foundation that represented Bana Balang youth magazine had the privilege to attend the Provincial Environment day hosted by the DEDECT NW (Department Economic Development Conservation and Tourism North West)

Boitlhabego ke se se go kgweetsang ka mo teng gore o dire kampo o se dire.

The group found it to be very interesting and informative. There were speakers on a wide Varity of topics that includes and influence the youth of the North West. Topics like HIV and AIDS, Environmental Affairs, Waste Management, Social Development and Education was a few of the topics that was covered.

Goreng o tlhoka boitlhabego? • • • • • • • •

O ka se tshephe batho ba bangwe nako yotlhe gore ba go direle mme ba go rotloetse. O tlhoka boitlhabego gore o bone katlego. Go thusa gore o itlhomele maikemisetso Go go thusa gore o ineele mme o fitlhele maikemisetso. Go ka go thusa gore o ithute ka dikakanyo le lefufa la batho ba bangwe Go ka go thusa gore o kgone mathata a bophelo a go bo tlisetsang Fa e le gore o na le tlhabego mo tirong o tla bona katlego Boitlhabego bo ka go fa maatla gore o itaolele bophelo.

We will keep you up to date with all the new developments.

Determine your own future!! DNA offers you the perfect start. Take the first step!

Look out for our competition on page 13

CONTACT INFORMATION Mr. A.S. Engels (DNA) 0827707437 Miles Mokwena (IDF) 0823293441 Leticia Mostert (IDF) 0822020037 TERMS AND CONDITIONS APPLY


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To have a dream (no not the one you had while your were sleeping), the dream you have for yourself when your older, when you are finished with school, your future. Sometimes we believe that it’s out of your reach, the good looking girl / boy, the perfect job, the nice car, we can go on with the list till the end of time, BUT everyone’s dream is unique because our needs are different. But why don’t we. LAZINESS is the main culprit. Yes we sit around waiting for the WHAT IF, to come to us. Take the first step, start believing that your dreams are to be achieved, and act on it! No matter where you’re from, what you wear or the kind of people you deal with – If you can dream it, you CAN achieve it. Don’t back down from a challenge. The future is full of challenges and it is in your power to overcome any of these, you just need to have the passion and the drive. DON’T be afraid to take that first step. Remember the highest mountains can be climbed, a problem can be solved and a dream can come true. It is up to you to take the first step and remember never be afraid to ask for help and guidance.

Keep on dreaming

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BINGE DRINKING Binge drinking is drinking heavily on a single occasion, or drinking continuously over a number of days or weeks. It is also known as ‘getting smashed’, or ‘drinking to get drunk’. Alternatively, someone may not necessarily set out to drink a lot, but may be unsure of their limits, resulting in drinking too much over a short period of time. Usually this happens when there is pressure from friends and you – not wanting to be the odd one out, start drinking to show them that you can handle alcohol.

PLEASE NOTE: BINGE DRINKING IS HARMFUL If you drink to excess you’re likely to experience a number of physical effects, including: • • • • • •

hangovers nausea shakiness vomiting and memory loss injury to yourself and others Alcohol poisoning.

Alcohol is a major cause of injury and death among young people. When you’re drunk, you’re more likely to put yourself in risky situations, like getting into a car with someone who’s been drinking, or being the perpetrator or victim of violence. If you have not drunken alcohol before, it may be difficult for you to know what your limits are. The first time you drink alcohol, it may be a good idea to try drinking in a safe area, where someone can help you if you drink too much. This might be at home, or at a friends place.

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Love is both an action and a feeling. The action of love generates a blissful feeling called by the same name. When the action stops, the blissful feeling is replaced with pain. There is a similar feeling called lust which may be confused with love. You need to decipher between the two in order to have a healthy heart. Every person is capable of great love (and its opposite, fear, which generates all painful emotions such as hate, greed and jealousy). While there are many different ways to define love and there are many different ways to love someone (or even yourself), here is a general guide to loving.

Say it! When you say the words “I Love You”, they should carry with them the desire to show someone that you love them, not what you simply want to feel. When you say it, make sure you really mean it and are willing to do anything for that special person.

Empathise! Put yourself in someone else’s shoes. Rather than impose your own expectations or attempt to control them, to understand how they feel, where they come from, and who they are. Realise how they could also love you back just as well.

Love unconditionally! If you cannot love another person without attaching stipulations, then it is not love at all, but deep-seated opportunism (one who makes the most of an advantage, often unmindful of others). If your interest is not in the other person as such, but rather in how that person can enhance your experience of life, then it is not unconditional. If you have no intention of improving that person’s life, or allowing that person to be themselves and accepting them as they are, and not who you want them to be, then you are not striving to love them unconditionally

Expect nothing in return! That doesn’t mean you should allow someone to mistreat or undervalue you. It means that giving love does not guarantee receiving love. Try loving just for the sake of love. Realise that someone may have a different way of showing his or her love for you; do not expect to be loved back in exactly the same way.

Realise it can be lost! If you realise that you can lose the one you love, then you have a greater appreciation of what you have. Think how lucky you are to have someone to love. Don’t make an idol of the person you love. This will place them under undue pressure and will likely result in you losing them.

Dear Dr Eve I sometimes get drunk at a party and then I am not sure what is happening to me. I am worried that I may be in trouble. Aminah Dear Aminah The secret is to make sure that you are in control of what you are doing. Don’t drink if you are under 18. If you do drink, make sure that you don’t take open beverages from others. Do not drink until you are drunk either. If you suspect you are in trouble, speak to your health practitioner as soon as possible. Rather be safe than sorry. Dr Eve Dear Dr Eve I am very unhappy with my situation because I know that my girlfriend has cheated on me. Kabelo

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Dear Dr Eve I do not feel that I have the right to tell my boyfriend what to do when it comes to the bedroom. HELP! Lebo Dear Lebo Get to know and trust your partner before you decide to sleep with him or not. You don’t HAVE to sleep with him. And actually, you DO have the right to control what happens to your body. I hope you make the right choices. Dr Eve

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Dear Kabelo If you are having sex it is very important to talk to your partner about HIV. Are you willing to go with her to have a test done? If you do have sex, please always remember to use a condom. Be strong and keep to safe, good choices. Dr Eve


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DITSHWANELO tsa bana NGWANA KE MANG? Ngwana ke mongwe le mongwe yo o ka fa tlase ga dingwaga di le 18.

BANA BA NA LE DITSHWANELO TSA GO TLHOKOMELWA LE GO IKUTLWA BA SIRELETSEGILE

KE DITSHWANELO DIFE TSEO BANA BA NANG LE TSONA? • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go nna bana. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go tlhokomelwa ke batsadi ba bona, balelapa le batho ba ba abelanang ka tlhokomelo. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go newa dijo tse di siameng gore ba nne ba itekanetse. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa tlhokomelo e e kgonagalang yaboitekanelo fa ba bobola. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go sirelediwa kgatlhanong le dikgobalo, go nna le bonno le go ikutlwa ba babalesegile. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa thuto. • Bana ba ba golofetseng ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go newa tlhokomelo e e kgethegileng. • Bana ba na le ditshwanelo tsa go buwa le go reediwa.

LEANO LA PABALELO YA BANA • Bolelela mongwe: • Tswelela go bolelela batho ka ga se se go diragaletseng go fitlha mongwe a go dumela le go tsaya dikgato go go sireletsa • NNA KELO-TLHOKO, BABALESEGA • Ngwana yo o kelo-tlhoko, ke ngwana yo o sireletsegileng sentle. • Ithate • Nna motlotlo ka wena

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Provincial Choral Eisteddfod for Senior Secondary Schools

Finals were held in Mahikeng Convention Centre. These are the winners and they will be the groups to represent North West in the Nationals. Bana Balang would like to congratulate them on their achievements.

Winners of Male Category Tshedimosetso Secondary Sang Solders Chorus

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

Have you ever been laughed at for your green efforts? Have people ever poked fun when you wash out plastic food containers for reuse or fussed over your recycling or picking up paper and litter? Have folks ever told you that your efforts will never make a difference? Well, the joke, and responsibility, is now on them.

Winners of female Category Nkang-Mahlale Secondary Sang I feel pretty

Winners of African Category Marlosana Secondary Sang Giyane Maqhawe

Winners of Mixed Western Category Nkang-Mahlale Secondary Sung Old Macdonald had a farm

Next time you face this ridicule, either good natured or malicious; offer the following information to those who taunt you. When you think of recycling, do you think making money? Most people think about recycling in terms of reducing trash or helping the environment. While these things are true, it is also true that you can make money by recycling. Save your cans and bottles. Companies charge a deposit when you purchase a can or bottle. Most people don’t think of it this way, but this really is part of the purchase price. Many people don’t turn in their cans and bottles, but the money can really add up. Five cents a can or bottle can turn into big bucks quickly. This doesn’t just have to be your cans or bottles. Many people throw them out with the regular trash, or just put them in their recycling bins, or just throw them out of the window. Take a walk through your neighbourhood and you could easily gather bags of cans and bottles that you can turn into cold hard cash. So next time you are laughed at for picking up trash show them your cash and smile.

Metheo ya Taolo ya Nako Winners of Own Choice Category Matetenene Secondary

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Winners of Traditional (HIV/AIDS) Category Reabona Secondary

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• • • Winners of National Anthem Category - Ramato Secondary

Taolo ya Nako ke go tlhopha gore o dirisa jang nako ya Gago. Tlhokomela nako ya gago Mokgwa o o dirisang nako o laola gore o fitlhela jang maikaelelo a gago. Taolo ya Nako ke bokgoni jwa bophelo jo bo tshwanetseng go ithutiwa. Lekalekantsha nako ya gago. Tsaya nako go dira mo dikarolong tsotlhe tsa bophelo jwa gago. Go boloka nako e ntsi ke go simolola go tlhokomela nako jaanong jaana. Se nne o isa ditiro kwa pele Tlhomagantsha ditiro tsa gago go ya ka botlhokwa Dirisa nako e o kabong o e senya ka gale. Sekao: Dirisa nako fa o tsamaya le mongwe ka koloi go dira ditiro tse dinnye Fokotsa nako e o lebelelang Thelebišene Dirisa didiriso tsa go go thusa go loga maano a nako O tlhoka go ipha phisego le go ipha maatla le boitaolo go dula o laotse nako ya gago.

Bana Balang Junie 2011  

Youth Magazine in Setswana language