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30 MAY - 13 JUNE 2014

MEN BUST STEALING DIESEL AT MAGALIES (TEMBA) SebushaneMoobi

The police around Temba and a community member known to Hammanskraal News got a tip-off to a illegal activity that became common in the area. The information relates to an incident in the said township where three men were caught red handed as one of them drew diesel from a truck in Portion 9 (Hammanskraal). The men in question were bust whilst drawing diesel out of a Tshwane Water Supply truck registered ZXH 657 GP (white) on Saturday 17 May. The trio organized and arranged two, twenty five litre drums beside a chosen truck before they went for the bigger thing. The tipped off security had to keep their calm and patience to nail the criminals. It took longer than three hours to get the activity on the roll. After the said time, one of the guys appeared to check on their merchandize before they went for the fill up. According to a source, two Tshwane Water Supply drivers and a resident were allegedly involved in the incident. Apparently, the guys were regular in the act and did this almost every weekend. According to the security, one of the concerned citizens called their office to notify them about the incident. He added that they received numerous reports of stolen fuel and had to do everything in their power to curb it. Fortunately, the onlookers and responsible residents have become whistle blowers. One of the suspects appeared in a black T-shirt to fill up the two drums after which the police and security appeared. The three were immediately arrested on a count of theft. They later appeared before the magistrate’s court the next Monday. Lieutenant Sarah Lesabane confirmed that a case of theft opened against Obed and Simon Molopyane (the two drivers).An anonymous community member from Phophola in Lephengville complained that they also have to pay a certain amount for their household water tanks to be filled. She said that at times the water that is to be transferred into community used drums, is sometimes directed to these money making schemes from the supply drivers. She lamented that at funerals people have to part with money unnecessarily and unlawfully since such water is to be supplied for free. On the other hand, she complained that sometimes the water that is supplied is smelly and looks filthy. She stated that the communities that are faced with the problem have tried in vain to communicate their frustration with the department. She voiced that they at times go without water in their drums but the trucks would be seen running hither and tither. She mentioned in conclusion that they wished that the incident becomes an eye opener to the department and the contractor so that the community gets top quality service. The City of Tshwane spokesperson, Mr Blessing Manale had not responded to the e-mail questions that Hammanskraal News forwarded him at the time of going to print. Telephonically, contact was also not successful as it rang without response.

The perpetrator in preparation for diesel Tshwane Water Supply truck reg: ZXH 675 GP robbed collection drums of litre diesel. NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR RECTIFICATION UNLAWFUL COMMENCEMENT OR CONTINUATION OF ACTIVITIES IDENTIFIED IN TERMS OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATIONS IN TERMS OF SECTION 24(G) OF THE NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT (ACT NO. 107 OF 1998) AS AMENDED.

terms of Section 24(G) of NEMA (Act No. 8 of 2004, as amended) for the unlawful construction of a dam and a road within a wetland on Portion 1 of the farm Groenfontein 126 (commonly known as Halali Wilderness), City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng Province. The following listed activities apply:

Notice is given, in terms of Section 24(G) read together with Sections 24(F) of the National Environmental Management Amendment Act (NEMA) as amended that the Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (GDARD):

• Activity No 11 under GN R. 544: The construction of (ii) channels, (iv) dams, (xi) infrastructure or structures covering 50 square metres or more where such construction occurs within a watercourse or within 32 metres of a watercourse, measured from the edge of a watercourse, excluding where such construction will occur behind the development setback line.

• has considered an application for rectification by Dura Equipment Sales (Pty) Ltd in terms of Section 24(G), 24(F) of the National Environmental Management Amendment Act - for the unlawful commencement of activities listed in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations under the subregulations of Government Notice R544 of 18 June 2010, promulgated in terms of Section 24 and 44 of the NEMA, as amended for: Name of the project: Dura Equipment Sales` Halali Wilderness Section 24G Rectification (GDARD Ref: S24G/03/1314/0268) Project description: Dura Equipment Sales (Pty) Ltd has applied for Rectification in

• Activity No 18 under GN R. 544: The infilling or depositing of any material of more than 5 cubic metres into, or the dredging, excavation, removal or moving of soil, sand, shells, shell grit, pebbles or rock or more than 5 cubic metres from (i) a watercourse. Location: Portion 1 of the farm Groenfontein 126 (commonly known as Halali Wilderness), City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng Province. The geographical coordinates of the site are given in Decimal Degrees: -25.433880°S 28.489375°E Date of placement of notice: 29 May 2014 Date of commencement of listed activity: March 2013 Queries regarding this matter must be

referred to: Bongani Khupe Environmental Impact Management Services (Pty) Ltd P. O. Box 2083, Pinegowrie, 2123 Phone: 011 789 7170 Fax: 011 787 3059 Email: bongani@eims.co.za EIMS Ref. 0974 Parties wishing to formally object to and / or comment on the proposed rectification and environmental authorisation are requested to forward their objections and comments (with reasons) to Environmental Impact Management Services (Pty) Ltd no later than thirty (30) days after publication of this advertisement (29 May 2014). Objections and comments must be copied to: Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Attention: Section 24G Unit: GDARD P.O. Box 8769, Johannesburg, 2000 Tel: (011) 240 3020/ 3003, Fax: (011) 240 2700 Email: maryjane.ramahlodi@gauteng. gov.za

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30 May - 13 June 2014

MOTHERS TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS

Miss Antoinette Malele hugs Itumeleng in a motherly love. She believes that mothers should be caring and understanding. Pic: SebushaneMoobi

SebushaneMoobi People think that being a mother has to do with giving birth and doing daily domestic chores. There are different ideas and views on the aspect of being a mother. Hammanskraal News took to the streets to find out what people had to say about being a woman and the challenges that they face. Someone said that it is complex endeavour to explain or narrate to anyone, but being a mother is unique. Miss Rosina Maitiso of Masakhane (52) near Radium said that it has to do with numerous activities and responsibilities. She said that the role of mothers mostly exceed those rendered by fathers. She added that real mothers do not take sides and responsibly undertake their duties without complaints. She reminded Hammanskraal News of how babies are born and grown. She referred to the hardships a real mother goes through when their children are sick, their cries in the place of speech and how difficult it is to guess what is wrong with the baby. She reiterated that mothers have a lot at hand on daily basis and truly take the bull by the horns. Miss Antoinette Malele of TembaTownship told Hammanskraal News that true mothers have to be truthful and loyal. She stated they are pioneers of their children’s future other than stand in their way. She said mothers are there to motivate them rather than destroy them

morally. According to Antoinette, mothers have to be realistic, thoughtful and understanding. She said that instead of shouting at a child, a mother would have a listening ear and an understanding brain that would redirect the wrong action of the child. She went further to say that a mother is a gift from nature and creation that she monitors the developments with positivity in her criticism. She reiterated that negativity from a mother is more destructive and that the results may be permanent. Antoinette said that they have to do more in the present juncture to uphold motherhood that was transferred to them. She said that formerly mothers tilled and hoed the land to produce food in the absence of fathers who went to the gold fields. She relayed that the now senior citizens are the former mothers to the present. She said that these parent bodies represent advice, direction and perfection of the wrongs. Antoinette is positive that mothers are the pillars of their homes, communities and the nation. They are the mentors of the generations to come. In her opinion, a mother would not laugh at a neighbour’s child lying hungry when she has something to share. She referred the latter to the former president’s (Thabo Mbeki) ideology on moral regeneration(Ubuntu).Her statement emphasized to the coming generation that a mother is not spiteful, disrespectful or dishonest. She said that a mother would be concerned about a neighbour and never back talk them. In her opinion, mothers say what is right without fear of prejudice and that the latter is a character shortage among many. She reiterated that she is supportive of positive motherhood as well as the idea of giving children room to explore and help when they need it. She urged South African mothers to stand their ground as the foundation, architects of the future and moulders of children and family dreams.


30 May - 13 June 2014

NEWS / DITABA

COUNSELLORS TURN A BLIND EYE AT DEVELOPMENT, SAID RAMOTSE ELDERS

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Poor quality workmanship led to the fall of this hall Pic; Sebushane Moobi. Sebushane Moobi Ramotse elders, inter-alia, Mrs Kekana, Messrs Legodi, D. Mothoa, I. Molokomme, are worried about numerous activities that have taken place in the village without their consent and knowledge. This village falls under ward 73 that was headed by Counsellor Jappie Aphane. They cry foul that the counsellors before and the recent one have done little if nothing to consult with them over the developmental aspects of the area. They told Hammanskraal News in their Lekgotla that the said counsellors turn a blind eye at the needed development. The lekgotla elders said that they have said much about these aspects and the leadership in counsellors do nothing about it. The elders further claimed that every counsellor takes on water supply as a major project in the

needs of the community. They added that other needs of the community are brushed aside. It was stated that in winter, the senior citizens get very cold and they pity the patients with chronic diseases and those with common flue, cough and cold. The attendants unanimously voiced that one of the projects that was to unfold was a storm water pipe system in 2006 that was halted without a word. They relayed that some of the water from the dug furrows lead water into their yard upon filling up. One granny claimed that their yards are slippery and muddy form the improper work that was done. She further said that it is difficult for the children to be ferried during to school during rainy times. Mr Molokomme outlined that their plan was the erection of a multi-purpose centre was to cover all the community needs under one roof. He voiced that erected structure was

very small to accommodate all the pensioners at a go and that it fell from a heavy storm. He stated that their plan was submitted to numerous departmental divisions in 2010 for approval but wasbrushed aside. He stated that the centre was to have Sassa offices; community hall, counsellor’s office, youth centre and many more as it would be double storeyed. There are parks erected that are said to have cost 13 million in rands have taken the children’s soccer grounds. He added that the children have to play in the streets and accidents are to be expected from the ignorance and nonconsultation of the counsellors. He stated that the counsellor responded that the proposal was submitted to the mayoral office for assessment. He outlined that the costs to the erection of such a building was included in the IDP. Copies of the documents shown to

Hammanskraal News referred to were directed, submitted on different dates to Imbizo that was held in Suurman in April 2010, Local government and the Raad Saal in 2013, National House of Traditional Affairs on 30 March 2012. According to the Lekgotla, the said office promised to respond within three days and never did. The public protector was served with a documental request on 13 July 2012and the City of Tshwane (ref no 12-0001) on 04 December 2013, to name a few of their consultative measures. Molokomme narrated that another 5 million rands per village was meant for fencing of the grave sides in Kekana gardens and Ramotse respectively. He added they were surprised to see a notice of tender for the erection of a library and that they had not been consulted with. He said that the projects that unfold nepotism are a rule other than an exception and that those who get the tenders are not efficient. In their opinion, these counsellors have turned a blind eye at the requests of the elders for progress and development. They concluded that their plea for good and consultative governance was brushed aside for solitary rule. The City of Tshwane spokes- person had not responded to e-mail questions directed to him at the time of going to print. On the other hand, the local counsellor, Jappie Aphane could also not be reached for comment on the matter at hand.

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PASTORS FEED THE COMMUNITY OF HAMMANSKRAAL

PUMSA Members tending tomatoes in food gardening space at Selang Primary School. By Benny B Maluleka Churches are institutions which are mostly associated with believe or faith forgetting that they have a role to play in developing and helping the congregation and communities they serves. Community Members of Hammanskraal from different church denominations have come together in insuring they make the difference in their areas. Pastors United Movement of South Africa or PUMSA is a Non- Profit Organisation in which offers spiritual and nutritional food to different

schools. Chairperson of PUMSA Reverend Josias Mohlala of African Province Church says that the offer prayers and also establish food gardening at different schools in Hammanskraal and the surrounding areas. PUMSA members preaches at assemblies at different schools between Monday and Friday while some take place once per month with arrangement done with school management and parents concern. Motlhala told Hammanskraal News that this programme was motivated by many schools which were tormented by satanic

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or demon possessed learners in Hammanskraal. He said that they were invited at Selang Primary School after it was said to be closed and as church leaders and community members they challenged that decision and it (school) still operate so they continued to meet and came up with the movement also including members of the community because the stay around the school in Leboneng. He further said they also conduct special services of deliverance and counselling to the learners who are victims of demon possession. Among other services which PUMSA offers to learners include bullying, substance domestic violence at homes said that Mohlala. Mohlala further said that they also work with other churches offering leadership skills, bullying, self-discipline including substance abuse Public Relations Officer (PRO) William Matladi highlighted the facts that their organisation consist of different church leaders and members it does not segregate against any church. “We also work with community members mostly those who reside nearby schools we offer services to and we would like encourage more residences to become members” maintains Matladi. He explained to Hammanskraal News that it is important for community members to join them because it is their children who attend schools they work with so they must do it for their children.

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Matladi said that they have already started a vegetable gardening project at Selang Primary School and foods are given to learners including community members. The vegetable gardens help learners and we are busy negotiating with other schools to introduce the same projects explained Him. According to Matladi they are in partnership with 15 schools and still in negotiations with other 10 of 33 in Circuit 4 of Gauteng North and looking forward in working with the other remaining in order to bring the difference at schools in their communities. He further said that they also focus on sports as they have identified most schools don’t have proper infrastructure and also conduct motivational talks to the learners. Some of the issue members they raised the issue of religious studies being stopped at schools sighting that as the other reason of experiencing satanic rituals and lack of discipline amongst learners at schools. Secretary Caroline Monama says that schools have changed since they have stopped Religious Studies that have mostly impacted on schools because they no longer have fear for God and that results lack of respect. She said according to the Bible it is not wrong to apply corporal punishments but that must be done with love however that is not the case with our government. Monama told Hammanskraal News that their visit to schools is to insure that learners learn discipline and they don’t take advantage of the rights they have been given by the government and continue to fear the Lord including respecting their elders.

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NGO FIGHTS HIV THROUGH SPORTS

Peer Educators of MSAMU lead the fun walk with songs before the main events of Candle Lighting.

By BB Maluleka According to Human Science Research Council(HSRC) in the year 2012 it revealed that about 6.4 million South Africans are living with HIV. This shows the seriousness of the prevalence of the pandemic in our country however our government and communities have come up with different programme in order to curb the increase of these diseases. Tshwane Region 2 Non Government Organisation Forum (NGO Forum) also focuses on different approaches in order to increase numbers of people infected and or affected by HIV/AIDS in Hammanskraal and the surrounding places. Despite winter cold Volunteers from City of Tshwane Multisectoral AIDS Management (MASM Unit) Unit and community members of Kekana Gardens participated in fun walk, aerobics and candle light events. The event was organised by the forum and the host was Lethabong Community Care Centre held at Maranata Reformed Church (MRChurch) in Kekana Gardens.Beside chilling winter attendees came in numbers and participated in the morning fun walk which commenced from the entrance of Kekana Gardens and ended at MR Church where the main event was held. Rev Joel Mmako of MR Church commended Peer Educators and Care Givers for the sterling work of taking care for those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Mmako said that the work done by volunteers it needs someone who have love for the people because without that one cannot comfort those affected and infected. “ It is a calling not a job to help people living or affected with HIV/AIDS because one need to be compassionate and sympathetic because some of our communities are hopeless but they must know that there is help out there” he said. Director of MSAMU Khosi Mashego said that HIV/AIDS is not just a health issue however it affects social and economic issue because some children are forced to compromise their bodies in order to have something to eat as there is no bread winner in their homes. Community members have taught the government a lot about the pandemic because we are consultative and their feedback at the grassroots level have insured that they have first-hand information said Mashego. She said that according to the findings of HSRC survey conducted it reveals that the number of female teenagers of ages between 15 and 19 have increased however it is a different case with their counterpart. Mashego sights the reason as girlsnot having relationship with their age group but with older men (sugardadies) which some of them are already infected. She told Hammanskraal News that child prostitution is also predominant in our communities because some parents tell their children to fend for themselves. Mashego further explained that sugardady syndrome is sometimes a result of young women who don’t want to work but wanting to meet their flashy lifestyle. Region 2 NGO Forum Chairperson Solly Nkwe raised his worries over schools that do not recognise sports days or activities. Nkwe said that some leaners entertain themselves with sex because schools no longer take sports serious and by that some learners are denied a chance to shape or show of their talent. “As a

Aerobics in session: Peer Educators, Care Givers and community members doing aerobics to promote a healthy lifestyleat Maranata Reformed Church.

CANDLE LIGHTING: MSAMU Functional HeadNehemiaNkome lit the candles during the Candle Lighting Memorial Event.

results some children lose interest in sports so as the forum we appeal to schools to take sports serious because some learners will make a better careers through sports” said him. Nkwe encouraged community centres to introduce sports as the key to teach and make awareness as healthy lifestyle lead to a healthy society. He also raised concern about a low turnout of community members at event which aims to empower them. Care-givers from different NGOs were encouraged to familiarise themselves with their communities in order to inform them about services they render so that they can access them. The event was also attended by representatives from National office Department of Health, Eskom, Community Development Worker representing the councillor, House of Traditional Leaders, Social Developments and other centres namely Seikokotlelo Old Age Home, Tender Loving Old Age Home and Fola Ke Fole Care Centre, Tshwane Rapid Response. Department of Oral hygiene based at Kekana Gardens clinic gave attendees toothpaste and toothbrushes as part of promoting oral hygiene awareness.

Tshwane Region 2 NGO Forum Chairperson Solly Nkwe sharing the importance of sport in curbing the spread of HIV/AIDS.


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GO THUBIWA MO MATLONG GO KWA GODIMO MO KGAOLONG YA HAMMANSKRAAL segolosetonna mo metseng e tshwana le Temba, Unit D le metse e e mabapi. Go le gantsi magodu fa ba thuba mo matlong ba iphepa ka didiriswa tsa boitapoloso jaaka ditelevishene tseo di itsegeng ka flatscreens, DVDgo akaretsang le dilaptops. Lesabane a re gantsi magodu a utswa dilo tsa technology ka fa ba itsi gore batho ba le bantsi baka di reka ebile di le tlhwatlhwa e kwa godimo kwa marekolong. Bangwe ba baagi ba tlhalosa fa bangwe ba goga PIC: BB Maluleka. Baagi ba tshwanetse go netefatsa gore kampo ba tsuba lerojana (powder) leo leleng ka fa gare ga diflatscreen TV. dintlo tsa bone di sireletsegile kgatlhanong le disinyi Fela o kgadile thata bao ba rekang kampo bao ba batlang go ka ba thubela dithoto kampo diphatlho tsa bogodu gore batho bao fitlhelwang ba dira Benny B Maluleka seno ba tlile go lebagana le letsogo le le thata la molao ka fa seo e le tlolo ya molao. Lesabane a re Gantsi baagi ba dira ka natla go bona gore ba baagi ba leke go ka tshwaya didriswa tsa bone mo reka matlo kampo dintlo mme morago ga moo go fitlhegileng gore fa di fitlhelwa morago go ka ba tswelele go ka reka diphatlho kampo dithoto utswiwa ba ka leba moo ba ditshwailweng tseo ba di ratang ka madi ao ba diretseng ka natla go ka fitlhela ditoro tsa bone. Fela bangwe Sepodisi se eletsa baagi go se letle bafeti ka tsela kampo batho bao ba sa ba itsing go ka tsena mo ba iphitlhela ba lathlegelwa ke diphatlho tseo matlong go bona dilo tsa botlhokwa mo dintlka ntlha ya bogodu ba go ka thubelwa mo mathong tsa bone ka fa seno se raela magodu go ka long a bone. Sepodisi sa Temba se tsibusa baagi tla go thuba. A re baagi ba seka ba tsenya digaka dikgetsi tsa go ka thubelwa ka fa go bontsha retene tseo di bontshang(extremely transparent bothata jono bo tswelela go ka gola. curtains) bogare jwa ntlo segolo tseo di letlang Moleftenente Sarah Matlhaku Lesabane sebueledi bafitikatsela go ka bona dilo tsa botlhokwa ka fa sa Temba SAPS a re ba tshwengwa ke bosinyi jwa teng ga matlo. Baagi ba seka ba baya dilo tsa botbaagi baoba tswelelang go ka thubelwa mo matlhokwa gaufi le mathlabaphefo (windows) le gore long a bone mo kgaolong ya Temba. Lesabane o ba tshwanetse go ka netefatsa gore a tswetswe tlhalosa gore go bulwa dikgetsi di le dintsi tsa go thubelwa mo matlong moo baagi ba utswediwang sentle go akaretsa mejako fa ba sia magae a bone go tlhalosa Lesabane. diphatlho kampo dithoto tsa bone. O tsweletse ka Baagi ba eletswa go ka leba batho bao ba belaetgore ditiragalo tseno tsa bosinyi ke tlhobaboroko

seyo ka fa magodua itsi go ka lemoga fa makwalo sang fa ba tloga mo dintlong tsa bone kampo go a poso a sa tsewe gore beng ba lelapa ga ba yo. ka tswelela go baya dinotlelo (keys) ka fa tlase O tlhalosa gore baagi ba seka ba goelela baaga mafelo ao a sa sireletsegang jaaka ka fa tlase gisane go ba laela fa ba tsamaya ka fa nako nngwe ga mebetse ya mejako (doormat) kampo ka fa magodu ke mo ba lemogang fa ba tsamaya mme lebokosong la makwalo (post-box). Lesabane o tlhalosa gore ditiro tsa mothale ono ke tse dingwe ba eme go fitlhela baagi ba tsamaya e re morago ba thube mo matlong a bone. Fa baagi ba lemoga tseo di dirang gore tiro ya bogodu e be botlhofo gore matlo a bone a thubetswe ga ba tshwanela go ka fa bangwe ba bone ke baagisane bao fa o dira ka tshwara lefelo la tiragalo pele ba ka bula kgetsi seno ba emela monyetla moo ba sa bonweng ba ya bogodu seno e le go ka fitlhela difingerprints tsaye dinotlelo (keys) ba bule ba utswi. tsa mmelaelwa kampo babelaelwa go tlhalosa Lesabane o boleletse Hammanskraal News gore Lesabane. fa batho ba ya maeto a maleele ba laele baagisani go ba beela leitlho fa ba seyo. O tsweletse ka gore baagisani ba tshwanetse go itsti dinomoro tsa megala gore fa ba bona sengwe seo e kete Barkos financial services in known as BFS to the community of Hammakraal. sa belaetsa The store is situated at the Renbro Shopping Centre. On Saturday 24 May BFS ba itsi go ka had intruders who stole a lot of money in the from them. The shop manager told leletsa beng Hammanskraal News that for the first time she has never been so scared ever ba matlo ao, since she worked at the store. One guy came to the store and told them that he a bo a gatelela was interested in getting a loan and also mentioned that he would like to have his ntlha ya gore friends come as well to get the loans. They gave him all the important information ba tshwanetse required and then he called his friends. The shop is very secured and have security go itsiwi gore access, they did not think the guy had the access code into their store. The ladies motho o nna continued with their security checks only to find that the perpetrator is aware of mo ntlong all the procedures they were following. When they were least expecting it then he efe. Baagi ba pressed the access code and entered into the staff only section. While he was doing eletswa go ka that, his two friends came in to help speed up the process. Little did the thieves know laela mongwe go ka ba tseela that Renbro centre has surveillance cameras that showed their faces clearly. The case has been opened at Hammanskraal police station and the police are finalizing the makwalo a investigation. poso fa ba

Break in at Barkos Finance Services Hammanskraal


30 May - 13 June 2014

BAND TO ALIVEATE POVERTY

Field Band Foundation in Ramotse. Karabo Mahome Western music has taken dominance in the black community. Where it happens that we forgot where we come from, with our home made music like marimba. Black community prefers to listen to western music rather to old drum beats. Field Band Foundation was formed in 1997 in Soweto. Field Band is now a grown group after having been established with only five members with the idea of playing only drums on location of Soweto was just a dream waiting to happen. Now Field Band is popular drum beat after managing to occupy and has been established different province such as Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Thulani Dupa, the project manager in the Field Band Foundation said now they relocated into hammanskraal with the idea of getting more students.Dupa said they have been in Hammanskraal since last October 2012,thou they haven’t reached their target which is to get plus minus 300 students per quarter.“Our aim is to teach every young generation from the age of (8) to (21) how to play marimba, African marimba, Brazilian beats. He said those who want to join should not hesitate because is free. He pleaded with the community to support them as these project do not only benefit them but the community as a whole. Saying they are in partnership with Temba SAPS, Social Development and Love Life. Dupa said as

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they sometimes come across problems that needs these professionals mentionedabove. ever since their arrival in Hammanskraal they have so far recognised Hammanskraal has the highest rate of nyaope abusers. He said “I believe we can reduce these problems through music as music heals and speaks to individual”.Godfrey Molele who is also a tutor in Field Band said he joined Field Band at the time he was still at school.Godfrey from Bochum specialises in African marimba only, which he believes that it helped him to change his dramatic and hopeless life. Saying one person to thank its former coordinator Moira Thomas who decided to bring this band in Bochum at that time. He said it only took him a month and half to know these beats before he could be taken to training as tutor. Topping the butter to bread he said students should be more confident than being unconfident as that will break them. Peter Maluleke from Phake in Mpumalanga, said they are enjoying every moment with the students . He mentioned that it is very good to start this training when you are still young and love the spirit of the young ones in Hammanskraal. He mentioned that to those who want to join them they can come to Lethamaga Secondary School in Ramotse between Monday and Thursday.

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BAFANA BAFANA BUNCH OF LOSERS OR NOT…

B B Maluleka The end of the season of Premier Soccer League in South Africa didn’t stop the community of Hammanskraal to keep on enjoying football. On the 16 of this month the newly crowned PSL champions Mamelodi Sundowns where in Hammanskraal to come and celebrate with their fans and to thank them as well for their support. However that did not stop the soccer politics of our national team this is after about ten players being called and never showed up. There has been a debate about some of PSL players who never report for National Squad call

to play for friendly games and that have raised many questions about the future of soccer in our country. According some of the media the reason for the players not to adhere to call is because PSL teams have more power over players because they are the ones who pay their salaries. The other reason is said to be SAFA not having binding contract which insure players have to represent their national team. Some sports commentators went as far as comparing soccer with cricket and rugby teams saying the reason for both squads not to have problem with players is because the rugby union

have contract which binds players. The local soccer clubs said the reason of absence of players is because they are tired after the closure of tough PSL games therefore they went for vacations. Hammanskraal News went to the streets to ask the people about their reaction with players who didn’t respond to national squad calls. According to the person known as “Bucks” is because the players value their PSL clubs than their national teams. Some when called at squad they are not given opportunities to play but they are bench warmers. He said that the old players don’t care much about playing for Bafana

KaraboMahome 30 MAY 2014 The end of premier league in South Africa (Psl) didn’t stop the community of Hammanskraal to keep on enjoying football. On the 16 of this month the newly crowned PSL champions MamelodiSundowns where in Hammanskraal to come and celebrate with their fans and to thank them as well for their support. This previous weekend it was the battle of Ramotse darkies vs. leboneng FC.Ramotse darkies came into these game with the high spirit after playing the 1 goal draw each last weekend in front of their home fans. Yesterday their hot skilful Tsontso and his teammates tried their best to give the visiting side a lead in the first half.as they got the home side parking a bus in front of their goal minder Vusi who has been so stunning these season. It should have been 1-0 to darkies thou the finishing was very poor as the players could not take responsibility in front of goals. It was very shocking for the home side coach Antonio Ledwaba to see his players running around like headless chicken infront of their home fans. Antonio known as Sasko couldn’t even sit down on a single minute of the first half as the darkies where putting pressure.sasko was forced to do substitute when he took off keere, Lawrence,koketso trying to put pressure as well. it came as a relieve for Leboneng FC when the referee blows the whistle for interval as they couldn’t even hold a ball for less than a minute. The second half started very slow.As both teams tried to hold the ball though it didn’t take longer before the home side break the deadlock through skhothane who was not in the game. These week it was Mendieta, Jan and Tumi who came in as substitutes to try and help the home side to get victory.Phono Thoko who is known as Madala who is in fine form these season was also in yesterday game as he tried several times to break down the solid darkies defence. Madala who plays a left wing in leboneng FC said this was one of difficult games he ever played especially in front of home fans. Madala said he hopes that the team keep up the good run as they hope to maintain the winning form. He said they needed yesterday three pointsas it will motivate them to the next game especially as they will be playing the away game.Madala confirmed that they started the season with a very low pace. We tried to get hold of leboneng fc coach Sasko as known for comment though it didn’t materialise.

Bafana because the get ‘fat’ cheques from their local clubs. Some of the players are said to be having injuries however if that’s the case one must believe the coach must always have a backup plan and stop having to rely on players who think are the best according to Sam Toka of Mametlhake . Some soccer analyst state such behaviour as the one that makes our national squad weak as this is the sign of lack of commitment from the players. The question is when will this behaviour come to an end because as South Africans we still have a dream of one day lifting the World Cup trophy. Will these forever be a dream which when we woke up and wipe our eyes and say it is just a dream we had? For the young stars that play for PSL this is an opportunity to represent our country with pride and commitment not just counting number of games but positive contribution. Was Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula right to call them bunch of losers? Some citizens say he was wrong to retract his statement or is it the way players show that they are not satisfied about how our national team is being run.

Hammanskraal news 31st may 2014  

Hammanskraal news 31st may 2014

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