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Operation O KAE MOLAO intensified in Ratanda - Several suspects nabbed! INCIDENTS OF ABUSE, RAPE AND ASSAULT OF OFFICERS ENCOUNTERED!

The Ratanda SAPS Station Crime Prevention Operations were taken into serious activeness as from Thursday night of December 12 non-stop until Saturday (December 14). “A total of eight suspects were arrested for various crimes committed and reported within Ratanda policing area. Station Operations conducted includes Detectives Tracing Of Wanted Suspects, Reliefs Sector Deployment, Station Crime Prevention Operations, CPFs involvement and follow-up on information received from community on illegal activities committed or being committed,” explained Captain Tshilate, police spokesperson. During the Safer Festive Season operation members received a complaint of domestic violence along Nkitsing Street in a hostel where a suspect locked and assaulting his two girlfriends in the room. On arrival of the Police and interviewing the suspect, he became so

aggressive and grabbed the throat of Constable Ephraim Ngwenya and forced him onto the ground. The Police colleagues have to force the suspect out of their colleague by pulling him up. The suspect was then arrested for Assault on Police Officer immediately. The two girlfriends of the suspect were informed and advised on applying for Protection Order to restrain the suspect from abusing them as well as to open the assault case against him but till to date, none of them take steps further against their boyfriend. Furthermore Police were busy patrolling along Khanyile Road, commonly known as Heidelberg Road in the middle of Ratanda Location on the early morning hours on Thursday. They spotted a car that was driving in a zig-zag on the road. Police signalled the driver to stop. Police detected that the driver was smelling liquor and he was drunk. They notified him of driving motor vehicle

drunk and they are arresting him. In a process of arresting the drunk driver, a passenger started swearing at the police. The passenger further alighted from the motor vehicle, started pushing Constable Tebogo Motaung, suspect grabbed the Police on the uniform, pulling him sideways obstructing him from arresting the drunk driver, the crew quickly intervene, overpowered the suspect and arrested him for Obstructing Police when executing their duties. In another separate and horrific incident, an 18 year old boy was arrested for rape of a five year old girl at Extension 26 Ratanda Location on Thursday (December 12) during the day. In this incident, it is alleged that a victim visited her mother's friend. She was left with the suspect in the house, when suspect took an advantage of vulnerability of the minor and rape her. The victim them told her mother about the ordeal. The mother and

the suspects mother took the child to Heidelberg Hospital for medical examination. Medical Practitioners confirmed the rape. The mother took her son to the Police Station and handed him to the police for detention for a rape. Other cases were suspects arrested includes Drunk and driving, Reckless and negligence driving, Drunkness in public, as well as Drinking in public. “The Station Commander Lieutenant Colonel Makgora Paul Selota congratulated and appreciated great efforts in fighting crime through their determinations, courageousness and commitment with fear or favour. The Station Commander thanked the CPF and community for mutual working relationship towards safe and secure environment for the Ratanda community,” Captain Tshilate concludes. The arrested suspects have appeared in Heidelberg Magistrate Court soon.


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into the back seat of his own car,” space unknown to complainant. said police spokesperson Captain After suspect left, he noticed that Tshilate. he was dropped off at Magagula It is further alleged that one of Heights. the suspects drove the car, whilst He went to Zonkizizwe Police Stathe other suspect was guarding the tion and reported the matter. The victim. value of the motor vehicle was R36 Name: TheTeachersCorner.net Word Search Maker000. They drive off with him. Later, they stopped and complain- Police appeal to anyone who has ant was taken into the suspects’ information to contact Heidelberg car. wallet O AO D containing E D R1300 O was SAPS on 016 341 0343 / 0361 or taken. report the incident anonymously He U was T dropped A E offRat an C open on 10111 (Toll free on telephone).

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The Katlehong police would like to warn the public an old scam that has recently B B T R N U H U C I I O W A about A resurfaced around Ekurhuleni recently. E Z Q S E S T K A T F M S L have S urged residents that under no cirPolice cumstances should they leave a stranger at their A T A L O S E I T L E E A E S homes. "Criminal U F Z W Z R T R O U W N C L Rsyndicates are posing to community as prophets (or pastors) and tell you a story about T N E M N O R I V N E T A I problems, marriage, unemployment yourXhealth and winning of money through gambling," said I T C E P S E R B A A A F L Z police. Katlehong According to police, the so-called prophet starts F O U H E T S A W V T T M J P tory answers or prove the by Police Minister, General 'prophesying' their victims and ask them to go the person validity such PlargeKquanshopRto buy U J of X F Bheki K TCele,Nwhere Q aY I G E some candles or milk to 'cleanse' your tity of firearms and ammu- can voluntarily surrender ilhouse in order to rid your house of bad luck. When and/or nition. L Q C O M M legal U N I unwanted T Y fireB O H O agrees, this leaves an opportunity for the victim Also, no proper documen- arms and ammunition, or the suspect to be alone at the house. thereof. tation to parts E R was V produced E E N E R G Y J A Y N theAvictim returns, they will find that some When substantiate the storage of This also covers firearms of their valuables are missing. One example was weapons. weapons A E RThe T S inE that I have C not E been P renewed S H W X G from the last reported incidents where a TV set, clude rifles, shotguns and by the legal owner and are laptops and other precious items were taken from therefore BALANCE regarded as ilpistols.ANIMAL legal. This amnesty period An investigation is already COMMUNITY CONSERVATIONthe houses by the fraudsters. under-way to determine will expire at the end of May EARTH ENDANGERED "We also respect peoples beliefs, but be careful," the origin of these arms 2020. said the local police. ENVIRONMENT hand over such and ammunition and more Those whoFOREST The following tips have been given on how you can importantly, to establish if firearms during GLOBAL GRASSthis amavoid this scam: will not be they could have been used nesty period HARMFUL HEALTHY 1. Do not allow a stranger in your house or lace prosecuted, on condition in any crimes. them alone or in watched. LANDwas expected that police LIFE The suspect confirm that the 2. Do not talk to any stranger about your problems OBSERVE to appear at Vanderbijl- firearm(s) PLANET is/are not linked and personal issues. park Magistrate Court, fac- to any previous crime," said POLLUTION PROTECT 3. Avoid talking/sharing to any unknown person ing charges of possession Brigadier Peters. RENEWAL RESOURCE about your success concerning your life achieveof unlicensed firearms and More information can be RESPONSIBILITY obtained from SOIL ammunition. any local poments, this includes those of people close to you "The public is reminded and lice station or by contacting lik family or friends. STEWARDS STREAMS encouraged to take advan- the Central Firearms Reg4. Please, always contact your local police station WASTE WATER tage of the firearm amnesty istry (CFR) Call Centre at or your neighbor if assistance is needed. period

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New taxi rank open at the Heidelberg Mall

On Friday, November 22, the Heidelberg Mall has officially opened a newly developed taxi rank, servicing Heidelberg and surrounding communities. “Over the last five months, the Entrance 5 parking area has been transformed into a functional taxi rank with quality facilities for the Heidelberg and District Taxi Association and commuters. The project commenced in July 2019 and was completed in November 2019. The development included the new taxi rank, trader stalls, taxi association offices and ablution facilities,” said the mall’s Centre Manager, Lebo Legwale. The new rank serves as Heidelberg’s commuter hub and provides commuters with im-

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proved access to Heidelberg Mall. Additionally, the Hawker facility provides an opportunity for local businesses and entrepreneurs to sell their products from established stands. The official launch of the taxi rank and office facilities was attended by Lesedi Local Municipality’s Executive Mayor Lerato Maloka, Chairman of Heidelberg & District Taxi Association Mr. Yika and association members, the professional team, Heidelberg Mall Centre Management and the local community. The launch event included a ribbon cutting ceremony, a performance by Lesedi Show Choir and a live radio broadcast by local radio station Ekasi FM. Furthermore, the community stood a chance to win extraordinary

prizes by taking part in a dancing competition. “The Heidelberg Mall taxi tank is fully operational and services areas including: Duduza; Jameson Park; Johannesburg; Nigel; Ratanda; Tsakane; Villiers; and Vosloorus,” continued Legwale.

Certified job documents now valid for 6 months

All government departments and its components have been directed to stop the practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment. Departments have been advised to at least accept certified copies of documents submitted with an application for employment that are up to six months old, in those cases where the document certified does not have an expiry date that falls within the six-month period, the Presidency said. This decision follows complaints raised with President Cyril Ramaphosa on social media and through other channels about the onerous requirements for compliance with public sector job applications. “It has come to the attention of the President and the Minister for the Public Service and Administration that departments have adopted a practice of requiring certified copies of documents not older than three months to accompany applications for employment,” the Presidency said. The Department of Public Service and Administration (DPSA) has since issued a circular - Human Resource Planning and Employment Practices: Circular No 35 of 2019 - which makes it clear that the prescribed application for employment form (Z83) and the Public Service Regulations do not prescribe a three month timeframe for certification of documents that accompany applications.

GP Taxi violence commission open! The Commission of Inquiry into Taxi Violence in Gauteng is accepting any information that may be relevant to the matters it is tasked with looking into. “Any person or section of the public, including community structures, members of relevant communities and of the public, minibus taxi-type service associations, drivers, operators, conductors and rank marshals, who or which is in possession of information that may be relevant to the matters to be enquired into by the Commission and wishes to give evidence before the Commission is invited to contact the Secretary to arrange the date and time when you may testify before the commission," said Justice Jeremiah Shongwe, the chairperson of the commission. The commission was established to investigate the root causes of taxi violence in Gauteng. Shongwe said evidence related to the work of the commission can be submitted to the commission’s Secretary. The commission is based at 15 Jubilee Road, Parktown, Johannesburg.

People can contact the commission on 082 873 0395 or 066 390 0303. Emails can be directed to Info.Taxiviolence@gauteng.gov.za. The website for the commission is available on http://taxiviolencecommission.gauteng.gov.za/Pages/index.aspx. The commission is also on Facebook and Twitter and the handle for both platforms is @GPTaxiInquiry. The commission has been appointed in terms of section 127(2)(e) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 8 of 1996, read with Section 21 of the Provincial Commission Act 01 of 1997. The Terms of Reference include the following aspects: (a) The underlying reasons for the recurring conflict, violence, fatalities and instability within the minibus taxi-type service industry within the Gauteng Province; (b) The activities of operators, legal and illegal, as well as any other group or person that contributes to the recurring conflict, violence, fatalities and instability; (c) The provision of minibus taxi transport services authorised by

both interchange based and direct route-based permits and licences; (d) How the minibus taxi business model, including the formation and management of minibus taxi associations, contributes to the recurring conflict, violence, fatalities and instability; and (e) Any other matters that are ancillary or related to the matters set out in paragraphs (a) to (d). There are two commissioners who will be assisting the chairperson in the execution of the commission’s duties, namely Lungile Mabece, who is a Senior Attorney and Hlula Msimang, an executive operating in the law enforcement, security and intelligence sector. The commission also consists of a Secretary, Mamiki Selesho, a legal risk management and forensic accountancy specialist, who will be assisted by administrative staff. There are four evidence leaders in the legal department under the leadership of Nano Matlala (Senior Attorney), namely Advocate Hendrik Potgieter; Advocate Tiny Seboko; Advocate Richard Mkhabela

and Advocate Tebogo Mafafo. There are four investigators who will assist in consolidating statements when visiting witnesses. The Commission must make findings with reference to: (a) The number, nature, locality, and pattern of incidents of conflict, violence, fatalities and instability involving different sections of the public, both as victims and suspects, in Gauteng; (b) Indications whether the incidents are related to criminal activities or any other internal or external influences or factors which may be considered relevant; (c) The outcomes of any police investigation and prosecution of the incidents, including the number of successful prosecution of the perpetrators, and, (d) The perception of the different sections of the public in respect of the underlying reasons of the incidents of the recurring conflict, violence, fatalities, and instability and the effectiveness of policing thereof by the police service in the province.


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Gauteng’s JVW crowned champs! Gauteng based JVW Football Club were crowned the 2019 champions of the Sasol League on 8 December. Goals by Gabriela Salgado and Nicole Irwin ensured that JVW Football Club clinch the trophy including a R200 000 cheque. Nine teams – all provincial champions from the Sasol League – went to battle it out for the top honours. Teams that competed include: Executive Ladies FC (Eastern Cape); Ixias FC (Free State); JVW FC (Gauteng); Sunflower FC (KwaZulu Natal); Ma Indies FC (Limpopo); Nkomazi Ladies FC (Mpuma-

langa); Royal Queens FC (North West); Royal Wizards FC (Northern Cape) and Vasco Da Gama (Western Cape). The trophy remains in the Gauteng province as Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) won the competition last year. JVW FC is a South African women's football club based in Bedford view Ekurhuleni. Since 2014, the club has been affiliated to the South African Football Association. The First Team competes at the highest level of women's football in South Africa, The Sasol League, whilst the rest of

the club competes in the local league, under Eastern Local Football Association. Established in 2013, the team is part of the JVW Girls Football Development Program, which was founded in 2012 by the South African Senior Women’s National Team captain, Janine van Wyk. Van Wyk. As finalists, both JVW Girls Footbal and runners-up Ma Indies have been being promoted to the SAFA National League. Tsakane Stadium is the official host of the Sasol National Championship Women’s League which kicked off on December 3 until the 8th.

Sports Portfolio committee calls for more funding for federations,councils! The Gauteng Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation has called for more funding for local sports federations and councils in the province. The committee’s chairperson, Honorable William Matsheke (on behalf of the Portfolio Committee) indicated during the Gauteng Sport Confederation Strategic Planning Session that the current budget allocation to the Gauteng Sport Confederation of R5,3 Million as part of the Conditional Grant allocation for partnerships with community structures for recreational activities and school sport structures amongst others is not sufficient compared to other Provinces considering the size of the population of Gauteng. The Portfolio Committee called upon the department to re-look at the budget allocation to the Gauteng Sports Confederation as the current budget allocation is minimal for the confederation to adhere to its mandate as indicated on the National Sports and Recreation Plan Vision 2030. The Committee further calls upon the department to redirect the transfers that they are currently transferring directly to clubs and affiliates of the confederation to be redirected to the confederation for improved monitoring and

evaluation by the confederation as highlighted by the National Sport and Recreation Plan. “By doing such the department will avoid a situation where there are duplication of resources and previously disadvantaged sporting codes will also get an equal share of the transfers as the current system favours the previously advantaged sporting codes,” said the chairperson. The Chairperson further indicated that funding for sports in Gauteng is too fragmented as there is a lot of funding that goes to individual clubs or associations and therefore indicated that there is a need for these funds to be channelled to Gauteng Sport Confederation since they are experts in sport development. According toThe National Sport and Recreation Plan Vision 2030: Strategic Objectives, objective 11 states the government will integrate the development of South African Sport at Provincial and local levels through sports councils and confederations. Among the key activities of the implementation of such a goal, the provincial government through the provincial sport department guided by SASCOC should ensure that sports councils/ confederations are structured and operational at local, regional and provincial levels. The Provincial department, in this instance, the Gaut-

eng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation should provide seed and incubation funding for the Provincial Sport Council/Confederation. It should also ensure that Councils/Confederations act as an interface to support the linking of hubs/clubs with federations, municipalities, civil society structures and NGOs to ensure integration of sports programs and to avoid duplication of resources. The committee was invited invited by the Gauteng Sport Confederation to their Strategic Planning Session held on Saturday, October 12 as part of its responsibilities of oversight and scrutiny on departmental programs.

“The current budget allocation to the Gauteng Sport Confederation of R5,3 Million as part of the Conditional Grant allocation for partnerships with community structures for recreational activities and school sport structures amongst others....” Gauteng Portfolio Committee on Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation chairperson, Hon. William Matsheke


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kids! (Issue 7 - 19 April) Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga, LeseDr M.A Gwebu Surgery di Municipality Mayor Lerato Maloka and Sheila 3584 Dakile Street 23 Sisulu of theExtension Tiger Brands Foundation, came to Heidelberg officially open the industrial-grade kitchen won OPENING SOON! by Ratanda Primary School. The local school won the National School Nutrition Programme (NSNP) for running a well-managed nutrition programme for the school kids. Tiger Brands EE! FR KE ONE TA Foundation also donated food packs to ensure that the school’s supply does not run out. VISIT US Advertisement

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• iMbokodo on top of the World! (Issue 8 - 24 May) South Africa’s Saray Khumalo has made history on the early hours of Thursday morning (May 16) by reaching the top of Mount Everest, makRead online version of Mapepeza on www.issuu.com/mapepeza ing her the first African woman to reach the highest peak on Earth. The country joined in celebrating the courageous effort by Khumalo, who has tried to reach the summit on three previous attempts. Mount Everest is located in the Himalayas VOL.6 ISSUE #14 region in Asia.

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About 200 people protested outside the Vodacom Head Office in Midrand on Thursday, January 31, demanding that Nkosana Makate, a former Vodacom employee who claims the company stole his “Please Call Me” invention, be compensated. The protesters, made up of various political parties, members of the 'PleaseCallMe' movement and community of Katlehong held placards saying “Justice for Makate” and “Vodacom pay Makate”. Two Nyalas and a row of police officers barricaded the entrance of the phone company’s property. The head office appeared to be shut during

the protest. The Please Call Me Movement, the organisation that organised the protest, had given Vodacom until 10am on Thursday (January 31) to pay the R70 billion to Makate. Please Call Me is a free service launched in 2001 that allows cellphone users to send a text request asking to be called back. Makate says he invented the Please Call Me service 18 years ago and pitched it to his boss at the time, Phillip Geissler. The idea was then submitted to Vodacom by Geissler‚ who told Makate in an oral agreement that he would negotiate paymment with the company. CONTINUES ON PAGE 3

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• Hundreds gather in support for Makate! (Issue 3 8 February) About 200 people protested outside the Vodacom Head Office in Midrand on January 31, demanding that Nkosana Makate, a former Vodacom employee who claims the companyCooking stole ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE Queen his “Please Call Me” invention, be compensated. ! E FREE ONE CELEBRATED HOMEMADE VOLUME 6 - ISSUE #2 IN Theissuu.com/mapepeza protest was organized andTAKled by the ‘Please EKURHULENI 18-25 JANUARY 2019 ICE-CREAM! PAGE 7 9 Call Me’ Movement PAGE from Katlehong, the hometown of the inventor. ARISE AND SHINE! PAGE 5

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Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi was a Zimbabwean musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku was considered to have been Zimbabwe's most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time. On January 23, Mtukudzi died at the age of 66 at Avenues Clinic in Harare, Zimbabwe. All his life when he recorded his debut single in 1975 to 2019 - 61 albums on Oliver Mtukudzi has written and performed some of the most recognized Af-

rican music on various social topics. He has composed music appealing for restraint, for tolerance…music about selfdiscipline and peace amongst the people of the world. His music has continued to touch people in many different ways, guiding and stirring past generations in the same manner the compositions will impact on the future. Oliver’s musical career started at the age of 23 with the 1975 release of his debut single, Stop After Orange. He only went professional two years later in 1977, teaming up with Thomas STORY CONTINUES ON PAGE 3

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BATTLE OF 'CHIPPA' COOKS UP •R.I.P Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi (Issue 2 - 25MASINGA January) ISANDLWANA LAID FOR RATANDA REMEMBERED! TO REST! COMMUNITY! Considered to have been Zimbabwe's most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time, Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi was a musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. His untimely passing on January 23 due to natural causes. He has left a catalogue of classics, along with over 60 albums and many VOLUME 6 - ISSUE #7 across the globe. awards from @mapepeza_media PAGE 6

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prize in March last year. Lerole Primary School from the Free State Province was in second position with Sijabule Primary School from the Mpumalanga Province in third position. The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has, since 2010

winning school. The NSNP Best School and District Awards are but one of the ways in which the Department acknowledges and encourages schools and Districts to showcase excellence and share best practice.

the provision of an in-school ry School has been and its promotion of nutrition • It’s ‘Breakfast everyday’ for Ratanda P. School breakfast programme to the awarded with various education. The school won the

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Heidelberg Police have concluded an investigation of two missing two sisters aged 14 and 15 years old after they were found to have ran away to Sebokeng. The two sisters went missing from their home at Clifton Palms Flats - Rensburg in Heidelberg town on Friday, August 9, during the day. "It is alleged that their parents left them in the house at about 09:00 in the morning. When they returned back in the evening, their two daughters were not at home. Later in the evening, parents reported

the to the Police for assistance and further investigations," confirmed Heidelberg Police Spokesperson, Captain Tshilate. The missing two girls are Asiphe Mphongo aged 14 years old and Bongiwe Mphongo (15) both students at the Khanya Lesedi Secondary School. Police thank the community and school mates in their assistance in tracing the whereabouts of the two missing children. Mapepeza posted the story of the missing teenagers on Facebook, which received massive support from concerned readers who wished for the sisters’ safety during the ordeal.

• Teen sisters SEE HOW TO GET found! (Issue 13 - 16 August) FREEthis SPACE!story reached the Mapepeza Team, When Visit www.fb.com/mapepeza we sought out to our people online on Facebook to help find two missing sisters, aged 14 and 15 years old, who were reported missing to the police on the Womens Day holiday. Massive support was received through comments and mesSPRINGFIELD SCRAPYARD sages from concerned readers who wished for 17 Marconi Heidelberg (opp. KATLEHONG LEARNER the sisters’ safetyStreet, during the incident. Later, po- Safar Tel: 016 349 6640 Cell: 081 095 7459 SHOT IN TAXI WAR! lice reported that they allegedly ran away from home toPage Sebokeng andAND were BAKKIES! found with family 3 OVER 200 CARS STRIPPING members.

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• issuu.com/mapepeza Izakhamuzi zase-Dipaleseng sezizothola imishanguzo yazo eduze! (Issue 15 - 7 November) UMphathiswa wezeMpilo, uNkosazana Sasekani Manzini ebambisene neMeya kamasipala i-Dipaleseng Local Municipality, uKhansela MafunPAGE 2 da Makhubu ehambisana nelungu loMkhandlu wesiFundazwe leSizwe bezophendula isoyi lapho okuzokwakhiwa khona isikhungo sezeMpilo emphakathini wase-Balfour ngolwesihlanu, zingama-18 Mfumfu. Lomsebenzi uzovulela amathuPAGE 3 ba emisebenzi amaningi emphakathini owakhele indawo yase-Balfour, futhi namabhizinisi endawo azohlomula kakhulu njengoba kuzokwakhiwa lesi sibhedlela. PAGE 10 continues rescue mission in Malawi and SANDF Moz! (Issue 5 - 29 March) The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) showed its strength continued its relief efforts in flood-ravaged Malawi and MozamBACK PAGE bique. This follows the devastation caused by CHRIS HANI REMEMBERED!

Kitchen donated to Mzansi’s best nutrition school!

ASIPHE (14), BONGIWE (15) WENT MISSING SINCE WOMENS DAY!

• Ubekwe endlini yakhe yokugcina usomatekisi wendawo wodumo! (Issue 13 - 16 August) PAGE 12 uMnumzane NEDBANK HERITAGE Nkosana Ndlovu obedume ngo TOURNAMENT "Section",FORuSihlalo we-Heidelberg District Taxi SCHOOLS Page 5 wadutshulwa Association, esigcemeni sase7,endaweni yase-Ratanda njengoba ubeliPhini likaNobhala. OyiPhini likaNobhala, UMnumzane Jabulani Mbele wathola ukwelashwa esibhedleThe Executive Mayors of both Lesedi Lo- to come may never forget," said Modisakeng. The cal Municipality and Sedibeng District Mu- Mayor also promised that the government will try to la emva kwesigameko. NgoLwesihlanu, MAHALAmhlanicipality accompanied by their Speakers reach out to the survivors and victims that have not ! conducted a SOD Turning ceremony at yet been identified. IT’S FRE yakhe • Kasi History Restored! (Issue 25 October) ka-09 Ncwaba, FIRST STUMBO KART uSection wabekwa endlini the site identifi ed for a plaque monument For the next 25 14 years, -the mayor said the conversaE! of those that have passed on during the tion must be about our rich culture, arts and herTAKE ON E LAUCHED IN RATANDA! Local in Sedibeng hands Ratandagovernment bus shooting. itage. The district willjoined work on the Mzansi Golden in yokugcina e-Ratanda Cemetry. VOL.6 ISSUE #11 On Monday, September 30, the Sedibeng Dis- Economy for communities by reinforcing the arts and Page 7 trict honored the 28th Commemoration of culture sector as a driver for economic growth.heritprioritizing the development of the area’s Ratanda Bus Shooting that took place on the "I urge the youth of Sedibeng to develop socially coSeptember 4th, 1991. The event was themed: hesive programmes that promote non-sexism and age sites and history recently, all in Celebrating 25 years of democracy, Growing landmarks non-racialism to teach future how to live in a demoSouth Africa together. cratic society," said mayor Modisakeng. The programme began with a tourism SOD Turning Sheand said reading our history promotes self efforts to boost investment tounderbenceremony at the old Ratanda Cemetery, then standing and promote the cultural pride. with a wreath laying ceremony to In Ratanda, conducted a efitproceeded the communities. remember those who lost their lives during the bus massacre shootings. SOD at the site identified for DuringTurning the wreath laying ceremony ceremony, councillors from Sedibeng and Lesedi layed flowers on the area where the plaque will be erected. a plaque monument of those that have passed The ceremony was presided over by Pastor onManganye. during the 1991 Ratanda bus massacre. Speaking to the community during the memorial lecture, Sedibeng mayor Cllr. BusisiIT’S FRE Speaking to the community during the memowe Modisakeng said that the site where the E! - MEC Lesufi maasacre occured will be protected and will declared a HeritageSedibeng Site. "We will be erect-mayor Cllr. Busisiwe ModiT rialbe lecture, A K E O ing and unveiling a plague, with names of the N E victims and a brief history of the event. sakeng said, “We will be erecting and unveiling ADVERTISE This is done HERE so that the future generations a plague, with names of the victims and a brief history of the event. This is done so that the future generations to come may never forget,”

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A brave free women eman fond memorie during memo KwaThema on Members of th chilly Saturday Cemetery for t members of th Women and Ch Ms Lindiwe Kho The proceedin TVET College to Gazo. The Marg number of youn ing who Gazo w them to realize Gazo was born rican National and the Kwa-Th numbers to com 1956, Gazo led approached tow at the women. testers decided a small group counted among day. She spent for leading a loc to organise the

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We will not fix these schools!

Just days before schools re-open, two schools have been looted and set alight. The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi has condemned the attacks on two schools, believed to be attacked on the same day! Both incidents were reported on Thursday, July 4 by eye witnesses who took to social media to spread the word about the burning classrooms in Mountain View High School (in Heidelberg) and the Katlehong Primary School. South Africans responded to the incidents after the MEC posted pictures of damaged classrooms on his Twitter account. In response to these events, Lesufi has laid the blame on the communities for the damages and said the department may not help repair the damages. Allegations suggest that the Katlehong community torched the classrooms due to an electricity cut-off, but this is yet to be confirmed by official reports. In Heidelberg, no protests were reported and police are investigating both incidents. The Gauteng Education department officials have visited the schools.

Pictures of the Katlehong Primary School (left) and Mountain View Primary School in Lesedi and Ekurhuleni respectively show the level of damages caused by unknown fires that took place on the same day. Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi has condemned these separate incidents.

• Inside We will not fix these schools! - MEC Lesufi (Issue 11 this - 12 July) edition, Just finddays before schools re-open after the Winterthese holidays, two schools have been looted and stories THIS LESEDI MAYOR DELIVERS 2019 of COSAFA WOMENS CUP TAKE ACTION setandalight. Sections classrooms of HeidelMANDELA MONTH S.O.M.A + PICTURES RETURNS! more... Page 6 Page 12 Page 9 berg’s Mountainview High School and Katlehong Primary School (in Katlehong) went up in smoke and little was recovered. In response to these events,Gauteng Education MEC Lesufi has laid the blame on the communities for the damages and said the department may not help repair the damages. He later took back his word and apologized as the incidents were reported to be done by criminals taking advantaged of the holiday season.


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