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Gang crime tackled

Zuma promises action during visit to Botshabelo } Lesego Ditheko PRES. JACOB ZUMA, accompanied by Free State premier Ace Magashule, visited Botshabelo last week to tackle the sprawling township’s gangsterism problem. The high-powered delegation, which also included social development MEC Sisi Ntombela, held a community mass meeting at a soccer field in the middle of Section W and were joined by community members from neighbouring sections. Botshabelo has been plagued by the scourge of gangsterism for a number of years now with various interventions taken to try and deal with the problem. The mass meeting started about five hours late at about 14:00 as Zuma later explained that he first had to attend a meeting in Pretoria which had delayed him. “I am not surprised that he is late, even in service delivery he is still late. People who are older than 70 years have been standing there. Some even arrived an hour before the actual arrival time,” said 25-year-old Dineo who was doing the laundry instead of attending the meeting. Zuma’s visit follows a spree of killings and arson cases that have been reported in the area over the last couple of months. Zuma’s campaign in the area started at the houses burnt by the members of

the BTK (Born To Kill) group who were prepared to kill Tsietsi Letlela and Lebogang Ntseki of the SVK (Stout Van k*k) group over the weekend. Lebogang’s grandmother Mmamathako Ntseki showed more than just disappointment when Magashule, Ntombela and Zuma arrived at her burnt out home. “I am deeply hurt because we were nearly burnt in the house. We have nothing to look out for. I want these boys to be locked up, including my grandson. The boy is stubborn and we live with terror every night,” Ntseki said. According to the grandmother, the 18year-old Lebogang dropped out of school in 2009 whilst in grade 9. He opted for the life of a gangster and that led to him being jailed a year later on charges of rape. The feud between SVK and BTK has been ongoing since December after a community member from another area within Section W was robbed allegedly by the BTK gang. The SVK gang retaliated and killed one of the BTK gang members. The war went on until it arrived to the point where 5 homes of SVK gang members were burnt down by the BTK gang. “We are not going to let this go on. We as the people of South Africa, the government and the police will intervene and stop this whole thing before it gets out of hand,” Zuma told the community.

PRES. JACOB ZUMA addresses the community of Botshabelo during his visit there last week.

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Scenic views scorched by veld fire SCORCHED EARTH: Runaway veld fires that recently swept through the Golden Gate National Park near Clarens started along the Lesotho border, said SANParks. Divhani Maremba, SANParks Northern Region communications manager, told Express that although the fire had destroyed most of the Witkrans section of the park, there was no loss of life. Photos: Jabulani Dlamini

FANNED by strong north-westerly winds, the fires raged for three days before finally being brought under control on 29 July by the Working on Fire teams from Bethlehem and Clarens. Divhani Maremba, SANParks spokesperson for the Northern Region, said many of the road signs within the park had been destroyed as the steel poles had been replaced with wooden poles by the Department of Roads.

Unhappy parents in Bloemfontein FURIOUS: Parents of learners at the Tjhebelopele Combined School in Phase 6, Bloemfontein, are angry. Visit our website on www.express-news.co.za on Monday to find out why or read the full story in Express next week. Photo: Sidwell Guduka

Nurses converge on Bfn

THE School of Nursing at the University of the Free State (UFS) is at present hosting the 13th annual conference of The Tau Lambda-atLarge Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honour Society for Nurses. This international gathering of nurses and nursing practitioners is a first for the continent. It started on Monday at Ilanga Estate in Bloemfontein and ends today. The conference, under the theme Scholarship: fusion between teaching, learning, research and practice, features scientific paper presentations, scholarship workshops and recognition of individual nurses for superior achievements. Paper presentations are focusing and addressing various nursing aspects in Africa. Papers are being delivered on topics such as Intimate Partner Violence in South Africa, Palliative care of HIV and Aids patients, Quality of life of patients receiving ARV treatments and Stress and coping strategies of nurses. The STTI Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter was founded in 2001 and was chartered in 2004. The chapter has continued to grow and currently has 18 sub-chapters (universities) in 7 African countries and over 500 active members. The chapter presents an annual regional conference that rotates between the member countries. The chapter provides an opportunity for nurses from all over Africa to network and to collaborate. The Tau Lambda-at-Large Chapter provides a unique model in the STTI structure as it features multiple schools of nursing across the African continent and not only connects African nurses, but also connects them to the global nursing community. The STTI Honour Society for Nurses is a non-profit organisation whose mission is to support the learning, knowledge and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in health worldwide. Founded in 1922, the STTI has more than 130 000 active members in more than 85 countries. Members include practising nurses, instructors, researchers, policy makers, entrepreneurs and others. The STTI’s 488 chapters are located at 668 institutions of higher education throughout Australia, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, England, Ghana, Hong Kong, Japan, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, Swaziland, Sweden, Taiwan, Tanzania, America and Wales. More information about the STTI can be found online at www.nursingsociety.org.


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WITH Friday being National Women’s Day, Express went out onto the streets of Bloemfontein to find out whether the country should still be celebrating Women’s Day. Xolani Stuurman asked the questions and took the photos. Express wishes all the women in the Free State a happy Women’s Day and wishes the day is used to further advance the cause of the still marginalised women of this country. - Ed.

CARNELA MOHOKARE: “Elderly people like myself are an example to the younger generations. We show younger women how to be ladies.Without women the world has no foundation.” Photos: Xolani Stuurman

MURITA VAN DER SANDT: “It is necessary to celebrate Women’s Day because women still have to fight for their rights and stand up against men and abuse.”

MALEPHUTSI MOKOKO: “Yes, it is important that the day should be celebrated because women are important to the nation. They take care of other people, they pray for the world and even though it is hard, we still celebrate Women’s Month because of all the abuse still taking place out there.”

SUZETTE PATON: “Yes, it is necessary to celebrate Women’s Day. Mothers are the foundations of the family, they provide love and care. Women are the backbone of the family. A woman is a well-organized man.”

WOMEN in security services within the Ladybrand Cluster commemorated Women’s Month through a roadblock on the N8 between the Maseru Port of Entry and Ladybrand. Lt. Col Diepo Nthako, the Ladybrand station commander, invited women of the Traffic Department, SANDF members currently deployed at the borderline, cross-border members, police stations within the Ladybrand Cluster as well as specialised units such as K9 and Vehicle Identification Section and Safeguarding (VISS) to form part of the roadblock to tackle crime.

The main focus was stolen vehicles, illegal immigrants, dealing in drugs and human trafficking and the project sent a clear message to road users that violence against women and children would not be tolerated and pamphlets to that effect were issued to the road users. A large number of traffic fines were issued to those who did not abide the law, 759 vehicles were searched, 1 786 people were searched and 6 people were arrested for contravention of the Illegal Immigration Act and 46 vehicles were inspected.

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Mosadi ya kgabane tjheleteng KGWEDING ena ya Phato eo e leng ya basadi ha re ke re shebisane hore mosadi o sebeletswa ke tjhelete jwang. Mosadi ya kgabane o tseba hore moputso wa hae o lekane hore a ka phela bophelo boo a batlang ho bo phela le ba lelapa la hae. Mosadi ya kgabane o netefatsa hore ditshenyehelo tsa le lapa tsa kgwedi le kgwedi ha di fetisi moputso wa kgwedi. Ho mosadi enwa kontane ke morena (ka sejatlhapi ho bolela hore “cash is king”). O fepa ba lelapa, o reka di phahlo le thepa ya ka tlung le tse ding tsa ditlhoko ntle le sekoloto. Le ha a etsa mekete ha a sebedisi sekoloto. Sephiri sa hore mosadi ya kgabane a fihlelle ditlhoko tsa bophelo ka kontane ke eng? Mosadi ya kgabane wa boloka hape o na le mammello. O tseba hore mammello e tswala katleho. Hape mosadi enwa o tseba hore a keke a kgona ho fihlella tseo a di batlang nakong e khutswane. Ha a batla horeka fan-

A re bueng Boitumelo Koma Auditing lecturer itjhara, horekela bana di pahlo, kapo hoya nakong ya phomolo o boloka nako e sale teng hore a qobe ho etsa sekoloto bakeng sa hofihlella ntho tsena. Mosadi ya kgabane o bolokela maeomo a tshohanyetso a bophelo hape o tseba le ho bolokela thuto ya bana ya yunivesithi. Ke hore mosadi enwa o bolokela mabaka a nako e kgutswane le mabaka a nako e telele. Mosadi ya kgabane o na le societi, o boloka le bankeng, o boetse o na la di enshorense tse tlang holefa bakeng sa ho hlokomela ba lelapa la hae ha a se a sa kgone hoba hlokomela. Mosadi ya kgabane o sebedisa tjhelete ka kelohloko. O tseba holekanya moputso wa hae hore o lekane mabaka

a hae a kgwedi. Pele a reka o nka nako ho nahana. Ke motho ya sa hohelweng ke theolelo ya mabenkele ho reka dintho tseo a ne a sa rera hodi reka kanako eo. Mosadi ya kgabane o lefa ditshebeletso tsa masepala le laesense ya TV kanako. Ha a rekile ntlo le koloyi ka tjhelete eo a e kadimilweng ke banka o netefatsa hore o lefa hantle. Ha a nale melato ho batho o phakisa ho ba lefa. Batswadi ba hae le bana ba habo ha ba na le tlhoko le bona oa bahlokomela. Bokgabane ba hae bo bonahala hape ka letsoho la hae le batsi ka ho fana a sa kganane. Mosadi ya kgabane kemotho ya bolokang, ya fanang, ya phedisang ba lelepa, hape

Mosadi ya kgabane o sebedisa tjhelete ka kelohloko. O tseba holekanya moputso wa hae hore o lekane mabaka a hae a kg­ wedi. Pele a reka o nka nako ho nahana. Ke motho ya sa ho­ helweng ke theolelo ya mabenkele ho re­ ka dintho tseo a ne a sa rera hodi reka kanako eo. kemotho ya lefang tsohle kanako hoya katekanyetso ya moputso wa hae. *Mang kapa mang ya a batlang ho ngola kholomong ena, a ka ikopanya le Jabulani Dlamini ho 051-404-7910 kapa ho Jabulani.Dlamini@volksblad.com *Mongodi ha ana ho lefiwa

Youth voters mobilised for the elections THE Free State Department of Education will embark on a voter registration campaign at the Hillside View College in Bloemfontein today in partnership with the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Department of Home Affairs, National Youth Development Agency (NYDA), and South African Police Service (SAPS) to encourage first-time voters to take part in the up coming 2014 Elections. The purpose of the campaign is to educate students about the importance of voting and also give them an opportunity to apply for their identity documents (IDs). The SAPS will warn the students against the dangers of crime, while the NYDA will motivate the youth to exercise their democratic right by voting. Students will be provided with enough education and motivation to know that by voting they will be shaping their future and strengthening the education sector. The campaign will also create awareness around different fields of study offered by the Further Education (FET) institutions and encourage more learners to register at these institutions.

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‘Pull her down’ syndrome is alive THOUGH we celebrate Women’s Month amidst men who are universally perceived to be abusive and repulsive to “all-things women”, South Africa is suffering from a “Pull her down” syndrome of a feminine design. Patriarchal as our nation is structured, there is a despicable phenomenon of women who pull others down. Women, who have painstakingly risen to the high echelons of our multi-faceted society, constantly have to justify their professional expertise, fend off their material acquisitions and if unable to give birth, bear the brunt of being called names by those of the same sex. The country is making endeavours to change men’s view of women as objects of sexual abuse, gender inequality and public humiliation but, this subtle form of abuse “PhD”, which is meted out to women by women, is a disgrace to the memories of politically-gallant Charlotte Maxeke and Lillian Ngoyi who championed the cause of women’s emancipation and social empowerment. As these heroines defied the odds ages ago, little did they realise

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sexual paraphernalia is used to inflict pain and molest them, this ironically happens at Lehlohonolo Nyetanyane the hands of their Social observer over-possessive lesbian partners, thereby making such cases intricate for the police to that their off-springs would be fathom or apprehend the perpetrator. qualified in destructive “PhD’s” used Social networks are replete with to ostracise others. “she-lebrities” who post abusive It’s very poignant to see mothers remarks against one another gang up with their daughters to reducing the Imbokodo slogan to a destroy another woman’s family and joke. steal her husband – leaving the Shamefully, after earning their victim psychologically distraught. empowerment, businesswomen tend For some weird reason, most to employ foreign maids because pregnant women would rather be they provide cheap labour with examined by a male gynaecologist minimal rights. than his female counterpart. In a As we entice men to throw their sophisticated political dispensation weight against women abuse, our like ours, it’s worth noting that even mothers and sisters must be in the female politicians are still exclusiveforefront to eradicate “Pull her ly chauffeured by men when there’s down” syndrome. Women need to a plethora of equally competent support, embrace and appreciate one women. another a lot better. As she wines and dines at a posh ) So-called empowered women restaurant, a so-called liberated generally tend to want to fit into woman is more likely to tip a waiter the male world rather than create at the expense of a waitress. a conducive environment for other Young women are often physically women to flourish. – Ed abused and all sorts of artificial

Understanding and overcoming failure IF you fail in life, what is next? The question is: Failing in which area? Is it failing at my job or career? Or failing a friend or partner? Maybe you have failed in your business. It could even be that you failed your own children or the children have failed their parents. Yes, there are so many areas in which we can fail. You can think of other areas you are aware of. Firstly, remember failures are part of life and you are not the first person

on earth to become acquainted with failure. Look at Jesus. He had 12 disciples and 1 of them, Judas, was a failure. Jesus never ended up becoming

depressed. In fact, it is a demonstration to us that we are also allowed to have failures in some areas. When you fail, do the following: Shake it off like dust, stand up, straighten your shoulders and lift up your head. If you are tired, disappointed and burdened because of your failure, read Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I’ll give you rest.”

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Hiring angers residents } Selloane Khalane

A BLOEMFONTEIN pastor has been accused of forcing his congregants to join the ANC in exchange for jobs at the R100 billion Airport Node Development project. Since last Monday disgruntled community members from areas in and around Grassland Bloemfontein have been flocking to the construction site in Bloemspruit, alleging flawed hiring processes. The project was still on standstill last week after residents accused the Mangaung Metro Municipality officials of collaborating with Pastor Peter Makae of the United in Christ International Ministry in securing jobs for ‘ANC’ congregants at the project. Thabo Botsane, the National Unemployed Voters Organisation (NUVO) secretary, said Makae forced congregants to be ‘card carrying’ members of the ANC in order to get jobs at the project. Botsane said 210 people had been hired for the first phase of the project through the church. “Makae wants to increase ANC members prior to the 2014 national elections,” Botsane said. Makae is also the chairperson of the ANC branch executive member in Ward 17. Makae told Volkblad, the mother newspaper for Express, he was a staunch ANC member but didn’t force congregants to join the ANC. “As a big ANC member I do talk about the ANC during my sermons, but I don’t force them to join the par-

ty,” Makae said. Makae also admitted that job applications for residents in Ward 17 were filed at his church, which, according to Makae, is also used as a community hall by residents. “I was instructed by Papiki Moeng to get names and submit them to the mayor’s office,” said Makae. Moeng is a member of the mayoral committee responsible for planning at the Mangaung Metro. Makae said the Ward 17 councillor, Ntswaki Phupha, was incompetent and he (Makae) would not allow ‘his’ people to perish while he was still alive. Makae further said sewerage and toilet projects had been halted on purpose in Ward17 because the ward councillor was not on good terms with the premier, Ace Magashule, and the Mangaung Metro mayor, Thabo Manyoni. The Mangaung Metro spokesperson, Qondile Khedama, confirmed that 210 people had been hired. Khedama said residents were angry about the criteria used to hire people. Khedama denied allegations of flawed processes and said that both parties would engage to find a way forward. Khedama said 11 000 jobs will be created through the project after the first phase has been completed. The development will build a new town along the N8 with hotels, urban square, a mall, mixed housing, educational and civic sites and a railway station.

PRIMROSE RAMOKOTJO (left) and Mojaje Mokuku. Photo: Supplied

Hope on the horizon THE New Horizon School’s senior and junior speakers took part in the cluster eliminations of the Youth Summit last week at Harrismith Senior Secondary. In the senior section, Mojaje Mokuku (gr. 11), was awarded position one, while Primrose Ramokotjo (gr. 9) got position two in the junior section. These two learners will therefore be taking part in the District Eliminations at Tshiya. The impromptu discussions, taking place after the prepared speeches have been heard, are always interesting, revealing at

what level learners are aware of current affairs. Marks given during these discussions count for 50% of each contestant’s final percentage, whilst the prepared speeches also count for 50%. Junior impromptu question included the following: “What is the significance of Nelson Mandela?”, “What differentiates Mandela from other struggle stalwarts?” and “Which president in other countries do you like, and what do you like about them?” The questions that seniors were asked, also reflected how

the spotlight is on Mandela, with his illness, and on Barack Obama’s African visit, namely “Which country in Africa has a better president than Mr Mandela?”, “Do you think the ruling party still rules according to Mandela’s ideals?” and “If you were allowed to change two rules from our constitution, which would you choose, and why?” Mojaje, whose prepared speech said, “Stand still – I also have a dream: ‘My South African dream”, felt that the ruling party’s style of government today reflects the exact opposite of Madiba’s ideals.


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‘Kgomongwe was not fired’ } Selloane Khalane FREE STATE TREASURY has denied firing its head of department, Humphrey Kgomongwe, for allegedly refusing to deviate from Treasury regulations. Kgomongwe is apparently still strongly aligned with the former MEC of Treasury, Seiso Mohai, who was shipped to parliament earlier this year following a reshuffling of the Free State cabinet. Mohai was replaced by Magashule’s former provincial director general, Elzabe Rockman. The provincial Treasury spokesperson, Gunnet Kaaf, said Kgomongwe requested early retirement to

‘As far as I know, the post was advertised and no interviews have been conducted yet,’ – Gunnet Kaaf pursue other interests and spend more time with his family, who resides in Gauteng. “Kgomongwe was due for retirement early next year,” Kaaf said. According to Kaaf, Kgomongwe would be turning 65 years next year. Sources said although last Wednesday was Kgomongwe’s last official day of work, the former HOD was

still in negotiations with the department on settlement of the remaining years on his five year contract which commenced in February 2011. Kaaf said he was not sure of the contract terms and could therefore not comment further on its terms. Kaaf confirmed that Kgomongwe’s post has already been advertised but denied allegations that the post had

been earmarked for Adv. Makhoseni Msibi. Msibi is the current head of the Free State Government Garage. “As far as I know, the post was advertised and no interviews have been conducted yet,” Kaaf said. In a farewell message released by Rockman, Rockman said Kgomongwe’s retirement marks the end of an illustrious career of nearly 40 years in the public service. Rockman also expressed Premier Ace Magashule’s acknow-ledgment and appreciation for the guidance and leadership Kgomongwe provided. Magashule is currently on an official visit abroad.

RETIRED: Humphrey Kgomongwe. Photo: Sidwell Guduka


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Training centre to benefit all

DAN KHOTULE, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in the Free State.

Photo: Sidwell Guduka

THE South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), in partnership with the Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation and the Mangaung Municipality, will today be launching a National Training Centre (NTC) in Bloemfontein. The main purpose of establishing this centre is to assist SASCOC’s National Federations (NF’s) who are paying exorbitant prices each time they require the services of a training camp at a privately run centre. This move will allow NFs access to training facilities, scientific and medical support services and referrals to specialists while at the camp. The use of the facilities will be at no cost to the NFs. “According to our mandate, that of team preparation and team delivery, the NTC fulfils this role. “The launch of the NTC is a culmination of years of consultation and discussion with stakeholders,” said Gideon Sam, SASCOC president. “We are happy that the Free State government saw it fit to support this initiative, which is a national endeavour to improve the performances of athletes at international level. Tubby Reddy, SASCOC CEO, said: “At SASCOC, we strive to create a conducive environment for sport in South Africa

through improving and allowing easy access to our sporting infrastructure. “Our aim is that the NTC aids positively to sport and allows athletes to perform to the best of their abilities.” Meanwhile, Dan Khothule, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation in the Free State, expressed his delight about the opening of the NTC. “My department together with SASCOC is bringing a National Training Centre to Bloemfontein where all the national teams can prepare themselves before participating internationally,” he said. Ace Magashule, premier of the Free State, welcomed the opening of this training centre in Mangaung. “We support any sport initiative that places our young people at the centre, as it drives them away from crime and sluggish lifestyles. “We view sport as an effective tool in social change; it instills discipline and patience in participants. “Most importantly, the role of sports in nation-building cannot be over-emphasised. “It has the power to accommodate people regardless of race, gender, age and creed. We take delight in the existence of centres like these in our province, as they positively promote the societal values we expect our young people to engage in.”

Women to walk for education THE deputy minister of Police, Makhotso Maggie Sotyu, will lead 500 women in the Walk for Education to take place tomorrow at Naval Hill Park as part of the Women’s Month celebrations. Under the theme A centenary of working together towards sustainable women empowerment and gender equality this year’s Women’s Month marks the 57th anniversary of the historic women’s march where they protested and marched against the pass laws. By taking part in this march these women will be reliving the past in honour of those brave women who stopped at nothing to fight for freedom and women’s emancipation. The uphill walk symbolizes the toughness and price women paid in fighting for democracy and women’s emancipation. The theme for this walk is Education: A Liberating Tool for Women. Through this walk, women are encouraged to use education as a liberating tool to succeed in life and maintain this freedom which women of 1956 fought hard for. The deputy minister will be joined by the Free State Department of Education MEC, Tate Makgoe, and other senior officials.


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Celebrate the liberation of our women PHUMLA WILLIAMS, acting CEO of GCIS: SINCE the onset of democracy, South Africa has taken bold steps to advance the interests of women. Today we can look back with pride at some of the many strides we have made, particularly as we prepare to celebrate 20 years of democracy and freedom. South Africa has moved from apartheid where women suffered triple oppression based on their sex, colour and class to a society where gender equality is now a constitutional imperative. While the policies of apartheid were detrimental to the whole black population, women were the most affected. Apartheid restrictions on African women forced them to remain in the homelands, supporting their families without the help of men. They faced poor living conditions, extreme poverty, malnutrition, illness and high infant mortality. Every effort was made to keep African women out of urban areas through laws and regulations that governed their movement. It was these restrictions, in particular the Pass Laws which required Africans to carry documents allowing them to be in white-occupied areas, that led to the famous 1956 march by 20 000 women to the Union Buildings. Today, under our democratically elected government, our Constitution informs our work, promotes, protects and advances the rights of women. Pres. Jacob Zuma said this constitutional imperative was further reinforced by our progressive legislation to advance women. These legal instruments that he noted included the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, the Employment Equity Act, the Domestic Violence Act, Maintenance Act, Sexual Offences Act and the Civil Union Act. Recognising that August is Women’s Month, we take stock of some of the advances we have made in empowering women. We also celebrate the achievements of women in our society. The government recently proposed the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill to enforce gender parity across all sectors of society. This demonstrates our commitment to act decisively and enforce change in the workplace and speed up the process of gender transformation. The proposed bill calls for equal participation of women in the economy and for equal representation in decision-making in private and public sectors. The proposed bill comes at a time when gender transformation in our corporate boardrooms continues at a much slower pace than in the government. The 2012 Business Women in Leadership Census shows that while women make up 52% of the population they account for just 3,6% of chief executives, 5,5% of chairpersons, 17,1% of directors and 21,4% of executive managers. Kunyalala Maphisa, the president of the Business Women’s Association, said: “Essentially, the findings of the census show that we have a long way to go to achieve more equality in the upper levels of the workplace. The advancement of women in South Africa is no longer an option, it is an urgent requirement.” The Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill provides for the elimination of practices that violate the rights of women in terms of social, political, economic and cultural freedoms and the abolition of discrimination against women and girls. It will also monitor all legislation to address inequalities, discrimination against women, gender violence, access to services and economic empowerment. While our laws have been enacted to promote gender equality and women empowerment, the issue should not be viewed by the private and public sector simply as compliance. Gender equality must become a lived reality to enable a societal shift that ensures that women are treated as equal citizens, and contribute to socio-economic growth and development. The transformation of gender disparities requires the commitment from all to deal with the historical gender discrimination within our communities. Our National Development Plan (NDP) – the country’s strategic vision for the next 20 years – highlights the important role of women in the fight against poverty and

transformation of our economy. The active participation and empowerment of women will help to transform the economy as they make up a significant percentage of the poor, particularly in rural areas. Our record of the last 19 years of democracy suggests that with a concerted effort we can build on the advances we have made which have enabled women to construct better lives for themselves and their children. The government has ensured that all laws that assist in the transformation of society, particularly those that relate to women, are in place. The challenge,

however, is the willingness by all to comply with them. The government has done its bit in tackling gender imbalances in the public sector. The public sector has 40,7% female senior managers. The overall workforce in the public service consists of 60,6% women up from 58,2% in 2011. Furthermore, research shows that South Africa is one of the most progressive countries in the world when it comes to the representation of women in politics. Before 1994, Parliament had a mere 2,7% representation of women. After our first democratic elections in 1994 women representation in the National Assembly stood at 27,7%. In 1999 that figure increased to 30% and then 32,7% in 2004. After the 2009 national elections women’s representation rose again to reach 42%. According to the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report 2012, this puts South Africa in fourth position worldwide for the greatest number of women in Parliament.

In the national executive, we have 14 cabinet ministers and 16 deputy ministers. In addition, five out of nine premiers are women. The government remains determined to meet its 50-50 target on women’s representation. While we celebrate our many successes in advancing women in our democratic journey, the government understands that more needs to be done to ensure that women feel safe. The daily reports of violence and abuse suffered by women are evidence that we must continually work to ensure a safer and more caring society. We urge communities to help government to eradicate violence against women through reporting such crimes. Domestic violence in particular should not be treated as a private matter. It is a crime and must be reported to the police. As a nation we must unite towards creating a safer environment for all women and ensure they take their equal place in the workplace and elsewhere to enable us to reach our full potential.


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Itumeleng July’s star ITUMELENG DHLAMINI of the Batho Primary School in Bloemfontein has been chosen as July’s SuperSport Let’s Play Sports Star of the Month for Express. The 13-year-old is a very talented netball player. She began her netball journey in 2009 and has not missed a match since. Itumeleng won a gold medal for her hard work on the netball court in 2012. The passionate netball player, who dreams of representing her country one day, strives to be like her netball hero, South African netball player Bongiwe Msomi. Participating in netball gives Itumeleng

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great joy and she believes regular exercise is good for your body. She is grateful to her first coach, Emma Phata, who introduced her to the sport. Itumeleng’s motto is If you work hard, you may play hard. Send your sports star nomination for school learners between the ages of 6 and 18 today (nominations received before the 20th of each month will be included in that month’s selection). You can email your nomination to supersport@zpr.co.za or fax it to 086-552-4922. For more information please call Lynne or Juanré at Z PR on 051-522-7395.

Central University of Technology, Free State (CUT) is one of the foremost higher education Institutions in the heartland of South Africa, dedicated to quality education and training, mainly in science, engineering and technology. Over the past 30 years CUT has developed into a leading institution able to take its place in the national as well as the international higher education landscape.

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To apply and for full details on these above positions, including minimum requirements, qualifications and experience, please visit the Careers page of our website.

Closing date: 16 August 2013 www.cut.ac.za Bloemfontein: (051) 507 3911 | Welkom: (057) 910 3500

Talent scouted by Tovey

ITUMELENG DHLAMINI

CASTLE LAGER yesterday announced the Finding Tomorrow’s Bafana Together campaign which is aimed at unearthing talented young footballers that ply their trade in the SAB Regional League around the country. This is a continuation of the 2012 Castle Lager Superstars XI campaign. The 2012 campaign proved to be highly successful as several players shone during training matches against opponents that play in the Premier Soccer League and National First Division respectively. Matches against teams such as Vasco Da Gama, Ajax Cape Town, University of Pretoria, SuperSport United and Jomo Cosmos provided many scouts in these divisions with an opportunity to snatch the new talent that was being exposed through the campaign. One such talent is the new Kaizer Chiefs signing Siphiwe Mtsweni from Secunda who attended a trial with the club and was promptly offered a first-team contract commencing at the beginning of the 2013-’14 season. The Finding Tomorrow’s Bafana Together campaign will see former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey, Philemon Masinga and a dedicated team of nine respected scouts spend the next few months identifying the best undiscovered talent in all nine provinces in South Africa. The campaign will start simultaneously with the SAB Regional League this month.


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Please take notice that Lodewikus Theodorus le Roux intends to make application to the Commisioner of CIPC for the restoration of Summerlane Trading 5, 2006/085557/23. Take further notice that any objection to the application must be lodged with the Commissioner of CIPC within 21 days of the date of the publication thereof. CIPC, PO Box 429, Pretoria 0001.

121 APPLICATION TO THE COMMISSIONER OF CIPC

Please take notice that Ivan Cliff Arendse intends to make application to the Commissioner of CIPC for the restoration of 5-Star Tour (2006/088142/23). Please take further notice that any objection to the application must be lodged with the Commissioner of CIPC within 30 days of the date of the publication thereof. CIPC, PO Box 429, Pretoria 0001.

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MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT SPRAYPAINTER (P14)

Na o na le mathata a dikoloto? Letsetsa Betty 072 822 1029. O kgathetse ke dikoloto? Letsetsa Alice 083 763 9109.

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Westdene: R680 000. 2 bedr, 2 bathr, lounge, dining, kitchen, garage. Call Sam 073 897 3496.

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•Panels •Carports

D'METRI MOTORS FSP 28260 Tel. 051 447 1400 / 051 430 1833 VISIT OUR WEBSITE www.dmetri.co.za

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We buy and sell quality used vehicles. Honda Ballade: 1993. Maroon, automatic. For sale. R20 000 negotiable. Call 074 643 8626.

Hustle Loans

Need a car? On ITC? No problem! Call Gregory 073 842 8619.

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www.minigeza.com Ehrlich Park: R410 000. 2 bedr, 1 bathr, lounge, kitchen, 2 carports, fenced, pre-paid electricity. Call Sam 073 897 3496.

4 garnisheed or blacklisted. Welcome. No ITC checks. Same-day payouts

Kraaines Best quality in second-hand furniture

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from R500 – R10 000. ±15 minutes approval. Fax your salary advice and ID No to 051 448 7964 att: Billy or SMS your ID No to 083 662 3928 for approval.

Hillside View: R410 000. 3 bedroom (bic), 1 bathroom, lounge, kitchen (biu) and stove, carport. Grassland 2: R650 000 3 bedr (bic), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining, kitchen (biu) and stove, double garage and 2 back rooms, very nice and modern. 081 010 1661. Noordhoek: R899 000. 3 bedr, kitchen, bathr, lounge. Cottage: 1 bedr, kitchen, bathr, lounge, carport for 3 cars. Lourier Park: R490 000. 3 bedr, 1 bathr, 1 toilet, kitchen, lounge, fenced. ONO. Phase 2: R560 000. 3 bedr, bathr, kitchen, lounge, dining, living-area, carport for 3 cars. Cost inc. Fauna: R730 000. 3 bedr, 1 bath, lounge, dining, kitchen, garage, outside toilet, scullery room. Call Sam 073 897 3496.

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ENTREPRENEURS! Sell Minigeza/hot water. SMS postal details to: 083 954 1910. Lindsay@intekom.co.za.

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Willows: 2 bedr. R420 000 3 bedr. R430 000 Contact Sam 073 897 3496.

Rykmanshoogte: R799 000 3 bedr, dining, lounge, kitchen, garage, 2 bathrooms. Grassland 2: R75 000 cash 4-room house. Contact Marvin 082 976 9446.

30 posts urgently available for a new branch opening in BFN. STD 8-10 and 1830 yrs. Call Mendy 051 430 7144. An expanding company in Bloemfontein is urgently looking for 15 matriculants.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: ............................... MINIMUM QUALIFICATION OF GRADE 10/N1 OR EQUIVALENT ..................2 YEARS' DIRECT WORKING EXPERIENCE IN SPRAY-PAINTING OR RELEVANT TRADE .........................BASIC SPRAYPAINTING KNOWLEDGE ..................................ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE A SPRAYPAINTING COURSE ...................ABLE TO PASS A PRACTICAL TEST .................MUST BE A GOOD TEAM WORKER, SELFDISCIPLINED.

Closing date: MONDAY, 12 AUGUST 2013 at 12:00. Send a complete, detailed CV to JACORIEN MULLER at Interstate Bus Lines, clearly indicating the vacancy applied for! Fax: 086 293 9435. Email:

jacorien@interstate.co.za If no feedback is received within 30 days from the closing date, you may consider your application unsuccessful. Shortlisted candidates will be subjected to Psychometric/ Psychomotoric testing. Only shortlisted candidates will be phoned.

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Attach photo and indicate for which position you apply. Forward CV to email: mandelaview@gmail.com or fax: 051 442 2155.

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Please take notice that Rafiqul Islam intends to make application to the Commissioner of CIPC for the restoration of Shaiman General Trading (2006/175326/23). Please take further notice that any objection to the application must be lodged with the Commissioner of CIPC within 30 days of the date of the publication thereof. CIPC, PO Box 429, Pretoria 0001.

122 Tsitsi Enoch Letuka No. 7403/2012

ATTORNEYS/PROKUREURS

In the estate of the late Tsitsi Enoch Letuka No. 7403/2012 of 10906 Mpitso Street, Rocklands, Bloemfon-tein, identity number 461001 5554 084, who passed away on 15 June 2012, and surviving spouse Dimapo Sylvia Letuka, identity number 530609 0805 082. Creditors and debtors in the above estate are hereby required to file their claims with and pay their debts to the undersigned within 30 days from date of publication hereof. Dated at Bloemfontein this 30th day of July 2013. ASC DU PREEZ C/o McIntyre & Van der Post 12 Barnes Street Westdene Bloemfontein


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‘Celtic fans are simply the best’ } Sidwell Guduka

HLOMPHO KEKANA, Mamelodi Sundowns midfielder, said Bloemfontein Celtic supporters were the best in the whole world. An emotional Kekana was speaking to Express after his side had defeated Celtic 3-1 at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein on Sunday. He scored the first goal of the match against his former team. Despite having inflicted a lot of pain on Siwelele, Kekana was surprised about what unfolded after the match. He was walking towards the tunnel that led to the dressing rooms when hundreds of Celtic fans, who normally sat on the southern side of the stadium just behind the goalposts, chanted his name “Hlompo, Hlompho, Hlompho”. They wanted him to come to them. The former Celtic man, who gave a man of the match performance on the day, turned back there and then. He walked towards the fans and they started singing and dancing for him. Everybody wanted to shake his hand and it was a wonderful scene – a good example to the fans of other clubs. “I am speechless. I never

EMOTIONAL: Hlompho Kekana

‘I wish the fans of other teams would take a leaf from the Celtic fans’ book. Win or lose, they support their players and they don’t boo their own players. I love these people with all my heart. They are my brothers and sisters.’ – Hlompho Kekana

Photo: Gerhard Steenkamp

expected that to happen, especially after scoring against Celtic – let alone after beating them in their own back yard. “Celtic fans are simply the best on the whole continent, if not in the whole world. They are very passionate about football,” Kekana told Express. “I wish the fans of other teams would take a leaf from the Celtic fans’ book. Win or lose, they support their players and they don’t boo their own players. I love these people with all my heart. They are my brothers and sisters,” he said with tears rolling down his cheeks. “These people understand the dynamics of football. I am so emotional to see they still love me even after leaving Celtic two seasons ago. I always tell people that Bloemfontein people are very nice and I love them. They will always have special place in my heart,” he added. About their win on Sunday, Kekana said they were happy to kick off the season with a victory. “The first match of the season is very important. So, it was a good morale boosting win for us. “It is not easy to beat Celtic in their own back yard, but I’m glad we did. Our focus now is on the next game.


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FROM the left are Kosie Weyers, Mandla Mdakane, Tschops Sipuka and Michael Stephen.

Engen racing team do well on the circuit

} Express Reporter THE Engen Racing Team contested two championships at the Phakisa Freeway in Welkom on Saturday. In both series the team’s drivers were to be found right in the middle of the action. Michael Stephen (A1 – Engen Xtreme) is the defending champion in the series – and also the championship leader. Going into the sixth round at the Phakisa circuit, Stephen was always expecting it would be a tough event. This certainly proved to be the case, but Stephen and Sipuka stood their ground against the opposition. With three races for their Audi S4 Quattro on the day, the duo had to work hard for their results. In race one the Engen Xtreme fin-

ished fifth and sixth, followed by a third for the defending champion in race two, while Tschops Sipuka maintained his sixth place when he crossed the finish line. The finish in the final race of the day again saw the teammates claim the chequered flag in sequence, with Stephen fourth and Sipuka up to fifth. For Stephen a third championship victory is on the cards and consolidating his position is an important aspect of his race strategy. Rather than taking unnecessary risks, he is focused on collecting points and Sipuka is helping to keep the pressure off of Stephen in his championship bid. Fourth and fifth overall is also how the pair of Engen Xtreme Audi Quattro S4s finished the day overall in the premier saloon car series.

The demanding Engen Volkswagen Cup Championship saw Weyers and Mdakane compete in two races. Weyers, the championship leader, was more interested in scoring points than winning races. For Weyers this meant claiming second place in race one and third in race two for second place overall on the day. This result will keep him well ahead of the pack as he heads to Zwartkops Raceway for round seven of the championship. Mdakane crossed the finish line for 18th position at the end of race one, but was able to complete just five laps of the second race before being forced to retire. The Engen Racing Team will take to the track in search of championship points again on Saturday, 31 August, for round seven of the Super Series.

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