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25 November 2012

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Maphuta High School enter in song to commemorate the passing of a fellow learner RAPOLAI KATLEGO

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grade 11 learner from Maphutha High School in Mayibuye was laid to rest on 27 October following an untimely passing in his home three weeks before his funeral. It is alleged that

Dumaphi Phumlani passed away mysteriously and was left in a mortuary for three weeks and without any idea of whom to contact regarding his corpse. The teenager was supposedly under the care of social workers prior to his passing; he was (according

to sources) an orphan and depended mostly on the Department of Social Development. “He had no parents, his closest relatives are from Eastern Cape and none of them were able to bury him because they are all unemployed,” said

Sonnyboy Moseri. This unfortunate circumstance led the Councillor of Klipfontein – Darren Bergman, the Steering Committee, Maphuta High School learners and private companies to raise funds so that the boy can be given a dignified burial.“It is highly

Picture: Rapolai Katlego

unfortunate what had happened to the child, no one should be left in a mortuary for such a long period,” a source who preferred to remain anonymous told Pioneer Mirror. His fellow learners entered the morning service in song in remembrance his

life.“We (steering committee) managed to raise money to pay the mortuary and we also got sponsors to help with burying the child. Even though he did not fall under our ward, we couldn't just leave him like that – it is too tragic,” expressed Moseri.


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The pre-scholars and their teachers celebrate their renovated facilities sponsored by Transcor with Sannyboy Moseri

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We a r e h a p p y Transcor is helping to renovate our small community hall and the community pre-school,” said a cheerful Sannyboy Moseri. The small Klipfontein View hall is located next to the taxi rank and it is characterised by its seemingly underresourced structure, and it accommodates the preschool within the yard. Before the initiative by Transcor to renovate the hall, it had no proper fencing and some of the windows were broken and it was in a terrible condition. Recently the property

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is getting a new fence and a proper gate to secure the area. According to Moseri, chairperson of the Steering Committee – the preschool is home to most of the children who reside in Klipfontein. However there are not enough resources to for all the pre-scholars, it is for this reason that the external help is appreciated and it deserves recognition. Furthermore, inside the pre-school – is a tiny room that accommodates the children. They could be heard singing in excitement when members from Transcor came in to visit them. The teachers also

expressed their gratitude and they can now continue to educate the kids and take care of them in the renovated building. The facility is also a working office for the Steering Committee. “It is important that the children are happy, they deserve to have their facilities in good condition” stated Moseri. “Transcor is in Commercia, this is our way of giving back to the communities closest to us. We initially wanted to do something for sports but then we had realised that the kids here needed it more,” expressed Jacqui Nel Marketing and Media in Transcor.

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LUCAS'S MOBILE MARKET RAMATAMO WA MATAMONG

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t's Saturday afternoon and summer temperatures are quite high. The only person who is not hiding away from the heat but going up and down on the streets of Klipfontein View is Lucas Sithole who is selling vegetables on an old supermarket trolley. The 24 year old Mozambican started selling fruits vegetables in 2008 and has since not looked back. He said he cannot afford to stay at one place too long because he fears the sun could damage his stock, so he decided to take vegetables right to his clients' doorstep.“This is also flexible for my clients who sometimes walk quite a distance for the vegetables”. He said he charges R5 or R6 per packet of vegetables depending on the contents and the size of the vegetables.“On weekends I make around R400 to R500 per day but during the week the business is not good as I take home R100- R150 per day,” he says.Sithole said the money he makes on his vegetable business helps to support his wife and 8 month old son.

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THANDO TURNS 21 S

Nthando Dhaza in her tenure as the co-presenter of 326 GP drive show.

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ince she made her debut as the copresenter of the 326 GP afternoon drive show on Alex Fm, Thando Dhaza has secured a special place in the hearts of many people. This Soweto born radio DJ epitomizes all the intensity and charisma required for radio. Last month she celebrated her birthday and Pioneer Mirror met up with her at Caffe Della Salute in Sandton, Mandela Square. Even though the celebration was scheduled to start at 14h00, Thando was nonetheless late by at least an hour. “Hi, I'm so sorry to have kept you waiting,” she said showing signs of remorse. Alongside her, was her soft spoken and reserved friend, Lerato, Whilst waiting for other friends of hers to pitch up, the newspaper got up-close and personal with this bubbly presenter. “I'm the only child to a single mother, Nombulelo Dhaza, who is an educator in the Free State province. “Currently I'm doing my 2nd year at Boston Media house, in journalism, public relations and radio,” she explained whilst sipping a vanilla milkshake. S h o c k i n g l y, T h a n d o revealed that she was leaving Alex Fm. However, she was quick to add that her

departure from the station was not as a consequence of management-employee squabble, as it has been a trend in the media industry, b u t t h i s e v e r- s m i l i n g presenter decided to quit so that she could focus more on her school work. In fact, she told the newspaper that she had a great time working alongside seasoned DJ Nathi, and would, in the future, like to work with DJ Mreiks of Siyabavusa breakfast show. Even though Alex FM listeners won't have the pleasure of hearing Thando's mesmerizing voice anymore, she is not leaving the media industry at all. “I recently joined UJ FM as a news reader and it feels good to be doing something outside my comfort zone,” she said. Soon, most of her friends arrived and the celebration commenced. It was good seeing that Thando is calm to earth and treats all her friends equally. Although there was no cake, a tiny muffin was used instead. The spirit of amusement took charge as they posed for pictures. After a very long day fraught with hilariousness and mingling with each other, it was time to hit the road, and the birth day girl expressed her gratitude to everyone who showed.

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After many years of speculations, Generations ' most devastating secret is out in the open, Mpilo might after all not be the son to madala Khaphela. Poor Khethiwe! All her impious ambitious to use Mpilo to pocket Khaphela's riches are n o w g o n e . A n y w a y, Khaphela-Khethiwe 'relationship' was doomed from the start with their marriage built on lie and manipulation and is probably for the best that all is coming to an end. It is devastating to see how Jo'burg changes people's meek characters over night. From a sweet innocent rural girl to a lustdriven girl who is willing to sleep her way up, Zodwa is nothing but a distraction to Nicolas-Akhona relationship. Isidingo's bosso ke mang game might not have a happy ending. Lincoln and Jefferson are forever trying to prove a point as to who has an upper hand and in the process neglect the day to day running of the company. If the two continue at this pace, they might not have a company to run at the end. In fact, the two don't realise that their squabbles destroy whilst Barker and Benjamin are building a strong, consolidated relationship to bring down Sibeko Gold. Let's hope S'khumbuzo learnt a lesson about gambling while self proclaimed president of the Deep, papa G, finds a way to cure his lump on the bum. Rhythm City's Irvin should be taught a lesson of a life time that under no circumstance rape is justified. The man proved that he has no place in our democratic society. Firstly, he rapes Shado and then shows no sign of remorse but keeps on bragging about having 'sex' with her, sies! Miles has a lot on his plate to deal with. If it’s not the illness of his son, it is Shado's saga on the side. And it is good how Lucilla proved to be his pillar in all this mess. Muvhango's bubbly Pearl should not be used as a pawn through which her mom uses to score points with her stokvel ladies. If Pearl's mother's friend, Josephine is well off, that should not put Pearl under pressure to buy things she can't afford because of futile competition. Arggh, basadi le go kgantsha (women and their show offs). Nonetheless, S'pha is good to be worried about RendaniSizwe growing relationship. Rendani should be ashamed of herself. Two days after knowing Sizwe, she considering jumping into his bed, ijo!


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MEMORIES OF MY FATHER

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ehind the mask of being a legendary bass guitarist and a founder of the Flaming Souls, the late Jika Twala was a father. His children recall how he would stop at nothing just to spend time advising them. He did not just leave an indelible musical mark in their lives, but valuable lessons that would make them responsible citizens. Pioneer Mirror spoke to his eldest son, Prince 'The Prince of Newtown' Twala. “He used to call me Mr. Half-Half, because of the tendency of doing things without completing them. He also told me to be good at everything that I do and today when I look back I don't regret a single moment.” He said as a child growing

up his father bought him bicycles and later he bought him a bass guitar. “He also sent me to music school where I attained a Diploma, I'm very proud of my father. Now I'm a bass guitar player myself.” Jika Simon Mbayibayi Twala was recently buried and left behind his wife Connie Twala and seven children, 2 girls and 5 boys (Prince, Bongani, Thulani, Sizwe, Muzi, Busi and Ntombifuthi). His funeral, a musical farewell (befitting a legend) was attended by his peers and former and current members of the Flaming Souls such as Conry Ziqubu, Banza Kgasoane, Khulu Radebe, Johnny Scales Mabusela, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Linda Twala and Pat Smith.

So what? The Prince of Newtown listens deeply to a song that reminds him of his father.

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INDIGENOUS GAMES RECOGNISED RAMATAMO WA MATAMONG

If indigenous games are to be included in the Olympics one day, no doubt that Khensani Kekana and her friends will become superstars. Pioneer Mirror caught up with them playing Skipping on the street of Nancy Damase in Klipfontein. They say they don't just play because they are bored, but this what they like playing including Mugusha. It is like they knew that Minister of Sports, Fikile Mbalula, during South African Sports award was to honour indigenous games where KwaZulu Natal Heritage Council went home with Indigenous games of the year. The Full Winners List is as follows: > Sports Star of the Year: Chad le Clos – Swimming South Africa > Sportsman of the Year: Vernon Philander – Cricket South Africa > Sportsman of the Year with a Disability: Oscar Pistorius – Athletics South Africa > Sportswoman of the Year: Caster Semenya – Athletics South Africa > Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability: Natalie du Toit – Swimming South Africa > Team of the Year: Rowing > Administrator of the Year: Wimpie du Plessis – Rowing South Africa > Newcomer of the Year: Siyamthanda Kolisi – Rugby South Africa > Coach of the Year: Joseph Mkhonza – Banyana Banyana > Indigenous Games of the Year: Team KZN – KZN Indigenous Games Council > Federation of the Year: Rowing South Africa > Journalist of the Year: Velile Mbuli – SABC > Photographer of the Year: Sydney Seshibedi – The Star > School Team of the Year: Ithembelihle Comprehensive School – SA Rugby > Developing School Team of the Year: Nkunzimbini Junior Secondary School – African Football Championship > Best Recreation Body of the Year: Vhakhegula Vhakhegula – Limpopo Grannies in Football > Volunteer of the Year: Sindiso Magajana – Judo South Africa

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