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APOLOGY NEEDED: Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi addressed members of the media after his visit to Jordao College following reports of sexual harassment at the school.
The school management of Jordao College were instructed to write a letter of apology to parents of Grade 10-12 girl learners at the school after reports of alleged sexual harassment. It is alleged that female learners were examined by female teachers for sexually activity after a cleaner found a bloodied condom in the girl’s toilet. The MEC for Education, Mr Panyaza Lesufi, visited the school on 2 June for a meeting. “We agreed in the meeting that we need to apologise unreservedly so to South Africans. We believe it’s very important to respect the dignity of our learners,” MEC Lesufi said. The school has agreed to write a letter to all parents to apologise. “This is not the way to treat girl children, we will protect their rights,” said Lesufi. The MEC has instructed that all the information presented to him during the meeting be handed over to the Human Rights Commission. “They are better positioned to investigate matters of this nature. So when they give us a report of their findings, then I will take action,” said Lesufi. A team of counsellors have been stationed at the school to provide counselling services to the affected learners. “If there are parents that feel their children need additional support we will take care of them. I really believe that what happened here is unacceptable and the dignity of our learners cannot be undermined,” said Lesufi.
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Recycling dog hair We have all heard about recycling glass, paper and cans but have you ever heard about recycling dog hair? Well Sue Green is doing exactly that and making knitted products out of her four Old English Sheepdogs also known as the JOY dog’s hair. Green bought a spinning wheel, took a few lessons and learnt to spin the hair. She first brushes the dog to collect the hair. She prepares the hair; this is a big task as she has to align the hairs for easier spinning. “I make two bobbins full
then ply it together using the spinning wheel to make 2 ply wool. Thereafter I wash it and knit with it. Green said it doesn’t take a lot of hair to make an item and she has an endless supply. She washes the hair in shampoo not detergent but only after spinning as the oils in the hair helps to spin it.
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For more information please visit www.educationaljoydogs.co.za RECYCLING PROCESS: Sue Green makes her wool and beanie.
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Fencingandpotplantsneeded JSPCA would like to thank the community for their donation of items relating to their inspectorate needs list. “Our inspectors are extremely grateful for the support you have shown towards their extremely vital work in rescuing and helping animals,” Jolene Beyleveld, JSPCA Public Relations said. However JSPCA are in desperate need of three bar fridges. These fridges will be used to keep vaccinations in the various departments including the branch in Krugersdorp. JSPCA are also in need of pot plants and picket / pool fencing to fence off a future area which may be used to introduce your new pet to the pets you already have at home. The fencing needs to be approximately 12m long and 1.5m high.
HOMELY FEEL NEEDED: The Kennel Departments with pot plants.
JHB South had major news stories this past week. Normally it can be a stress every week to find a newsworthy front page story however with the two shopping centres’ armed robberies (page 8), the drug bust in Crown Gardens (page 3) and the sexual harassment of girl learners there was ample choice. I chose to put the Jordao College allegations on front page as with June being Youth Month and with Child Protection Week just passed- this story goes against everything these two initiatives stand for, what these girls faced is utter humiliation. I am a female and would hate to go through what these girls went through. What I questioned is in the report (page 1) the teachers of the school had to write a letter of apology to the parents, and that is all fair and well but what about an apology to the girls, that they humiliated by requesting to check their underwear? These girls deserve the apology more than anyone else. As I drove past the school to take a photograph, I thought so learners are having sex in school bathrooms however how do we know that is what happened? Due to finding a bloodied condom, the logical explanation is two learners engaged in intercourse in the bathroom? By the teachers inspecting the girls- did they solve the question they were assuming to answer as to which girl had intercourse or was the alleged sexual harassment done with no results found and done in vain? I want to know how do these girls face these teachers every day knowing what they have seen and plus they now have to be taught by these adults who broke their trust and they have to trust the teachers on their word and rules they give them as learners. I know that would be hard for me. I pray that these girls receive necessary counselling so this does not affect their future in any negative way. Last week Nieto Hernandez said in his Head Voice column, “It takes a village to raise a child; it takes a village to protect a child.” This incident is exactly that - this village (Jordao College) needed to educate and protect these children however it came no where near protecting them. Share your thoughts with me by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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10 June 2014
Hawks pounce before heroin delivery R48million worth of heroin was seized in the boot of a Pakistani man’s vehicle outside a complex in Crown Gardens on 1 June by the Hawks. Paul Ramaloko, Hawks spokesperson said, “It is alleged that he (the suspect) was going to deliver it to a certain location so we pounced on him.” The 42-yearold suspect is believed to be part of an international drug distribution network. Ramaloko said the drugs were packaged in individual 1kg sachets and could not be
linked to any local laboratories and were brought into the country, but he could not disclose where it was coming from as it would compromise their investigation. “We are confident that we could disrupt a heroin distributing network,” Ramaloko said. “More arrests are expected.” Two unlicensed firearms were also recovered. The suspect appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court on 3 June on a charge of dealing in drugs.
GDE wishes learners well for exams The Gauteng Department of Education wishes all Grade 8 to 12 learners in 470 Gauteng priority schools the best of luck as they began their mid-year examinations last Friday 6 June. These are schools which have been prioritised as needing additional support and tuition in the province. Learners in these schools will be writing common examination papers set at a provincial level in selected subjects. The mid-year examinations are very important in that they serve as a practice session for learners to experience the
Combo Foods to be re-launched Combo Foods in Ridgeway Centre will be re-launched on Saturday 14 June. Be sure to come and join in on the fun filled day. There will be jumping castles, DJ’s and most importantly great prize giveaways. The store has been made bigger and now has a sit-down eating area and new meals have been added to the menu all for your convenience with the added bonus of being open on a Sunday from 9:00 to14:00. Combo Foods is situated in Ridgeway Centre (14 Shakespeare Street, Ridgeway). Contact 011 680 1994.
examination conditions that they will face at the end of the year. All systems are in place at these schools to ensure that these examinations run smoothly. The department has set up teams in all 15 districts to monitor that schools comply with requirements set up for these examinations . The department would also like to wish learners from schools which are not categorised as priority schools and not required to write common examinations well as they will also be writing their mid-year examinations.
Making a veggie impact Page 4
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Celebrating World Enviro Day(5 June), the Miss Earth South Africa (MESA) semi-finalists, took their spades, compost and set out to plant community food gardens. The semi finalists have been working in their communities over the past six weeks focussing their efforts on community food gardens, and awareness around the important issue of food security. The MESA organisation has had a very focussed programme over the past five years looking at food insecurity as a critical issue facing not only SA, but Africa at large. Additionally it has created fun and exciting ways for learners in a classroom environment to understand and appreciate, the benefits of planting their own food, and also the changing climate that we live in and the challenges that they face. Miss Earth SA 2014 semi-finalist: Nita Kandasamy
Twenty six year old, Nita Kandasamy, a Miss Earth South Africa(MESA) 2014 semi-finalist planted a veggie garden at David House in Townsview on 30 May as part of her community project. The Winchester Hills resident told tame TIMES that she chose David House as she wanted to teach the orphaned children how to grow their own vegetables. “I want to teach them that Mother Nature can offer them so much and they don’t have to always rely of food donations,” Kandasamy said. Kandasamy said the children were very eager to learn and excited. Spinach, beetroot, carrots and tomatoes were planted. All the seeds were sponsored by Kandasamy’s family. Learners from Harvest Christian School assisted the MESA semi-finalist with the planting. The Haverst Christian learners were assisting with the old-age home next door. PLANTING SEEDS: Nita Kandasamy, a Miss Once they completing their tasks there Earth South African 2014 semi-finalist plants a veggie garden at David House with the help of they offered to help Kandasamy witht he planting. Harvest Christian School learners.
Miss Earth SA 2014 semi-finalist: Degrecia Zwane Degrecia Zwane(27) is a young and vibrant woman who believes that mother earth should be looked after. Degrecia resides in Brackenhurst and works as an Environmental Consultant in the mining industry. Zwane chose La Rochelle Primary. The pupils of La Rochelle Primary were given a lesson about the importance of planting trees, starting a vegetable garden and a recycling programme. Food and Trees for Africa donated trees to the school, Grow a Tree donated tree seeds, Rand Water donated seeds and Remade Recycling donated a recycling bin. Additionally, this year is the United Nations Year of Family Farming. The school planted seeds for a vegetable garden. The vegetables will be used in the school kitchen and the learners will also take the veggies home. La Rochelle Primary is a big family of learners and this cause will definitely make a positive difference at SHARING LOVE AND KNOWLEDGE: The La the school. Rochelle Primary learners enjoyed having Miss Earth SA 2014 semi-finalist at their school.
10 June 2014
Winter Wonderland success
Angels Baby Sanctuary held a Winter Media Trading – Dubai, UBMS – Dubai, Wonderland dinner and dance fundraising Rob Waters (who ran the London Marathon event on 31 May at Crown Gardens. The and raised in excess of 5000GBP), Thapelo evening was a great success with over R50 Ramotsee(who ran the Comrades Marathon 000 raised for the baby homes’ monthly and raised funds),Chriscentia Nicholson, Conco ,Rampage Modelling Agency and expenses. The home situated in Rosettenville is currently Seeff.Anne Ebrahim, Angels Baby Sanctuary housing five babies that have either been founder, would like to thank all the wonderful sponsors and everyone who has donated abandoned, orphaned, abused or are sickly. All the guests put money where their mouths in any way. “Its been really amazing the are and supported the non-profit organisation. generosity,” Ebrahim said. Mike Naidoo seemed to be the most generous For more information please visit www. when he bid the highest amount, a staggering anglesbaby.org. R12 000, for the Sansui 42inch TV with speakers and a DVD set and then donated it back to be auctioned off again. The second bidder,Vernon Naidoo, then bid R9 000 and walked away with the TV set sponsored by Joshua Doore. The evening festivities also included musical and singing entertainment namely Jazzy Vibes, Kelly and DJ Eudene but the highlight of the evening was definitely the delectable Indian cuisine. There were lucky raffle winners as well as spot prize winners. The sponsors who have supported Angels Baby Sanctuary are: Kalleo Peoples Group, Saiker Investments, Brown & Le Roux Transport, Denton Office Automation, BIG HEART: Mike Naidoo bid R11 000 for Cquential Solutions (Pty) Ltd, Advanced the TV set and donated it back.
SPONSORS: Clive Pillay (Conco), Chriscentia Nicholson, Mandy Naidoo, Vernon Naidoo (Saiker Investments), Anne Ebrahim, Cristina Macovei (Kalleo Peoples Group) and Willie Maritz (Kalleo Peoples Group).
ANGEL’S ANGELS: The helping hands who work very hard on the evening.
Keeping safe in winter The days have become shorter and the nights, longer and colder. This means that winter has crept in. Although the best way to keep away from the blistering cold is to stay snug and warm in bed, it’s not always possible in the real world. Winter does not have to be miserable if you do the little things to keep the cold out. Food There’s a notion that cold temperatures enhance your appetite. Many of the reasons for this being true are not based in scientific facts, however there are certain foods that can help keep you warm especially when you’re at work. Instead of the typical summer salads, rather eat hearty vegetable dishes such as soups with vegetables such as carrots and potatoes. Keep a flask with warm beverages at the office to occasionally warm up your core. Clothing When you hear the word clothing, you tend to imagine the works: heavy jackets, gloves and scarves. These are very essential for keeping warm, however for those that lead active lives daily, they can be inconvenient. Thermal underwear, commonly known as long johns, is one solution for this. Usually, people participating in cold sports wear these garments but they are very useful for those of you that work outdoors. They are commonly made from cotton or cotton-polyester-blend and are designed to keep heat in and minimise sweating. Thermal underwear garments are available at many clothing retail stores. You can never underestimate the effect that socks have on a body. Frozen toes are never easy to deal with, so stock up on socks to wear with your shoes and some to wear to bed. This winter may not be too hard to bear if you look after yourself. Safety Be mindful of fire prevention and safety your home. Firstly, don’t leave burning candles unattended and make sure that you have working smoke alarms. If you are making use of a gas heater, ensure that you have it tested before using it because pipes perish over time and could cause gas leaks. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have some form of ventilation in the room with a lit gas heater to avoid carbon
monoxide building up. The best way to do this is to leave a window open in the room. Electric blankets should not have exposed portions where you can see coils or cabling. They must not be left unattended when switched on and any blanket that is torn or damaged should not be used. Fires at home occur most often in winter therefore, keep anything that can catch fire away from heating equipment and avoid using an oven or stove to heat up your home. Ensure that you turn space heaters off when you leave the room and if you make use of a fireplace, get the chimney serviced and cleaned by a qualified professional regularly. Lastly, do not leave a lit fireplaces unattended.
Smart meter costing residents more Norma Rudham writes:
Sjoe-wee maar winter het ons Vrydag met ‘n harde hou getref. Ek het gelukkig ‘n natuurlike isolasie laag aan my lyf, maar arme ou Gysie het, met die ouderdom, sy laag stadig maar seker verloor. Ek het ook na my menopouse nooit my ‘hot flushes’ verloor nie, so dit hou my darem ook warm (winter is die enigste seisoen wanneer ek nog daarvoor dankbaar is). Maar Suid-Afrika se winter is eintlik nie so erg nie, as jy daaraan dink, het ons steeds elke dag ‘n lekker son wat op ons skyn. Die arme mense daar oorkant die water moet net in sneeu vaskyk wanneer winter hulle tref. Ja, Suid-Afrika lyk maar vaal gedurende die winter en alles is droog en stowwerig, maar steeds dink ek is dit die lekkerste om in ‘n winterson te sit en bak. En die herinneringe om die kaggelvuur sal my altyd bybly, ons as gesin het altyd so saam voor die kaggel bymekaar gekom en tyd saam spandeer. Nou is dit net ek en Gysie en die foto’s van die kinders en kleinkinders teen die muur. Maar dit is die tyd van die dag wat ek en Gysie van die ouderdom kan vergeet en net kwaliteit tyd saam voor die kaggel kan spandeer. Tip: Kom ons vergeet van die ongerief wat die koue veroorsaak, en kom ons dink eerder aan al die lekker kaggelvuur (of verwarmer) herinneringe. Gebruik die koue ook as ‘n verskoning om net weer bietjie met jou wederhelfte lekker warm lepel te lê.
I received a notice advising that Smart Meters would now be replacing the previous system of meter reading and if we did not allow these meters to be fitted it would constitute a legal offence. However, since being forced to have this meter installed my electricity account has trebled. Being a senior citizen obviously I cannot afford to pay the amounts charged and I therefore attended at the offices of City Power where I was advised that there is a problem with the signal and it is not transmitting correct amounts to the Billing Department. Someone was duly sent out to take a reading. I have since been advised that most of these meters are not working properly and there were headlines in a newspaper about the “Smart Meter Fiasco”. Every new system that the Council implements seems to malfunction, take for example, the mess-ups we hear about regarding e-toll.
My previous electricity system was working perfectly but, of course, instead of leaving well alone they had to interfere with it. If I was not at home when the meter reader arrived, he simply left a phone number and I phoned the reading through. Can someone advise what is being done to rectify this because, as usual, the public are the victims and are expected to run around to try and find out what is going on and pay these enormous amounts which many of us cannot. It is quite horrifying to receive these huge accounts and then, when we want a credit, it is almost impossible to get it. The Council seems to be constantly in a mess and unfortunately the innocent public get dragged into it with them. tame TIMES has requested comment from City Power.
New immigration regulations threat to tourism and investment Manny de Freitas MP writes: The Department of Home Affairs’ recently gazetted immigration regulations that are nothing short of xenophobic and will surely curb tourism, investment and kill jobs. A speculative analysis of these regulations would suggest that Home Affairs is trying to remedy – or rather, cover-up – its rampant permit backlogs by imposing potentially detrimental legislation instead of addressing the mismanagement issues within the department. A main concern with these regulations is that all mention of fees, fines, investment, financial means or income criteria, as well as critical skills list, and lists of industries that are in the “national interest” are excluded. They have also not been subject to public comment and scrutiny. Furthermore, the regulations’ various
omissions and shortcomings raise some Constitutional issues that we will explore in due course. In the meantime, I will write to the new Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, and request a formal meeting to discuss the detrimental impact of these regulations as soon as possible. Investors, tourists, students and potentially skilled immigrants are likely to be dissuaded by these stringent regulations, in turn jeopardising much-needed job creation and foreign investment. Minister Gigaba’s dismissive attitude towards public outcry and personal appeals regarding these regulations sets a worrisome tone for the new Home Affairs Minister’s term. An efficient Home Affairs department is a crucial component of our country’s economy.
Who has epilepsy? Every year National Epilepsy Week is celebrated to raise awareness about epilepsy (a neurological condition characterised by unusual electrical activity in the brain). Even though it is the most common neurological condition in the world, it is still very much misunderstood. This year, National Epilepsy Week will be celebrated from 16 – 22 June. Although South Africa has ratified international treaties, established various policies and guidelines and recognised the right to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in the Constitution, the rights of people with epilepsy and other disabilities are frequently violated in domestic, community and employment contexts. The saddening fact is that people with epilepsy mostly experience the effects of stigma and discrimination from people that know about their epilepsy and seizures – therefore people close to them. If you didn’t know about a person’s epilepsy you would treat him/her exactly the same as everybody else? This raises the question: Who h a s epilepsy? Do you really know? The main aim of National Epilepsy Week is to raise awareness about epilepsy to dispel the myths, social stigmas and discrimination attached
to the condition. People are considered to have less value to their community and are seen as only dependent on welfare. Together with a sense of vulnerability when it comes to seizures, this view places persons with epilepsy at severe risk. Marina Clarke, National Director of Epilepsy South Africa, said, “National Epilepsy Week focuses on educating the public about the rights of people with epilepsy. We decided on this theme to encourage people to question their own attitudes towards people living with epilepsy.” For more information about Epilepsy South Africa and National Epilepsy Week, contact the organisation on 0860 EPILEPSY (0860 374 537) or visit www.epilepsy.org.za.
10 June 2014
Buildupthe youth. Buildthefuture ByNietoHernandez Legacy is not what’s left tomorrow when you’re gone. It’s what you give, create, impact and contribute to today while you’re here As we welcome Youth month I have forced myself to think about the state of young South Africa in 2014. Being a young man myself, it is a question which has occupied my headvoices on more than one occasion. June 16 is a very significant holiday on the well-populated South African holiday list; there are a few holidays we can do away with, but June 16 reminds the nation of the dangers which could result from ignoring the youth and for that reason it should remain. Though very significant, I have over recent years observed that as we commemorated the bravery of the class of 76 we often look down on the youth of the day. I know I’m opening myself up to much criticism here, but I do not believe that as youth today we are not any less burdened than our earlier generations. Is it absolutely necessary to put us down in the effort to elevate the efforts of past generations? Maybe it is, but then I must warn that we as a nation must adjust our expectation because you cannot propel someone to excellence by constantly undermining the value of their contribution. It should be interesting to note that as South Africa we are a young country, not only with reference to our 20 year old democracy, we also (according to census 2011) are a country with an average age of 25. More than a third of our country is made up of youth under the age of 20. This is not as big a problem as many of earlier generations have made it out to be; in fact I think it is a great opportunity. An opportunity which should be harnessed - war is in-deed old men talking and young men fighting, it is the youth which should be tasked with building the country. That country will not take the form of modern day South Africa, it will be dictated by the youth - now with that in mind it is obvious that it would serve the country better for our elders to positively contribute to the building up of the youth. Lets chat, e-mail me your views on email@example.com or send a tweet to @NietoVoice
10 June 2014
Safe blood for saving mothers
“Childbirth and other gynaecologic complications are amongst the highest demand for blood daily in South Africa.” – Vanessa Raju, SANBS Communication Manager The world celebrates World Blood Donor Day (WBDD) on 14 June. WBDD raises awareness of the need for safe, good quality blood and blood products and honours the many voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The further purpose is to create widespread awareness throughout the world about the need for availability and appropriate use of safe blood and blood products, and the need for many more people to make a commitment to regular voluntary unpaid blood donation. Established in 2004, World Blood Donor Day falls on the birthday of Karl Landsteiner. Landsteiner discovered the ABO blood group system, which is used today to ensure safety of blood transfusions. WBDD is an annual event that is jointly sponsored by the World Health Organisation. It is one of eight official international public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO). This year’s campaign “Safe Blood for Saving Mothers” is to develop a strategy to highlight the need for timely access to safe blood in the
prevention of maternal deaths. The death of a woman from complications during childbirth continues to be a serious global health challenge. Approximately 800 women die from pregnancy or childbirth-related complications daily. Just about all of these deaths occur in developing countries. More than half of them take place in sub-Saharan Africa and almost one third in South Asia. The risk of maternal mortality is highest for adolescent girls under 15 years of age. Severe bleeding during delivery and after childbirth is a major cause of death, illness and long-term disability. Largely, it is the most common cause of maternal mortality and contributes to around 34% of maternal deaths in Africa, 31% in Asia and 21% in Latin America and the Caribbean. The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) has dedicated the entire month of June to increase awareness regarding the critical need for timely access to safe blood as part of a comprehensive approach to preventing
100th blood unit donated Glenvista resident George Kelly (74) donated his 100th unit of blood on 5 June at Southdale Shopping Centre Donor Centre. He received a miniature bottle of champagne as well as a James Blundell medal from the South African National Blood Service (SANBS).
maternal deaths. Blood transfusion has been identified as one of the nine key life-saving interventions for the management of pregnancy-related complications. SANBS encourages people to donate blood regularly and would like to thank the blood donors who sacrifice their time in an effort to save lives of people in need of blood. Get involved. Give blood and participate in local events being organised to celebrate Blood Donor Month. For more information visit: www. SANBS.org.za or call us on 0800 11 90 31
Horticultural Society meeting -11 & 25 June 11 June at 19:30-The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by Sally Bairstow on Scotland and Gardens, at the Roosevelt Park Recreation Centre, Preller Drive, Roosevelt Park. Phone 082 951 1432. 25 June at 09:30,-The Horticultural Society invites you to a talk by David Jesse on What goes on under the surface in your Garden, and all in 1 garden supplement, at The Floreum, Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Olifants Road, Emmarentia. Phone 082 951 1432. Laurika Rauch- 21 Junie Laurika Rauch tree op in Alberton Burgersentrum, Saterdag 21 Junie 2014 om 19:00. Kaartjies beskikbaar teen R150 of R100 per persoon. Ten bate van die NG Kerk Ring van Turffontein. Skakel Johan Heyns by 083 463 0525 of jaheyns@netactive. co.za vir navrae. Almal welkom. Joshua House Jumble Sale- 28 June Joshua House will be holding a jumble sale as a fund raiser. Please would the community support by dropping off their jumble (not junk) at the house before as well as support the jumble sale and do some cheap shopping. If you would like to drop off your jumble please contact Bev Mackay on 073 431 1842 or Lisa Viljoen on 074 127 0188.
St Catherine’s School Open Day – 21 June St Catherine’s School invites all parents and pupils to visit them on their open day. Date: 21 June Time: 09:00 – 11:00 Place: 31 Piercy Ave Parkhill Gardens, Germiston Tel: 011 827 4102 Please contact Marketing for Grade 8 entrance exams for 2015. Scarf &beanie drive National Burn Association of South Africa is running a scarf and beanie drive until Mandela Day 2014. Jerseys and blankets welcome, too. These will be given to indigent communities to help people keep warm and so lessen the risks of burns by open fires. Please drop off your contribution at Gino’s Pizzeria in Harry Street, Robertsham. NBASA thank you for your donation. Winter Safety tips: Install a smoke alarm in your house…the biggest life saver before a fire really flares up. Call 10177 in emergencies… www.nbasa.org.za @NbasaSa 079 376 2165 AACL’s charity shop needs you If you are you throwing away what could be regarded as treasure for the AACL’s Charity Shop, please give them a call. They gratefully accept donations of re-sellable crockery, cutlery, linen, bedding, ornaments, clothing, shoes, toys, books, etc. Unfortunately, they are not able to accept television sets, computers, fax machines or printers. Nor can they accept broken, irreparable items for which valuable resources would have to be used to discard. If you are able, please drop off donations at 59 Alice Street, Regents Park or contact Heather Erskine during office hours on 011 435 0672 to arrange collection.
PLEASE DONATE BLOOD AT SOUTHGATE SHOPPING CENTRE – GALAXY ON 14, 15, 16 JUNE FROM 10:00 – 15:00.
10 June 2014
Two shopping centres hit in a week
Weekly Arrests: Booysens Arrests:
Last week saw Glenvista Shopping Centre and Southgate Mall targeted by armed robbers. In both incidents shots were fired which left a patron and a security guard wounded respectively.
Glenvista Shopping Centre
Glenvista Shopping Centre was hit on 3 June when five African males entered Checkers at 19:00 armed with firearms. Sgt Andrew, Mondeor SAPS acting spokesperson said, “The suspects forced the manager into the cash office and took an undisclosed amount of cash. As they came out of the cash office, they attacked a customer and tried to disarm him of his firearm. During the struggle the suspect shot the customer in the leg. As the suspects were fleeing the scene, they noticed the security from SBV took some money out the bag and dropped the bag with the remaining money inside. They then hi-jacked a black Tazz and fled the scene. The Tazz was recovered the
next day in the Turffontein area. The case is been investigated by the SAPS Gauteng Provincial Investigation Unit.” In a press release issued by Glenvista Shopping Centre, it was said, “Glenvista Shopping Centre management attended to the scene immediately after the incident, and are fully cooperating with the SAPS. The security CCTV recorded footage of the incident from various angles and a copy of the footage has been handed over to the SAPS. The staff and management of Glenvista Shopping Centre would like to thank the SAPS, SOS Protec Sure and the Glenvista Community Policing Forum for their assistance during this unfortunate incident.” Glenvista Shopping Centre would like to reassure the public and their shoppers that their safety is a priority when visiting the centre, and additional security measures have been put in place in this regard.
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Southgate Mall Autopage in Southgate Mall was hit on the next day 4 June at about 10:15 when six African males entered the store. Sgt Andrew said,” The suspects forced the staff into the store room with a firearm and loaded a large bag with cell phones and laptops. During there escape the suspects shot one security guard in the leg. The case is been investigated by Mondeor Detective Branch.” Nozipho Kumalo, Southgate Mall’s Marketing Department officer said, “There were no customers in store at the time of the incident. The Mall contacted SAPS who arrived at the scene and are investigating the matter. We appeal to the community at large to report any relevant information relating to the robbery to the SAPS.” It is believed that the suspects fled in a green Nissan bakkie, registration number PTH719GP.
SANRAL contradicts Minister
*Sourced from SAPA. The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) could not prove it had sold 1.2 million e-tolling tags, the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has found. The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) and two others had lodged complaints with ASA against Sanral’s e-tolling adverts. Outa objected to Sanral’s radio advert thanking “the people and organisations that have taken up 1.2 million tags for the Gauteng e-roads”. Outa submitted that its organisation, journalists, and other organisations had repeatedly asked for proof that 1.2 million e-tags had been sold. “The claim that ‘1.2 million... tags’ have been sold to date appears to be unsubstantiated in terms of the code and is therefore in contravention of clause 4.1 of section II,” the ASA ruled. “By virtue of this, it appears that the claim is also misleading, and in contravention of... the code.” Sanral was ordered to withdraw the claim. Flawed and ambiguous Another complainant, Steven Haywood, said the statistics quoted in Sanral’s campaign promoting its e-toll tags were flawed and ambiguous. Despite being afforded ample time, Sanral did not submit any evidence or independent verification for its claims. “The directorate has no option but to find that the statistics and figures quoted in the radio commercial and print advertisement are currently unsubstantiated, and in breach of clause 4.1 of section II of the code,” the ASA said in its ruling on Friday. “As a result of this, consumers are likely to be misled by the respondent’s advertising message, rendering the relevant statistics and figures in breach of... the code.” Sanral was ordered to withdraw the statistics and figures. It was not allowed to use them again unless appropriate substantiation had been submitted and accepted by way of a new ASA ruling. Are e-roads safer? A third complaint against Sanral was partially upheld. The complainant, Sheleen Long, said a commercial implying that the e-roads were safer as a result of lights and cameras was misleading. In the commercial it was claimed that people with e-tags had recognised “the benefits of the improved roads”. Their contributions would go towards maintaining roads, employing medics and rescue teams, keeping the lights on, and security cameras running. “The commercial associates the cameras to a kind of surveillance system, which ex facie is not the case,” the ASA ruled. “In the absence of any contradictory argument from the respondent, the directorate agrees that the reference to keeping the cameras ‘watching over you’ creates a misleading impression, and exaggerates the functionality and purpose of these cameras.” This was also a contravention of the advertising code.
The latest threat by Jamie Surkont, chief executive officer of the Electronic Toll Collection (ETC), that road users can be prosecuted for non-payment of their e-toll accounts, is in direct opposition to what the minister of Transport had said about this matter in Parliament in March of this year, Adv. Anton Alberts, the parliamentary spokesperson on Transport said. Adv. Alberts said the exact words of the minister (Hansard, Wednesday 5 March 2014) regarding this matter were amongst others “…SANRAL is not going to use the road to sentence people”. “If the government therefore allows people to be prosecuted, the FF Plus will lay a criminal charge against the minister for contempt of Parliament and interference with parliamentary authority. “It will also be in breach of Section 108 of the Consumer Protection Act if people who had submitted their accounts to the Consumer Commission are indeed prosecuted. This in itself is a crime. “The ETC, Surkont, SANRAL’s chief and directors as well as the head of the NPA could therefore be prosecuted if this was to happen. “It is however important that people submit their accounts to the Consumer Protection Commission and complain about the tariff structure which escalates after accounts have been in arrears for 7 days and that it is unreasonable in terms of the Consumer Protection Act. “If people are however arrested, the FF Plus will offer its assistance,” Adv. Alberts said. He said the FF Plus will see to it that the ETC, SANRAL and the minister of Transport strictly adhere to the act. If the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) is not prepared to investigate complaints that the FF Plus will submit in this regard, the party will in conjunction with the Toll Gate Action Group (TAG) aim to institute private proceedings. People who wish to have more information regarding the procedure to follow to submit a complaint to the Consumer Commission, can access the FF Plus’ web page at www.tollgatepetition.org.za.
A total of 78 arrests were made by Booysens SAPS between 26 May to1 June. The following arrests were included: Assault common:........................... 12 Assault GBH:.................................. 6 Drunk and driving:.......................... 16 Drug related offences:................... 20 Shoplifting:...................................... 8 Trespassing:................................... 1
Mondeor Arrests: The following arrests were made by Mondeor SAPS between 29 May to 5 June: Shoplifting:...................................... 6 Assault common:........................... 1 Fraud:.............................................. 2 Attempted murder:......................... 1 Possession of dagga:.................... 3 Drinking in public:.......................... 6 Assault GBH:.................................. 4 Driving under the influence of liquor:.............................................. 23 Malicious damage of property:..... 1 Theft:................................................ 4 House robbery:............................... 1 Reckless and negligent driving:........................... 2 Rape:............................................... 1 Possession of stolen property:.............................. 2 Malicious damage to property:..... 1 Trespassing:................................... 1
R5million of stolen cables
A truck was found with a full load of electric cables estimated at R5 million near Gold Reef City on Sunday, Johannesburg metro police said. “Johannesburg metro police stopped a truck in Crown near Gold Reef City with a load full of electric cables, when officers asked for documents the driver of the truck could not provide them,” said Superintendent Edna Mamonyane. She said the truck was escorted by a white Mercedes Benz with three heavily armed men inside. “The occupants inside the Mercedes Benz offered to give the officers R15 000 to escort them to Denver.” She said officers called for back-up, when back-up arrived the Mercedes Benz sped off. Mamonyane said the truck and the driver were taken to Booysens SAPS. “Police called City Power officials who confirmed that the cables belonged to them.” Mamonyane said a case of possession of stolen property was opened.
STOLEN: The truck with R5million worth of City Power cables.
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By a teen
10 June 2014
Minister launches National Youth Month
By Farah Messi (Youth Journalist competition entry)
Youth Day facts
2014 marks the 38th anniversary of the 1976 Soweto Uprising and the 5th anniversary of the establishment of the National Youth Development Agency, NYDA
The history behind Youth Day: a child’s cry for equality
I’m getting increasingly annoyed by the barrage of articles that are being written about teenagers by adults who are trying to explain our behaviour. So, I thought what better a chance than this to try my best to explain teenagers, from a teenager’s point of view. I am almost 16. I’m not a straight-A student, but I’m working my hardest on achieving that. Most of my friends have almost the same grades as I do. We are not as irrational and immature as adults seem to think. We’re growing up with financial crises and we accept that most of us will probably be unemployed after matric, or we’ll find it very difficult to find jobs. We no longer flinch at bloody images of war on the news or whatever the case might be, because we’ve grown so accustomed to seeing the chaos of this world. Most of us are cynical and pessimistic because of the environment we’ve grown up in - which should already be explanation enough for our apparent insolence and disrespect, without “experts” having to write articles about it. Remember; your child will follow your example, not your advice. Has no one ever stopped to realise that maybe us teenagers are just angry at the world we live in? Angry that we will probably have to clean up your mess, while you hold us in contempt, analysing our responses as though we were another species? We would just like adults to treat us, not as strange creatures from another world, but as human beings with intelligent thoughts - a little different from yours, perhaps, but intelligent nonetheless. Stop teaching adults how to behave around us, and, instead, teach them to respect us.
An individual life can change society
On 16 June 1976, thousands of learners took to the streets of Soweto, protesting for equal education rights in African schools. At the time, tension and violence among South Africans were gradually escalating under the oppressive Apartheid regime, which was introduced by the Nationalist Party in 1948. To make matters worse, the government at the time introduced the Bantu Education Act in 1953; legislating a different curriculum for black learners than for their white counterparts. The Bantu Education Act deprived black learners of their right to be taught in their home language. Afrikaans was introduced as a predominant medium of instruction alongside English; implementing a 50:50 mix of language instruction in English and Afrikaans in local schools. The Department of Education announced that certain lessons had to be taught in Afrikaans (the Afrikaans Medium Decree) a language that many of the black teachers could not speak themselves. The introduction of the Afrikaans Medium Decree can be described as a three-tier system: first, the Nationalist Party in power (which was a predominantly Afrikaans party) wanted to provide schooling that would prepare black children for positions in service under white employers; second, the Act was introduced to forcibly reverse the decline of Afrikaans among Africans; and last, it can be interpreted as the Apartheid government’s attempt at making everyone conform to its culture and deliberately showing disregard for the rights of the African population. The learners and teachers had no say in the ruling of the Bantu Act and resented the Afrikaans Decree, as they saw Afrikaans as “The language of the oppressor”, in Desmond Tutu’s words. The fact that African learners were forced to use the language of their oppressors, against their will, was indirectly seen as a way of surrendering to the Apartheid regime at large.
They would not stand for it. According to South African Embassy for Turkey online, the Soweto Students’ Representative Council Action Committee, with support from the Black Consciousness Movement, planned a peaceful march to demonstrate their unhappiness with the Act and their unwillingness to submit to it. Teachers in Soweto and a few white supporters also partook in the march. On the morning of 16 June 1976, thousands of black learners and teachers departed from school to Orlando Stadium for a rally before the protest. When the march started, the protestors found that police had barricaded their march route. The protestors diverted to follow another route and ended up at Orlando High School. The police intervened and fired shots, which aggravated panic and violence among the protestors. It was then that 13-year-old Hector Pieterson from Orlando West High School was shot dead. He was one of the first students to be shot and killed during the uprising. A total of 23 people died that day, with thousands more injured in the turbulence and violence that followed. Hector Pieterson became a symbol of the Soweto Uprising and served as a gruesome illustration and reminded of the consequences of the Apartheid regime. A nation at war; divided. Many white South Africans were outraged at the events, university students protested against the killings, workers went on strike, and by the end of 1976 the death toll stood at more than 600 people, with thousands more injured (source: agangsa.org.za). The Soweto Uprising was one of the turning points in South Africa’s struggle for liberation. Today we celebrate 16 June as National Youth Day; commemorating the brave young protestors who fought for the equality that we have in our education system today. The youth of today must remember the sacrifices and lives that were lost on this day, to learn from it going forward, and to be grateful for the freedom that we celebrate on this day.
On 2 June 2014, Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, launched National Youth Month. The event took place at the Hector Pieterson monument in Soweto. Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Mr Buti Manamela, Chairperson of the NYDA and commissioners of NYDA were all present. Minister Mthethwa presented the keynote address on the day. According to Mthethwa’s address, the strategic objectives of Youth Month are, amongst others, to educate the youth about their history, heritage and the role that young people played in the struggle for national liberation, by reflecting on the events of 1976. In doing so, the Department hopes to encourage debates, discussions and conversations about the challenges that confront the youth of today and how they can take forward the baton of leadership. “Today marks another milestone in our country’s long journey to youth empowerment. As already mentioned, we are here to launch the 2014 Youth Month. Through this event, government at all levels will be, once again, galvanising and focusing its energies and resources on matters pertinent to youth empowerment and development. As you are well aware, our country faces the triple challenges of inequality, joblessness and poverty and it is no exaggeration to state that our youth, as a sector, bear the most brunt of these ills. Whilst significant progress has been made in putting in place measures like mainstreaming youth issues within government programmes and also increasing higher education funding to mitigate these challenges, much still needs to be done […]. It is against this backdrop that every June, the government of South Africa focuses its activities on youth-related matters to mark the anniversary of the June 16 uprising,” Mthethwa said. This year, the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) has been assigned by cabinet with the responsibility of co-ordinating the Youth Month/Day in partnership with the different spheres of government and Departments. The 2014 Youth Day is highly significant as we mark 20 years of democracy and freedom in South Africa. “The advent of the post-colonial and post-apartheid democratic government brought about the new way of looking at the day by rededicating it to the youth of South Africa – hence Youth Day. The idea was to perpetuate the memory, history of those who died and suffered during this day. It also has become an important heritage moment that urges all South Africans to carry out their legacy and principles of selflessness, determination and devotion that are necessary for success and growth for any society or nation. We are looking forward to contributing to the efforts to empower our youth as part of investing in the future of our country” Mthethwa concluded.
Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, pays tribute to Hector Pieterson
10 June 2014
BESA shares sport knowledge Helpmekaar sprokies For the past two years the matric students of BESA Leadership Academy have been privileged to take part in a physical education assessment task where they spend several weeks working with the grade one and two learners from Aloe Ridge. This year’s matrics got the opportunity again to spend their time teaching the children soccer and netball skills. The experience proved to be enriching for both the young learners and the students who taught them.
TOP MODE: Modelle in Gert van der Merwe skeppings.
FRIENDS IN SPORT: BESA matric students with Aloe Ridge learners.
Dinamiese gemeenskapsopdrag Stephanie Conradie firstname.lastname@example.org Hoërskool Dinamika se Graad 10 groep moes onlangs ‘n Lewensoriëntering opdrag uitvoer waar hulle ‘n verskil in ‘n gemeenskap maak. Die leerders is in groepe van 11 ingedeel en moes tussen hulle besluit wat hul projek gaan wees. Een van die groepe het besluit om die Moffatview Voedingskema in Johannesburg Suid te ondersteun. “Ons het gehoor dat hier mense in nood is en ons het toe besluit om hulle te help. As jy hulle omstandighede sien dan waardeer jy wat jy het,” het Jason van der Merwe, een van die leerder gesê, “hierdie is nou meer as net ‘n skool projek vir ons”. Dié Voedingskema het twee jaar gelede begin en, onder leiding van Vicky Sepp, voer hulle kinders tussen die ouderdomme van 18
maande tot 15 Jaar oud. Drie maal per week maak hulle seker die kinders kry ‘n gebalanseerde ete van proteïne, stysel en groente. Die 11 leerders van Dinamika het gehelp kos voorberei, hulle het met die kinders gespeel, hul gesigte geverf en ook vir hul pakkies met KOKKE:Die leerders besig om kos voor te speelgoed en lekkers daarin gemaak. berei.
Op 24 Mei het Helpmekaar Kollege hul jaarlikse modeparade aangebied. Hierdie is ‘n hoogtepunt op die skool se kalender, en dit is ‘n spoggeleentheid wat beide ouers en kinders geniet om van deel te wees. Die leerders van Helpmekaar is elke jaar self die modelle, en die ouers voorsien die kos wat altyd uit die boonste rakke is. Die versiering het hierdie jaar weereens die geleentheid omtower in ‘n sprokiesverhaal. Die verskaffers van die klere vir hierdie jaar se modelle was: Shifting Sands; Hobo Collection; Honey; Paris; Big Blue; Eurosuit; Hermana Rush; Skinny Cow; Cotton-on; Mystique; Stuttafords; Olivelli; Gert van der Merwe.
Ascension Day celebrated
2015 Gauteng School Registration closed The last day on which parents could submit forms and documents back to schools for the registration of learners for the 2015 academic year was on 27 May. The Gauteng Education Department launched the Public School- Admissions Campaign on 7 April 2014 to encourage parents to apply early to avoid the last minute rush in 2015. Parents seeking to register their children for admission in a public school had until 27 May to go to their nearest school to pick up application forms for learners who want to start Grade 1 or Grade 8 in this province in 2015. These application forms should have be returned to the school as of 15 April 2014 to 27 May .
The MEC for Education in Gauteng, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi expressed appreciation to parents who adhered to the admissions period and applied early. “We would like to thank all parents for cooperating during the registration period. Your timeous response will enable us to ensure all our schools are ready to operate from the first day of school in 2015,” said MEC Lesufi. The MEC indicated that the department would explore possible ways of improving the admissions, including the role that ICTs can play in this process. Gauteng has over 2000 public ordinary schools that accommodate 1.9 million learners. The province is also prone to a high de-
mand for space, applying early affords the department to plan better for the next academic year and put parents at ease. The department remains committed to complying with its constitutional obligation to place all those who need space in public schools in Gauteng. This means that the department will assist parents with late applications. However, applying late reduces the chances of parents getting the school of their first choice where they meet the criteria. This means that learners will be placed at a school where there is space available, this might not be close to where their parents work or reside.
BESA Leaderhip Academy celebrated Ascension Day on 29 May by releasing balloons into the air.
10 June 2014
Partnership: Boston and loveLife Freckles or not, accept BREAKING NEW GROUNDS: Craig Stollard, financial director: Boston City Campus, Nokwazi Mdima, loveLife groundBREAKER and Shumikazi Kwinana, executive manager: loveLife Academy
Boston City Campus & Business College was thrilled to announce its partnership with loveLife – South Africa’s largest national HIV prevention initiative for young people. “The issues of social development and youth empowerment are of such paramount importance, and this partnership not only presents an ideal opportunity to give back to the communities who loyally support us, but also helps up skill loveLife staff members and loveLife’s young leaders known as groundBREAKERS,” Craig Stollard, financial director at Boston said. Running nationally for a full year, and with Boston as the national education provider, 200 loveLife groundBREAKERs will undergo training in an accredited Business Administration qualification at Boston Campuses, while about 150 loveLife staff members are registered for the accredited Human Resource Management qualification. For loveLife’s CEO, Grace Matlhape, this is indeed a proud moment: “In order for us to continuously grow in the ways we do to empower and educate young South Africans, we also need to ensure the continuous development of the loveLife team and volunteers. In the context of high levels
of unemployment among young people in South Africa, the partnership with Boston is a door opener; both for our staff in their personal capacity, but also for the young groundBREAKERS for whom these courses are hoped to facilitate access to opportunity”. Members of the public who would like to offer a helping hand in their very own communities should enquire about, and enrol for, Boston’s HIV/AIDS Counselling and Management course. This course is also targeted at professionals in the health and social sciences, nurses, social workers, psychologists, teachers, religious workers, and more. It aims to equip participants with the necessary skills to deal with HIV/AIDS in different care, counselling, corporate and educational situations in the multicultural South African context. It offers students the opportunity to: disseminate correct and relevant information on HIV/AIDS in the community; facilitate the breakdown of negative attitudes, stereotypes and misconceptions about HIV/AIDS; promote HIV/AIDS prevention strategies in the community; counsel clients on various HIV/AIDS aspects; provide pre- and post-HIV test counselling; deal with cultural and sexual diversity; apply basic legal and ethical issues in various contexts; understand the basic principles of homebased care; use resources and be able to participate in networking; develop and facilitate educational programmes.
the skin you’re in
FRECKLEFACE STRAWBERRY: and her friends. Once the lights come up at National Children’s Theatre (NCT), the only flavor on everyone’s mind is strawberry - not the fruit or candy variety, but rather actress Julianne Moore’s popular kid-lit character, Freckleface Strawberry. This delightful school holiday musical Freckleface Strawberry The Musical, based on the beloved New York Times’ best-selling book by Julianne Moore will run from 9 June to 20 July. Freckleface Strawberry tells the story of a red-haired girl with freckles. She is self-conscious about her looks, and her friends tease her about being different. With the help of her good schoolmates, including an amazingly talented ballerina, a loving mother, a totally wacky teacher, a cute basket playing Jock and a funny class nerd. Freckleface learns that beauty lies not in the mirror, but in the human heart, and learns to accept her freckleface. The talented cast takes audience inside the book’s pages with Freckleface and friends in this funny, witty and warm-hearted production. The message is friendship, acceptance and discovering that being different is what makes everyone special. When: Mondays to Saturdays during government school term and Tuesdays to Sundays (school holidays). Dates: Monday, 9 June to 20 July Time: 10:30 and 14:30 during government school holidays Place: National Children’s Theatre, 3 Junction Avenue, Parktown, Johannesburg Ticket prices: Tickets for chairs are R110, tickets for cushions are R90. Pensioner’s over 65 tickets are R90. Block Bookings tickets are R90 adults and R70 children. Phone Claudy on 011 484 1584/5 or e-mail email@example.com .
Rand Water faithful sponsors Frances Vorwerg School held their ninth annual Golf Day at Glenvista Country Club on 5 June and loyal sponsor Rand Water once again stood firm and sponsored R80 000 and took a four ball. “Frances Vorwerg School has the same values as Rand Water and their reporting on what the money is used for is excellent. We appreciated their diligence, passion and organisation,” Maggie Letsoalo, Rand Water’s GM Marketing&Stakeholder explained when tame TIMES asked why Rand Water keeps on supporting the school. Letsoalo went on to say that if funders stick around it shows that the beneficiary is a good one to have. “Land Rover have also
been supporting every year.” Louis Van Wyk, Frances Vorwerg’s principal said the money Rand Water sponsors is used to raise more money which in turn helps to meet the schools demands and balance the books. “We appreciate Rand Water’s loyal support,” Van Wyk said. Frances Vorwerg would like to thank Braam Beukes-Tudor Engineering, Marius Mosterd-Stone Edge, Simon Barrett- SB Marketing, Trevor Pillay -Truck Centre, Craig Foster -Foster’s Toyota, Paul Visagie -RSA Markagente and John O’ Conner -Olivier&O’Conner for their continuous support.
LOYALTY: Buzekwa Hlatshwayo (Rand Water), Elize Bekker, Louis Van Wyk, Lisa Fortuin (Rand Water) and Maggie Letsoalo (Rand Water).
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RollingWith...Celebs SpiritoftheDanceisback Laurelle Williams
The new season of Rolling With...The Celeb Edition, premiered on Sunday, 8 June at 18:30 on e-tv which featured the one and only Dr Malinga. Media got to witness this entertaining and humorous singer first hand at the launch of Rolling With... The Celeb Edition at Kong on 5 June. He definitely made the evening. In the 4th season of Rolling With... The Celeb Edition, the spotlight is on 13 celebrities. Produced by Red Pepper Pictures, each episode follows one personality as they share their joy, personal drama and conflict while they try to build, maintain and grow their careers. The lineup explores the lives of celeb musicians, disc jockeys and actors. The show reveals other various roles these celebrities fulfil outside their main brand, as parent, daughter/son, friend, sibling or businessperson. The Rolling With.. series has enjoyed consistent viewership figures since its launch three years ago. The Celeb Edition is one season to look forward to. Who are the celebs? Dr Malinga-One of South Africa’s favourite entertainer’s, Dr Malinga popularly known for his hit single ‘Via Orlando’. Boitumelo ‘Boity’ Thulo-New and upcoming It Girl– Boity Thulo is more than just pretty face and a subject for
ENTERTAINER OF NOTE: DR Malinga.
media tabloids. Mzambiya -Mzambiya won the hearts of South Africans at the tender age of 12 as a Kwaito artist. Tumi Morake and Mpho Osei-Tutu-This hilarious mother of three, is South Africa’s most recognisable female comedienne. And her husband, Mpho is an actor of note. Bujy-Bujy epitomises what it means to be free, young, talented and gay in SA. Rebecca Malope-34 Albums, 15 Samas and a career spanning over 28 years, Rebecca Malope is the leading South African Gospel Artist. Trevor Gumbi-Comic and outspoken actor and television presenter, Trevor Gumbi, has had his fair share of ups and downs in the entertainment industry. DJ Tira-Known as one half of “Durban Finest”, this owner of Afrotainment, one of the biggest Kwaito music labels, he has popularised kwaito and house music locally and abroad. Take a wild guess as to who the five other personalities will be. Viewers can also watch Rolling With…The Celeb Edition in HD on the e.tv HD channel (channel 104) on OpenView HD. OpenView HD is available at leading retail stores.
CELEBS:Bujy and Boity.
SA’S FIRST ALBINO MODEL: Refilwe Modiselle.
Anauthenticandsouthernexperience Ndu Ngwenya
Calisto’s parking lot was transformed into a market place as restaurateurs, food distributers and other venders came together to create an authentically southern prawn and food festival. The prawn and food festival was organised by an independent marketing company who approached Calisto’s Restaurant for the use of their premises to host the festival which took place on Saturday 29 May. Speaking to tame TIMES, Jorge Calisto explained that the festival was a great initiative for the community of the South because it provided a comfortable environment for people to interact. “South Africa needs more family and community orientated festivals, we are a cosmopolitan society and we have a lot to share with each other and the world. Festivals like this and the experience they bring can definitely help in rebuilding the currently degenerating DELCIOUS: Daren(DIB Restaurants), Thubelihle communication within the community and family (Calisto’s) and Fabio (Calisto’s) kept the crowds well fed structures and what better way to do that than over a through-out the festival. good meal,” said Jorge.
The most popular Irish dance show, Spirit of the Dance, to ever visit South Africa now returns for its sixth unprecedented season on the stage of The Mandela at Joburg Theatre. Media witnessed the precise dancing first hand last week and were wowed through the dance journey. An added bonus was the beautiful voices of The Irish Angels. Irish in origin and bursting with raw energy, Spirit of the Dance. is a breathtaking production featuring a spectacular blend of traditional culture that has thrilled audiences for the past fifteen years. Powerful, show stopping Irish Dance combines with the passionate Latino rhythms of Tango, Flamenco and Red-Hot Salsa to produce a thrilling, heart-pounding production. The world champion dancers of the Irish International Dance Company sound like a runaway express train and their frenzied skill and military precision sends shivers down your spine. Not one Irish dance shoe steps out of line as the thunderous feet perform as one, with an excitement that leaves audiences screaming for more. Besides the impressive foot movement the highlight of the show has to definitely be the hand routine that the dancers perform on the edge of the stage. It is absolutely mind blowing and so entertaining. Spirit of the dance runs from 3 to 15 June 2014. Tickets are on sale now from R165 at www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670. Tickets for Joburg Theatre are also sold at Soweto based Pick n Pay stores.
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Liquid Motion in SP Pavillon was buzzing with activity on 31 May when the esteemed cigar and cocktail lounge held their monthly Brag Night evening. Many patrons flocked to the popular social gathering on the Friday night to mingle and view the pimped up vehicles. The spacious lounge and outdoor balcony offered the patrons time to chill with their friends while enjoying the music that was on offer. The friendly staff was at hand to assist the Liquid Loungers every need.
Internationalline-upforIheartJoburg The eagerly awaited international line-up for the inaugural I Heart Joburg Music festival powered by 5FM and DSTV is complete. Steyn Entertainment is thrilled to announce Las Vegas rock band Panic! At The Disco and Hip hop phenomenon T-pain as the final two artists to join superstars Jessie J, B.o.B, Jason Derulo and Fall Out Boy on the line-up of the highly anticipated event. I Heart Joburg Music Festival is an uninterrupted 12 hour musical explo-
sion dedicated to the beautiful city of Johannesburg. The festival promises the biggest entertainment line-up to hit the shores of Southern Africa. Festival goers can expect an eclectic mix of six local and six international superstars across various genres. Date: Saturday 6 September Venue: Ellis Park Time: 11:00 to 23:00 Tickets: R520– R1185 available at Computicket .Park and Ride facilities are available. Web: www.iheartjoburg.co.za
BRAG NIGHT IN PICTURES: Liquid Lounge seems to be the hottest new social spot.
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FIFA World Cup is upon us
10 June 2014
Comrades Marathon runners
Well done to all the runners who took part in the 89th Comrades Marathon between Pietermaritzburg and Durban on 1 June. The Comrades Marathon is the world’s greatest ultra-marathon, 90 kilometres long, and is internationally recognised as one of the toughest marathons in the world. Below are Johannesburg Harriers Athletics Club (JHAC) first three men and ladies winners. Men Duane Rabie Eric Van Gils Leon Louw Woman Leonor Erwee Jeanine Foley Samantha Labuschagne
CURRENT FIFA WORLD CUP HOLDERS: Spain receiving the trophy at the end of the 2010 tournament.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup will be kicking off in two days’ time, the 32 teams are ready and the world’s football lovers have caught the fever synonymous with the greatest sports tournament on the planet. In recent years the FIFA World cup has become the platform to launch football’s new stars; this year’s spectacular (hosted in Brazil) will be no different. Players such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will be working hard to round off their careers with the most sought after and most recognised sports prize in the world. Five-time world champions; Brazil, also have
their own rising star Neimar to help secure their sixth victory and what better a time to do this than on home soil. Brazilians have marked the tournament as Neimar’s perfect platform to introduce himself as one of the Brazil’s star strikers emulating the great Pele, Ronaldo and Ronaldino. Defending champions; Spain also have a trick up their sleeve with the introduction of Diego Costa to the already potent la furia roja. The 25-year-old Brazilian-born striker will be adding a new dimension to Vicente del Bosque’s World Cup winning side. All eyes are watching the English team, and optimistic that they surpass their previous FIFA World Cup mediocre record. Hopes of their resurrection from being an average
SPORTING RED: Allan Hunkin, Shaun Pohlmann, Kenneth Rademann and Jacques Bronkhorst with four of the Glenvista Country Club caddies.
team to be counted amongst the football giants, is solely placed on the shoulders of the in-form Steven Gerald. The Liverpool captain pinpointing passes from the heart of the pitch would find their lethal striker Wayne Roonie. Roonie will also be eager to score in this year’s tournament after failing to do so in South Africa’s 2010 World Cup. Other tournament dark horses soccer pundits are looking at; include Italy and Greece. Africa’s hopes are in Cameroon, Côte FIFTH COMRADES: Leonor Erwee. d’Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, and Algeria. No African team has ever won the World Cup, but hopes remain high hinged on the recent mass migration of African players into European email@example.com leagues.
Thanks to Chas Everitt International Property Group Glenvista Country Club caddies will be sporting a new bright red uniform. The well established property group sponsors the uniforms annually for the 75 caddies as their part of giving back to the community. Shaun Pohlmann Glenvista Country Club Manager thanks Jacques Bronkhorst and Allan Hunkin for their ongoing support and for being the club’s main sponsor.
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