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Volume 03, 27 February 2014, Week 09

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Zoo to You in Vosloorus

There was excitement amongst the learners of Khayelihle Primary School in Vosloorus when live reptiles, animal artefacts, insects and a wide range of animal skins were brought to their school by Thuluvu technologies and projects. The one hour presentation was held for more than 160 grade 1 and 2 learners. Thuluvu technologies and projects, under their project Zoo to You in conjunction with Johannesburg Zoo, are bringing animals to schools for learners to have a practical experience of them. Mathutwana Mokoena, business development Manager for Thuluvu technologies and projects said they brought different animal replicas, including a lion, cheetah, and an owl, some insects, and the skin of a crocodile, elephants, buffalos and snakes and reptiles. “The purpose of the presentation was to educate learners about animals and for them to get to see and touch them. When they visit the zoo they view animals from a

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distance and they don’t get the opportunity to touch them. The pupils learn much more by touching the animals. It is also part of the foundation phase syllabus to learn about the animals and we were bringing practical lessons to the school.” Willie Mohlabai, principal of Khayelihle Primary School said, “There were mixed reactions amongst the learners. Some were very excited, to the extent that they took the snake and hanged it around their necks. Others were scared to touch it. The presentation made a difference to the learners. They received first-hand information, as they usually see the animals in books. It was a privilege in that whenever they visit the zoo they don’t have the opportunity to touch the animals. It has also saved time and money for learners to travel to the zoo, as some parents cannot afford to pay the trip money. We request that such presentations be conducted more often and that they reach out to many schools and A learner from Khayelihle Primary School is carrying a big lizard on her head during the bring a lot more animals.” animal presentation at the school.


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Charity Moyo, the editor of tame TIMES (Kathorus)

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Ekurhuleni moves on to fixed refuse removal system

We have come to the end of the month of love (February), but this does not mean that it’s the end of the expression of love. Some people only show affection to their partners this one month by showering them with gifts. Why is Valentines is not practised in our daily lives? Why not receive gifts and flowers more often and not wait for this designated day? It was a good month to those who were given precious treatment and bad to those who were expecting something and received nothing. The theme of February is love; we have to learn to love one another. In most cases people “love a lie”, because they are under pretence to gain something in return. It might be for material things or to gain a certain status. As we are spreading the word of love, people can show affection not only to their partners, relatives, family and friends, but to anyone that they don’t know who is in need of love. Included is an article of Chris Hani Mall celebrating the month of love with the elderly from Vosloorus Old Age Home. This encourages the privileged to give to those who are less fortune and it is a way of expressing love. Inside the newspaper there is also a story of four friends, who are originally from underprivileged backgrounds, who also lent a hand to the needy children around Kathorus. This gesture educates people to share a with the less fortunate. In closing the love month, Vosloorus Spruitview Business Against Crime will be hosting the Ekurhuleni business gala dinner to educate people about loving one another in business, at the workplace and at home. We will continue expressing love to our community by publishing interesting, relevant and community based stories. Let’s continue expressing love 365 days a year. If you have any activity that expresses a love for others, please don’t hesitate to contact our editorial team or follow us on Facebook at: tame TIMES KTV / www.tametimes.co.za. We love you and we will continue loving you. Cheers for now.

Refuse collection is an essential service to which all citizens of Ekurhuleni have a right and it is crucial that such a service be rendered in the most efficient manner possible. The Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality has revised its waste removal operations and will, from 1 March, introduce the fixed refuse removal system. This means that each resident of the metro will only have to know which day of the week their refuse will be collected and put their bins or bags out on that day. “As part of our business process re-engineering, the EMM’s Waste Management Services Department has been considering ways to improve our operational efficiencies with the view of enhancing service delivery. Introducing this fixed system is one of the results of the rationalization exercise we have undertaken not only to improve productivity, but also to save operational costs,” said Head of Department, Qaphile Gcwensa.

For a number of years the municipality has been implementing a move-on system which has proved to be inefficient. Now the collection day will remain constant for the year, eliminating confusion on refuse collection days. All ratepayers will still receive a colourcoded removal calendar, which will reflect the same collection day for 52 weeks of the year. “Furthermore, waste collection services will be provided on all public holidays except on 25 December and this will result in consistent service all year,” added Gcwensa. Those areas whose cycle runs from January to December have already started operating on the fixed calendar, while those whose cycle runs from March to February will be changing over from next Monday. The calendars will also be available in due course on the city website: www.ekurhuleni.gov.za. Residents are urged to ensure that their refuse is on the sidewalk as early as 07:00 on collection day.

Chris Hani Crossing Mall treats senior citizens Lebo Mosolodi lebo.kathorus@tametimes.co.za

In a bid to showcase love and support to the senior citizens from Vosloorus Old Age Home, Chris Hani Crossing Mall management hosted a dinner inside their precinct. According to the mall’s marketing manager Lebo Matlala, the event was also part of celebrating Valentine’s Day. “We have invited 10 senior citizens and four care workers. It is unfortunate that some people always forget the senior citizens as soon as they place them at the old age homes. This initiative is to remind the elderly that they are special people in our lives and we love them very much. It is for the first time the mall hosts a Valentine’s Day dinner for the elderly and we hope this initiative will grow to become an annual event in the near future. However, we have numerous events organised for them (senior citizens) during the year,” said Matlala. Senior citizens were served with a three course meal and were given Valentine’s goodies. The DJ of the day didn’t disappoint

while playing music of the artists of yesteryear, which was appreciated by the guests. The elders didn’t sit back on their special day, but invaded the dance floor while showcasing their dancing skills with incredible passion and ease. Stella Makofane (82) was a star dancer for the day and was thrilled that she visited the mall for the first time. “I’m originally from the Limpopo Province and I’m overwhelmed by the love shown by people from the mall. I don’t think I would like to go back home in the rural Limpopo province. Since my arrival at the old age home the staff have shown nothing but love and care towards me,” said Makofane. Vosloorus Old Age Home care worker Londiwe Khumalo was excited that they went out to enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner with the senior citizens. She said they want their established friendship with the mall to grow much bigger. Khumalo said working with senior citizens is a wonderful experience that she will always cherish.

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Three Kathorus learners receive Peermont Education Trust scholarships Charity Moyo

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problems are identified early and assistance can be offered.” Students are encouraged to “plough back” services to their communities and as a result they have been conducting academic support programmes in their respective schools during vacations. Over a hundred young people have been granted full scholarships for tertiary courses.

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Lesedi Molaba, from Alafang Secondary policies that are being drawn up. This will Peloeahea is a former learner from Phumulani School (Katlehong); Tshiamo Peloeahea, help me achieve my goal of effecting change Secondary School and is currently studying former learner from Phumulani Secondary in South Arica and steering the country in for a degree in Economics at the University School (Katlehong); and Andries Bingani a direction that I see as best for all. I look of Johannesburg. from Thuto Lesedi Secondary School forward to eliminating barriers and breaking Jenny Findlay, Trust Administrator, who will be mentoring the learners said, “This is the (Vosloorus) were among the eight learners marginalisation,” said Molaba. who received the Peermont Education Andries Bingani is the 2013 top matric learner critical difference that the Trust bursary offers from Thuto Lesedi Secondary School and and it is extremely important for young people Trust scholarship. The Peermont Education Trust scholarship he is now pursuing a Bachelor of Science that come from disadvantaged communities. covers their university fees. They will also in Physics at Wits University. Tshiamo By meeting with the students monthly, benefit from the support of the Peermont team in the form of mentorship and coaching as well as workshops for learning to learn and dynamic intervention. Lesedi Molaba, the 2013 top matric student of Ekurhuleni South District and a former learner from Alafang Secondary School acknowledged the support he received from Peermont. “I thank Peermont for their scholarship; without them my dream of going to varsity would not be materialised,” said Molaba. He is currently studying a The eight excited Ekurhuleni youngsters who have been awarded scholarships by the Peermont Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Education Trust (PET) to further their studies this year. The students are, in the front, Lesedi sciences at Wits University. In Molaba (Katlehong), Senzo Radebe (Kwa-Thema), Tshiamo Peloeahae (Katlehong) and Nqobisile addition he said, “I would like to Mhlongo (Daveyton), middle, Andries Bingani (Vosloorus) and Banele Mello (Daveyton) and at the run a big corporation someday, be back, Tshepo Mdluli (Tembisa) and Thabiso Lekoma (Daveyton). They are with Trust chairperson, an influential member of the public Tshidi Madima and one of the Trustees and Peermont Corporate Affairs & CSI Executive, Vusi and have an input in economic Zwane.

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Business gala dinner to promote unity

This week in our cooking column we are sharing with you a lemon meringue cupcake recipe.

Lemon Meringue Cupcakes Ingredients Method: - 3 cups all-purpose flour - 1 tablespoon baking powder - ½ teaspoon salt - 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature - 2 cups sugar - 4 large eggs, room temperature - Finely grated zest of 3 lemons (about 3 tablespoons), plus 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice - 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract - 1 cup buttermilk - Lemon Curd

1) Preheat the oven to 170°C. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 2) Cream butter and sugar until pale and fluffy using an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in zest and vanilla. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk and lemon juice, and beating until just combined after each. 3) Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarter full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until golden brown and a cake tester inserted in canters must come out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored overnight at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers. 4) To finish, spread one tablespoon lemon curd onto middle of each cupcake. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a large open-star tip with frosting. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake, swirling tip slightly and releasing as you pull up to form a peak. Hold a small kitchen torch 3 to 4 inches from surface of frosting, and wave it back and forth until frosting is lightly browned all over. Serve immediately.

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Vosloorus Spruitview Business Against Crime (VSBC) will host an Ekurhuleni business gala dinner on 28 February at Vosloorus Civic Centre. The theme of the event is “love and support each other”. Speaking to tame TIMES, Wiseman Langa, the chairman of VSBC said, “February is the month dedicated to love. The event is about educating business people to talk about love at work places, business places and at home. The main objective is for business people to be taught about love and support for one another. There are different types of businesses and services that the local stakeholders render to the community; we are encouraging them to buy local products from one another.” Faith Mazibuko, MEC for Gauteng Department of Community Safety will be the keynote speaker of the evening. There will also be a motivational speaker, Dr John Tibane to inspire business people on the day. The prestigious gala dinner run from 18:00 till late. A two course meal will be served (main meal and desert) and there will be a cash bar. The dress code is formal and the entrance fee is R260 per person and R2600 for a table of ten people. Tickets are available at Shoprite stores or Computicket.

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Road users must be patient Every day is Valentine’s Day Happy Khumalo

happy@tametimes.co.za Solly Mahlangu from Mayilule section in Vosloorus is warning road users to be patient on the road to avoid accidents. He said in most cases accidents are caused by the lack of tolerance from drivers. What type of a car do you drive? I drive a yellow Peugeot 504, 1982 model. How long have you been Bra Solly staying real with his 504. I driving this car? It’s has been seven years now and is my best have been to Cape Town and made a number car. of trips to KwaZulu-Natal. How much do you spend on petrol per Do you have any traffic fines? month? Yes, but I have paid them all as l don’t want to I’m a pensioner. I don’t really drive around a be arrested. lot, but with R620 of petrol I travel 600km. What advice would you like to give to Did you add any special features to your drivers to reduce road carnage? car? It has been a bad year on our roads. Many No, everything is still standard. I don’t think I road accidents were reported between will change anything. December and January and l encourage road Is there any long distance you have users to be patient on the road. travelled with your car?

Charity Moyo charity@tametimes.co.za February is a month dedicated to love. This is the time of the year when people show affection to those they love through gifts. Phindile Mokgalaka, an 18-year-old from Zulu section in Vosloorus, believes that people should practise Valentines every day to strengthen their relationships. Mokgalaka believes that couples should not shower their partners with gifts only on Valentine’s Day and the month of February, but that it should be practised more often. “I believe if you want to show affection to your partner, there is no need to wait for Valentine’s Day or February. There are many ways to show affection to your partner besides buying gifts, as some people can’t afford them. This can be done by preparing a

delicious meal, taking them to a picnic or a movie,” said Mokgalaka. She said Valentine’s is meant for couples and it also has a negative influence on some young people, as they then indulge in sexual activities in order to get a Valentine’s gift in return. Her message to couples, “They should continue showing love for each other through caring, support and faithfulness. People should also refrain from expecting extraordinary material things.” She is a former learner from Vosloorus Comprehensive School and is currently studying a diploma in office administration at Ekurhuleni West College Kathorus campus. Her hobbies are watching television, listening to music and reading magazines. Phindile Mokgalaka encourages couples to express their affection for each other every day.


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Send all your sporting news to lebo.kathorus@tametimes.co.za

Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup registration opened Lebo Mosolodi lebo.kathorus@tametimes.co.za The registration process for the 10th Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup has already started for all schools. Registrations started on 20 January and will run until 21 March. According to South African Schools Football Association (SASFA) administrator Themba Tshabalala, the football tournament continues to grow annually. “Ten years ago we started with 620 entries and last year we had more than 2300 high schools that took part in the competition. This year we are rising the bar a little bit higher, we intend to register 3500 schools countrywide. We have already put the measures in place aimed at improving our distribution of the registration forms and the collection of entry forms. There is no money expected to be paid by all the participating schools,” said Tshabalala. He said a total of R900 000 will be shared equally by all nine winning schools at their respective provincial finals. Tshabalala said all nine provincial winners and their respective first runner-up schools will compete in the national finals of the competition. “The overall winning school will pocket R1 million, the first runner up will get R600 000, the second runner up will be given R500 000 and the fourth place school will walk home R400 000 richer. The money won by all schools during the tournament stages will be used to improve their respective schools. They can either install a multimedia centre, upgrade the school sports facilities or build a library,” said Tshabalala. The Clapham High School from Pretoria were crowned the tournament champions in 2013 and they were rewarded R1 million for their heroic efforts. Some of the household names that once took part in this schools lucrative soccer tournament include Itumeleng Khune, Senzo Meiwa, Tlou Segolela, Bernard Parker and May Mahlangu. The preliminary round of the tournament will be held during the month of April countrywide.

PREVIOUS COMPETITOR:Orlando Pirates F.C number one goalkeeper Senzo Meiwa is one of the Sanlam Kay Motsepe Cup former participant.

Ekurhuleni Willards join forces with local clubs Lebo Mosolodi lebo.kathorus@tametimes.co.za In a bid to maximise the pool of talent of cyclists from the Kathorus Township, the Ekurhuleni Willards Cycling Club has formed an alliance with the Kathorus Roller Skating Club and Monster Crew Riders. Speaking to tame TIMES, the founder of Ekurhuleni Willards Cycling Club, Sunday Hlatshwayo said they have recruited talented local aspiring cyclists that are eager to make it big in the sport. “We are targeting cyclists ranging from 16-23 years old, both men and women. It is imperative that we grow cycling as sport in the previously disadvantage communities,” explained Hlatshwayo. He emphasised the importance of educating their new recruits about road carnage and road regulations. “Knowing the rules of the road would avert road carnage and save the lives of our talented cyclists. The benefits of taking part in the cycling are enormous. Cycling helps to builds physical strength and it is also an exercise on its own, “said Hlatshwayo. The Chairperson of Kathorus Roller Skating Club, Itumeleng Pitso is excited of the newly formed partnership. “This partnership will benefit us by keeping our team active at all times. Our township is under attack of drugs dealers selling nyaope to our unsuspecting children. Keeping them busy at all times minimise the danger of being exposed to nyaope. We are optimistic that stars coming out from this coalition will be recognised by the City of Ekurhuleni,” said Pitso. Monster Crew (MC) Drifters leader Mpho Tsubele is also thrilled about the recently established partnership. “Both teams will soon compete in the future long distance cycling competitions under the banner of Ekurhuleni Willards,” said Tsubele. However, both teams will return to their independent forms when competing in their respective sporting code competitions.

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