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July - September 2009 4.

Editors Note

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RGM’s Brief

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The New Board

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My Journey’s

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Heritage Month

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Meet Sophie Ndimande

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Our Soccer Team

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Human Trafficking

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From the streets

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Madiba’s 90th Birthday

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Simple Chat with DJ Bobo

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here is something deeply muddled when a person, any person, offers to run for public office to serve the people and in the first months of appointment grabs all the spoils available. The fact that SABC was established on ethics with guidelines for conduct and appropriate use of privileges for its board and top management is admirable. However, what we get to read in the recent AG report is something to be questioned – one wonders why we need policies if we don’t leave them. Eish! I must give it to the interim board though; they are doing anything possible to rescue the situation at such a short period. Let’s hope the new board will further restore and calm the situation. In the light of September being Heritage Month, let’s not whine about politics, but join in the nationwide celebrations like our regional women who organized bring and share traditional meals affair – well attended and later on joined by all staff members. Our quarterly staff meeting also took place during the event which saw Brand House sponsoring the drinks. Nelson Mandela’s birthday celebrations where the Ikwekwezi FM did an OB was a success and well attended, read more about the story inside. Still on this issue, read more about our soccer team which is doing well with limited resources – they came second after Witbank SAPS at the recent tournament. Our regular column ‘My Journeys’ by Zuki continues to bring you fresh and intimate stuff that makes you understand the life of a paraplegic.

Happy Reading! Corporate Communications Contacts Shereen Mpudi Maubane Corporate Communications Manager maubanems@sabc.co.za / (012) 431 5475 Freddy Victor Mahlangu Corporate Communications Assistant mahlangufv@sabc.co.za / (012) 431 5478 Physical address:

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The Region in partnership with International Labour Organisation (ILO) organized training for Journalists on Human Trafficking in Auckland Park and our Regional Office in KwaZulu Natal.

Rgm’s brief

In Auckland Park, the call for training attracted journalists from as far as Malawi since human trafficking is the biggest challenge for the Continent and the Region, especially now with 2010 world soccer cup on our door step. We all have to equip ourselves with the knowledge to be able to identify this barbaric practice in our neighbourhood and the country so as to stop this and give the victims back their dignity.

Women’s Day and Heritage day celebrations showed that even with our belts tightened, we just want to start by congratulating every- can still have a feast. one for the efforts put in implementing the austerity measures. We have seen major The ladies prepared such scrumptious savings in this quarter as you are all becoming meals at home and each dish complementcreative in saving costs. Going forward let us ed the colourful traditional attires each embark on one of the saving mechanism rec- wore. Let’s keep up the spirit as this sharommended by the Union’s Representatives of ing and conversation are what will shape cutting on the use of paper. As First Citizens, us for the better. we operate in a technologicaly advanced environment, therefore we can be effective and Credit goes to our regional soccer team, efficient operating in a paperless environment. they are doing extremely well. We receive

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Therefore, let us utilize our computers to generate all these files and store them correctly to ensure that there is record of what we are doing. If we all can commit to this, we will not only live our values of greening the environment but we will also be saving the planet by reducing the number of trees being cut to make these papers.

the first regional trophy through them/ lets continue to support them, and once more congratulations to the team. We received the first ever regional trophy from them, let’s continue to support and encourage them to do best. Congratulations.

Our quarterly staff meetings which have served as the Green Chill session are continuously giving us the opportunity to contribute positively in shaping the Broadcaster. Your invaluable inputs in crafting the agenda for this region are treasured as together we will build an effective and efficient Regional Office.

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The Parliamentary portfolio

committee on Communications announced the newly elected

Board of the SABC

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    consultant Clare O’Neil and economist Des   mond Golding.         The proposed board consist of highly dedi      cated and skilled negotiator among them    were Niddrie, who was nominated by the   SACP, Motsepe, who represented the ANC       Youth League, ANC stalwart Masekela and     board member Golding, who is cur  former  Ismail Vadi,      rently economic adviser to the minister of    Communications Portfolio  public  works.    Committee Chairperson.       The SABC still has huge debts to pay, but the    interim board had put plans in place, and we  hursday 17 September- Parliamentary    will hear back from the Auditor General’s of  portfolio committee on communication    next week when they will present us with  chairperson Ismail Vadi announced 12 fice    report which they have finalised,” said Vadi.  names of members proposed by the ruling a      party for the new board of the SABC.           The Portfolio committee nominatedmedia     and journalism consultant David Niddrie, re    tired diplomat Barbara Masekela, attorney     

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Clifford Motsepe, engineer Magatho Mello,  Numsa president Cedric Sabelo Gina, Man  dela Children’s Fund board member and    medical doctor  Dr Ben Ngubane, attorney   Peter Harris, IFP politician Suzanne Vos,    journalist and head of journalism at the Uni  versity of Pretoria Pippa Green, IT law spe  cialist Felleng Sekha, broadcast and media 

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What is the Minister of Communications saying…… Minister of Communication Simphiwe Nyanda was quoted at a debate on the future of public broadcasting at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Nyanda said even with just a cursory glance at the situation, it seemed clear: “I think the SABC will need help from government,” he said. ..”The SABC needs to be helped.”

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   

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Irene Charnley,

SABC Interim Board Chairperson.

Nyanda said an interim board would have to look at the funding model for the SABC. He said representatives from the Treasury, the Communications Department and other experts could possibly come together to “try to interrogate and find out [if] what the SABC says it is capable of doing, it can do”. The critical factor was the choice of chairperson of the board. The position is too demanding - strong leadership, boardroom experience, gravitas, skill and a sense of public service. The projected chairperson is the person who will have to keep at bay those who would pressurise the SABC in pursuit of their own sectoral interests, be they from government or the private sector. This is the person who will have to prevent board members from interfering in day-today running of the institution. The person who will have to project a pubic service vision and instill a new ethic and culture of, And the person who will have to lead an important debate about funding models.

It has been very difficult to select 12 people from such an outstanding crop of people.” The names decided by the communications portfolio committee will be discussed in the National Assembly, and handed to President Jacob Zuma for approval, he said. Vadi said the interim board led by Irene Charnley had done a great job. 07


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My journeys (As a paraplegic)

RELATIONSHIPS Hmmm…..Its 02:57am, Thursday 23 April 2009 and I’m battling to sleep, trying to get over a someone. We all know that feeling right?

My four year old relationship ended about a year and a couple of months after my accident. My partner never gave up on me. Having spoken to a few disabled people, I gathered that some dwell on the idea that “he left me because of my condition”, honestly that’s what I thought too in the beginning, until I decided to snap out of it and be realistic.

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Zuki on her journey of life as a para— and relationships …. I personally know of some men that my girlfriends would drool over and I’d take one look at those men a n d ,t h i n k “nah, not for me” How about: he left me because I had changed, I was no longer the woman he fell in love with, and I allowed my disability to guzzle me. On the other hand one could argue and say; I was justified to be that way, but c’mon a person can only take so much, we all know that. Well yes there are those people who will be able to go all the way,

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but we know that it’s easier to help someone who also helps themselves. My other take on this is the subject of preferences, as individuals we all have our preferences, some women leave their men once they pick up weight, some men prefer slender women, some prefer tall, short, dark, and light skinned guys. Why must it be an issue when others don’t prefer Paras? For those who didn’t know, there are actually disabled dating sites where men and women go because they are open minded to date disabled people. What? Yep!! You heard it first here. I personally know of some men that my girlfriends would drool over and Id take one look at those men and think “nah, not for me” without even taking the time to engage in a conversation with the person or something like that.

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Why the double standards then? Because I’m permanently seated?!! Even if they leave because of the disability, I refuse to dwell    on that that may result in  for   me believing that I will  nevanyone  because  er  meet of  my leading  condition,  to adepression, we  and  now,  wouldn’t that want  would we?      Soto my  girlfriends whom I shall refer to as Miss M, Miss T, Miss S and anoth- er Miss M, I don’t want to hear another “He’s such  a dog, he couldn’t handle you Chommee”, hell yea,  maybe he couldn’t handle  a woman who was always  feeling sorry for herself, can   you imagine how unattract ive that would be?

 Having said that so easily,  actually applying that is  not  an easy task after having 

gone through such an ordeal, but one should atleast try and not give up. I mean we are all handicapped in some way, some able bodied people are


  riosity stretches as far as such, questioning motives, more depressed than  we     toknow what analyzing, testing men, but we all haveto learn men wanting  are,          to date hot woman,  get by somehow. The its like    to        to get away from woman, albinos, skinny I managed only difference some  fat  is that                                       most men, but it was drainwomans, Indian woman, big disabilities are more visible               than       breasted ing to always want to learn others.   woman, a Venda        airpeople’s motives, your mind woman, a model,  an          your worst enemy. a successfulwoman, So eventually the becomes over    I got head,    So I took I made a conbladi bladi bladi bla…. “he left cause of my condi               scious decision to relax and and developed a “I too tion”                for myself to date, a that 80% of allowed deserve love, kids, hubby, A plus   me is                                              and a dog in myfriends are later, here I am, and I picket fence   men few    months       have         this        no sleep, writing article.  5 brothers, so I’m bold the back attitude. yard”                                       to say that answer   I’ve engaged should  that   Well                             dropped  in   I’m    who  your or even eaves  question.  the   kind     of person                                        least one  conversation  analyses  every       almost at                             Lesson   of  learned: Everything where one them would that when men    thing           such                  happens   me out”  check   that areason,  Istarted     for say“hey girl approached   come                                     their intentions and the    al     had    to think other reply analyzing  of  Inot    it,  would                       would        “, that to       lowed myself date again “been there with me and ithit me one                           then      be his  “check!!             after my old, “ on the  day that “individuals are  year           four        I                                                         list.    by nature” re wouldn’t be able inquisitive  to    write    this                       column. member when you were               told    white the   stove not   I hear totouch            can   already             as society         So let’s give credit where it’s   guys going through their achild”, well                             doesn’t   due. ‘Thank you Jack!” PS:   list “black chick….check!”, say “don’t date a                                                         on not   by the way isalso  they the which rather paraplegic”,     E-EE blame   E-E it                                she told keep  don’t say it  out butaccepted    but   in their world Editor, me   loud, to                                      do,                   delicately.            it short. they do it regardless, be trust me they                                        cause its human nature to                               inthe    be inquisitive. I’ve been dating game                                                           too                             and   us havea    most      of                                 check              So hey, this is something we list, and again, that                                                            only   can’t get   past toa  certain toguys  doesn’t    apply                                         Iwas       it’s extent. on….. to find out what Moving     wanting                                                 always on the look out for like to date a Para. This cu                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

     

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                                                         

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T

he region celebrated

and dumpling. The RGM also

welcomed

act with staff in a form of staff

heritage month and Spring

during the month of

September. Staff took time out

used the opportunity to intermeeting.

of their busy schedules dressed in their traditional outfits to share

traditional meals they brought from home. Meals ranged from

tripe, mala le maotwana; umnqushu; ginger beer; sephuru

stories and ld o e r a h s n Wome ional meal. it d a tr r e v o

recipes

Puseletso Mbele sh ows off her Zulu outfit Venda greetings by Ivy & Shereen

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Sarah, Tshidi & Rosinah

Peter M a shares hlangu h mome eritage nt Themb with a Sind ane

ilipine

& Ph Phumla

Fana Peete & Sesi Lehabe

Rosina Khuma lo in a Tswana tra ditional attire

Peter Mahlangu praising the day... , Salome Ivy & Rosina

Freddy Sepeng

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leaders of the Region, a veteran Journalist, Radio News and Current affairs Presenter and Producer, Sophie Ndimande…

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understanding than conclu- women play in the livelihood

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SABC Tshwane soccer team heralds the beginning of sports in the region

Emalahleni municipality welcomed SABC Tshwane soccer team at a jam packed Sy Mthimunye Stadium (formerly Ackerville stadium)

Emalahleni community organized this ground breaking soccer tournament played at Witbank, Mpumalanga working together with the municipality. The tournament was organized under the theme Fighting against Crime, Violence and Drug abuse at Emalahleni Municipality. Municipal Speaker Paul Van Castle who spoke on behalf the Executive Mayor Gloria Dlamini said that Emalahleni community is like any other community confronted by socioeconomic predicament.

has, we have had enough of all bad habits and experiences within our communities” explain Van Castle. “However, violent trends towards uninformed and illprepared society have created a dangerous vacuum in which drug peddlers are able to exploit the youth, especially the impoverished”, recap Van Castle. Van-Castle praised our region for accepting the invite to play at their stadium therefore allowing people’s minds to focus on a positive aspect of life.

“For most it is not a positive The regional team managed and rewarding experience to be the second winner, afthat Emalahleni community ter SAPS Witbank. Amongst

Emalahleni community is like any other community confronted by socio-economic predicament. “For most it is not a positive and rewarding experience that Emalahleni Community has, we have had enough of all bad habits and experiences within our communities”. 16


the tournament participants were our pop- “We owe it to our supporters to do ular presenters, one time former Witbank well in ourbnext games because Black Aces and Kaizer Chiefs mid-field they have so much faith and bemaestro Frank Makua.

lieve in us”, said the passionate “Our game against Witbank-SAPS was re- Kgomo.

ally full of fire works”, said Peter Kgomo, the team’s publicity and information officer. The SABC Tshwane soccer team has officially handed over the trophy to the office “I was part of the tournament at Emalahle- of the Regional General Manager, Ms Mmni and it was tough and the boys did their abatho Ramagoshi. This tournament was best. It was just unfortunate that they came proudly sponsored by multinational compasecond as Witbank SAPS”, explain Kgomo. nies including: SABS; Coca-Cola; Capitec Bank; Eyethu Coal (Subsidiary of Khumba Resources); and Masibuyisane Services.

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Communicating Human Trafficking among Media Professionals – hosted by SABC Tshwane Human Trafficking is the second largest and fastest growing criminal industry in the world Every year traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits at the expense of victimizing millions of people around the world.

6-7 July 2009

workshop was to capacitate media commentators, writers, analysts, journalists, and policy makers in the society on how to report this complex issue. Most of the time media coverage about this issue is not seen as objective because victims are not given the opportunity to tell their sufferings.

marked the two days workshop which was held in at the SABC offices in Auckland Park and Durban offices respectively, organized by the SABC Tshwane.

Like many countries across the world, South Africa has not as yet collected systematic, realizable data on the extent of human trafficking in the country.

These workshops saw global organizations like European Commission, International Training Centre, National Prosecution Authority (NPA), Inter Departmental Management Committee (IDMT) after International Training Centre, National Prosecuting and SABC contemplating what lies beyond 2010 in relation to human trafficking.

There have been few research studies conducted into human trafficking and these have focused on providing a situational analysis of child trafficking in South Africa and the trafficking of women into the sex industry; the trafficking of women and children into the sex industry and investigating patterns of internal trafficking in South Africa

Given that human trafficking is a complex issue of note, vital global voices converged on this platform to be part of this workshop whilst discussing the social degradation of the subject at hand. The principal objective of the

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and trafficking of body parts in Mozambique and South Africa. These research reports have used small sample from which it is difficult to gauge the extent of trafficking in the country. In 2009, a nationwide study being undertaken by the HSRC on behalf of the NPA provides more detailed information on the nature and scope of human trafficking in South Africa but, in the absence of a legislative framework that explicitly defines the crime of human trafficking, South Africa justice and law enforcement institutions are still inclined in collecting trafficking specific data. According to reports, South Africa is a transit and destination country for human trafficking. An IOM study found that South Africa is a primary destination for victims of trafficking in the Southern African region “given


its pockets of extreme wealth, its first class financial and transportation infrastructure, and growing influence of organized crime”. According to Research during 2004-2008 children from under-resourced rural and periurban communities with little or no economic and social development are at high risk of becoming victims to trafficking. What is human trafficking? Human trafficking is the modern day practice of slavery. Also known as trafficking in persons, human trafficking comprises the fastest growing criminal industry in the world based on the recruitment, harboring and transportation of people solely for the purpose of exploitation. Every year traffickers generate billions of dollars in profits at the expense of victimizing millions of people around the world. Victims of human trafficking are people forced or coerced into labour or sexual exploitation. Labour trafficking is widespread in variety of situations that encompass domestic servitude and small-scale labour operations, to large-scale operations such as farms, sweatshops, and major multinational corporations. Sex trafficking is one of the most lucrative sectors regarding the illegal trade in people, and involves any form of sexual

exploitation in prostitution, pornography, bribe trafficking, and the commercial sexual abuse of children. Under international law, any sexually exploited child is considered a trafficking victim, even if no force or coercion is present. As a destination country, South Africa receive human trafficking victims from diversity of countries such as the SADC region which comprises Angola, DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, Ethiopia and Rwanda. However, some are from China, Eastern Europe, India and as far as Philippine and Thailand. Despite this staggering reality, governments around the world are only beginning to address the problem. In most countries, traffickers operate with almost total impunity even in the most severe cases. Lack of public awareness on this issue worsens inaction on the part of authorities. How human traffickers organize themselves. The first model is known as ‘Corporate’ because it is organized like a business and usually involves organized criminal group. It is structured like any big business, with a ‘Boss’ at the top (Sometimes a family or tight knit group) and pyramid like structure. Each level of the pyramid only

knows the tier directly above it and answer to people in that tier. At the bottom, of course, are the ‘workers’- the recruiters, transport provider, document forgers and so on- who are far removed from the top of the pyramid that they have no idea who is actually in charge and so, if they are caught, cannot lead to the ‘boss’. The whole pyramid is held together by threats and violence so that each tier of people remains faithful to the tier above. The second model is much less ‘business like’ and is based on small group of well organized criminals who specialize in leading victims from one country to another along well know routes. They are in some ways little more than ‘criminal guides’ and they generally work in just one geographical area which they know. Such services are vital to trafficking operations, and many countries focus on the activities of intermediaries like these in attempts to stop cross-border trafficking. The third model is the most common. It is made up of ‘amateurs’, individuals who provide a single service such as transport, forge documents, recruitment or reception services. These people hire out their services for money and may do this regularly or just once in a while.

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From TheBranco Streets Nkabule Says It Was Hot W

hat a hot winter it was this season! Not due to meteorological processes but because it was a striking season for this year. We have to agree, for most people it was the world coming upside down and some biblical prophecies coming to reality. In earnest it must be explained that the strikes we experienced this year was neither something new nor unusual, as every year, it was a STRIKING SEASON.

The difference for the STRIKING SEASON this year is that, it came at a time of global economic downturn whilst our country’s economy was at a recession mode for the first time in the democratic dispensation. 20

It must be acknowledged though that the workers’ demands have put employers at an enigmatic position. They had to choose whether to risk committing to high salary payouts and face uncertainty of the sustainability of the business and operations or postpone the demands by trade unions and risk facing indefinite industrial action, which in turn bears a negative impact to the growth and sustainability of the business and its operations. Unfortunately, it is not possible to postpone impoverishment and hunger because the economic melt down is also having a pinch on ordinary workers and the society as a whole. What has been striking for this year’s industrial actions is the vigour and determination which worker representatives displayed in fighting for the demands of their respective constituencies. The strikes even came from some unlikely proponents, the military and the taxman. I contemplate that as a

worker you are interested to know the ups and downs of this striking season in terms of successes, failures and pending resolutions. Charity begins at home or so they say. You are aware that the SABC has eventually agreed terms with all the unions with regard to salary dispute that led to MWASA and CWU members sacrificing for a two day strike. The agreement came to a staggered 10% offer of which 8.5 percent you have already taken it to people who help us chow down our hard earned peanuts. The remainder as promised comes in December, retrospective to April 01…….. Closer to home, af-


ter a two weeks strike, CWU members at Telkom got a commendable salaries adjustments to address imparities and a 7,5 percent increment back dated to April for their demand of 13 percent. At the South African Post Office, workers succeeded in the salary adjustment dispute where workers on the lowest levels would receive a salary rate adjustment of beween even and 10 percent. This means that the annual salary increment and the adjustment of salaries for the workers stood between 16 and 22 percent. Among the unexpected, come the unionized members of the force, whose protest action for better wages ended with violence at the Union Buildings. Imagine, the army versus the police?

The so called ‘Black Wednesday’ for the military ended at high court to prevent dismissals and pending suspensions for SANDU members who took part. The clothing industry has been under ressure for some time. The effects of globalization and China’s encroachment at being the globe’s super economic powerhouse, has been a nagging nemesis. The clothing industry unions, particularly SACTWU has led its more than 50 000 members to the streets to campaign for better salaries in the midst of job losses. After 10 days of strike when going for print, the union has since suspended the strike after receiving a new offer to be discussed with its members.

We can summarize to note that, engineers, paper and chemical workers’ union CCEPPWAWU was on strike and so was: • Metrorail workers – SATAWU • Municipal workers – SAMWU • DRD Gold on strike for three weeks on time of print – NUM • Workers at world’s second platinum producer, IMPLATS for 14 % increase – NUM. And so the list goes on. Although we may be proud as workers for the success against remuneration, poverty and greedy bosses, the honest truth remains that the public suffers a great deal during this strike actions. Phew! It was a ‘hot’ winter this season.

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Winterveldt—

the region celebrates

Mandela’s 90th birthday at Lethabong Old Age home are catered for include addressing hazardous health conditions After the audit and few calls to currently at the center. the relevant departments by the Deputy Minister, it was agreed that there be a handover ceremony of the items including beds, The RGM promised the elderly geyser; kettles; blankets and all and management of the center the other basic necessities. a return visit with the Ministry of Public Works to further un- A sensible and African value pack the visibly shabby and driven event was postponed at inhumane conditions exposed the last hour by the Health Department citing reasons full ownto the old age home. ership of the building and that The return visit did surface with they have other plans for the the Deputy Minister of Public center. Interestingly, all remains Works, Hendrietta Bogopane- unchanged at the center and the Zulu and her senior management old are still without electricity and staff including that of the SABC water. Hopefully the department Tshwane basic needs of the el- will intervene at their earliest to derly are catered for including ensure the basic needs of the old The region celebrated Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday at Lethabong Old Age home in Winterveldt. Among the activities of the day at the center included cleaning and planting trees.

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hazardous health...


DJ Bobo at work

Simple Chat with Ikwekwezi FM DJ Bongani “DJ Bobo” Mthomboti Who’s DJ Bobo? Simply defined will be an energetic guy full of big dreams, born as Bongani Mthomboti and a number one talk show host for Ikwekwezi FM between 21h00 & 00h00 weekdays, and also a music producer ngimike loyo

opportunities in radio or TV. I thought that was a joke but now here am I, so my inspiration started at school…

I don’t have special slot as I create special slot for myself and that is good radio. I believe in growth and not just to come and play records. I need to add value to what I say on air. Currently my slot is a not to be missed show right now because it is around nation build.

Other projects apart from your radio job? Music business is another exciting industry, so am doing music everyday. This year I’ll be Were you also with KCR releasing a HOT Album for a (Kangala Community Ra- DJ from Mbalentle (DJ MZ- What makes you so popudio) before joining Ikwe- WEZWE). lar in the former KwaNdekwezi FM? No, I am a prodbele? I grew up at Tweefonuct of Soshanguve and TUT He is one of the young boys tein B2 and I do regular visits radio stations and that was from disadvantaged villages that side. I do spend most around the year 2000. I then of Mpumalanga and the al- time with old good friends joined Ikwekwezi FM in 2003. bum is called HOUSE VI- and some of our listeners that SION. Then next year April side - so I know where most What was your main job I’ll be releasing my own al- of our market is… hahah! there? Producer, Music bum for 2010 special. Compiler and Presenter all in Family…? I could say I am one, and ooh News Reader Most people respect and ON TOP of the world; i am as well you know when your want to be like you, give one of those God given with a Community radio sta- me a recipe? Be yourself, blessings and created with tion you get exposed to all render your special gift to a purpose. I get blessings departments until you find the fullest and respect your- everyday and now I am yourself. Your inspiration? I self and others as well. Keep blessed with my first born got motivated by a classmate focus; and sell yourself posi- son, MTHOKOZISI - I gave in grade 11 while I was in- tively OUT THERE. him this name because volved in a debate team. He uZimu unguMthokozisi saw my reasoning skill and Are you settled in your cur- ngenkhathi zoke. told me right there to look for rent slot? You see with me

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