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25 suspects arrested recently SOSHTIMES

Colonel Stephina Nkosi, lauded the men and women in blue The Rietgat SAPS continues to make strides in its area of operations. Recently the LEADING STORY police officers in the area arrested 25 suspects for the commission of various crimes. Amongst the arrested suspects some were apprehended for committing offences such as By Letlhogonolo Mosete but not limited to: armed robbery, interfering editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za with police duties and resisting arrest, assault

common, assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm, while others were apprehended for possession of drugs, armed robbery and sexual assault, possession of stolen motor vehicle, possession of illegal firearm, driving without driver’s licence, business robbery, dealing in drugs, possession of stolen property, theft, rape, contravention of protection order,

common assault, pointing of firearm, failure to produce driving licence and burglary at residential premises. The Station Commander at Rietgat SAPS’ Colonel Stephina Nkosi, lauded the men and women in blue for doubling their efforts and ensuring that wanted suspects are apprehended and charged, while the inhabitants of the Republic are and feel safe at all times.

“others were apprehended for possession of drugs, armed robbery and sexual assault, possession of stolen motor vehicle, possession of illegal firearm, driving without driver’s licence... news The Station Commander at Rietgat SAPS’ Colonel Stephina Nkosi.

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Winterveldt electricity crisis at premier’s office

is the only solution to all our electricity challenges. Ours is to make a follow up with the office of the premier regarding this issue, this issue is also very high on the municipality’s agenda.” The very first thing that we must do as a city, is to bring proper services to the people and all this wrong things that have been happening are as a result of people not getting service from the people who are supposed to give them.

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WORDS OF FAITH

Hebrews 11:1: “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.”

The Station Commander also commended those who are collaborating with the station by blowing the whistle for the right reasons. All arrested suspects will soon appear in the Soshanguve Magistrate’s Court.

Ward 24 Councillor Christopher Masia

By Letlhogonolo Mosete editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za Ward 24 Councillor Christopher Masia said that the ongoing Winterveldt electricity woes have been escalated to the Gauteng Office of the premier.

Illegal connections, cable theft and failure to pay for services rendered, are some of the reason residents find themselves facing with no solution in sight Masia said “The issue of electricity is in the office of the premier, and I am told his office has made a commitment to make funds available to re-electrify/rewire the whole of Winterveldt and that to me

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“Water, electricity and security are some of the issues top my priority list that urgently needs our attention, as everybody knows Winterveldt is made up largely of rural areas and it is paramount that they get electricity and water. We have incidences of people diverting water for their own selfish use and we are addressing that so that everyone can have access to clean water,” said Masia.

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TMPD gets new satellite station SOSHTIMES

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shwane Mayor Randall Williams together with the MMC for Community Safety Councillor Karen Meyer officially opened a new Tshwane Metropolitan Police Department Satellite Station at Pretoria East at Pretoriuspark recently Apparently the establishment of the satellite office came after assessments indicated that there was a need to enhance TMPD services in the area. Previously, TMPD region six members were responding from the Mamelodi offices, which was a challenge to arrive on time to some the region’s remote part Williams said “I would like to send a special word of gratitude to the entire TMPD team, region six

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leadership amd MMC Meyer for their efforts to launch this satellite station. The City of Tshwane prides itself on being responsive to the needs of the residents and while our resources may be limited, we will continue to aim for increased visible policing in all our strategic areas.” The new satellite station will afford TMPD members to respond

promptly to issues of safety and security affecting residents in areas such as Garsfontein, Plastic View and Wolwespruit. The satellite station will operate with the assistance of our fully capacitated Mamelodi egion six, sector1 station. Currently TMPD has deployed 40 officers to the station The opening of the satellite station will

allow TMPD members to respond more promptly and on time to complaints. Especially to some remote parts of the region, and they will be managed three senior officials. The station will operate on a 24 hour shift basis to adequately perform TMPD core functions which include By-law enforcement, road policing and crime prevention.

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COVID-19 VACCINE

PROGRAMME 60 years and older? GET THE COVID-19 VACCINE Hello my friend. I’m so excited, I got my COVID-19 jab today at Chris Hani Baragwanath. There were no queues, the staff were professional and helpful. Everything went smoothly.

You don’t have to wait anymore. All public vaccinations sites in Gauteng accept walk-ins, whether you are registered on the EVDS or not. If you are 60 years and older they will help you register and get vaccinated.

I’m happy for you my friend. For me and my husband it has been a long wait for the SMS, which does not seem to be coming. It’s really frustrating.

This is great news. Let me tell my husband, we are going to our nearest vaccination site first thing tomorrow morning.

More vaccination sites have been added for a more convenient and efficient vaccination process. People who are 60 years and older can visit their local vaccination sites and they will be registered and vaccinated. No one will be turned away.

Protect yourself and those around you by getting vaccinated. By Letlhogonolo Mosete Tshwane streets became less flooded with drugs as the Tshwane Metro Police Department Drug Unit members arrested one South African male aged 31, for dealing in drugs in the Eersterust area in Pretoria recently. Later on the same day the members proceeded to Wonderpark area jointly with Region 1 sector 2 and Region 2 sector 2 members, two Zimbabwean nationals between the ages of 27 and 34 were arrested for dealing and possession of drugs in the bushes near Wonderpark. They were found with heroin and cat.The TMPD communications unit applauded the swift and diligent work done by the unit members.

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EFF accuses City of Tshwane of exploitation We want feedback from the mayor Randall Williams

local news EFF Labour Desk Co-Ordinator Baatseba Nchabeleng leads the pack during one of their marches at Tshwane House

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he Economic Freedom Fighter Labour Desk has accused the City of Tshwane of it deemed exploitation of workers as it demanded the absorption of contract workers from the municipality “The

Labour Desk Co-Ordinator Baatseba Nchabeleng said “ The Economic Freedom Fighters marched to the Tshwane House located at Corner Madiba and Lilian Ngonyi Street but were soon disappointed as the mayor refused to address them. Co-Ordinator Baatseba Nchabeleng said “Due to COVID-19 regulation we had to limit the number of people to be in attendance, we want all contract workers,

securities guards, credit control, waste management and internship employees to be employed permanently We want feedback from the mayor Randall Williams whom the EFF Tshwane labour desk served his office on the 08 June 2021 when we marched to the City offices with a memorandum that demands all contract employees be absorbed under the city as permanent workers and save Tshwane tax payers money.”

Private companies are the ones draining the city of its finances, all that money being paid can be utilised to employ workers permanently with benefits. Doesn’t the city want to create workers with a stable income; we want permanent employment across the board The EFF has been advocating the absorption of contract workers from municipalities across the country for many years.

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By Captain Stephen Maluleka he Rietgat police are investigating a case of theft and theft of motor vehicle that took place at a guest house in Block FF, Soshanguve in the early hours of Sunday. According to a 40-year-old man victim, he met two ladies at a tavern in Ga-Rankuwa, Zone 4 on Sunday evening, and bought them drinks and subsequently left with them to a guest house in Soshanguve. Upon arrival at the guest house, they all slept together but when he woke up he was feeling

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dizzy and his cellphone and his 2016 German sedan were stolen. However the police recovered the vehicle abandoned in Block JJ later on the day. He further alleges that he was spiked by these unknown women since they had drinks together before they slept, but he recounted that at some point, he left his drink unattended. As the police we would like to send a strong warning to men to avoid leaving their drinks unattended especially in the company of strangers. Now that pubs and taverns are operating, we would like

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to further urge male patrons to avoid picking up unknown women at taverns, pubs and parks as they might fall victim of spiking that may lead to the loss of valuable assets. This modus operandi trended during the last quarter of last year where similar cases were opened in the Rietgat's and the Ga-Rankuwa policing precincts respectively. As the police we would like to request members of the community to report any information that may lead to the arrest of these suspects, and also report all suspicious activities to the Crime Stop number 08600-10111.


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Fire cost family of TARIFF INCREASES four their home FOR RESIDENTIAL No one was home at2021/22 the time of the incident HOUSEHOLDS

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to see what we can do.” City of Tshwane EMS TARIFF INCREASES FOR REVENUE CATEGORIES ON HOUSEHOLD 2021/22 Spokesperson ACCOUNTS Charles Mabaso mentioning the Property Refuse Electricity Water Sanitation statistics of fire related rates removal case since winter started said. "Tshwane Emergency 14,59% 8% 10% 2% Services Department 4,1% received 552 fire related calls between 1 June and 27 June THE MORE YOU USE, THE MORE YOU PAY 2021. Of the above calls, most were related to veld or Residents should note that electricity and water are charged on inclining block tariffs. block grassInclining and rubbish fires.tariffs 78 mean that consumers fire inclining calls on dwellings were will not be charged at the same amount throughout their usage, but according to the tariffs mentioned below. also received during the said local news period,OF of which 53 includedOF WATER CHARGES FOR EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION OF MONTHLY PROPERTY RATES EXAMPLE CALCULATION house and buildingHOUSEHOLDS fires and FOR HOUSEHOLDS The City of Tshwane has added 25 shack fire incidents" Said The Mashaba family home new vaccination sites Scenario 1 2 3 in an effort DESCRIPTION VALUE “we received CENT IN THE RAND MONTHLY RATE a call from a police station in order for them by the EMS Spokesperson. to enhance its vaccination He also mentioned Consumption 20 kℓ 25 kℓ 30 kℓ neighbour informing us that our to ascertain what might have Market value R 1 000 000,00 R 0,01044 R 870,00 By Valencia Senoamadi drive for the elderly from the age fires in informal home was engulfed in flames, caused the fire but even kℓtoday that, mostTariff Impermissible value R 15 unfortunately 000,00Rwhen 0,01044 R is no 13,05of 60Rand above. editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za me and my there sign of them, so 0 towe 9 kℓ settlementRare as - a result R R The City initially had 14 official Valuation rebate R 135 sister 000,00R 0,01044 of house keep and lifestyle got home it was too late. areRonly117,45left with speculations,” 10 to 18 kℓ R 22,98 R 206,82vaccination R 206,82 R 206,82 sites for Phase 2 of he Mashaba family from The neighbours even broke the saidR Lettie. patterns that do not support Total 739,50 19 to 30 kℓ R 31,10 R 62,20mass R 217,70 andRtoday 373,20 vaccination we Marikana M3 has been gate to gain access in order to Explaining their sleeping or favour fire and life safety. 31 to 42 kℓ R 35,80 are ecstatic to announce that displaced, and have to extinguish the fire but failed.” The EMS Spokesperson predicament Lettie said " EXAMPLE OF CALCULATION ELECTRICITY CHARGES FOR HOUSEHOLDS 43 to R 38,30 we have managed to secure 5 seek alternative sleeping OFAccording the community needs to be to Lettie Because of the incident my60 kℓ additional sites, bringing the total arrangements after their shack kℓ andaware moreandRalert 41,01 at all times. the elder and I 60both 2021/22 block tariffs TariffMashaba,350 kWh in the family 500 kWhyounger 1sister 000 kWh of sites Rto130,00 19. The was reduced to ashes following they have no idea what caused sleeping at our boyfriends The family is requesting Network charge R130,00 R 130,00number R 130,00 to 100 kWhrecently. 1,9513 R 195,13 R 195,13 R 195,13 vaccination sites is a a1fire incident the fire because no one was one house's and our brother Total sleeps help to anyone who can assist R 399,02additional R 554,52 R 710,02 remarkable milestone in the fight Shocked family member 101 to 400 kWh 2,2835 R 685,05 house, by by donating household’s at the timeRof 570,88 the incident. R 685,05 at the neighbour’s against this dreadful pandemic. Peter Mashaba sunrise we back to our home essentials. CONSUMER DEPOSITS 401 to 650 kWh (32) said 2,4879 “We tried to call the Rietgat R 248,79 R go621,98

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650 kWh and more 2,6820 R 938,70 ELECTRICITY DEPOSIT Total R 766,01 R 1 128,97 R 2 440,86 WATER DEPOSIT wo days after launching COVID-19 vaccinations for its members, the South African Police Service

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(SAPS) BURSARY Vaccination Programme is PROGRAMME: gaining momentum. CSIR This comes after just over 1000 more SAPS personnel received their jabs on Tuesday. “On day two of the programme, a total of 2055 vaccines had been administered to police officers CALL INTAKE and supportFOR personnel at 2022 both the Orlando Stadium in Soweto and the SAPS Tshwane Academy

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MONTHLY ACCOUNT SCENARIO FOR MUNICIPAL SERVICES PAYABLE IN 2021/22 DESCRIPTION 1 2 3 Property value (rand) R300 000 R500 000 R700 000 vaccination sites,” the SAPS said in a statement. 350 Electricity (kWh) 500 1 000 At Orlando Stadium, 760 members were vaccinated, bringing the total number of members who have been Water (kℓ) 20 25 30 vaccinated over the first two days at the site to 1 285. The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is a leading scientific and technology G Sanitation (kℓ) (20) (25) (30) At research SAPSorganisation Tshwane Academy, the second vaccination site, a total of 770 members over that researches, develops, localises and diffuses technologies to accelerate SIN had been vaccinated THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE BURSARY AND IT COVERS ALL THE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH UNIVERSITY twosocioeconomic days. prosperity in South Africa. The organisation’s workℓ contributes to industrial development Refuse removal One 240 container, once a week CLO : One 240 ℓ container, a week One 240 ℓ container, once a week STUDIES, SUCH once AS:

E and supports a capable state. a cleaner at the SAPS Tshwane Academy, was among • Registration fees on Constance Makhaye, DAT those who got vaccinated Tuition fees 2 3 day two. The 58 year-old with 25 years of service said1 she was elated to have vaccine. 0 finally received• • the Books 3 Y • Accommodation "I feel very happy today, I was initially scared to vaccinate, now that I have recieved my vaccine, I L ABOUT THE about BURSARY DESCRIPTION 2020/21 2021/22 Percentage JU 2020/21 2021/22 Percentage 2020/21 2021/22 Percentage • Living allowances science has had my a critical role to play in contributing to towards societal progress amThroughout going history, to encourage other colleagues come and beand the next in line to0get she said. 21vaccinated," • Once off laptop allowance increase increase increase R to play in advancingRscience and innovation. R R R R prosperity. Organisations such as the CSIR have an important role 2 Captain Daniel Dhanarajan, a 48 year-old trainer attached to the SAPS Atteridgeville Academy, expressed Academic merit will be considered during the selection process, as well as the imperative to increase the participation of Armed with some of the best minds in the world, we work on trying to solve problems that can help all South Africans. women and black people in 2% science, engineering and technology. Total property 128,00 130,50 2% 298,67 304,50 469,33 478,50 2% equal delight. rates charge The CSIR hereby invites applications from students wishing to pursue a career in research, technology development and REQUIREMENTS: “I feel very strong and relieved to know that my colleagues, family and I will be safe and guarded against innovation as consumption well as corporate/support areas. Electricity: 668,48 766,01 14,6% 985,23 1 128,97 14,6% 2 130,11 2 440,86 14,6% • Must be a South African Citizen the Water: severe effects of this virus," he said. • 130,00 Planning to enrol full-time at a South African University120,00 for 2022 Basic levy 120,00 130,00 120,00 130,00 Water: Consumption 249,01 269,02 THE CSIR BURSARY PROGRAMME IS OPEN TO ACADEMICALLY QUALIFYING YOUNG PEOPLE AND ALSO AIMS TO ATTRACT AND INCREASE Total water charge 369,01 399,02 8,1% PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN AND BLACK PEOPLE IN SCIENCE, ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY, SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED BELOW: Sanitation:AND Basic levy 70,00 IN THE AREAS 77,00 Sanitation: Consumption 140,53 1. UNDERGRAD – HONOURS DEGREES 127,76 • Data Science/Modelling • Aeronautical Engineering Total sanitation charge 197,76 217,53 10% • Electronic/Software Engineering • Industrial Physics • Industrial Engineering • Applied Physics Total refuse removal charge 302,61 315,02 4,1% • Information Technology • Bio-Informatics Science Biological Sciences TOTAL • (EXCLUDING VAT) 1 665,86 • Material 1 828,07 • Mechanical Engineering • Biomedical Engineering • Mechatronics • Biotechnology VAT 230,68 254,64Engineering • Physical Metallurgy • Chemical Engineering TOTAL • (INCLUDING 1 896,54 • Physics 2 082,71 9,8% with Computer Science Chemistry with ChemicalVAT) Engineering • Economic Science • Civil Engineering Increase in rand 186,17 • Information Systems • Computer Engineering • Extractive Metallurgy (Hydrometallurgy), (Pyromet) • Computer Science Percentage increase 9,8% • Computer Science with Chemistry

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City of Tshwane Calllist Centre: 9999 For a comprehensive of master’s and012 doctoral358 degrees covered, please visit www.csir.co.za/bursaries Toll-free number (call centre): 080 1111 556 The CSIR is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it is committed to the Employment Equity Act, 1998 (Act 55 of 1998). By applying for

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he Ga Rankuwa South African Police Services has sent a goodwill message to Communication Officer Captain Matthews Nkoadi after serving the institution with honour and loyalty for a tenure spanning 36 years. Nkoadi officially discharged his duties and services at the South African Police Services in other to pursue other avenues. Ga-Rankuwa Corporate communication Officer Mr.Shimi Tsheole said “This office here by wishes our beloved captain Nkoadi a well deserve rest after an outstanding service and dedication to the South African Police Service. During his long and outstanding service captain Nkoadi was not only communication officer of Garankuwa SAPS but also outstanding events coordinator in our Tshwane North District corridor. He was also writing and issued media statements for both station and district. He was key player during the events and campaigns of the stations.

Communication Officer Captain Matthews Nkoadi has served the SAPS with honour and loyalty for 36 years. We thank the Nkoadi family for having allowed the family of SAPS and the country in general the service of the outstanding and dedicated police officer. We now salute you captain Nkoadi enjoy your well-deserved retirement. One of the people, mentored by Nkoadi, Rietgat SAPS Spokesperson Captain Stephen Maluleka bidding farewell to a fellow colleague said “As you bow out of the service, let me take this opportunity to thank you for welcoming me

with warm hands in the then Tshwane North Cluster. You made my life easier and my career more interesting and I am eternally grateful for every contribution you made in my career. I have made friends within the organizations all thanks to you. I have yet to meet such a selfless, dedicated and humble person in both my life and my career in general.” “I will be economical with the truth or rather fool myself if i were to claim that your departure is normal. It is not,

and there will never be another captain Matthews Nkoadi at SAPS who gave his all to protect and uphold the image of the SAPS,” said Maluleka. You have done your part broer and thankfully most of the time in the public domain, and no one will dispute it. You loved your work and it was always seamless for you to impart your knowledge to some of us who were always around you to drink from your cup. you have left a void in the saps communication space, i

still wonder who will help me carry gazebos, banners and pamphlets and most importantly who will dish out that expert advice of dealing with our colleagues in the media. I am going to miss our constructive arguments, fights, jokes and gossips about our colleagues and top management. I know i won't miss our social life because you remain an integral part of me, but your absence in my everyday working life will surely hit me hard at a later stage.

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Hammanskraal ANCYL protects Jubilee Mall

There were attempts particularly by a certain political party in the area By Letlhogonolo Mosete editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za

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ith the looting spree storm calmed, and many businesses counting their losses, other businesses were lucky to escape unscathed during the upheaval. One of the lucky few includes Hammanskraal’s Jubilee Mall, which enjoyed the protection of the African National Congress Youth League in the area. Fortune Mathabathe ANCYL Hammanskraal Zonal Convenor said “As we all know the uprising stated in Kwazulu Natal as any ordinary South African have been monitoring the protest. As days went by, they spilled into Gauteng and it was at that point that

We are a poverty stricken township, we are going to defend the little we have - Fortune Mathabathe - ANCYL we advised our structures and fellow stakeholders within the community to take their position for in case if they spilled into

Gauteng.” “There were attempts particular by a certain political party in the area but remember

that they are a small party in Hammanskraal. When we issued out a communication there was automatically a retreat from

anybody who had the thinking that they could loot our shops. We were much worried because we had literally taken into consideration all the sectors that are contributing to the the weak economy in our country,” Unemployment is very high, poverty levels are very high inequality, so we said to ourselves that as much as we are a poverty stricken township we are going to defend the little we have, so we called the branches of the ANCYL to respond with immediate response and they did. We called other strategic stakeholders like the South African Police Services themselves, the CPF’s and also the taxi industry as well to come on board to ensure that we bulletproof our infrastructure around Hammanskraal.”

Central City Committee thanks community for not looting

we have been utilising their services for a long time

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he Mabopane Station Central City Committee Spokesperson Kgothatso Ramautswa has expressed their gratitude to their hawkers and all parties involved in ensuring that the centre it did not become a casualty to what it termed criminality during the looting episode experienced “What happened was an act of patriotism demonstrated by our hawkers and the community

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at large, they must continue to be patriotic to their own country and protect their interest. In the community there are economical differences, as a centre we understand such matters, hence we have prioritised sourcing local business for the provision of services such as security, plumbing and cleaning,” said Ramautswa. Our security is locally based, we have been utilising their services for a long time, and their track record speaks for itself. We are about empowerment. Many projects that happen in the centre are geared towards upliftment of the community. We must

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remember that there are young people who are employed by this institution and this institution has in the past given back to the same community it employs. The community was protecting what we stand for and we never mobilised them, they took the initiative themselves because they understood what was at stake. Furthermore we would like to thank the security station at the center and say thank you very much for their utmost work because there was an attempt of looting, but I think those were not community members but elements of criminality. The perpetrators were dealt with accordingly,


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Good Hope Shepard, founder, Mokgadi Ramonyai, expressed her gratitude for the groceries By Letlhogonolo Mosete editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za

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eaven’s Defense Force (HDF) a non-profit organization based in Soshanguve recently roped in Hollywood Bets to assist fellow NPO in the township, Good Hope Shepard, with groceries and lunch for volunteer staff. Good Hope Shepard, based in Block JJ, runs an everyday feeding scheme, serving over 60 unprivileged children with lunch and supper. HDF founder, Pule Goqo, says they saw the need to assist Good Hope Shepard with groceries as they are struggling to meet the number of children who are struggling for lunch and supper. Today we decided to do things differently; we decided not to only get groceries for the kids but also cook lunch for the six stuff members at Good Hope Shepard. “I think as NPO’s sometimes we don’t get our roses while we are still alive, I think with us cooking for them today, we

By Letlhogonolo Mosete “The hand that gives shall receive” is a bible verse that was emulated as Jubilee Mall in conjunction with its tenants, mainly Pick N Pay and Eden Perfumes as part of their social responsibility programmes donated much needed consumables to two old age homes in Hammanskraal recently. The Pat Rico Old Age Home and Wisani Old Age home were recipients of the generous act as part of the mall’s Mandela Day celebraions although not

Hollywood Bets staff donated much needed food supplies to the Heavens Defense Force wanted to appreciate them and encourage them to keep doing the good work. This is proof that as NPO’s in Soshanguve we can work together towards one common purpose,” said Goqo. Good Hope Shepard, founder, Mokgadi Ramonyai, expressed her gratitude for the groceries and saluted HDF and Hollywood Bets for pampering her team for the day.

According to Ramonyai, says that initially she started a dance group in the community to keep the children busy but she noticed that most of the children who would come to practice were hungry. “Most of the children around here are hungry they don’t get to eatlunch and supper. I personally know how it feels to go to bed without food in the house, growing up, my father lost his job and my mom used work as a hawker to

put food on the table and it was tough. “We are currently struggling with office equipment and kitchen things. The feeding scheme was born from the dance and cultural group we have here, so we want to keep these kids busy and groom them to become future leaders of tomorrow. We want to keep them away from crime and a lot wrong things which we see happening around us,” said Ramonyai

Jubilee Mall gives back to the community celebrated on the actual day. The Mall’s Marketing Manager Mmabatho Madisa said “We have a good working relationship with our tenants and as such we often collaborate with them when giving back to the community, we also have a good working relationship with the community of Hammanskraal that is why, when we can lend a helping we do so wholeheartedly.” “We know the plight

faced by the elderly and we know that what we are doing is a temporary solution to a situation faced by many people nevertheless in the spirit of giving; we identified these two old age homes as beneficiaries. As a mall we would also like to thank our tenants, who on many occasions have assisted us when asked to do so in order to better the lives of community members,” said Madisa.

Jubilee Mall recently donated perishables to Pat Rico Old Age Home


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Mabopane Young lady starts laundry washing business At Golden Fresh & Clean” we offer laundry services, carpets cleaning and the washing of blankets

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ith the employment rate on a downward trajectory, painting a gloomy picture for many South African youths to enter the job market, one industrious young lady did not let the prospect deter her from creating employment for herself. 21 year-old Itumeleng Lebese from Mabopane Block B, started ‘Golden Fresh and Clean’, a company that offers laundry, carpet cleaning services. She is also an Avon and Tupperware representative in order to augment her income. A mother to a 1 year- old daughter Lebese said “my daughter is the reason behind all this hustle; she was a wake up call. I completed my matric in 2017 with a (B) symbol which is known as the admission to Bachelor's degree at Setumo Khiba Secondary School I've never been employed at a registered company although I've been sending out CV's, but I did work at some of the non-registered companies. I'm in multiple businesses... I am an Avon representative, Tupperware representative and the main business that I've started for myself is called "Golden Fresh & Clean" where we offer laundry services, carpets cleaning and the washing of blankets This business was established this year between the months February & March.I brought up the idea of the business then my mom chipped in and encouraged me to go ahead with the idea and then we decided to be together in this business. So she's the co-founder of "Golden Fresh & Clean". The unemployment rate in South Africa actually

pushed us to have something of our own, something that can be our source of income since we're both unemployed. Currently we offer these services from home where we live. It's a drop, collect & pay. The support has been moderate, we have regular customers but hoping to get more. We have to make sure that we broadcast the posters around the area we live in and that will be done once we save up some money to print out as many posters as we can and ask local Tuck shops to distribute them for us. When it comes to the Avon & Tupperware side of business the challenges I faced was when most of the clients had doubts about sending 50% deposit amount. That has led to many customers pulling out. But the success of these ones is that no matter what, I get orders every month and I can make ends meet. I have loyal customers who buy most of the times. When it comes to the ‘Golden Fresh & Clean’ the challenge I face is location. Most people live far and some don't have cars to bring their laundry and we also don't have a form of transport to collect the laundry from them so in this case we lose out on business. The success of this business is that every week I get customers. Well some are my regular ones and some just want a once off thing, when they are too busy or something but one thing for sure. New people come most of the times. In future I'd like to see us opening a Laundromat at a convenient location and as time goes by when the business grown we might have a couple of branches.

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A 21 year-old Itumeleng Lebese from Mabopane Block B, started ‘Golden Fresh and Clean’

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train team for Olympics. I believe there’s more work that needs to be done to educate our community about swimming. When we talk about swimming it’s more than just jumping in the water and putting our feet in the pool. There are different aquatic disciplines for instance competitive swimming, water polo, open water, diving, synchronised swimming etc. We need to understand and learn all these things so we can be able to assist and encourage the younger generations to make informed decisions, not all kids are to be doctors and lawyers or soccer players, if a child is good at ballet and they love swimming they can incorporate the two and become synchronised swimmer. And there’s another side not everyone who teaches swimming is a coach, we have instructors and coaches, two different worlds. Bubble Guppies Swimming School, township’s first swimming school .The 100% self-funded school was established in 2017. And we need to understand that swimming is a skill, and most importantly a survival skill. We also need to learn about water safety, before a person can learn to swim, we first cover water safety program then we learn to swim. Most definitely more programmes are needed to create awareness say the rest is history,” said Mataboge. Persevering to start her business of swimming in our black Mataboge said “I won’t lie, like most community not just as a sport but business opportunities, if you don’t safety aspects as well. We take kids from the age of have funding, it’s a struggle. I struggled to acquire the land, not that I had the 3 years old and adults including funds to buy the land, which forced me senior citizens. The health to start the business from my house. benefits include toning muscles, And with the current pandemic we can’t building strength and endurance, utilise our facility to full capacity, prior it improves coordination, it works A qualified learn-to-swim Instructor to the pandemic we could train 6 to 8 on balance and posture most accredited by Swimming South Africa, she swimmers within 1 session, but now we of the kids are referred by their is the founder of Bubble Guppies Swimming have to cut the numbers because of our Occupational Therapists. We also By Letlhogonolo Mosete get feedback from parents with School, township’s first swimming pool size.” editorial@tshwanebulletin.co.za Appreciative of the support from kids that are asthmatic, some they school .The 100% self-funded school was the community, Bubble Guppies Swim don’t use the asthma pump as established in 2017. “My son was fortunate to participate in School is 98% supported by Mabopane, often as they used to. Swimming here is a saying amongst black people that say “black people and a learning to swim program as extra mural Soshanguve and Ga-Rankuwa residents, is fun and it’s an overall body water don’t mix,” but 37 year- activity at a preschool that he was attending. we are grateful for the support. The other workout. For more information old Lesego Mataboge at Block The joy he had on his swim day was out 2% is made up by people from Brits, PTA X Extension in Mabopane, north of this world. I then realised that a child North and Hammanskraal. The objective people They call/WhatsApp of Tshwane is slowly changing that narrative attending school in Kasi, might not have the is to belong in a community that is water us on 0610575569 or email: privilege of learning to swim…and as they safe. Also build Olympic size pool to buttercupkidzone@gmail.com one breastroke at a time.

Swimming school operating in Mabopane

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