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A nation greets MaMbeki REPORTER


Epainette Mbeki, who was former president Thabo Mbeki’s mother, died at the age of 98 at the Life St Dominic’s Hospital in East London on Saturday morning. She was admitted to hospital on May 25 with a chest infection and heart problem. “The funeral will take place at the family home in Ngcingwane, Idutywa, on Saturday June 14,” the Mbeki family said in a statement. “Once more, the family conveys its thanks for the support it has received during the period of the hospitalisation and passing of the deceased.” Epainette Mbeki was born in February 1916 in Mangoloaneng in Mount Fletcher in the former Transkei. She taught at the Taylor Street Secondary School after being educated at the Mariazell Mission, the Lovedale Teachers’ College and graduating from the Adams College in Durban. She taught with Govan Mbeki, whom she later married. In 1937, Epainette Mbeki became the second black woman to join the Communist Party of SA, after Josie Palmer. She then became an active member of the liberation movement in Durban. She married Govan in 1940 and moved to the Transkei where the family set up a trading store in the Idutywa district. The store earned the family a living and was run by Epainette Mbeki after her husband became involved in national politics. The couple had four children, Linda, Thabo, Moeletsi and Jama. Epainette Mbeki raised them and contributed to her husband’s newspaper, Inkundla ya Bantu.

Epainette Mbeki. PHOTO: DRUM

HE funeral service for ANC struggle veteran, Epainette Mbeki, will be held in Idutywa on Saturday.

1916 ­ 2014

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YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA UBEKWE kwikhaya lakhe lokugqibela kule mpelaveki siyisingelayo usomashishini owaziwayo eNtabankulu uThembile Remigious Tshongweni nosweleke ngomhla wama 25 kuMay emva kokugula ixesha elide. Lo kaTshongweni ubengusomashishini waseNtabankulu naseKokstad nobedume ngokulijikeleza lonke eli evusa imizi ewileyo ekuhlaleni, esondla iinkedama, efundisa impula zikalujaca, eliphakamisile igama likaYehova. Lo mfo ubezakha neetempile zikaThixo eMpuma Kapa ukuya kuma eNatali. USimlindile Nodo obethetha ngeli qhawe uthe uTshongweni wayimela iNtabankulu

kwezoshishino esithi iinkampani ezinkulu eKokstad naseNtabankulu zaqala ngaye. “Ubenegalelo kwisizwe sakuNtabankulu kwezengqesho noqeqesho lwabantu abaninzi ekwakheni,” kutsho uNodo. Wongeze nelithi, kumashishinini akhe ebeqinisekisa ukuba abantu baseNtabankulu bafumana imisebenzi ngaphezulu kweminyaka engamashumi amathathu. UTshongweni ushiya ngasemva inkosikazi, umntwana omnye, abazukulwana, umfowabo kunye nodadade wabo. Ungcwatywe ngomhla we-7 kuJuni, apho inkonzo yakhe yokugqibela iqhutyelwe kumabala ebhola edolophini eNtabankulu. Abahlali baseNtabanklulu nabaseKokstad bathe ngxe kusapho lakwaTshongweni besithi, makalale ngoxolo lo uwileyo.

UThembile Remigious Tshongweni olandulele eli obengcwatywa ngomhla ka 7 June 2014 eNtabankulu. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

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Mbizana Local Municipality 2014 Business Conference

Background As per the 2013/14 Service Delivery Budget and Implementation Plan (SDBIP) Mbizana Local Municipality has a responsibility to facilitate an SMME business conference that is aimed at inviting all SMME financial institutions, government departments and other relevant stakeholders under one roof in order to engage on SMME matters especially access to finance. Objectives;  Create an information sharing platform geared towards stimulating economic growth of Mbizana and the Eastern Cape at large.  Establish meaningful partnerships and linkages.  Access to information  Mentorship and skills training.  Stimulate economic growth by ensuring involvement and participation of the private sector in broader economic development. Targeted audience; Program: Mbizana SMME sector at large Venue : Wild coast sun Construction sector Date : 12th June 2014 Vending and hawking Time : 13H00 Co-operatives Aspiring entrepreneurs. All local business chambers LTO/ Tourism product owners Mr. L. Mahlaka Municipal Manager MTH3PA-120614-TE-ebnnon-mbizana


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King says no to forced marriages YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA DURING the gathering of AmaMpondo in Flagstaff at the annual commemoration of the that 1960 Ingquza Hill Massacre, the King of the AmaMpondo aired concerns over a lack of development in the society. King Zanozuko Sigcau, King of AmaMpondo, talked about the importance of tradition and how people should take pride in their culture, making it something other cultures see as exemplary. “We are close to circumcision season now and it is our duty to make sure that the young boys that are going to be initiated in these schools are well taken care of. We must not allow people from outside our area to come and tell us how we should do the circumcision, ‘asiyeke ukuba izidenge zamaMpondo’ (meaning let us not be Pondo fools),” he said. He said one of his major concerns in the Ingquza Hill area was the issue of forced marriages where old men take 12 year old girls and make them their wives. “This is wrong in every way. Men need to respect themselves and respect young girls as well, because The AmaMpondo King, King Zanozuko Sigcau. there is no way that a 12- year-old could be a wife to PHOTO: YANDISA DLEMBULA anybody.” Thobekile Ndzunge from Flagstaff agreed with the King with regard to forced marriages and said a case can be registered as assault and rape under the laws of South Africa. Some of the community members of Ingquza Hill said although they do understand the King’s frustration over the matter, they did not appreciate the tone he used to address the issue in front of important people like the Minister of Buza ku-Gqirha wakho ngencukacha zolwaluko Arts and Culture, olukhusele-kileyo kwisibhedlela Nathi Mthethwa, sase Shelly Beach Day Hospital and Eastern Cape okanye usifonele ngqo kule mfono-mfono: Premier, Phumulo Masualle, “as he showed no respect email: whatsoever for himMT3GGF-150514-TE-ebnnon-shelly MTATPA-120614-TE-ebnnon-NELI self and his people”.

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ISebe lezoThutho lithi umntu une­ lungelo lokukhwela into ayithandayo BABALWA NDLANYA ISEBE lezoThutho eMpuma Kapa lihlabe ikhwelo kubaqhubi beetaxi kunye nabantu abathi beme emgaqweni bavalele izithuthi ezi ncinane ezichola abakhweli ukuba bohlukane nalo mkhuba. Oku kutshiwo ngosisithethi seSebe lezoThutho phantsi kwephulo u “Fika uPhila”, uBishop Tshepo Machaea ukuba abaqhubi abenza loo nto mabazi ukuba inxamnye nomthetho wezendlela. Lo kaMachaea uthe abantu abanalungelo lokumisa izithuthi ngamapolisa kunye namagosa ezendlela kuphela. “Xa kuthe kwenzeka wabonwa umqhubi wetaxi esenza loo nto okanye mntu uthile enyanzelisa ukuba kwehliswe abantu kwisithuthi esincinane maze azi ukuba thi-

na siza kumlandela ngomthetho kuphela,” kutsho uMachaea. Woleke ngelithi, abakhweli banelungelo lokuba bakhwele nantoni abayithandayo kuba abanye basuka beleqa ukuya kulungisa iingxaki ezohlukeneyo. Ngaphandle koku uMachaea uyibeke yacaca into yokokuba nabo abakhweli bane lungelo lokuba baye kuvula ityala loku phathwa kakubi xa bethe behliswa kwisithuthi eso basikhweleyo. Uveze ukuba ilungelo lomqhubi wetaxi liserenkini kuphela, hayi ukuhanjwa kurhawulwa abantu. Uthe loo nto inyhasha amalungelo abagibeli. Ukanti kwelinye icala, uveze ukuba azikho izithuthi ezilu hlobo lwetaxi ezisoloko zilindele ukuba xa kukho umgibeli onengxaki aleqiswe kuyo, lilonke abantu mabayekwe bahambe ngezithuthi abazithandayo.

Umhambi ngenyawo ube misa isithuthi esiya eKing Williams Town ngakwinxanxathela yeevenkile ePlaza. IFOTO: SIMBONGILE MDLEDLE

UMachaea uthe akutshiwo ukuba kwizithuthi zoonotaxi zonke zinencwadi zoku bhalisa amagama xa abantu bekhwela kuzo, apho ngekusithiwa mhlawumbi bakhusela abakhweli xa kunokwenzeka ingozi. “UMphathiswa weSebe lezoThutho, uThandiswa Marawu uthe naye uza kuwu chophela lo mcimbi wokunyhashwa kwamalungelo abakhweli. Kungoku nje kusweleke abantu abane bonke ebebesuka eKomani besingise eMthatha ngesithuthi esilu hlobo lwe-Avanza.” Esi sithuthi uMachaea uthi siye saleqwa ngoonotaxi ze umqhubi waso wagilana nesinye isithuthi ekwaveza nokuba bathathu oonotaxi abasele bebanjiwe kwaye bajamelene nezityholo ezine zokubulala kunye nezihlanu zokuzama ukubulala. Kwelinye icala uSihlalo kaZwelonke kumbutho weeTaxi, iSouth African National

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Students plough back SINOVUYO JOHN WE often get stuck in blaming the government, instead of actually getting up and doing something about the situation. Well, not the members of Phakama Youth Development (PYD). Phakama Youth Development is a registered non-profit organisation (123-370NPO) which aims to break the vicious poverty cycle through education. PYD is doing this through equipping Lusikisiki scholars with the information and skills they need to access tertiary education. Last year during the June school holidays, they managed to host career guidance workshops at eight high schools and four junior

schools. Unfortunately, they only managed to get to one school during the December holidays. This year PYD is hoping to implement their other strategies to schools as well, e.g reading days for grades R to 6, skills development workshops for grades 7 to 9 and tutoring for grades 10 to 12. However, their main obstacle is lack of financial support. They use their laptops for presentations, but they don’t have projectors/printers, so it’s hard to carry out their plans. ) Also see a photo gallery of PYD’s work on our website at Sinovuyo can be contacted at 0 071 0088 342 or

Become our Youth Journo today FROM the people who brought you Citizen Journalist, now comes the new and exciting initiative for our young writers – Youth Journo.

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Youth Journo is a programme presented by Media24’s Local Newspapers, of which OP Koerante forms part of, that gives high school students the opportunity to share their schools’ news with the rest of the community online. But it is not only restricted to school news – anything that is of importance to teenagers could be submitted under Youth Journo on our website, whether it be dating tips, book or CD reviews or more serious matters like drug abuse among teenagers. To launch this exciting project, OP Koerante will be giving away a laptop to a school that submits the most Youth Journo entries online. To enter for this competition, learners – or rather Youth Journo’s – would have to go to our website to tell us why their school is the

best (only online entries will be accepted).

How to enter Go to The Youth Journo (or his/her parent) must register as a user on the website and then click on “Tell Your Story”. (This could even be the perfect assignment for an essay or great practice in the computer class!) The online form you need to fill in is as easy to use as Facebook. The Youth Journo must remember to fill in his/her name and surname, upload a photo of himself or herself and also mention the school’s name somewhere in the story. Stories should be at least 250 words. What the school does with the laptop, is totally up to them. So what are you waiting for school principal? Motivate your learners to upload their stories today. For further information, contact the Online Editor, Tanya van Zyl at 0 041 503 6059 or send an e-mail to

Nation greets MaMbeki From page 1.

“Luthuli House and what it stands for is a Epainette Mbeki was also a founding mem- spoke in the wheel of progress; it is redunber of the National African Chamber of Com- dant.” The piece unleashed a host of criticism merce. After Govan was sentenced to life impris- from Thabo Mbeki’s detractors, with the onment at the Rivonia Treason Trial, Epai- Young Communist League even questioning nette’s children, Thabo, Moeletsi and Jama whether she had written it at all. She later made headlines again when she went into exile. She remained at Mbeluweni attended a Congress of the People meeting and kept the store open. She was continuously harassed by the au- the party formed after a split in the ANC due to Thabo Mbeki’s rethorities. moval from office by the She moved to Ncgingpost-Polokwane wane in 1974, closer to The Times newspaper party’s leadership. the town of Dutywa After Thabo Mbeki’s where she continued to reported that removal from office, work as an activist for Epainette Mebki had Epainette Mbeki resocial upliftment and re-opened the family said President Jacob portedly said she held ill-feelings toward shop. Zuma was the better no his ousters, saying life She continued to work toward uplifting choice though he may was too short to harill will. her community until be too “easy going”. bour In a September 2012 her death, supervising interview with The Star her many projects and “He is easy going newspaper, Epainette giving advice to those and at times fails to Mbeki said she knew who sought it. her cellphone number In her later years, make his own off by heart, enjoyed Epainette Mbeki - by decisions.” reading newspapers then affectionately daily and watching teleknown as MaMbeki vision news. ran a beadwork and Over the years, she also continued to make sewing programme in her community. After the ANC’s elective conference in comments about politics. In November 2012, ahead of the ANC’s ManPolokwane in 2007 Epainette Mbeki said in an opinion piece in the Sunday Times that the gaung elective conference, The Times newscountry needed a completely new Constitu- paper reported that Epainette Mebki had tion and called for the revision of the coun- said President Jacob Zuma was the better try’s electoral system - a view shared by a lat- choice though he may be too “easy going”. “He is easy going and at times fails to make er break-away party from the ANC, comhis own decisions,” she told the paper. posed mostly of Thabo Mbeki supporters. She said that she did not have confidence “Individual members of Parliament should be elected directly by citizens at polling sta- in his alternative, Kgalema Motlanthe - then tions in relevant, direct constituencies; and the country’s deputy president - deeming him the party system should be abolished. It is de- a “difficult character to understand”. – Sapa viant and people feel cheated. “At present MPs are not accountable to the ) Visit for updates public.” She also said Luthuli House, the ANC head- leading up to MaMbeki’s funeral on Saturday in Dutywa. quarters, should be disbanded.


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Community can hardly wait for new hospital YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA AFTER the sod turning to mark the start of the Sipetu Hospital and nurses training college development earlier this year, people from Ntabankulu are anxious for the project to be finished, since they believe it will create employment opportunities. During a visit by the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) to the hospital, patients and nurses urged the representatives of this agency to donate new equipment for the hospital on their return to Ntabankulu. A resident, Andile Zibobo, said they were patiently waiting for the new hospital to be completed, since it would provide better beds and other hospital equipment. She said they were grateful for what the current hospital was doing to make patients as comfortable as


possible, even though the beds were very uncomfortable, especially for patients with sensitive bodies. “The service and food are great here, but it is the small things like dirty sheets and old beds that pose challenges,” said Zibobo. The hospital staff who asked to remain anonymous agreed with Zibobo about the state of the beds and that they too couldn’t wait for the new hospital to be completed. Spokesperson for the Department of Health, Sizwe Kupelo, said the department was aware of the challenges and said they would do everything they could to complete the Sipetu Hospital in the new financial year One of the beds that the patients of Sipetu Hospital are complaining about. PHOTO: YANDISA DLEMBULA

Youths volunteer at the Ntabankulu hospital for youth month YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA YOUTHS from different wards in the Ntabankulu Local Municipality decided to volunteer their services at the Sipetu Hospital in Ntabankulu to mark the start of Youth Month on June 3. The day was organised by yhe National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) together with the Ntabankulu Local Municipality’s (NLM) Special Programmes Unit. The young people of Ntabankulu who Ayanda Songqayi, Zodumo Ntaphumla, Zimbini Joji and Siphokazi Panda helping by preparing food at Sipetu Hospital, Ntabankulu. PHOTO:YANDISA DLEMBULA


were chosen from different wards, devoted their time and assisted with cleaning the hospital, mopping the floors, raking leaves and cooking and dishing food for the patients. An official from the NYDA, Oupa Tshabalala said this was a national campaign driven by the agency to encourage young people to make a difference within their communities. “This is in promotion of youth month where young people all over the world are being encouraged to identify needs within their communities and help where they can,” added Tshabalala. Yanga Tantsi, speaking on behalf of the NLM’s Special Programmes Unit, said the young people of Ntabankulu came out in numbers and really did a good job with helping in and around the hospital.

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June 12, 2014 Uvolwethu Express

Tears of a Holy­ man hit back now Pemmy Majodina the Eastern Cape MEC for Sports, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Premier Phumulo Masualle, Nathi Mthethwa the National Minister of Arts and Culture and King Zanozuko Sigcau at the Ingquza Hill memorial. PHOTO:YANDISA DLEMBULA

WHEN things are still going smoothly on your side; you do not think that one day they may turn sour. Mmm, go to the point boys.

Remembrance of fallen heroes

Okay, here is a story. There was a female in Tabs (Ntabankulu) who got involved in an intimate relationship with a guy who was a Zionist. The guy was doing everything for the lady including maintaining the children of this woman who were not his. Wayekhomba ngophakathi even though she was unemployed. Since usister her blood was running fresh and fast; every man wanted to pose a word because the lady was beautiful. She was attractive in so much that when she passed through where men were standing they would mumble. The lady was structured and she is dark in complexion with big eyes. She never appreciated the endeavours of this man because she kept on practising Casanovasm in the absence of this man. It’s worse all her bad practices were taking place in the house of this holy-man on his bed. Because the man was a devoted man of God and God one day revealed the bad behaviour of his woman. He caught her with a man with the pants down in his bed. As a result the man of God surrendered, crying out because of disappointment. And the woman at that time she didn’t care since her name was “Don’t care” as there were numerous men out there who were looking for her. OW! Last week we met the woman. She is working at the Chinese shop in Tabs. Shame, that beauty had vanished and she is slim like a woman whom we saw in a picture who over reduced her body by Herbex; ihlasela amafutha to everyone. She is dark like a coal and there are no bigger round bums anymore. That is life. Since she knew us as closest friends of Mrev as we affectionately called the guy. She asked us to convince uMrev to take her back. Enje!!!. Shame, since we have not yet met uMrev, but we doubt very much if he will take her back even though he never moved on since the disappointment by this lady. U-chateen uyaphela sisi kulo mhlaba ushiyeke u-empty okwe-orange ityiwe ingaxotyulwanga kwafunxwa nje amanzi ngaphakathi yabe seyilahlwa jwii. Baphi aba babemublisher xa ugqitha ngoku ubusahlala noMrev. Uyazi, amadoda akufuna kweli xesha usenomntu wakho once akulahle there would be no more men who will chase you. Uyaniyala njalo umgosi.

YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA INGQUZA Hill Local Municipality was pleased when the newly appointed MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture, Pemmy Majodina and the Minister of Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, attended the annual commemoration of the 1960 Ingquza Hill Massacre held at Ingquza Hill, Flagstaff recently. These dignitaries were part of the masses that gathered at the Ngquza Hill where, in 1960, AmaMpondo people were mowed down by the police who were using helicopters, landrovers, horses and foot soldiers. AmaMpondo were protesting against the unjust laws of the time and had planned to gather at the foot of that hill to strategise and mobilise. Eleven of them were killed and buried at the site, while 23 were sentenced to death, executed and buried at the Mamelodi Cemetery. In the new dispensation, the remains

of the 23 that were executed, were exhumed and reburied at Mbizana and Ngquza Hill. Nombulelo Mngoma, a veteran from Flagstaff, said the commemoration marked a significant part of history for the small town where everyone from the culture of AmaMpondo should learn to respect and honour the day as people’s blood was spilt for freedom. Mthethwa said the Ingquza Hill mountain is a very honourable place, since the freedom that people are enjoying now wouldn’t have been possible if the fallen heroes of AmaMpondo had not given their lives for it. “The Museum that is being built at the Ingquza Hill mountain will restore the history of Ingquza. “The story is going to be told the way the AmaMpondo people want it to be told,” added Mthethwa. In conclusion he said people should heal, but also not forget where they come from, in order to prevent past mistakes.

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ngamajita xa ithe indoda leyo ine-clash yamacherrie ayo. Mara besingayazi ukuba noomama bayakwazi ukuwayalela amadoda alale endaweni enye. Kaloku le nto yenzeke phaya eNtelly (Mt Ayliff), apho kubekho iclash yomnye umama. Kuthe ngexesha elinye kwafika amajita ajola nawo enye yi-Timer eseyiqinile enye nguBen 10, so kwacaca ukuba akukho uzimisele ukuhamba umama lo wathi makungenwe mntu wonke ebhedini kulalwe. Ngenene amajita enze ngokomyalelo ebhedini. Ngoku uqhushululu luqhambuka xa kufanele ukuba umama lo alale kuba ngulowo nalowo uthi ngeke alale kwicala lomnye. Uyayazi ke eyamadoda kwacaca ke ukuba makuliwe ukuze ohluliweyo ezakuzisonga yedwa. OW!! Kwacaca ukuba uBen 10 uyagunya kuba amandla asemaninzi wabe ke uyohluleka umadala, de walala phantsi kuba wehlulekile wavuka ekuseni waya esibhedlele kuba uBen 10 ebehambile ngenkalvasi hayi kancane. Khazi yintoni le ibilwisa kuba ngekuthiwe umama lo makalale phakathi kungabikho mntu azakujonga ngakuye. It’s obvious ke uyayibona ukuba kwakufuneka alale njani umama lo. Hayi ababathandi abantwana babo bet­ huna Uyazi wofika abantu bekhala xa sele kwenzeke ingozi yesithuthi ebesithutha abantwana babo kodwa khange baqale bajonge imo yesithuthi kuqala. Uyalazi ibhokisi elihambayo dear reader that’s what we saw kwenye yelali zaseFlag (Flastaff) kwenye imoto ekuthiwa ithutha abantwana. Yinto ngoku ihambayo ngathi izakuvele yohlukane phakathi siyathandabuza kwa ukuba zikhona izibona ezikhomba ukuba ujikela ngaphi kuba ezangasemva ke nje ngokuba besivela ngasemva akukho nesinye. Niphinde ke nigxibhe urhulumente mara ezi moto zihamba phambi kwenu kodwa ningayiboni ukuba yingozi. Isigqibe xa ivulwa ngasemva kusehliswa abanye abantwana kuthathwa isivalo sangasemva sibekwe phantsi. Igcwele imi ngembamo ke. Bazali siyanikhuza njalo abantwana sisabadinga. Nivile moss. Sleeping gown in town at 8h00! Solemnly we do not know when people will learn that you only wear sleeping clothes when you are in your room or in your yard. But we usually meet people in shopping centres in the morning wearing these clothes, let alone on the street in gowns if not sleeping shirts. It’s worse ke what we saw last Thursday in Sprigg Street at 8h00 the lady wearing a pink gown. If you don’t know Sprigg Street is in the CBD of UTA town. I wonder what was she thinking. Perhaps she cogitated it was a dress that you can wear wherever and whenever. Siyayibona le nto in shopping complexes like Pick n Pay if not Savoy Complex of Myezo in UTA. And daai ding ininzi apha kuthi boo-darkie because we never saw any white person wearing pyjamas in the shopping complex if not on the street. Zizinto zokulala ezi bantu bakuthi abathandekayo. Tell them gossip because the night clothes are smelly sometimes, so they disturb us when we are there to buy our breakfast items.


June 12, 2014 Uvolwethu Express

Call on community to care for children YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA THE Department of Social Development and Special Programmes in the Alfred Nzo District Municipality, in partnership with other stakeholders, held an awareness day during Child Protection Week at Lucwaba Village, Bizana, to create awareness for the caring of children. The initiative focused on understanding the perspective of holistic development of children regarding care and protection. The Department’s communications officer, Mlamli Mfana, said the day went as planned and parents participated during the questions and answers session which showed that they were interested in the programme. “Child Protection Week is very important, because it teaches communities to take better


care of children by giving them love and support,” said Mfana. Thozamile Sidima from Lucwaba, said they were happy with the visit from the department as it made them look at their children in a different light. “With the high rate of abuse against children, we hope that the department will make an impact of no violence and abuse against women and children in our community,” said Sidima. The Mbizana Local Municipality was also part of the programme giving support and encouragement to the Special Programmes Unit (SPU) while they continued educating those present about how precious women and children were in this world. Children from Lucwaba Village during Child Protection Week in Bizana. PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Bizana School shines at national competition YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA BIZANA Senior Secondary School (SSS) got recognition after a show stopping performance at the Youth Citizens Action Programme (YCAP) competition that was held in East London for Grade 10 pupils from all over the country on May 30.

The Bizana Senior Secondary School Grade 10 pupils who received certificates in East London with their teachers, Nomlindo Gelenja and Lihle Ngongoma.


This competition was held for schools to address social problems faced by school pupils in their everyday lives. A total of 3 600 learners from 360 schools from all 9 provinces participated. Bizana SSS from the Mbizana district was presented with “A Great Effort Award” certificates for their drama, poetry and creativity in addressing the bullying problem at their school. Lihle Ngongoma, a teacher from Bizana SSS, said they chose the

topic of bullying because it was a problem faced by many schools in the district. “We want people to be aware of this problem, since it is very serious. It may lead to poor academic performance and trauma disorders,” added Ngongoma. The group of Grade 10’s said they have a Facebook page where they encourage young people to report bullying and other problems so that it can be addressed quickly. A group member, Yandile Mthinteni, said they had a great experience at the competition and they learnt that pupils from all over the country were also faced with big challenges such as substance abuse and peer pressure. “In future, we are going to be tackling each and every challenge faced by school pupils in our district so that we can ensure a safe and fair environment for all pupils,” said Mthinteni.




As part of celebrating the youth month the Alfred Nzo District Municipality will be hosting an Education Summit. The summit will focus on developing a multi stakeholder approach to improve the education status of the district.

Notice is hereby given that Mbizana Local Municipality has adopted its 2014/2015 IDP Review as required in terms of Section 25(4) of the Municipal Systems Act No. 32 of 2000, and also the 2014/2015 Annual Budget as required in terms of Section 24 (1) of the Municipal Financial Management Act No. 56 of 2003. Copies thereof are available for public at the following municipal offices specified below:

The 38th commemoration of youth month and Youth Day for 2014 will be celebrated under the theme: ‘’Advancing socio/economic opportunities for young people towards 2030 vision” this in line with the government focus on job creation and socio-economic development. The youth month celebrations will also emphasise that while the youth of 1976 fought for freedom and the creation of a democratic state, today’s youth activism is directed towards successfully tackling the challenges of poverty, unemployment, substance abuse, HIV and AIDS, personal development and economic opportunities. Date : 11 – 13 June 2014

1. Mbizana Local Municipality The office of the Speaker 51 Main Street Bizana 2. Mbizana Library (Mbizana Youth Centre) 3. The municipal website at Should you have any queries regarding the above, do not hesitate to contact the office of the Municipal Manager during working days @ 039 2510 230. _________________________________________________________________________ ISAZISO KULUNTU LWASE – MBIZANA NGOKUPASISWA KOMQULU WOPHUHLISO KUNYE NOHLALO – LWABIWO MALI LOMASIPALA WASE-MBIZANA

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Esi saziso sikhutshwa ngokomgqaliselo womthetho olawula ukusebenza kooMasipala (MSA No. 32 ka 2000) isolotya lama 25(4) kunye nomthetho olawula ukuphathwa nokusetyenziswa kwezimali zooMasipala (MFMA No. 56 ka 2003) isolotya 24 (1) ukuba uMasipala waseMbizana upasise umqulu wophuhliso kunye nohlahlo – lwabiwo mali lomnyaka ka 2014 / 2015 kwintlanganiso yebhunga ebanjwe ngomhla ka 30 Canzibe 2014. Lo mqulu wophuhliso ufumaneka kwezi zakhiwo zikaMasipala zidweliswe ngasezantsi:1. I - Office zikaMasipala waseMbizana (kwicandelo lika Somlomo) 51 Main Street Bizana 2. Ithala leencwadi lase Mbizana (e Youth Centre) 3. Kwi – website kaMasipala waseMbizana ku Abo banemibuzo – ngcaciso malunga nesi saziso bangaxhumana neofisi ka Manejala Omkhulu kule nombolo: 039 2510 230. Signed by:-


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June 12, 2014 Uvolwethu Express

Local karate club brings trophy home YANDISA POPPY DLEMBULA

Sithembiso Ntama, who came back with a trophy from the PE Karate tournament, with Mfundo Madikizela during a practice session. PHOTO:YANDISA DLEMBULA

THEY did not let the problem of struggling to increase the membership at their dojo deter them from entering competitions. The Bizana Kyokushin Karate Club recently participated in a tournament in Port Elizabeth and brought home a trophy. The club has been struggling to increase its membership numbers and hopes that this victory will encourage people to join the club. The trophy was awarded to Sithembiso Ntama who represented the club. He came first in his category during the tournament. Speaking on behalf of the club, Zukile Nala

said they were proud of themselves, as they held their heads high and were determined to make their small town proud. “We hope that after our victory in PE, more and more people from Bizana will take us seriously.” He said the PE tournament was not the only tournment that the club had participated in. They have participated in a tournament in Ulundi from which they unfortunately didn’t bring back any trophies or medals. Instead of breaking their spirit, this actually motivated them to perform better.Club member, Mfundo Madikizela, said being part of the karate club had made him focus more on his future and less on the little things in life that do not matter.

Gqoboka climbs coaching ladder SIMBONGILE MDLEDLE THIS week Legends’ Corner shines the spolight on a lady who was born in the Ridge location, Qumbu – the youngest of five children – Ayakha Gqoboka who was well-known as first choice goalkeeper for the Mthatha Bush Bucks. Gqoboka recently led the Eastern Cape women’s soccer team to Germany as head coach. The team conquered Germany and won all its matches. “After the Germany trip, I feel I can coach any national squad in this country,” she said. She began her football career at a young age, playing with her brothers and their friends in the dusty streets of Ridge location. After her junior classes, she went to Umtata Tech College, Mthatha, where she joined Umtata Bucks

which was then coached by Thabo Magqishi. They were playing in the TBVC (Transkei Bophuthatswana, Venda and Ciskei) state league. She was playing alongside former Banyana Banyana players, Nolwandle Dliso, Nosipho S’khathi, Khanyisa Qina, Nontombi Ntsangani and others. “We used to play against the ladies squads from KwaZulu-Natal and we were dominating the league, because there was no team that matched us in those days, owing to the quality of our players. If memory serves, we never lost a game during our time in Bucks,” she said. After Bush Bucks, she moved to East London and was compelled to join another team, since her team was not going to move with the men’s squad to East London. Ayakha joined the All Stars, a Mthatha based club. At the All Stars she was struggling and as a result she never played full game time. She decided

to hang up her boots and started a coaching career in her home town of Qumbu, where she choached the boys under 12 team. “I realised that I could coach and I was approached by Fikile Mdlalo to coach his ladies team. “We did very well. I was then approached by the SOS school to assist their girls who were going to take part in the FNB tournament. We won that tourney,” she said. That was when former Bush Bucks player, Mzunani Mgwigwi, took her under his wing. “Mgwigwi paid for me to attend a coaching course, because he wanted to see me as a coach in the region. And Dick Benya also supported me along the way,” said Gqoboka. She now boasts a KNVB coaching certificate and two certificates for coaching beach football. Ayakha, her husband and two children stay in Zimbane Valley. She still conducts her coaching duties at SOS.

Ayakha Gqoboka.


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