AN ENTREPRENEUR’S DREAM MATERIALIZES IN CARPENTRY

To get where he is today was not an easy journey, however, he was determined to make a success of it and took the decision to be his own boss.A young and dedicated entrepreneur from Buhle Park in Germiston, Thamsanqa Mathenjwa, has ventured into woodwork and found his passion within that field after working several jobs. His business began in October 2019 when he wanted to do his own thing of designing and constructing unique TV stands.Working for a carpentry company enabled him to realise his passion, and later went…

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A DREAM WORTH FIGHTING FOR

A 21 years old Lebo Monama AKA Blueberry from Kingsway in Benoni, did not let her odds define her destiny as she is fighting tooth and nail, to make a difference with her clothing brand ‘Isphithiphithi.’“The name of my company is ‘ISPHITHIPHITHI WEARS’, I am selling clothing called ‘ISPHITHIPHITHI’ as a face of the business,” Says Lebo. The company also does printing and branding, it was established in 2017 when Lebo was only 17 years old and legally registered a year after she matriculated in 2018.“The business today has been…

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CHEF ZOLISWA NICOLENE REVIVES AFRICAN FOOD CUISINE

Young determined Chef Zoliswa Nicolene’s aspirations are to bring South African food culture back at the township of (Vuta). Food has the inherent ability to dissolve global borders, believes Ekurhuleni’s based foodie and a Mother Zoliswa Nicolene Mdladlamba (32). She has just transformed the Garage of her families’ home in Daveyton (Dungeni & Mocke Street) into the “headquarters of the united nation”. Here she travels beyond borders through food and cooks global delicacies from all corners of the Earth, which she shares on her Facebook page ( Zoliswa Nicolene Mdladlamba).She…

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CARNIVAL CITY – Response to the move to level 2 restrictions

The move to level 2 restrictions is welcome news, so from Tuesday 18 August our restaurants and bars will again be serving alcohol.It is unfortunate that the national curfew could not have been lifted or relaxed further, but we are relieved by the announcement that interprovincial travel restrictions have been lifted and our hotel can again welcome travellers from other provinces.As we begin to more fully reopen our operations, it is important not to lose sight of the pandemic. Our extensive health and safety protocols will remain firmly in place,…

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MASKANDI AMBITIOUS MUSICIANS GRANTED A PLATFROM

An ambitious presenter, Andile Nxumalo, known among his audience as “Ben 10”aims to hoist upcoming Maskandi Musicians through his Maskandi show themed” Ezivusa ‘Usinga” on Oana FM 94.0 in Soweto.The Maskandi show presenter residing in Vosloorus Basothong section shared that, “my main goal is to broaden the horizon of Maskandi music, especially aspiring artists to get a platform on my show to showcase their phenomenal musical talents, I picked Maskandi music because I’m familiar with the music genre as I’m from KZN in “Kwa-Nongoma” area and I have seen how…

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‘UGOGO MTHETHWA’ NURTURING VIRGIN GIRLS

Elderly people, especially in rural areas still see the value of having virgins but in the townships and suburbs a virgin is disregarded. However, Ekurhuleni news discovered a place in the Daveyton township, Emaphupheni where young girls still celebrate being virgins or “Intombi”.These young girls are 386 in number and are all guided by Ugogo Mthethwa who is the founder of ‘Ubuhle bey’intombi Zegcuce foundation’. They are brought to ‘Ugogo Mthethwa’ by their parents trusting ‘Ugogo’ to guide them towards greener pastures with her ancient wisdom as an elderly member…

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FRAUDSTER CAUGHT WITH GIVEN THE GIVER’S DUPLICATED ID AT MARKHAMS

A prominent businessman and a philanthropist Given the Giver Muhlari was a target of identity theft by a fraudster who has been using his identity to buy goods at clothing stores with his retail account.The fraudster was arrested at Alberton mall after attempting to purchase items with Mr Muhlari’s identity for the 3rd time. According to Markham’s data base the suspect purchased goods such as clothes and cell phones at KZN and Pretoria before his luck ran out at Alberton mall.Mr Muhlari noticed late last year that someone is using…

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COMMUNITY FED UP WITH GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) of Ekurhuleni region joined forces with SACP, SANCO and Cosas to march against Gender Based Violence as part of Women’s day celebration on the 10th of August 2020 in Daveyton.Some women at the protest expressed their concerns about the ‘incompetence’ of the local SAPS officials on resolving cases of domestic abuse. “If the police are failing to do their jobs then they must give us their uniform and we will do it, we’re saying enough is enough, gender based violence…

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PREPARING TO REBUILD A TRAGICALLY BURNED DOWN HOUSE

An initiative comprising of firefighters dubbed ‘Brotherhood’ garnered funding and rebuilding assistance from Xtenda Housing Finance and Construction Company to rebuild a tragically burned down house of their late colleague Samuel Mthobo Sambo in Daveyton, Ext 6.The preliminary project preparation took place on August 14, 2020 paving the way for the concrete construction work that will embark on Monday, 17th of August 2020 carried out by Xtenda Housing Finance and Construction Company that constructs home improvements, new houses and extensions of buildings. The house which burned down on December 13,…

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VEER STEEL MILLS RISING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN

Veer Steel Mills metal supplier company in Alberton, took it to the streets on Friday (7TH of August 2020) to celebrate Women’s month by assuring female employees that they played a critical part in the company’s growth.South Africa has seen the highest rate of patriarchy at home and in the work places with a 30% income difference between men and women within the same profession. Some organisations have a relatively small number of women representing female employees in managerial positions. However, that is not the case with Veer Steel Mills…

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