NATIONAL STRIKE AND NO MAJOR INCIDENTS REPORTED

On Wednesday (07 Oct) in and around the City of Ekurhuleni, EMPD Officers from Precincts and Specialized Services were on high alert before, during and after the national planned strike by different trade unions.Between 12h15 and 12h30 in Germiston area by the Civic Centre, a group belonging to a certain trade union, of plus minus three hundred (300) peaceful participants, delivered a memorandum of demands to the delegated MMC, before the cooperative assembly dispersed. Throughout the day, there were reports of legal gatherings, marches and demonstration like in Kempton Park…

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R20K WORTH OF NARCOTICS SEIZED

On Wednesday (07 Oct) between 09:00 and 15h00 in Germiston, Wattville, Benoni and Actonville areas during the crime prevention operation/s, the EMPD Drug Enforcement Unit Squad apprehended five (5) male suspects and different kinds of narcotics, were confiscated.At 09:15 in Germiston area, the suspicious 37-year old found idling, at the corner of Milne and President was nabbed and marched to Germiston police station, after Officers uncovered 1x plastic with liquid G, 1x glass tube containing a crystal substance, 1x black pipe with traces of drugs valued at R1500.Between 12h00 and…

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NEW WAVE OF AMAPIANO MUSIC

Amapiano music is about to get more interesting as a 23 year-old Sipho Shayi aka Monochrome from Villa liza ventured into the industry by launching his latest fire EP, Uprising melody which consists of 10 songs.According to Shayi his EP has five hit tracks which are, Corona, Shanda pha, Liyasho, Katalina and Amatanka. The young man is very optimistic about his musical career and he is paving his way towards working with prominent artists who have made it big in the music industry.“Well it’s my wish or my dream to…

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HOUSES THAT NEARLY SUCCUMBED TO SINKHOLES, NEWLY RESTORED

The City of Ekurhuleni’s City Planning Department fixed four properties which were affected by sinkholes at Nhlapo section, in Katlehong.The sinkholes were discovered in 2017, whereby the City Planning department acted instantly by conducting a thorough research that resulted in endorsing the vital construction work, however only two houses were demolished due to the severity of the sinkholes as the surface on both sides were the houses were erected needed to be rehabilitated before the houses could be reconstructed. The official house handover ceremony was held on the 8th of…

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A GBV CLASS ASSIGNMENT TURNS INTO A DOCUMENTARY

A class assignment at Nageng Primary School spreading awareness amid GBV that included the input of the SAPS, a Social worker, the Department of Education officers, a teacher from Mthimkhulu Primary School, teachers and learners at the school, was shot as a documentary that will be televised on the SABC 2 programme dubbed, Duty Calls.A Life Orientation teacher(Bethuel Malebe) explained how it all unfolded, saying, “ I was interacting with the Grade 7 learners concerning the societal issues which are prevalent like Domestic Violence, Teenage Pregnancy and Gender Based Violence…

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TWO ORGANISATIONS JOIN FORCES TO AID COMMUNITY MEMBERS

Move One Million (MOM) that seeks to unite all people in South Africa donated groceries, toys, clothes and a chest freezer to a charity organisation (Stand-Up Committee) which is situated in Daveyton, Eswatini section.The donation ceremony was held at Sinaba Stadium on the 3rd of October 2020 in Daveyton whereby children within the township were invited to an amusing filled fun-day. Robby P, one of the representative of the MOM movement said, “We saw it as necessary to partner with the Stand-Up Committee (charity organisation) to serve our community members,…

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