BREEDING A HOLLYWOOD SUPER STAR

Mzansi has talent but it doesn’t always find its way to the world outside. South Africa’s production industry has that pesky little reputation of lacking diversity and immortalise many of the well-known faces. The evidence is quite clear on the soap operas which lack new faces and fresh talents, and on the monochromatic award shows. It is the same conversation every time and this point it is just embarrassing for the filming industry. However, an Eighteen(18) years old Thabang Phatedi from Katlehong is an aspiring actor with a dream to…

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A SECURITY GUARD TURNED HIMSELF INTO AN AUTHOR

Nelson Sello Monaheng used his spare time as a security guard to follow his writing passion; he has already published two books titled ‘You are created for greatness’ and ‘What influences your life’.The author from Tsakane in langeville Ext 2 explains his journey into publishing his two books, explaining that: “Being a security guard changed my life because I had a lot of time on my hands not knowing what to do with it; at that particular time I was dealing with different feelings such as pain, anger and sadness.“I…

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FACTORY BURST INTO FLAMES

Heavy dens black smoke emitted from the polymers recycling company hanged over the Benoni industrial area on Sunday afternoon, the 19th of October 2020.Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS) Firefighters were currently battling the blaze, preventing it from spreading to a densely populated industrial site in Golden Grove road, East of Benoni. The well alight factory fire call was reported and received via the emergency call centre at 16H02 on Sunday afternoon.Benoni central fire station promptly responded to the scene backed up by firefighters from Nigel, Brakpan, Etwatwa, Boksburg, Kwa-Thema,…

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MEN BOND WITH THEIR FAMILIES

A modern container business site in Dawn Park dubbed ‘Vuka Darkie Container Mall’ hosted an event themed ‘Daddy’s day care’ today( 17 October 2020) that seeks to encourage men to bond with their children and wives.One of the mall managers explained that, “We are hosting this event today to encourage men in general to be responsible and to take care of their children; they need to build a solid relationship with their children and wives.“The event also seeks to spread the message against Gender Based Violence (GBV); it also propels…

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School classes torched

Six mobile classrooms were set alight and the seventh one vandalised in the absence of scholars in Thabotona primary school Tsietsi section in Katlehong, City of Ekurhuleni. Disaster and Emergency Management Services firefighters from Zonkizizwe fire station received the alarm at 11H25 Monday morning asking for their intervention for well alight portable classrooms. According to the information on scene, members of the school governing body and the parents are demanding brick and mortar structures to be erected unlike mobile classrooms that are currently being used by learners. On arrival of…

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FOOD GARDEN EQUIPMENT

Phelang School for learners with special educational needs in KwaThema is characterised by neat premises, well organised food garden and disciplined learners.It is for this reason the school was chosen amongst many by the City in partnership with MPCAT, a paper and plastic packaging manufacturing and recycling company, to receive food gardening equipment comprising of ten composters to encourage the school to generate their own compost, ten mixed fruit and indigenous trees, seedlings and gardening tools.Tshepo Ledwaba, the school’s principal could not contain his excitement upon receipt of the equipment.“When…

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OPERATIONS YIELD FIVE ARRESTS

On 17 Oct between 12h00 and midnight in Edenvale and Primrose areas, the EMPD Drug Enforcement, Southern Region First Response Units, Germiston North Precinct Officers and the South African Police Service Members arrested five (5) male suspects and confiscated large quantities of narcotics along with illegally kept liquor. At 16h00 in Edenvale area, following an intensified four (4) hours surveillance by the EMPD Anti-Drugs Squad, a 45-year old male caught by his flat on Van Riebeck avenue, with 40x packets of khat, 1x pack and 2x ziplocks of crystal meth…

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UNLAWFULLY CONNECTED ELECTRICAL CABLE

Between 16 Oct and 17 Oct in Benoni area, the EMPD Anti-Cable Theft, Equestrian Unit Members, CoE Energy department Technicians and other Law Enforcers, salvaged illegally connected electrical cables and two (2) suspects found with alleged imitation goods, were arrested during the crime prevention operations.On Friday between 08:00 and 14h00 in Benoni area, at the corner of Apex and Mainreef, the EMPD Anti-Cable Theft Unit Squad, CoE Energy department Technicians and other Law Enforcers made a turn at Msholozi informal settlement following numerous complaints from members of the community nearby…

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