MTN AWARD FOR SOCIAL CHANGE GOES TO AN EKURHULENI SOUTH MATHS EDUCATION PROGRAMME

JumpStart, a primary school mathematics education and youth employment programme, which is benefiting 22 000 foundation phase learners in the Ekurhuleni South District, has won The MTN Award for Social Change, worth R300 000. By happy coincidence this took place during Teacher Appreciation Month!The award, which attracted 143 entries across the three categories, was made at the Trialogue Business in Society conference on Wednesday, 14 October. The goal of the award is encourage and reward good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practice in the non-profit sector. A total of R1 million…

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Your pregnancy journey at your fingertips

Be a part of the expectant mom’s community who receive expert information, insights and daily tips for a healthy pregnancy journey from health professionals through the MomConnect interactive platform. “MomConnect is a South African National Department of Health initiative which aims to support expectant moms through the use of cellphone based technologies integrated into maternal and child health services,” explains the City of Ekurhuleni’s Maternal, Child, Women and Men’s Health Manager, Thembani Masina. Masina further states that once a health practitioner confirms a pregnancy, the expectant mom is, with their…

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A NETBALL PLAYER FROM EKURHULENI CONTINUES TO BREAK BARRIERS

A 31-year-old mother, Palesa (Busta) Mbukwana from Kwa-Thema in Ekurhuleni and also an employee of the Ekurhuleni municipality continues to break barriers in the netball fraternity.She started playing netball at a very young age, but only started taking the sport seriously in 2004, when she was in Grade9, fortunately she was selected to represent Eastern Gauteng now famously known as Ekurhuleni and during the national netball championships she was then selected to play for the South African school under-17 netball team.Later In 2011 she was selected to play for Gauteng…

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