Your past does not determine your future

“Being homeless, an ex-offender or substance abuse survivor should not determine your destiny” – says MEC Mokgethi Gauteng Social Development MEC, Dr Nomathemba Mokgethi has on Saturday, 21 November 2020, acknowledged the homeless, ex-offenders and substance abuse survivors who have defied odds and acquired skills to become self-reliant. She said the skills that they have attained will go a long way in enabling them to develop small micro enterprises as vital driver of employment, thus maximising much needed jobs opportunities. The MEC was speaking during a graduation ceremony at Xilembeni…

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HOUSING PROJECTS IN THEMBISA

MMC for human settlements Cllr Lesiba Mpya has on 19 November visited the Thembisa mega housing projects to assess progress of construction at Thembisa X25/7, and handed over title deeds at Rabasotho Customer care centre and visited recently resettled beneficiaries at Clayville X80. The Thembisa X25/7 site covers over 58ha and will yield 3 510 housing units, of which 3 159 are RDP walk-ups and the remaining 351 are social housing units. The units are to be built as four storey walk-ups. The project is at approximately 23% completion and…

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A Walk from Vosloorus to Durban

Three men prepare to test their bodies beyond measure by walking a 572 kilometre distance from Vosloorus to Durban in an effort of creating awareness against Gender Based Violence (GBV) which has reached alarming levels recently.The awareness walk will commence at the Vosloorus police station on the 25th of November 2020 where the three men (Wiseman Langa, Sphiwe Nhlapo and Motsamai Tsotetsi) will be escorted by various policing authorities. One of the walk initiators Wiseman Langa explained on the 19th of November 2020, saying: “We choose to raise awareness against…

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Female hip hop artist

A hardworking, relevant and consistent female hip hop artist, affectionately known among her fans as Bizzcuit is appealing for votes as one of the nominees in the Best female category of the South African Hip Hop Awards.The artist does hip hop music which contains trap, trap-soul, reggae, Kasi Rap and also mixes different sounds to provide a unique melody that triggers jamming vibes for hip hop music lovers. Tholakele Mkhwanazi renown among her fans as Bizzcuit alluded, saying: “People can vote for me by accessing the online website which is…

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UNLICENSED HANDGUN SEIZED

On Saturday (21 Nov) in Vosloorus area during the crime prevention operation and high visibility with other Law Enforcers, the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department (EMPD) Specialized Task Team Members, arrested a male suspect and an unlicensed firearm with ammunition, was confiscated. At 11:30, the suspicious 43-year old male cornered on Khoza street, was approached and frisked where the EMPD crime fighting Team uncovered a 9mm Glock pistol with serial numbers tempered with, a magazine and 10x live rounds. The lawbreaker facing charges of, possession of unlicensed firearm and ammunition, was…

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