A granny taken for a ride by criminals

It should come as no surprise that crime and violence remain so disturbingly high in South Africa. We hear of those incidents all the time, most people are affected by the scourge and it seems to be a norm for South Africans. Gogo Matshidiso Malmbo (87) from Tsakane, experienced that on Friday night. “I stay alone and I had no one to look after me, what pains me the most is that am an old woman and there’s nothing I can use to protect myself. If it wasn’t for the…

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An allegedly drunk driver causes an accident

On the 27th of March, a drunk driver bumped a VW Tiguan at Snake Road (Benoni) next to the Actonville off-ramp while traveling with his two daughters between the ages of 4 and 9 along with his friend, after the accident his friend was rushed to hospital since he was serious injured on the face. The VW Tiguan owner explained to Ekurhuleni News, saying “The traffic light was already red when we approached it; I was apparently slowing down when this Audi car smashed into the back of my car…

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Socio-economic issues – A brief look at the Bill of Rights

As mentioned in the previous columns, socio economic issues are one of the topics that are close to my heart. I would like to try and do my part in tackling the issues that affect ordinary South Africans from previously disadvantaged communities on a daily basis. These topics will – in the next few months – range from education, poverty alleviation to youth-related issues. This column in particular was motivated by the fact that I also came from humble beginnings and I was saved by education from poverty. Also, it…

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Braai, play and relax at Emlanjeni Phol’ Pozi

Emlanjeni Phol’ Pozi is a friendly park situated in Plot 8 Central Street Gordon’s View, Puttfontein road, Benoni. It is founded by Jabu Mahlangu and has been operating from August 2007 and has been offering fun yet refined services to its customers. It provides a clean, fun and family-friendly park and a conference centre with swimming pools, accommodation with a bed and bathroom, music, jumping castles and swings for the little ones. There are multiple braai and picnic facilities on-site. The facility also provides two lapas and a conference hall…

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ActionSA gears up for elections

ActionSA canvassed in Dukathole informal settlement (Germiston) on the 27th of March 2021, and the president (Herman Mashaba) of the new party shared, saying, “our people are living in worse conditions than pigs after twenty-seven (27) years of democracy.”While the party was recruiting members, coloured residents and the youth living in the informal settlement divulged how they are discriminated and limited from accessing job opportunities in their own country. They vividly expressed that they feel sidelined by the ruling party, because they are unemployed and grossly subjected to poverty.However, the…

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