What heritage means to young people

Heritage month is seen as a period to celebrate and reflect on our culture. Significantly as the month is, it is proven that anyone can celebrate his/her heritage on a daily basis. While every person has his or her different way of expressing his or her heritage, people share their views on what heritage means to them. Mawande Nkonjane a third-year communication science student in the University of Johannesburg said that heritage is about her origin, where she comes from and her family’s historical lineage, the community and society that…

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An awareness campaign held against bullying, substance abuse

The South African country is reeling over the bullying and substance abuse crises that are taking place in their schools, mostly secondary schools. Learners are at risk amongst each other, they are most likely to be bullying each other, and most ordeals lead to deaths. Schools are meant to be a safe haven for learners, a place of learning, a place where their dreams are fulfilled. It’s a place which is meant for young people to pursue their dreams and discover what they want in life and what they want…

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A movement formed on religious principles to contest in upcoming polls

A movement founded on religious principles, called the Independent Citizens Movement was unveiled in the City of Ekurhuleni today in Hope Restoration Ministries church at Kempton Park. The newly formed movement will be contesting in the upcoming polls under the leadership of the former Ekurhuleni Chief Operation Officer (COO), Joe Mojapelo. During the ceremonious launch, the movement introduced its mayoral candidate in the City of Ekurhuleni, Chris Mathebula who is the reverend of Hope Restoration Ministries church. Joe Mojapelo adamantly said, “We are not a political party but a movement…

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Young people hesitant to vote

Many young voters, even those who say they’re politically active often fail to turn out at the polls. There are tons of other things that young people are focusing on at the moment. Mainly they are seeking employment or trying to establish their own businesses. It goes without saying that the youth find politics uninteresting hence most of them who were interviewed by Ekurhuleni news said they will not exercise their right to vote. Palesa Mokoena and Andiswa Masina explained to Ekurhuleni news as to why they will not cast…

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Shoot-out with criminals ensues after an armed robbery

On Thursday the 9th of September 2021, a shoot-out ensued between criminals and members of the South African Police Service and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Police Department (EMPD) Public Order Police after an armed robbery at a local store, where an undisclosed amount of money and various items were recovered. A chase ensued, which initiated from Dawn Park shopping complex, proceeded to Barry Marais and R103 and came at a halt at the informal settlement where the ever-ready law enforcers cornered and apprehended the two suspects. The law enforcers further recovered the…

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Ward 70 EFF members promise to do better

The 2021 local government elections are set to take place on a Monday for the first time in the history of South Africa. On Wednesday the 7th of September, Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma announced that the elections will be held on 1 November 2021. “This is in accordance with the constitutional municipal structures Act, the Act prescribes that the elections must be held within 90 days from the end of the five-year term of the local government administration,” Said the Cooperative Governance Minister, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. Preparations are underway as political parties…

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Abused men hardly report their ordeals

Men and boys in general are often abused and violated by women but they are ashamed to report their GBV ordeals to the Police, according to Thingo Khoza who was also a victim of GBV. The 27-year-old young man from Tsakane shares his victimization story with the local newspaper and he reveals how he was relentlessly abused by his girlfriend. Khoza expresses how the abuse started and why he became a victim from it. He says that it started when he fell in love with a particular girl from varsity…

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Bheki Cele attend Operation Basadi to close off Woman’s month

Katlehong South Police Station (Ramokonopi) hosted operation Basadi earlier this afternoon after 3 pm, 31 August 2021, after it was chosen by the Ekurhuleni District Commander Major General Sithole to close off Woman’s month. The operation started with a parade at Sam Ntuli Mall in Katlehong. Different departments of law enforcement agencies were present from Sandf, Saps, CPF, local security services, GBV Brigade and local community organisations. The operation was also attended by the national leadership Minister of Police Bheki Cele, deputy minister of police Cassel Mathale, national police commissioner…

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R350 recipients permitted to change payment method

SASSA confirmed the bank account method as the most convenient and quickest way to receive the social relief grant payout. Applicants of the COVID-19 social relief of distress grant can change their method of payment, they can easily provide their banking details for the grant money to be paid into their bank account rather than queuing at the post office. People who have applied for the payment through their bank accounts have already received their social relief grant and they hailed praises to the method saying that it is indeed…

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