FATAL SHOOTING

FATAL SHOOTING INCIDENT AT SPRINGS SOLID WASTE DEPOT AFFECTS SERVICE DELIVERY The city of Ekurhuleni wishes to notify residents in the Springs and Kwa-Thema areas that waste removal services could not be effected today due to an unfortunate fatal incident that happened at the Springs solid waste depot On Tuesday morning, 19 January 2021.One of the city’s male officials was shot dead by unknown people, at the entrance gate, while on duty.The City’s Divisional Head for Waste Management Services Mandisa Phosa says workers are deeply affected by this incident and…

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Springs Home Affairs accused of poor service

On Tuesday the 12th of Janaury 2021 at 1pm people were looking Exhausted and frustrated at Springs Home Affairs, they were aggravated by the poor service as they arrived early in the morning to be assisted, unfortunately it was not as they expected.Clients of the Home Affairs accused the Home Affairs officials of bad attitudes and not showing the necessary urgency in assisting them, we don’t know if that’s way they’ve been trained. Most clients who were queuing ended up swearing at the workers as they vented their frustrations. A…

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GBV PERPETRATOR ON THE RUN

GBV PERPETRATOR ON THE RUN AFTER BEATING HIS CHILDREN’s MOTHER TO PULP A 28 years old Karishma Bachu from Villa Liza was beaten to pulp by her abusive ex-boyfriend and father of her children, Ashen Sujnarain. According to Karishma, she was in a violent relationship with Ashen who constantly abused her physically for years. However, the recent incident pushed her too far and she walked out of the relationship ALIVE, and never looked back but the perpetrator Ashen is currently on the run as the police are looking for him.…

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2020 JACKPOT WINNERS SHARE THEIR PLANS FOR CHRISTMAS

With the festive season underway, some of the 2020 big jackpot winners have shared their plans for their first Christmas as millionnaires with the National Lottery Operator, ITHUBA.“We notice that this year, a lot of our winners are really more about giving and appreciating the gift of life, and this is inspired by the uparalleled holiday season that we are having this year, it is something that we have never experienced before” , said Charmaine Mabuza, ITHUBA Group CEO. The PowerBall PLUS winner who scooped R81 Million on 27 October…

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Men edged to uphold high moral standards

Men edged to uphold high moral standardsBy Matampane Raymond Mokwena As the end year function of traditional leaders was instituted at Kwesine hostel in Katlehong , men were encouraged to regain their moral standards and become decent role models to their wives, children and the society at large. The event offered testing stalls for all the men who attended the function, to test for various diseases that widely affect them. The prince of the Zulu tribe, Nhlanganiso Zulu ,stressed that men in a broader sense are obligated to take their…

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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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Free meals for pensioners

A local business which opened in the beginning of October, Shorts and Shades Kitchen, offered free meals and entertainment to the elderly residents of Villa liza in a gesture of appreciation. The owner of the business, Mpho Mhlaodi, openly shared, saying: “We felt the need to give back to the community through this initiative because the community of Villa Liza has showed us support since we opened the place; regardless of that we have realised that most pensioners are supporting their families and they use all their grant money to…

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Gruesome crashes

Three lives were lost in Kempton Park area over the weekend in two separate incidents that happened on R25 road. The first incident was received by emergency services from Kempton Park fire station around 20H19 Friday evening whereby two vehicles were involved is a gruesome crash on R25 known Modderfontein road, nearest crossroad being Mooifontein road near Esselen Park in the City of Ekurhuleni. Rescue team from Kempton Park responded swiftly responded with two fire engines, Rescue tender and Major Industrial Pumper. A total of nine rescuers were in attendance.…

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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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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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