Deputy Minister Mahlobo calls for enhanced collaborative efforts among BRICS members

The Deputy Minister of Water and Sanitation, Mr David Mahlobo has called for enhanced collaborative efforts towards water sustainability across the globe. He was speaking during the Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa (BRICS) Water Ministers’ meetings held virtually on Thursday, 18 November 2021. Deputy Minister Mahlobo attending the maiden BRICS Water Minister’s meeting on behalf of Minister Senzo Mchunu, said the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed inequality which still exists in many parts of the world and implored BRICS member states that more work still has…

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Tsakane residents share their plans for the December holidays

Residents of Tsakane express their plans for the upcoming December holidays. Grandma Alphina Mthombeni along with her granddaughter Sbahle and a neighbour Makhosonke Jama share their goals as well as their New Year resolutions. With coronavirus still affecting people, grandma Alphina Mthombeni from Tsakane says she cannot wait for these holidays so she can spend time with her grandchildren and her children because she had a hectic year. “I can’t wait to spend time with my children and grandkids! Both my kids stay far from me due to their jobs.…

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Hlahatsi shopping complex thanked community members for their good deed

As we all know that on the 11th of July this year we witnessed a looting spree that occurred here in Gauteng and KwaZulu –Natal which resulted in many shopping complexes and malls in the townships being vandalised and others being burned to the ground. Only a few shopping centres were not touched or affected by the looting and one of those fortunate centres was Hlahatsi Shopping Centre situated in Katlehong (City of Ekurhuleni). Hlahatsi shopping centre survived because community members who are staying around it protected it from the…

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GDE CONCERNED ABOUT ALLEGED KIDNAPPING OF A GRADE 5 LEARNER

The Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi is deeply concerned about an alleged kidnapping of a Grade 5 girl learner which occurred this morning, Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at approximately 07:11 AM. It is alleged that an 11-year-old Grade 5 girl learner at E. P. Baumann Primary School in Mayfair, Johannesburg – was kidnapped at gunpoint by 3 males in a new shaped Silver/White Toyota Yaris with the registration number JS 62 CS GP. This happened outside the school gate while she was waiting in line to be sanitized and screened.…

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CITY OF EKURHULENI PROCURES RESCUE VACUUM UNITY FOR TRENCH RESCUE INCIDENTS.

The City of Ekurhuleni has procured a Specialised Rescue Vacuum Unit for Trench Rescues, to rescue patients trapped in trenches on construction sites, excavation or any similar incidents such as silos. The procurement is based on Newton’s third law of motion which states that; “Every force has a reciprocating equal and opposite force”. The City needs to meet the challenges. Providing services to communities involves the construction of roads, bridges, water distribution networks, sewer systems, electricity networks, buildings and the like. These also come with humongous risks, which could cost…

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Gauteng Traffic Police arrest five drivers for excessively speeding on Gauteng major routes

The Gauteng Traffic Police arrested five drivers after being found excessively speeding on Gauteng roads. The suspects were arrested on Wednesday night until the early hours of this morning during Gauteng Traffic Police’s High Unit operations conducted on various Gauteng major routes and freeways such as the N4 freeway from Pretoria to Mpumalanga, the N14 freeway from Pretoria to Krugersdorp, the N1 Pretoria to Johannesburg and the R21 freeway from Pretoria to OR Tambo International Airport. Amongst the arrested suspect was a 44 year old male driver who was caught…

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Shoprite doubles its solar capacity, aims to power 25% of operations with renewable energy

The Shoprite Group aims to power 25% of its operations with renewable energy over the next five years and has added 22 new solar PV (photovoltaic) sites between February and September 2021, more than doubling its solar capacity. This is in line with the Group’s strategy to mitigate climate change, in which solar PV rollout and procurement, including a significant number of solar-powered refrigerated trucks and trailers, play a significant role. Sustainability Manager, Sanjeev Raghubir, said the Group is intent on reducing its indirect greenhouse gas emissions by using more…

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Bridging the gender and racial wealth gap in the 21st century

Nelisiwe Masango – Financial Markets Analyst, CEO of Ubuntu Invest and one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Top 50 Black African Women Entrepreneurs to Watch – discusses the ever-present gender and racial wealth gap in the 21st century. Nelisiwe believes that society has the power to make a difference by investing in small businesses that empower others, and by encouraging children to accept and embrace each other’s differences. “We cannot escape the fact that South Africa is a highly racialised and gender-biased society. According to Stats SA, the average female worker earns…

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Robotics introduced to empower Ekurhuleni youth

The Unisa campus which is based in Daveyton launched a robotics initiative. It initiated the programme to educate the youth about the overall processes of designing, programming, assembling and the deployment of robots. The training aims to equip the youth with creative and innovative ways of using technology which will enable them to conduct compelling researches that will solve modern problems. The project manager from IJ Energy and Technologies, Tshegofatso Poolo explained what they wanted to achieve with the programme, he said they wanted to reach out to numerous primary…

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Remarkable students were honoured at Menzi primary school

On the 29th of October, Menzi primary school welcomed over 300 guests to their cluster awards ceremony, where primary and secondary learners of 2021 were given certificates and trophies and prizes for their achievements and hard work. Learners were also awarded additional prizes for performing exceptionally well in various subjects and the day was made more fun for the learners especially the ones in the primary school phase. The guest speaker for the day was a motivational speaker Nhlanhla Lukhele. She gave an inspirational and moving address recounting her incredible…

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