A corner of fresh fruits and vegetables brings uniqueness in the township

Black excellence is what best describes it when a business from the township is set to be an inspiration to others; it gets even better when two businesses merge to create something out of the ordinary.   By: Lerato Moteane A young business-man from Vosloorus, Thapelo Ndala, is breaking boundaries with his partnership establishment of selling fruits and vegetables at a corner in Vosloorus. An accounting graduate from the University of Johannesburg, Thapelo started his business called ‘Bundle of Freshness’ on the 1st of April 2020, which was his son’s…

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WATER RESTORATION IN KEMPTON PARK 90% COMPLETE

Residents are informed that the repairs to the water reticulation network in Kempton Park is expected to be completed this afternoon. As of this morning 90% of repairs had been completed by the City’s technicians who worked tirelessly in the last 48 hours, and continue to do so. As a result of the team’s hard work, the Isando supply system is now open and providing water to the following areas: Spartan; Kempton Park CBD; Glen Marais; Allen Grove; Aston Manor;  Bredell; Bonaero Park. The team suffered a setback when they…

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Gogos Begs Grandson’s Safe Return

He had hoped to become a teacher but his poor background made that dream unaccomplished, now he’s nowhere to be found and his gogo is desperate!  This because her grandson Khaya Mthonjana (28) is missing…and someone is trying to get money from her. Two weeks ago, Gogo Olga Mthonjana (82) received a call from Khaya saying he was in trouble. He needed money immediately or otherwise she won’t see him alive again. Said the Gogo: “He woke up very early that Wednesday and left, that evening he called and said…

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A youngster set to succeed

Working with computers it’s  his passion and he doesn’t see himself doing anything other than that. Lesego Mabena (24) from Spruitview, had a love for computers for the longest time and  that’s the reason he done computer studies in both his high school and varsity years, he has never stopped being in the field ever since. It all started at a young age, when all he wanted was to play computer or video games  though he didn’t know much about the depth of computers. Lesego says , “I remember years…

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PROTESTERS LOCKED UP

EIGHT PROTESTERS LOCKED UP FOR PUBLIC VIOLENCE IN PHUMULA PARK AND A STOLEN VAN RECOVERED IN BOKSBURG Between Friday (26) and Saturday 27 June 2020, the EMPD Public Order Policing with Anti-Drunken Driving Units Members, apprehended eight (8) male and female suspects where the stolen bakkie, was also recovered. Eight (8) protesters between the ages of 25 and 56, were handcuffed by EMPD Officers under Specialized Services, for public violence, contravening the National Road Traffic Act and convening of prohibited gathering under lockdown level 3, yesterday (26 June) between 08:00…

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BENEFIT FROM HUNGER RELIEF PROGRAMME

The Boxer Hunger Relief Programme was created to assist organisations which are helping communities who have suffered as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic across South Africa and eSwatini. All Boxer Superstores in South Africa and the Kingdom of eSwatini added in-store donations from customers to their allocated monthly community outreach budgets which were then donated to store chosen nearby community organisations.  As the community champion Boxer has made a remarkable difference to many families and provided much needed groceries to organisations chosen by each Boxer Superstore. In May alone,…

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ILLEGAL CONNECTIONS IN THOKOZA

The City of Ekurhuleni takes note of power interruptions in Thokoza and Phola Park largely due to illegal connections and meter bypass. The areas have a high rate of illegal connections by means of direct connection onto distribution pillars, streetlights and high mast lights which have resulted in about 63% of customers not buying electricity. This has consequently resulted in poor grid stability and grid sustainability, with a peak of electricity interruptions in winter months. The City has deployed various interventions, among them replacement of smaller and accessible electricity poles…

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ALL STOPS TO FLATTEN COVID-19

MMC for Water and Sanitation Cllr Tiisetso Nketle together with representatives of the business alliance named Business for South Africa and the National Business Initiative donated hand washing units to families of Qalabosha Informal Settlement in Daveyton on Wednesday, 10 June.  Qalabosha has been selected as one of the informal communities where social distancing is difficult to maintain, due the density of the dwellings. The City of Ekurhuleni is working relentlessly to ensure that all that can be done is indeed done to help citizens living in these circumstances. To…

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DISPOSAL SITES NOW OPEN

The City of Ekurhuleni’s waste disposal sites and mini disposal sites are now open after the lockdown closures, and residents can now dump limited general and non-hazardous solid waste for free. Residents can dispose of the following at the disposal sites free of charge closer to where they stay: garden waste, rubble less than 1(cubic meter) m3, recyclables paper, plastic, glass, cardboard, wood and metal. Disposal of general and non-hazardous solid waste in excess of 1 000Kg is charged a standard tariff fee of R260.40 per kilogram. For patrons to…

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GRASS FIRE TIPS

In the past seasons, City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) Disaster and Emergency Management Services (DEMS), had to service several graphic road accidents and structures fires because of uncontrolled and unmonitored grass fires. Unfortunately, in some severe instances, lives were lost. Winter season is associated with cold temperatures, dry vegetations and strong blowing winds subjecting the magnitudes of fires to be at the maximum. Inappropriate disposal of domestic garden vegetation is still a common practice from many residents within the City, and that puts the possibility of fire risks to be at…

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