SIX NABBED FOR PUBLIC VIOLENCE

IN REIGER PARK AREAOn Wednesday (15 Sept) in Reiger Park area (next to Tokyo Sexwale informal settlement), the EMPD Public Order Policing (POPS), First Response (FRU), SWAT, Equestrian, Anti-Drunken Driving (DDU) Units including Boksburg with Germiston precinct Officers, arrested six (6) outlaws and three (3) passing by motor vehicles, were stoned and petrol bombed.Between Sunday (13 Sept) night and today, Old Elsburg and part of Commissioner roads were barricaded with burning tyres, rubble and rocks following a protest action where 2x Heavy Motor Vehicles and 1x Light Motor Vehicle, were…

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CHIEF WHIP AWARDS COMMUNITY MEDIA HOUSES

The Chief Whip of Council in the City of Ekurhuleni, Cllr, Jongizizwe Dlabathi through his programme dubbed the ‘CHIEF WHIP’S SPECIAL MEDIA RECOGNITION INITIATIVE’ honored Ekurhuleni News and other community media houses for their relentless news coverage that kept the City of Ekurhuleni’s citizen informed during the Covid-19 pandemic.He held the initiative on the 1st of September 2020 which comprised of all community media houses that played an instrumental role in disseminating relevant news amid Covid-19.On the particular day various community media houses were given award plaques in appreciation of…

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A CAMPAIGN AGAINST GBV LAUNCHED IN PHUMULA

On the 20th of August 2020, the LiftUp Community Development organisation hosted a campaign against Gender Based Violence in Phumula Gardens Ext 21.The Women’s month Gender Based Violence campaign was attended by a social worker (Matome Makoka) who issued out pamphlets on this sensitive plight that continues to haunt our communities.\ “We live in the world which is not safe anymore and the statistics of gender based violence has increased due to the Covid-19 pandemic (job losses, other business sectors closing down, school closing, poverty increases) the information shared on…

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BERTHA GXOWA COMMEMORATED AS A SELFLESS LEADER

‘Discipline’ continues to resonate with the name of the late ANC Women’s league stalwart Bertha Gxowa as attested by the ANC Women Caucus’ members (City of Ekurhuleni) and one of her grandchild during a wreath-laying ceremony held at Thomas Nkobi Memorial, today, on the 21st of August 2020.The heroine’s grandchild, Vuyani Ngwenya, shared that, “My grandmother was a disciplined individual who refused to be defiled in any way, even as a ANC party member she upheld the same standard which most deployed ANC leaders lately lack, as they use their…

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COMMUNITY FED UP WITH GENDER BASED VIOLENCE

Members of the Umkhonto We Sizwe Military Veterans Association (MKMVA) of Ekurhuleni region joined forces with SACP, SANCO and Cosas to march against Gender Based Violence as part of Women’s day celebration on the 10th of August 2020 in Daveyton.Some women at the protest expressed their concerns about the ‘incompetence’ of the local SAPS officials on resolving cases of domestic abuse. “If the police are failing to do their jobs then they must give us their uniform and we will do it, we’re saying enough is enough, gender based violence…

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VEER STEEL MILLS RISING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF WOMEN

Veer Steel Mills metal supplier company in Alberton, took it to the streets on Friday (7TH of August 2020) to celebrate Women’s month by assuring female employees that they played a critical part in the company’s growth.South Africa has seen the highest rate of patriarchy at home and in the work places with a 30% income difference between men and women within the same profession. Some organisations have a relatively small number of women representing female employees in managerial positions. However, that is not the case with Veer Steel Mills…

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CORRUPTION IS NOT JUST ‘CONCERNING’

Open Letter to President Ramaphosa from Herman Mashaba Dear Mr PresidentYou were elected on the promise of renewal; ‘a new dawn’ I believe you called it. I find myself writing to you, once again, out of sheer frustration over your catastrophic failure to tackle fraud, corruption and wrong-doing in government. I watched your address on Thursday night. You described your feelings on the level of looting of COVID-19 relief funds and measures as ‘concerning.’ This is not ‘concerning’, Mr President, concerning is how we feel about getting older every day.…

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Driver killed

A driver killed; two others survived unharmed in a graphic motor vehicle accident on N3freeway north bound in the City of Ekurhuleni. A graphic crash involving three trucks on the N3 northbound between Elands and Geldenhuys interchanges in the City of Ekurhuleni resulted with a truck driver being killed instantly and the other two surviving without injuries. The incident happened on Friday the 07 th August 2020 around 14H58 in the afternoon. Five lanes of the seven were completely closed, negatively affecting the traffic flow throughout the pick period. City…

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COVID-19 BABY SHOWER

By Thabang Rammutla Amid COVID-19 regulations people are struggling to adjust and find ways of doings things but that was not the case for Nadine and Darren to celebrate a baby shower for baby Xael. The event took place at Bosmont and social distancing was the motor of the event, however they have managed to make it more fun and interesting. There was a convoy of cars hooting and parading towards baby mama Nadine, to drop off the gifts. The Event took Place as a surprise to Nadine and Darren…

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