Two organisations collaborated to donate 87 school shoes

Chris Hani Crossing in partnership with Hope for Africa foundation donated 87 school shoes to disadvantaged learners, in three different schools in Ekurhuleni. Through the outreach programme dubbed ‘Winter School Shoe Drive,’ there are three schools that were graced with brand new school shoes and those schools are Ndlelenhle primary school=35pairs, Dukathole LSEN school=35pairs, Chivirikani primary school=17pairs. The Chris Hani marketing manager Lebohang Matlala adamantly said, “Our Company’s culture and ethos are embedded in our commitment to uplift the communities we do business in. This initiative is one in many…

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A young lady warms up grant recipients

Reneilwe Sebati (23) from Tsakane Ext 15, who is currently pursuing a Marketing qualification, has opened a hot-drink stall. Sebati explained to Ekurhuleni News, saying, “I’m someone who has always loved business, I used to sell cements and summer hats, now I have ventured into a Coffee and tea business. I’ve only started this business recently. The idea of selling coffee and tea has always lingered in my mind for a very long time; therefore I decided to act upon the idea and actually make it a reality. “I told…

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Living as a burned survivor

Having faith is a healing process for Mpho Libone, she was burned by fire in 2019. Mpho was married to her husband at that time when she gave birth to her beautiful son, she graduated from college with a ‘Marketing Management diploma’ and life seemed perfect, until the summer of October 2019. One evening her brother in law and his girlfriend stopped by, so her husband decided to cook dinner for them. “He poured some oil in the saucepan which was placed on the stove and then he prepared what…

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When will every SA citizen be able to trust the water supply?

No Water. No Life. No Blue. No Green. – Marine Biologist Sylvia Earle With no regard to whether some places are wealthy or poor, everybody is entitled to have clean air and water– Barak Obama. These were not words flippantly spoken to make sound-bites. They are truisms of the highest degree. No water – no life. For most of you who are reading this you don’t think twice when you wake up in the morning, you just turn on your shower, fill your kettle with water for your morning coffee…

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Springs band field foundation recruits in ‘KwaTsaDuze’

Springs band field foundation which was established in 1997, was created to equip young people with the necessary life skills. Its other purpose is to grant young talented individuals a chance to sharpen their talents. So far as a band, they have visited several parks in KwaTsaDuze (Kwa-Thema, Tsakane and Duduza) carrying their musical instruments, recruiting young people with potential.The young people who were recruited will be trained to play Drums, trumpets and saxophones and they will also be taught how to dance. With the recruitment drive they believe that…

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A qualification obtained through hardships

Nomsa Ngubeni has worked hard throughout her schooling career, her dedication and determination has paid off as she has recently obtained her Journalism qualification at the Tshwane University of Technology. From a young age, Ngubeni always knew that she wanted to be a journalist. Journalism has always been her first choice. While growing up her grandparents would buy magazines and newspapers for Ngubeni, they would even force her to watch the news and listen to radio, that was how it started. She embarked on her journey in 2018. Like any…

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MTN8 Goals for Charity gives a glimmer of hope

MTN together with the PSL and the reigning 2020 MTN8 champions, Orlando Pirates visited Ikageng, an organisation based in Orlando West, Soweto, and donated food packages worth R80 000. Ikageng Itireleng, which means “help them help themselves” is an organisation dedicated to helping vulnerable children and those orphaned by HIV and Aids. The organisation was founded in 2001 by Mom Carol Dyantyi, who through her work as a home-based care provider in Soweto, saw an increasing number of children left to fend for themselves and knew she had to intervene…

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Young people strive for transformative measures

June has been declared as the Youth Month and it is dedicated to the youth of 1976 who stood up against the apartheid government in response to the discriminatory and oppressive education system that it enforced onto them back then. June 16 is commemorated because it is the day wherein school children who participated in the protest were massacred by the apartheid police force. As we reflect and commemorate on this fateful day it’s also necessary to understand how it changed the socio-political landscape of South Africa, we must also…

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Daveyton learners excel in spelling bee competition

An annual spelling bee competition featuring learners from Thopodi Primary School, Melodi Primary School, Dan Pharase Primary School, Rolihlahla Primary School, Sizakhele Primary School, Slindokuhle Primary School, Ntsikana Primary School, Katlego Primary School, Madingoane Primary School and Baikagetse Primary School was held on the 29th of May 2021 at Tshepo Themba Multipurpose Centre. The event was successful and fulfilling not only to the participants but the parents and guardians too. One of the organisers, Thabang Dichaba from an organisation called Bacha Ba Dichaba Explorers showed his gratitude and showed how…

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The message of condolences to the family of veteran actor Macdonald Ndodana Mathunjwa

ANC Caucus in Ekurhuleni has leant with shock and sadness on the passing away of veteran actor Bab’ MacDonald Ndodana Mathunjwa. Mathunjwa (73) passed away on Tuesday, 01 June 2021. “Bab’ Mathunjwa was an epitome of resilience in the art industry. This renowned actor has been exemplary and continued to nature young talents all across the country over the years,” – ANC Ekurhuleni Caucus Chief Whip said. Born in the Eastern Cape, now known as Nelson Mandela Bay, on the 15 of July 1948. He moved to Kwa-Thema, the City…

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