Monthly Archives: August 2015

Job losses will destabilise communities

Job losses in the mining sector will destabilise communities and deepen poverty, unemployment and inequality, South African National Civic Organisation (SANCO) in the North West Province warned on Thursday.

 

“We applaud the intervention by Minister of Mineral Resources, Ngoako Ramatlhodi aimed at saving jobs in the mining sector and call on mining companies, unions and the Chamber of Mines to engage with a view to create peace and stability for sustainable mining,” said SANCO Provincial Chairperson,Paul Sebegoe.

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Gang murder in Brits – dealers opposing each other

Gang wars escalating. The news about unrest in the townships in and around Madibeng sounds in fact very intimidating. Messages about prostitution, drug dealing and killings are reported daily in the area.

 

Are the police going to put someone undercover to arrest these criminals who commit their crimes and walk freely especially in places such as corner Tom and Carel Streets where prostitution, drug dealing and illegal gambling is rife?

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Glencore mine loses R2.5 billion rand

ON the 20th of August 2015 workers at Xstrata Chrome Smelters Mine, near Phula mine were burning tyres marching

ON the 20th of August 2015 workers at Xstrata Chrome Smelters Mine, near Phula mine were burning tyres marching

This year thousands of job cuts have been announced by mining and steel-producing companies.   Lonmin plans to retrench 6,000 workers. After Glencore mine loses R2.5 billion rand on 24 August 2015 as a result of poor market conditions, there is a strong probality that the mine could close down and retrench workers immediately.

 

JUST two weeks after Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi took Glencore to task for “inhumanely conducting” retrenchments at its Optimum Colliery, the global resources giant said it might close its Eland platinum mine near Brits.

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Women on the Move promoting positivity in women

Woman on the move

Woman on the move

On the 22nd of August 2015, Women on the Move hosted the most rewarding event at Lagai Roi in Mooinooi. The aim was to gain inspirational ideas and wisdom on how to overcome adversity, bounce back powerfully and be a super success.

 

Women from around the area gathered together to spend the day with some of the most inspiring people. These highly experienced and acclaimed experts have moved the listeners with their remarkable speeches in such a way that they will never forget.

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The late Comrade Kebareng Bogopane laid to rest on Saturday, 15 August 2015

The funeral took place at Lutheran Church, corner Church & Makgolong Streets, Phokeng.

He was the father to deputy minister Hon. Zulu-Bogopane.  May his soul rest in peace.

He was the father to deputy minister Hon. Zulu-Bogopane. May his soul rest in peace.

Comrade Kebareng Bogopane was a former anti Bophutshatswana activist who served in the then Western Transvaal. The late cde Bogopane was also an ex struggle prisoner as well as ANC underground activist and organiser. He also served as councillor and chief whip in the local municipality for the period 2006 to 2011.

3rd Commemoration of Marikana Massacre

Relaxed at the kopi and listening attentively to the speeches by the speakers.

Relaxed at the kopi and listening attentively to the speeches by the speakers.

On 16 August 2012 the police, with the active help of Lonmin management, government ministers and politically connected business people, as well as officials of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), massacred 34 workers and severely injured hundreds other mine workers, writes AMCU.
Many were executed as they lay injured. This action demonstrated a clear position of the State that it was anti-worker progress and that it is committed to protect the monopoly capital with these yellow Unions at the expense of the working class.

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R80 million for Water Purification where is the work?

After follow up between the Local Municipality of Madibeng and Madibeng Times regarding the money spent at the Brits Water Purification Plant, there was no reply as to who the contractors were and what they were doing at the purification plant.

 

According to the source, the money is currently being spent at the purification plant, therefore the authorities have to come clean as to how the money is spent and by whom for that matter. Are these authorities prioritising section 139 (1) b?

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PLANNED MASSIVE RETRENCHMENTS IN THE MINING SECTOR

The ANCYL in the people’s province of North West is hereby putting public its view on the recent political developments across our province and nationally.

 

The process of preparing for the national congress of the ANCYL is nearing its conclusion. Branch General Meetings have taken place, members of the ANCYL have been and are still busy on discussions of policy and what ought to be the program of the ANCYL post the 25th National congress.

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The organization adopted little kids in an attempt to bring hope to their lives – Hope For Success

Posing for pictures is the affected family

Posing for pictures is the affected family

In Lethabong, Cuba Section, a non-profit organization that deals with learner aid and antenatal programs found a family where a 14 year old girl was playing the role of the parent.

 

The family consists of this 14 year old girl, her younger sibling and the baby that she got through rape. When HFS (Hope For Success) found the family they were stunned by the conditions of their home and it remained a miracle how they had survived this long.

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Congratulating Granny Ketsietswe Modise celebrating 107 years

Nkoko Ketsietswe Modise has four children and fifty one (51) grandchildren.  Nkoko Modise can still see properly, hear properly and can walk without the need to lean on something.    After her short sermon, Nkoko Modise opened the dance floor by dancing all the way up.  Her 107th birthday celebration was held in Letlhakaneng.

Nkoko Ketsietswe Modise has four children and fifty one (51) grandchildren. Nkoko Modise can still see properly, hear properly and can walk without the need to lean on something.
After her short sermon, Nkoko Modise opened the dance floor by dancing all the way up. Her 107th birthday celebration was held in Letlhakaneng.

Nkoko Ketsietswe Modise has four children and fifty one (51) grandchildren. Nkoko Modise can still see properly, hear properly and can walk without the need to lean on something.

 

After her short sermon, Nkoko Modise opened the dance floor by dancing all the way up. Her 107th birthday celebration was held in Letlhakaneng.