Monthly Archives: August 2017

President Zuma should declare 16 August Marikana Memorial Day

I have today written to President Jacob Zuma requesting that he declare 16 August a commemorative day to be observed annually in honour of those workers who lost their lives in
Marikana on 16 August 2012. Last week marked the fifth anniversary of the Marikana tragedy,
where some 34 mineworkers – brothers, fathers, and sons – were killed by members of the South African Police Service. On the day, South Africans from all walks of life joined together in paying their respects to the fallen heroes of Marikana, calling for justice for the victims, and their families and loved ones. The Marikana tragedy remains a stain on the collective conscience of our nation. We must mark this day as a commemorative one, where
we reflect not just on the injustice of that fateful day, but the injustices which still persist
throughout our society. The President has the power to declare any day to be observed and
commemorated, via a proclamation. As such, I implore President Zuma, in the interests of
justice and national unity, to use this power and declare this day Marikana Memorial Day.
We are not alone in this call. We are joined by many in society, including political parties
and trade unions who also believe this day ought to be ought to be a declared as such. The President must honour those who lost their lives so tragically by declaring 16 August
Marikana Memorial Day

DA walking out of chaotic meeting is a victory for all our communities

The Democratic Alliance in Matlosana walked out of a council meeting last week to deny the ANC the quorum they needed, in order to stop the passing of a report that could
save taxpayers millions of rand. The Municipal Public Accounts Committee (MPAC) report
was tabled and accepted by council, after a divided ANC caucus failed to decide whether
to approve or reject its adoption. However, when the ANC later decided to oppose the council decision and vote against the report, the DA walked out of the chambers to ensure that there was no quorum to set aside the initial decision. It is important that this report is accepted as it clearly stipulates that staff need to be appointed at the local licensing department. Residents have endured poor service delivery from the licensing department for some time now. These range from backlogs in car registrations and renewal of licenses, and license disks. Long queues have meant that people must put in a day’s leave from work only to renew a license disk or their driver licenses. The MPAC report also further advised against the hosting of another Investor’s Conference after similar events cost the City of Matlosana millions of rands each year.
The return on investment has been poor after only a small, connected portion of investors
came to Klerksdorp. The cost of hosting the event is more than the proven investments
attracted. It is just a window dressing exercise that has little impact on the real issues our
people face. This money can be used to create employment through skills development,
fixing infrastructure to make Matlosana more attractive to investors or to assist mentoring
programmes where especially the youth can get hands on experience in order to make them
more employable. Should the ANC try to manoeuvre this through the council, we will not keep quiet as it shocking that only a few people benefit from this conference.

Sanco disappointed with marks maponyane found guilty of assaulting wife

The South African National Civic Organisation(SANCO) on Sunday expressed disappointment with former Bafana Bafana striker, Marks Maponyane found guilty of assaulting his wife Sylvia
and urged men who are having personal problems to seek professional help instead of raising their hands against women. According to NPA spokesperson Phindi Mjonondwane, the football commentator was slapped with a fine of R3 000 or a 6 months suspended jail sentence, and a further R6 000 fine or suspended 24-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to a charge
of assault of Friday. Mjonondwane says the second sentence will apply if he lays his hands on anyone else in the next 24 months. “Maponyane has through this one incident lost the tremendous public respect he had because no one respects an abuser. He would need to apologies publicly, seek counselling and work hard to rebuilt his image as well as to regain the confidence of his fans and millions of soccer supporters who follow him as a match commentator on SABC TV sports channels,” highlighted SANCO National Spokesperson, Jabu Mahlangu welcoming the sentence. Mahlangu said that there is nothing macho about lifting a hand against women and girl-children. “Our courts must as a deterrent ensure that those who
do live to regret the moment they crossed the line by imposing harsher sentences to
perpetrators,” he said. He urged communities to unite against the scourge of gender based violence and expose perpetrators. Mahlangu said that public figures like Maponyane as well as Deputy Minister Mduduzi Manana and Shaka Sisulu are supposed to be leading the fight against the scourge instead of being on the wrong side of the law. “Most are turning out to be bad role models for young people such as the 19-yearold boy from Siyathuthuka High School in
Inanda who is expected to appear in court on Monday for viciously assaulting a grade 10
school girl,” he emphasised.

Aids organizations, old age homes & orphanages in Northwest

Specialty Care Clinics, Old Age Homes and Orphanages in North-West provides specialized primary care and referrals for the HIV patients. Their care is based on the principles of confidentiality, accessibility, comprehensiveness, and health promotion and consumer satisfaction. The goal is to empower patients to make good decisions about their
own care to promote health and well-being. Old age homes are meant for senior citizens
who are unable to stay with their families or are destitute. There are a lot of the homes found
in North-West. Old people often have limited regenerative abilities and are more susceptible to
disease, syndromes, and sickness than younger adults. The organic process of ageing is called
senescence, the medical study of the ageing process is called gerontology and the study of
diseases that afflict the elderly is called geriatrics. The elderly also face other social issues around retirement, loneliness, and ageism. Old age is a social construct rather than a
Aids organizations, old age homes & orphanages in Northwest definite biological stage, and the chronological age denoted as “old age” varies culturally and historic. Old age comprises the later part of life, the period of life after youth and middle age, usually with reference to deterioration. At what age old age begins cannot be universally defined because it differs according to the context. Most developed-world countries have accepted the chronological age of 65 years as a definition of ‘elderly’ or older person. An orphanage is a residential institution devoted to the care of orphans—children whose biological parents are deceased or otherwise unable or unwilling to take care of them. Few large national charities continue to fund orphanages; however, they are still commonly founded by smaller charities and religious groups. Especially in the Northwest province, orphanages may prey on vulnerable families at risk of breakdown and actively recruit children to ensure continued funding. Orphanages in developing communities are rarely run by the state. Other residential institutions for children
can be called group homes , children’s homes, refuges , rehabilitation centers, night shelters, or
youth treatment centers. Research shows that there is an increasing body of evidence that
orphanages, especially large orphanages, are the worst possible care option for children. In large institutions all children, but particularly babies may not receive enough eye contact, physical contact, and stimulation to promote proper physical, social or cognitive development. In the worst cases, orphanages can be dangerous and unregulated places where children are subject to abuse and neglect. Its important that government should fund aids organizations, old age homes and orphanages.

Essential safety for kidz

No parent imagines losing sight of her kid until it happens. Prepare your child on how to keep safe if she or he gets separated from you, and learn the fastest ways to find her. Anyone who’s been a parent long enough has experienced the terror of not being able to find her child, whether at an amusement park, a parade, in a store, or wherever else kids can get
lost which is anywhere, sometimes even right in your own neighborhood. On the 10 of August 2017 Dikeledi Mamela appeared at the Brits magistrates court for not being a responsible parent. Dekeledi (22) on the 19th of July left her two kids at a friends house, when she was going to work. Her neighbour spotted the kids walking alone in the street on that evening and picked them up with her car and drove with them home. The kids told her that their mom’s friend chased them away shouting at them saying they are not her responsibility. When Dikeledi came back from work that night she went to her friends house to pick up her kids but there was no one in the house, she went searching for them, until someone came to her and told her that they were seen with her neighbour, she went rushing to her neighbours, but when she got there her neighbour had already called the police. She was arrested just as she arrived. Dikeledi tried to give reason to the officers who were on duty but they didn’t want to hear a word
from her, she spent three nights in a cell and is now on bail. Her case is still going forward until she makes arrangements with social workers. Dikeledi has no relatives or family members close to her who can assist her with care for her two kids. Both her parents passed away while she was still in high school. Most children are found quickly, often even before they realize a parent is looking for them. And possibly every parent’s worst fear is abduction by a stranger or an acquaintance, where the child is taken far from home and harmed or held with the
intent to keep her permanently. Parents need to teach children how to also be safe in situations where mom is not around, some kids are runners, and they won’t realize you’re not
with them until they’re nowhere near you. Either way, tell your child that if you don’t respond when she yells, rather than looking for a store clerk or a security guard, she should stay put and ask the first “mommy” with a child she sees to help her. Why a mom? Women with kids are statistically less likely to be predators and more likely to stay with your child until she finds you.

Supporting, championing and connecting women in creative industries

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. This historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the struggle for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa. The march was
coordinated by the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw) led by four women: Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams De Bruyn. These leaders
delivered petitions to the then Prime Minister JG Strijdom’s office at the Union Buildings.
Women throughout the country had put their names to these petitions, indicating their
anger and frustration at having their freedom of movement restricted by the hated official
passes. The Government of South Africa declared August Women’s Month and 9 August
is celebrated annually as Women’s Day. Women’s Month is a tribute not only to the
thousands of women who marched on that day in 1956, but also a tribute to the pioneers of
the women’s movement in this country, dating back to 1913, when women like Charlotte
Maxeke led the way in establishing the ANC Women’s League and encouraging women to
engage in the struggle for freedom. Pioneers include Cissy, Jaynab and Amina Gool, who
were amongst the leaders of the National Liberation League and the Non-European
United Front of the 1930s. Women’s Month also serves to recall and recognise the work
of Dora Tamana, Winifred Siqwana, Ida Mntwana, Bertha Gxowa, Florence Matomela
and other stalwarts of the 1950s, who led militant women’s formation for the rights of
workers and the rights of women Cre8xion is a non profit organization that supports,
champions and connects creative women from Soshanguve, Mabopane, Garankuwa and
Mothotlung they hosted their second annual campaign at Matlau Store at Mmakau on
the 9th of august 2017 to celebrate women’s month. They are a community of women and
men who help one another to gain courage, inspiration, and the skills to grow their own
businesses. Cre8xion organization is a member of the African Womens Development Forum
grant, making sure resources reach the hundreds of African women’s organisations
that are working in diverse ways to improve the lives of women and African society at large.

South Africa has a dispensation problem

South Africa’s problem is not merely that there is a party in power which doesn’t rule in the best interests of the country. If it was that simple, it would’ve brought about that another ruling party would’ve been voted into power a long time ago and that the country’s biggest crises would’ve been ironed out relatively quickly. The practice proves that this assumption is incorrect, especially also in this election. The point is this: South Africa has a dispensation problem, not a government problem. The problem is not who is elected to rule the country, but rather how the country as a whole is knocked together (and I accept that the politically correct reader’s jaw bone has, upon reading this sentence, made contact with the floor). Why is South Africa incorrectly knocked together? There are many reasons, but let’s suffice for now with the analysis of dr. Nicholas Charron and Victor Lapuente. In their earth shattering article named ‘Does democracy produce quality government?’ Charron and Lapuente come to the conclusion
that democracy is indeed the best form of government, but there is a catch: This applies
to states that are generally thriving. Their research proves that democracy is not capable
of solving the problems of states that stare great poverty and unemployment in the face.
The short explanation for this is more or less as follows: Democracy is in essence a form of
governing based on the principle of supply and demand. There must, in the first place, be a
demand from the public for a good government. Then there must be a political institution
that answers to this and indeed offers a good government. In poverty-stricken states there is
usually a demand for poor government. A good government must make strategic decisions, lift
South Africa has a dispensation problem people with skills out of poverty and generally
invest in the future. People who don’t have food on their tables, however, are not interested in
long-term economic investments. They would rather vote for whichever party spends the most on social grants – exactly the opposite of what a good government is supposed to do. The
system is thus doomed to fail. And we are not even talking about the diversity of this country,
the diverse language, cultural and religious communities, or the fact that all of these groups’ lives are now

Urban culture growing in brits

Urban culture is the culture of towns and cities. The defining theme is the presence of a great
number of very different people in a very limited space – most of them are strangers to each other. This makes it possible to build up a vast array of subcultures close to each other, exposed to each other’s influence, but without necessarily intruding into people’s private lives.Urban culture is the voice of the youth mass of the city who wants to express
themselves creatively. It’s the new artistic identity of the Kids. Obakeng Malefo from Mothotlung is a big fan of urban culture in Madibeng. Moreover he is a big fan of individuals who keep giving this culture of ours a new perspective, He is saying this because its easy to be on the periphery and not change things. Its easy to look at the freedom we have been granted and not do anything as a youth in South Africa. SMB which stands for Sophisticated Brand Monkey are a Madibeng collective who have gone against all these things which are mentioned. They
have refused to sit back and not have a say on Urban Culture in South Africa. Without knowing
it this fashion x music collective x trendsetters have made strides in urban culture. In an interview Obakeng mentioned that he had the luxury to seeing kids come out of nothing.
He witnessed their slow rise in urban culture back in Pretoria when there was no urban culture to speak of. Now that people kind of get the idea on who SMB is and what its all about, He had
an interactive group chart with people that follow him on social media. He talked with them where they spoke about their approach to urban culture in Mzansi. “We’re street scientists so we influence SA Street Culture through fashion, design, music, photography and Events, He said. They have been around since 2010. They took this route because the youth of Madibeng
responded well to their never say die approach to cool and the Brits Urban Culture scene was still on the come up.

Getting the right job

Create your online career brand. The job market is slowly evolving from a paradigm of job-seekers and employers using job boards to find each other to one in which employers find job-seekers online whether through Linked In, Twitter, Facebook, or the job-seeker’s personal Website. Building your brand simply means showcasing your expertise and passion online where employers searching the Web could find it and removing any unsavory digital dirt
you can find. Get organized. Before you start applying for jobs, going to job fairs, or interviewing with employers, take a moment to develop a system that works for you in organizing your job-search. A simple spreadsheet works best for many and some online sites can even help keep your job-search organized. Build, cultivate, and utilize your network of contacts. For
the vast majority of job-seekers, a large and strong network of contacts of people who know you and want to help you uncover job leads results in more job opportunities. Networking in person and online is essential to your job-search success. Continually seek out new people to add to your network. Consider conducting informational interviews. A great tool for both researching and networking is the informational interview, which as its name implies, is an interview with someone in your career field who can offer you insights and advice. This tool is especially useful for new college grads and career-changers, but can work for any job-seeker who wants to learn more while expanding his/her network of contacts. Attempt to complete several job-related goals daily. It’s a bit of a cliche now, but in all cliches there is truth and that truth is that it takes a great deal of time and effort to find a new job. In a long job-search, it’s easy to get discouraged and distracted, but by focusing on achieving daily goals you can motivate yourself while also building a foundation for success. Don’t do it alone. Job-hunting is also a lonely enterprise, and if you’re unemployed and living alone, the search can seem frustrating and endless. Instead, try to keep in touch with people in your circle who are
also job-hunting or consider joining a job club. Besides the camaraderie, sharing job-hunting ideas and strategies with others can help you focus and improve your job-hunting method .

Dr Tumi scales new heights

Gospel genius Dr Tumi delivered on his promise to fill up Ticketpro Dome with the sold out The Gathering of Worshippers DVD recording last night. The glittering night of music held in
Northgate, northern Johannesburg attracted the who’s who of gospel, media and government as well as supporters throughout South Africa and neighbouring countries. Dr Tumi effortlessly delivered his energetic, sincere and uplifting two and a half hours set from a hi-tech stage with a full live band. He kept the capacity crowd on their feet with the hit parade of singalong songs that made him a household name in contemporary gospel. Reflecting on the magical night an
appreciative Dr Tumi commented: “Last night has been a manifestation of God’s grace. All praise and honour to Him. This show stood on the shoulders of my supporters who have generously backed my career. Thank you, family, I can never thank you more than enough for all that you’ve done for me. “I’m also indebted to the sponsors who threw their weight
behind this initiative. Let this be further proof that ‘black child it’s possible’, all you have to do is dream.” The Gathering of Worshippers was proudly brought to you by: Ulive Africa, Universal Music, SABC2, Metro FM, Daily Sun, Sunday Sun, BET Africa, New Age, 1 Gospel, TBN, Rainbow FM, Radio Pulpit, Impact Radio and Radio Veritas.